Five Games Set For ESPN/ABC
May 11, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. – A total of five Arizona football games will be broadcast live on ESPN or ABC for the upcoming 2010 season, the Pac-10 Conference announced on Tuesday morning. Arizona’s games against Iowa and USC in Tucson as well as its game at Oregon join two other games previously chosen for broadcast on ESPN.
The Arizona-Iowa game on Saturday, Sept. 18, will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. (MST) and will be broadcast by ESPN. Later in the season, UA’s contest with USC on Saturday, Nov. 13 , will air on ABC and is slated for a 6 p.m. start. The Wildcats’ road game at Oregon will be played on Friday, Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. It will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 4 p.m. (PT).
Earlier this year, it was announced that two UA football games would be aired on ESPN to a national audience. The Wildcats’ season-opener at Toledo will kickoff at 8 p.m. (ET) on Friday, Sept. 3, and their annual battle for the Territorial Cup against Arizona State will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2.
Additional games may have television and kickoff information set in early June. Pac-10 television partners Fox Sports Net and Versus will make early selections on June 1. From there, ESPN/ABC, Fox Sports Net and Versus will have the opportunity to keep some television time slots open for 12 and 6-day selections during the season. IMG College, UA’s media rights holder, could also produce games for local distribution.
Last season, Arizona played five games, including the Holiday Bowl, on ESPN/ABC. All 13 games in 2009 were televised on a local, regional or national basis.
Arizona hosts one of its most exciting home schedules in school history this coming season. Included is a non-conference showdown with Iowa, as well as matchups with annual Pac-10 rivals California, Oregon State, Washington, USC and Arizona State.
New 2010 season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The McKale Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (MST) to assist fans in person, or by phone at (520) 621-2287 or (800) 452-2287.
2010 Television Schedule (as of May 11, 2010)
Date Opponent Time TV__
Friday, Sept. 3 at Toledo 8 p.m. ET ESPN
Saturday, Sept. 18 Iowa 7:30 p.m. MST ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 13 USC 6 p.m. MST ABC
Friday, Nov. 26 at Oregon 4 p.m. PT ESPN
Thursday, Dec. 2 Arizona State 6 p.m. MST ESPN