Pac-12 Networks Announces First Three Weeks of 2017 Football TV Schedule

John McGillen

Pac-12 Networks to serve as home for the most Pac-12 football coverage during kickoff week

SAN FRANCISCO – As the 2017 college football season nears, Pac-12 Networks today announced its broadcast schedule with game times for the Conference’s first three weeks.  With seven games on air in week one, Pac-12 Networks will be home of the most Pac-12 football coverage for kickoff week. In total, the Networks will broadcast 15 live football games over the first three weeks and will again air 35 live regular season games overall on the season, including 20 conference games. 

The first three weeks of the schedule on Pac-12 Networks will feature 11 of the Conference’s 12 universities and a total of nine home-openers, including those for Arizona State, Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, USC, Utah and Washington.   In addition, Pac-12 Networks this season will provide postgame press conferences with Pac-12 head football coaches of the home team via Facebook Live from the Conference’s Facebook account at facebook.com/Pac12Conference.

"Kicking off the season with an action-packed first three weeks, Pac-12 Networks will be the best destination for Pac-12 football fans," said Dustin Rocke, Pac-12 Networks Vice President of Programming. “With a robust schedule of matchups to open the year, including USC’s home opener against Western Michigan in a matchup between two of last season’s New Year’s Six teams, we’re excited for the season to get underway."

Kickoff week on the Networks will include the 2016 Rose Bowl Champion USC Trojans’ home opener against Cotton Bowl participant Western Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 2 along with Southern Utah at Oregon for new Ducks head football coach Willie Taggart’s first game.  That Saturday will also include matchups of Northern Arizona at Arizona and Portland State at Oregon State. On Friday, Sept. 1, prior to that Saturday, Pac-12 Networks will broadcast Colorado’s matchup against Colorado State at Mile High Stadium. Overall in week one, Pac-12 Networks will feature two games on Thursday, Aug. 31, one on Friday, Sept. 1 and four on Saturday, Sept. 2 with all seven airing live on Pac-12 Network.

After kickoff week coverage, the Networks will return in week two with a total of five live games on Saturday, Sept. 9. Four of the five in week two will air live on Pac-12 Network, including Hawaii at UCLA, Montana at Washington, Texas State at Colorado and San Diego State at Arizona State, while Weber State at Cal will air live locally on Pac-12 Bay Area. The following week will feature three games live on Pac-12 Network on Saturday, Sept. 16, including Fresno State at Washington, Northern Colorado at Colorado and Oregon State at Washington State.

Additional announcements regarding the remainder of Pac-12 Networks’ fall football programming, including studio shows and talent assignments, will be announced at a later date. The remaining network television schedule will be determined and announced no later than six days prior to the games.  The entire 2017 Pac-12 football schedule can be found at Pac-12.com

Pac-12 Networks 2017 Football Telecast Schedule (first three weeks)

Date Away Home Time (PT/MT) Network
Thursday, Aug. 31 North Dakota Utah 4:30pm/5:30 pm Pac-12 Network
  New Mexico State ASU 7:30pm/8:30pm Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 1 Colorado State Colorado 5pm/6pm Pac-12 Network
Saturday, Sept. 2 Portland State Oregon State 11am/12pm Pac-12 Network
  Western Michigan USC 2:15pm/3:15pm Pac-12 Network
  Southern Utah Oregon 5:15pm/6:15pm Pac-12 Network
  Northern Arizona Arizona 8pm/9pm Pac-12 Network
         
Saturday, Sept. 9 Texas State Colorado 11am/12pm Pac-12 Network
  Weber State Cal 2pm/3pm Pac-12 Bay Area
  Hawaii UCLA 2pm/3pm Pac-12 Network
  Montana Washington 5pm/6pm Pac-12 Network
  San Diego State ASU 8pm/9pm Pac-12 Network
         
Saturday, Sept. 16 Northern Colorado Colorado 11am/12pm Pac-12 Network
  Oregon State Washington State 2:30pm/3:30pm Pac-12 Network
  Fresno State Washington 6:30pm/7:30pm Pac-12 Network

About Pac-12 Networks

Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.

 

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