Cougars Announce Times for First Three Football Games

July 10, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University announced kickoff times for the first three games of the 2009 season Wednesday, including the season-opener against Stanford Sept. 5, which is set for 5 p.m. Additionally, the Cougar Gridiron Classic, presented by Washington's Beef Producers, Sept. 12 against Hawaii at Qwest Field, is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start, and the Sept. 19 contest against Southern Methodist will begin at 2 p.m.

The only other contest on the 2009 schedule with an announced start time is the game against Notre Dame at San Antonio, Oct. 31. That game will begin at 4:30 p.m. (PDT) and will be televised nationally by NBC.

The 2009 season opener marks the first time since the 2000 campaign WSU has opened the year against a conference opponent, which also happened to be Stanford.

Starting times for the remaining 2009 schedule will be made throughout the season, depending on television selections. Both ABC and FSN will select additional games during the course of the 2009 season, with announcements made six or 12 days in advance of the games.

Season tickets, along with tickets for the Cougar Gridiron Classic, are currently on sale. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 1-800-GO-COUGS. Tickets to the Cougar Gridiron Classic are also available through all Ticketmaster outlets. Single-game tickets go on sale Aug. 1.

WSU 2009 Football Schedule (Home Games in Bold)

Sept. 5 - Stanford at Pullman (5 p.m.)
Sept. 12 - Hawaii at Qwest Field (4 p.m.)
Sept. 19 - Southern Methodist at Pullman (2 p.m.)
Sept. 26 - USC at Los Angeles (Time TBA)
Oct. 3 - Oregon at Eugene (Time TBA)
Oct. 10 - Arizona State at Pullman (Homecoming, Time TBA)
Oct. 17 - Bye
Oct. 24 - California at Berkeley (Time TBA)
Oct. 31 - Notre Dame at San Antonio (NBC, 4:30 p.m.)
Nov. 7 - Arizona at Tucson (Time TBA)
Nov. 14 - UCLA at Pullman (Dad's Weekend, Time TBA)
Nov. 21 - Oregon State at Pullman (Time TBA)

Nov. 28 - Washington at Seattle (Time TBA)

All Times Pacific

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