Pac-12 Networks announces first three weeks of 2018 football TV schedule
First three weeks to feature 13 games and seven home-openers on Pac-12 Networks
SAN FRANCISCO – As a new season of Pac-12 football approaches, Pac-12 Networks today announced its initial coverage plans and game times around the first three weeks of the 2018 season. In total, Pac-12 Networks will broadcast 13 live football games over the first three weeks, showcasing 10 of the Conference’s 12 universities and a total of seven home-openers. The first three weeks on Pac-12 Networks will feature each of Oregon’s first three games, reigning 2017 Pac-12 Champion USC’s first game, Washington’s home-opener at Husky Stadium, as well as games for California, Colorado, Oregon State, Stanford, Utah and Washington State.
The first week of the season on Pac-12 Network will feature Utah’s home-opener against Weber State on Thursday, Aug. 30, as well as USC’s home-opener against UNLV on Saturday, Sep. 1 and Oregon’s home-opener against Bowling Green for new Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal’s home debut.
Following week one, the second week will feature four games on Saturday, Sep. 8 on Pac-12 Network. Kicking off the day will be Oregon vs. Portland State followed by Washington vs. North Dakota and Oregon State vs. Southern Utah for the Beavers’ home-opener and new head coach Jonathan Smith’s debut at Reser Stadium. Wrapping up the live action for week two will be Washington State vs. San Jose State for the Cougars’ first game of the year at Martin Stadium.
With six games during the third week, Pac-12 Networks is set to be home for the most Pac-12 football coverage on Saturday, Sep. 15. Leading off the day will be returning 2017 Heisman finalist Bryce Love and Stanford hosting UC Davis on Pac-12 Network, followed by Oregon hosting San Jose State. Colorado’s home-opener at Folsom Field against New Hampshire will air locally on Pac-12 Mountain, while California’s game against Idaho State at Memorial Stadium will also air locally on Pac-12 Bay Area. Rounding out the day’s full slate will be Washington State hosting Eastern Washington and Arizona hosting Southern Utah on Pac-12 Network. All live action, including Colorado and California’s games, will also be available via the Pac-12 Now app.
Additional information regarding the remainder of Pac-12 Networks’ fall football programming, including 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 each week’s games. The entire 2018 Pac-12 football schedule can be found at Pac-12.com.
|Thursday, Aug. 30||Weber State||Utah||5 pm / 6 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|Saturday, Sept. 1||UNLV||USC||1 pm / 2 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|Bowling Green||Oregon||5 pm / 6 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|Saturday, Sept. 8||Portland State||Oregon||11 am / 12 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|North Dakota||Washington||2 pm / 3 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|Southern Utah||Oregon State||5 pm / 6 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|San Jose State||Washington State||8 pm / 9 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|Saturday, Sept. 15||UC Davis||Stanford||11 am / 12 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|San Jose State||Oregon||2 pm / 3 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|New Hampshire||Colorado||2 pm / 3 pm||Pac-12 Mountain|
|Idaho State||California||3 pm / 4 pm||Pac-12 Bay Area|
|Eastern Washington||Washington State||5 pm / 6 pm||Pac-12 Network|
|Southern Utah||Arizona||8 pm / 9 pm||Pac-12 Network|
HOW TO WATCH
For week three, Colorado vs. New Hampshire and California vs. Idaho State will be available live locally on Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Bay Area, respectively, as well as the Pac-12 Now app.
More information on how to receive Pac-12 Networks anywhere in the United States is available here on Pac-12.com.
Coverage of Pac-12 football can also be followed all season long across the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks’ digital and social media channels on Pac-12.com, Twitter (@Pac12Network), Facebook (facebook.com/Pac12Conference), Instagram (@Pac12Conference), Snapchat (@pac12conference) and Pac-12 Networks’ YouTube channel.
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 the Pac-12 Now app. 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 Pac-12.com.
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