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Pac-12 announces early television selections

Did you, like many Coug fans (and reporters), complain last season about the seemingly endless parade of Washington State football game on odd days or at odd times that made it nigh impossible to cross the Cascades or hit a deadline? Do you still imagine college football as a Saturday afternoon pastime? Is paying for an extra night at a Pullman hotel on a game day weekend an inconvenience?

Good news! The Pac-12 announced its early television selections and commissioner Larry Scott has heard those Cougar cries, allowing young Cougar fans to catch the first half of the September 13 game against Portland State, which kicks off at 5 p.m., before heading to bed.

After that, it's going to get a little funky. WSU kicks off the season on August 28 with a "home game" against Rutgers at Seattle's CenturyLink Field. That's going to be played on a Thursday at 7 p.m. and televised on Fox Sports 1. The following Friday the Cougars will take on Nevada in Reno, at 7:30 p.m. to accommodate an ESPN broadcast.

The only other WSU game time that has been announced is the Cougars October 10 game at Stanford, also on a Friday, which kicks off at 6 p.m.

All other game times for the 2014 season will be announced six or 12 days in advance. Keep your nights open.

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Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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