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Auburn game set for 4 p.m.

Wed., July 17, 2013, midnight

College Football: Washington State’s football season-opener at Auburn will kickoff at 4 p.m. Pacific time on Aug. 31 and will air on ESPNU, the SEC announced Tuesday.

This marks the second consecutive season WSU’s opener will be televised on an ESPN channel. Last year’s opener at Brigham Young was a Thursday-night broadcast on ESPN.

Three other WSU kickoff times were announced in late May: Sept. 7 at USC (7:30 p.m.), Oct. 31 vs. Arizona State (7:30 p.m.), and Nov. 29 at Washington (12:30 p.m.). All WSU games are expected to be televised for the second consecutive season.

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Cougs learn first round game

College basketball: Washington State will face Butler on Thanksgiving Day in the first round of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

WSU last played Butler in 2010 on Christmas Day, losing to the Bulldogs in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu.

Purdue, Oklahoma State, Memphis, Siena, LSU and Saint Joseph’s round out the Old Spice Classic field.

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Packers pocket plenty of profit

NFL: The Green Bay Packers have put together another record financial year.

Team officials announced Tuesday they took in a record $308.1 million in total revenue over the last fiscal year, up 2 percent from 2012. The team also generated a record $54.3 million in profit, up 26.4 percent, and a record $43.1 million in net income.

The Packers also cut their expenses by 2 percent, from $259 million in 2012 to $253.8 million. Team President Mark Murphy said A $19 million reduction in player costs played a huge role in shrinking expenses.

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