PULLMAN – Washington State will play five home games during the month of September and at least three of them will be played under the Martin Stadium lights. The Pac-12 announced its early TV selections on Wednesday and its a good thing Cougars fans are used to 7:30 p.m. kickoffs by now.
WSU’s Sept. 2 opener against Montana State, its Week 2 matchup with Boise State and the Week 5 contest against USC will each kick off at 7:30 p.m. on their respective dates. All three will be broadcast nationally. FS1 will televise the opener while ESPN has picked up the other two games. The USC game will air on ESPN, while the game against the Broncos will be shown on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, to be determined following the MSU game.
WSU is encouraging fans to wear crimson gear during the BSU game as part of a “Crimson Color Out.”
The Cougars will get a brief respite from their late starts during their Week 3 matchup against Oregon State, which starts at 2:30 p.m. and will air on the Pac-12 Networks. That game will be the conference opener.
WSU will play another late game two weeks after hosting the Trojans when they travel to the Bay Area for a 7:30 p.m. game at California.
All remaining television selections and start times will be made six or 12 days prior to the game.
Season tickets are already on sale to the general public at WSUCougars.com or 1-800-GO-Cougs. WSU has already sold 13,800 season tickets and is on pace to eclipse last year’s record of 14,200 season tickets sold. By June 1 of last year WSU had sold 13,500 tickets.