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Kickoff time for 2017 Apple Cup narrowed down to three time slots

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4) is sacked by Washington Huskies linebacker Keishawn Bierria (7) during the first half of the 2016 Apple Cup on Friday, Nov 25, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4) is sacked by Washington Huskies linebacker Keishawn Bierria (7) during the first half of the 2016 Apple Cup on Friday, Nov 25, 2016, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – The 110th Apple Cup has three potential windows, but the game is on a six-day selection schedule, so an official kickoff won’t be set until next Monday.

The Cougars and Huskies will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on ABC, 12:45 p.m. on ESPN, 5 p.m. on ABC or 5 p.m. on FOX, WSU announced this morning.

The Apple Cup has started at 12:30 p.m. in four of the last five seasons. The cross-state rivals had a night kickoff in 2014 (7:30 p.m.) and a late-afternoon game in 2011 (4:30 p.m.).

UW owns a 72-32-6 lead in the series and the Huskies have also won seven of the last eight games. The Cougars haven’t won since their 31-28 overtime triumph at Martin Stadium in 2012 and haven’t won in Seattle since 2007, when they beat the Huskies 42-35.

The Pac-12 set kickoff times for its other three Nov. 25 games this morning. Arizona and Arizona State will kickoff in Tempe at 1:30 p.m. PST on the Pac-12 Networks, Oregon and Oregon State will start in Eugene at 4 p.m. on ESPN and Colorado will visit Utah for a 7 p.m. PST kick on FS1 in Salt Lake City.

A nonconference game between Notre Dame and Stanford in Palo Alto will also be eligible for one of the four Apple Cup time slots.