June 9, 2009
SEATTLE - Through its exclusive partnership with FSN Northwest, the University of Washington announced its Sept.12 football game against Idaho and its Dec. 5 Pacific-10 Conference contest against California will be televised live from Husky Stadium.
The Idaho contest will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific), while the Cal contest is slated for a 3:30 p.m. start. Five of Washington's 12 games this season have been pre-selected to be televised, including three of the first four games of the season. Each of the remaining games that have not been selected could be chosen by Pac-10 and its television partners FSN, ABC/ESPN or Versus either six or 12 days prior to kickoff.
Washington currently enjoys a 26-game streak of live television appearances over the last two-plus seasons, dating back to the 2006 contest at Stanford, with 17 of those games televised by FSN to Husky fans throughout the country. Every UW game over the last two seasons has been featured on live television.
The Steve Sarkisian era of Husky football officially opens on Saturday, Sept. 5 with a 7:30 p.m. contest against preseason top 10-ranked Louisiana State University at Husky Stadium. The following weekend, Washington hosts the Vandals before its Pac-10 opener against another preseason top 10-ranked team in league rival USC. The Huskies, which open their season with three-straight home games, play a total of seven home games during the season. In addition to LSU, Idaho and USC, the Huskies also host Arizona (Oct. 10), Oregon (Oct. 24), Washington State (Nov. 28) and Cal (Dec. 5).
A number of season tickets, Family Packs and four-game mini plans are available by calling the Husky Ticket Office at 206/543-2200 or by visiting online at www.GoHuskies.com. Single game tickets are scheduled to go on sale on July 27.
FSN Northwest is the cable home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Storm, Portland Beavers, Portland Timbers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon State Beavers and Gonzaga Bulldogs. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year - all of which are also available in high definition on FSN HD - to more than 3.4 million cable and satellite homes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. FSN Northwest is a member of the Liberty Sports Group, which also includes the regional sports networks FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain (and sub-region FSN Utah). The three networks combined reach more than 8.5 million viewers across 17 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 23 professional and collegiate teams. Liberty Sports Group is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Entertainment Group (Nasdaq: LMDIA). For more information, please visit www.fsninsider.com.