Jan. 4, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Washington Husky football program will culminate the 2010 regular season with its traditional in-state rivalry game against Washington State, according to the final schedule released today by the Pac-10 Conference.
The 103rd Apple Cup, presented by Boeing will take place in Pullman on Saturday, Dec. 4, marking the first time since 2006 the two teams have concluded their regular seasons in the annual contest. Since 1949, the Apple Cup has culminated the UW regular season all but four times: 2001, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The Huskies' 2010 schedule features nine teams that advanced to bowl games in 2008 and posted a cumulative 88-66 record for a .571 winning percentage.
Coach Steve Sarkisian's Huskies will open the season Sept. 4 at BYU before returning home for two more non-league home games against Syracuse (Sept. 11) and Nebraska (Sept. 18).
Following the first of two bye weeks during the season, Washington will open Pac-10 play Oct. 2 at USC. The UW will then host Arizona State (Oct. 9) and Oregon State (Oct. 16) before traveling to Arizona on Oct. 23. The Huskies will conclude the month of October with a home game against Stanford on Oct. 30.
Washington will open the month of November with a road trip to Oregon (Nov. 6) before hosting UCLA in its final regular-season home game on Nov. 13. The team will take a week off before concluding its season Nov. 27 at Cal and Dec. 4 at Washington State.
The Pac-10 schedule was structured to provide television opportunities while also creating open dates so no institution plays 12 games in 12 consecutive weeks.
Pac-10 institutions will play three Thursday night games, all of which will be televised by ESPN. In addition, two Pac-10 games have been moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving to fill television opportunities.
The Pac-10 again will play a strong non-conference schedule with 13 games versus teams that participated in bowls following the 2009 season, including three contests against opponents who participated in BCS bowls.
Games for the 2010 season already arranged for television are listed below:
Thursday, September 2 - USC at Hawaii, time TBD, ESPN
Saturday, September 11 - Stanford at UCLA, time TBD, ESPN or ESPN2
Saturday, September 25 - UCLA at Texas, 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET, ABC
Thursday, October 21 - UCLA at Oregon, 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Friday, November 26 - Arizona at Oregon, time and network TBD
Friday, November 26 - UCLA at Arizona State, time and network TBD
Thursday, December 2 - Arizona State at Arizona, 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Additional television selections by ESPN/ABC will be announced May 1, 2010, and by Fox Sports Net on June 1, 2010.