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A little more info on UW Football's Thursday night game... - Washington Huskies

A little more info on UW Football's Thursday night game...

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Washington and ESPN officials announced in a press conference today that the Husky football team has moved its UCLA game to Thursday night, Nov. 18 in order to accomodate a national ESPN telecast.  The game will kickoff at 5 p.m. (PT) and will provide Steve Sarkisian's Husky program with significant national exposure.  It will also be senior day for a number of Huskies, including all-everything quarterback Jake Locker.

Here is a link to the story on GoHuskies.com, where you can also find audio and video of the press conference and a list of all-time UW games played on days other than Saturday.

Here are a few more general notes related to the announcement:

This will be only the seventh Thursday night Pac-10 Conference home game on ESPN since the league's current agreement with ABC/ESPN began in 2007 (10 non-conference home games,

UW's third regular-season non-Saturday appearance since 1944 (66 years).

UW has appeared on ESPN/ESPN2 four times at home in the last three seasons.  Include ABC and that total increases to eight home appearances on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 since 2007.  (Does not include 2010).

Other ABC/ESPN pre-selected UW television appearances will be announced on or around May 1.

Washington enters 2010 season with a streak of 38-straight television appearances overall.  Every game in the last three seasons has been televised live.

Every UW vs. UCLA game since 1996 has been televised, 6 on ABC.

 

Washington's non-Saturday appearances (since 1960)

?»  Friday, Aug 31, 2007 at Syracuse - ESPN

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 vs. Fresno State - FSN

?»  Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at BYU - ESPN

 

Non-Saturday appearances by Pac-10 schools (since 1999)

                                             Thurs         Thurs              Fri                Fri

                                            Home         Away        Home           Away                      Total

Oregon State                              5                6                1                  2                          14

Arizona State                              4                1                4                  3                          12

Arizona                                        1                1                3                  5                          10

Oregon                                        1                4                0                  2                            7

Washington State                     3                0                0                  3                            6

USC                                              0                2                1                  0                            3

Washington                                0                1                0                  1                            2

California                                    0                1                0                  0                            1

Stanford                                      1                0                0                  0                            1

UCLA                                           0                0                0                  1                            1

          Totals                              15              16                9                17                          57

 

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