UW Spring Football Game To Be Televised
April 15, 2010
SEATTLE - University of Washington television station UWTV, regional sports network FSN Northwest and UW Athletics will produce and televise a delayed, 90-minute version of "Friday Night Lights," the Husky football program's annual spring game, scheduled for Friday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Husky Stadium.
The telecast will debut on UWTV Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. with additional airings throughout the week. FSN Northwest will televise the game three times beginning Monday, May 3. The game will also feature a live stream through the subscription-based Dawg Channel All-Access on GoHuskies.com. A separate broadcast will air live on the radio throughout the Puget Sound by 950 KJR AM.
"We are very appreciative of UWTV and FSN Northwest for making the spring game available for our fans to watch on television," said UW Athletic Director Scott Woodward. "There is so much enthusiasm for Husky football right now. We have some of the best skill players in the country, including a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, as well as an exceptional coaching staff. With the season starting a little more than four months from now, it will be great to give our fans a glimpse of what is to come this fall."
"Friday Night Lights" activities begin at 5:30 with the Kidz Zone on the east practice field for kids ages 13 and under. The Husky Ticket Office will be hosting its annual "Select-A-Seat" event for prospective season ticket buyers beginning at 5 p.m. Parking will be available on a paid basis with fans encouraged to park in lot E-1, next to the Husky soccer and baseball stadiums. Sound Transit Light Rail construction has eliminated most of the parking in lots E-11, E-12 & E-17 south of Husky Stadium.
Washington opens the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 at BYU in a 4 p.m. (Pacific) contest that will be televised live by CBS College Sports. The Huskies play a total of six home games, facing Syracuse (Sept. 11), Nebraska (Sept. 18), Arizona State (Oct. 9), Oregon State (Oct. 16), Stanford (Oct. 30) and UCLA (Nov. 13). The Husky Ticket Office recently reported a strong 95 percent season ticket renewal rate from last season and nearly 2,000 new season ticket deposits have been accepted. Visit www.GoHuskies.com or call (206) 543-2200 for more information.
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