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Pac-12 announces start times for five WSU football games

Early, late and really late!

Boise State v Washington State Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

It’s getting to be that time of year. The first college football preview magazines are out, the weather is heating up, and the Pac-12 has announced the start times for early season Saturday games, as well as weeknight matchups. It all means that we’re about to round the corner and head straight toward Cougar football season.

If you’re a fan of early starts, there’s something for you! Ok, we already knew about the kick time for the Wyoming game, which will air on CBS Sports Network. If you’re a fan of late starts, there’s something for you, too! If you’re a fan of early evening kicks in mid-September (and if you aren’t, you should re-examine your life) the game against EWU is perfect. Then again, WSU’s matchup with the Eagles in 2016 also started at 5 p.m. so maybe that’s not such a good thing.

The first two home games, against SJSU and EWU, will air on the Pac-12 Networks. The USC game will be broadcast on ESPN and FOX will broadcast the Apple Cup.

The Apple Cup start time is pretty beneficial, considering the game is on a Friday. As opposed to many of the past early starts, an early evening kick gives the students a task of finding new excuses to not come back for the game plenty of time to make it back to campus.

If your situation is like mine, and you’re living in Central Europe (your situation is almost certainly not like mine), you’ll stay up late to catch the Wyoming game, then get up super early to watch the San Jose State game. By the way, this is the first time since 1996 that WSU has played SJSU, and they haven’t played Fresno State since 1994! I have no idea why this is the case, because it seems like these schools should be on WSU’s schedule more often.

You can read the school’s full release here. They listed the series records for the Washington State Cougars against the Wyoming Cowboys, San Jose State Spartans and EWU, but did not mention the all-time records versus USC Trojans and Washington Huskies. Weird!

If you’d like some conference-wide analysis, Jon Wilner posted a breakdown on his College Hotline website. Outside the late start against San Jose State, the kick times announced today seem to line up pretty well. As per past seasons, the conference will announce remaining start times either 12 or six days in advance. It’s almost time to start following again. College football will be here before we know it!

WSU Football 2019 Schedule

Date Day Opponent Location Time (PT) TV
Date Day Opponent Location Time (PT) TV
8/31 Saturday New Mexico State Pullman, WA TBD TBD
9/7 Saturday Northern Colorado Pullman, WA TBD TBD
9/13 Friday Houston Houston, TX TBD TBD
9/21 Saturday UCLA Pullman, WA TBD TBD
9/28 Saturday Utah Salt Lake City, UT TBD TBD
10/5 Saturday BYE NA NA NA
10/12 Saturday Arizona State Tempe, AZ TBD TBD
10/19 Saturday Colorado Pullman, WA TBD TBD
10/26 Saturday Oregon Eugene, OR TBD TBD
11/2 Saturday BYE NA NA NA
11/9 Saturday California Berkeley, CA TBD TBD
11/16 Saturday Stanford Pullman, WA TBD TBD
11/23 Saturday Oregon State Pullman, WA TBD TBD
11/29 Friday Washington Seattle, WA TBD TBD