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Arizona football releases start times and broadcast info for five games in 2018

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University of Arizona football helmets sit in a row before the start of the press conference to introduce head football coach, Kevin Sumlin. 

As another season of football approaches, the Pac-12 began releasing its schedule for the first three weeks and two other weeks of the 2018 campaign. Here’s a quick rundown of the start times and broadcast info. 

Arizona will officially ignite its new era of football on Saturday, September 1, on ESPN versus Brigham Young University. The Wildcats will face off against the Cougars for the first time since falling 18-16 in the season opener at University of Phoenix Stadium two years ago – kickoff time is scheduled for 7:45 p.m MST. 

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The following week, Arizona will travel to the state of Texas to battle it out versus Houston. The Wildcats will attempt to avenge their 2017 three-point, home-loss to Houston on ABC or ESPN2 at 9:00 a.m. MST. 

Pac-12 Networks will make its first trip to the desert on Saturday, September 15. Arizona will be tasked with handling the Southern Utah Thunderbirds at 8:00 PM MST. 

Two conferences games received start times as well, both taking place on a Friday night. Arizona will travel to Salt Lake City to face Utah on October 12 . It will begin at 7:00 p.m. MST and air on ESPN. A few weeks later, Arizona will host Colorado on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. MST on FS1. That game will be a rematch of when UA quarterback Khalil Tate burst onto the national scene with a record-breaking 327 rushing yards versus the Buffs last year.

A heralded Heisman contender at quarterback, a youthful defense, and the addition of an a new head coach on the sidelines make Arizona an intriguing team to follow this season. 

Below you will find Arizona’s complete 2018 schedule, updated with recently acquired kickoff information, including known television providers. The rest of the start times and broadcast information will be released throughout the season.


Sept. 1 (Sat) / 7:45 PM MST – vs. BYU – ESPN

Sept. 8 (Sat) / 9:00 AM MST – at Houston – ABC or ESPN2

Sept. 15 (Sat) / 8:00 PM MST – vs. Southern Utah – Pac-12 Network

Sept. 22 (Sat) / TBD – at Oregon State – TBD

Sept. 29 (Sat) / TBD – vs. USC – TBD

Oct. 6 (Sat) / TBD – vs. California – TBD

Oct. 12 (Fri) / 7:00 PM MST – at Utah – ESPN

Oct. 20 (Sat) / TBD – at UCLA – TBD

Oct. 27 (Sat) / TBD – vs. Oregon – TBD

Nov. 2 (Fri) / 7:30 PM MST – vs. Colorado – FS1

Nov. 17 (Sat) / TBD – at Washington State – TBD

Nov. 24 (Sat) / TBD – vs. Arizona State – TBD

Nov. 30 (Fri) / 6:00 PM MST – Pac-12 Football Championship Game - Fox


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