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May 1, 2009 5:57 PM

LSU, USC games picked up for ESPN and ABC

Posted by Bob Condotta

Well this will help the athletic department coffers a little.

The Pac-10 Conference announced today that two of the Washington football team's first three games -- home contests with LSU and USC --- have been selected for live television broadcasts.

A UW press release states that the conference office announced only ABC/ESPN's early-season selections today. The Huskies' Sept. 5 season-opener vs. LSU, the first game under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, will air live on ESPN, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. PDT. (My comment: I think that may be the latest start time in UW history. I remember a 7:22 p.m. somewhere along the road).

The release continues on to state that two weeks later, on Sept. 19, the Huskies' home game vs. Pac-10 rival USC will be broadcast on ABC television, starting at 12:30 p.m. That game pits Sarkisian against his former team and coaching mentor, Pete Carroll.

Washington's game at Notre Dame has already been selected for broadcast by NBC. That game, at South Bend, kicks off Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The Pac-10 will announce Fox Sports Net and Versus' selections in June. Additionally, ESPN/ABC will announce additional broadcasts as the season goes along, generally the Monday two weeks before each game.

The Huskies have had every game broadcast on live television, between the conference's contracts with ABC/ESPN, FSN and Versus and the UW's contract with FSN Northwest.

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