Pac-12 announces times for Utah football games
Utah fans had better get accustomed to late kickoffs in the Pac-12, as it appears the Utes are destined to play several late games in 2013 just as they did a year ago. The league announced Wednesday that home games against Oregon State on Sept. 14 and against UCLA on Thursday, Oct. 3 will kick off at 8 p.m. Both will be televised by FOX Sports 1, FOX's new national network that will replace the Speed Channel in the cable and satellite lineups in August. The league also announced Utah's home game against Utah State on Thursday, Aug. 29 will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be televised by FOX Sports 1 as well. Utah's home game against Weber State on Sept. 7 will start at noon and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks. All remaining TV selections and start times hosted by Pac-12 teams will be announced 12 days or six days in advance. Nonconference road games, including Utah's Sept. 21 game at BYU, will be announced by the host teams. Utah had just three day games in 2012 and went 3-6 in the night games. The Pac-12 expects the combination of the Pac-12 Networks, ESPN and FOX will mean the entire 80-game Pac-12 home football schedule will all be televised. The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast 35 home games and ESPN and FOX will combine to televise 45 games, including the Pac-12 Championship Game.