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Pac-12 releases full football schedule, UW plays one Thursday night, two Friday night games, including Apple Cup

The Pac-12 released its full football schedule and obviously it's a little different than in past years with a slew of Thursday and Friday night games.

Why?

The power of TV my friends. Don't like it? Well you can give back those millions that the conference  and each school got from the monster TV deal. And look, we all know that the different schedule is still better than not having Replays Only On Touchdowns (ROOT) sports showing a few games and not doing a very good job at it.

As expected, the Apple Cup will be played on the Friday after Thanksgiving on Nov. 23. Obviously it's not ideal. But it's the way it is. Washington will also play on Friday night against Cal on Nov. 3. They will also play a Thursday night game at home against Stanford on Sept. 27.

From the press release ...

With the new ESPN and FOX media rights agreement as well as the launch of the Pac-12 Networks in August, every Pac-12 football game will be available to fans on a national clearance, eliminating regional distribution which was prevalent in the prior broadcast arrangements. There will be 44 games on the combination of ESPN’s family of networks, Fox Broadcast and FX, while 34 games are scheduled to air on the Pac-12 Networks. Exact broadcast schedules will be determined at a later date. The new schedule will also include eight Thursday and Friday specialty dates for ESPN and FOX. Dates during the first two weeks of the non-conference schedule are still being adjusted to accommodate television commitments, but the remainder of the schedule is set.

“The one thing we heard loud and clear from fans across the Conference is they want to see their teams play every week,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “Starting in 2012 fans can see all games throughout the country." Full schedule after the jump ...

2012 PAC-12 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thur., Aug. 30

  • Northern Colorado at Utah
Sat., Sept. 1
  • Toledo at Arizona
  • Northern Arizona at Arizona State
  • Hawai’i at USC
  • UCLA at Rice
  • Nevada at California
  • San Jose State at Stanford
  • Arkansas State at Oregon
  • Nichols State at Oregon State
  • San Diego State at Washington
  • Washington State at BYU
  • Colorado vs. Colorado State (1)
Sat. Sept. 8
  • Oklahoma State at Arizona
  • Illinois at Arizona State
  • Southern Utah at California
  • USC vs. Syracuse (2)
  • Nebraska at UCLA
  • Duke at Stanford
  • Fresno State at Oregon
  • Wisconsin at Oregon State
  • Washington at LSU
  • Eastern Washington at Washington State
  • Sacramento State at Colorado
  • Utah at Utah State
Sat., Sept. 15
  • South Carolina State at Arizona
  • Arizona State at Missouri
  • USC at Stanford
  • Houston at UCLA
  • California at Ohio State
  • Tennessee Tech at Oregon
  • Portland State at Washington
  • Washington State at UNLV
  • Colorado at Fresno State
  • BYU at Utah
Sat., Sept. 22
  • Arizona at Oregon
  • Utah at Arizona State
  • California at USC
  • Oregon State at UCLA
  • Colorado at Washington State
Thur., Sept. 27
  • Stanford at Washington
Sat., Sept. 29
  • Oregon State at Arizona
  • Arizona State at California
  • UCLA at Colorado
  • Oregon at Washington State
Thurs., Oct. 4
  • USC at Utah
Sat., Oct. 6
  • Arizona at Stanford
  • UCLA at California
  • Washington at Oregon
  • Washington State at Oregon State
Thurs., Oct. 11
  • Arizona State at Colorado
Sat., Oct. 13
  • USC at Washington
  • Utah at UCLA
  • California at Washington State
  • Stanford at Notre Dame
  • Oregon State at BYU
Thurs., Oct. 18
  • Oregon at Arizona State
Sat., Oct. 20
  • Washington at Arizona
  • Colorado at USC
  • Stanford at California
  • Utah at Oregon State
Sat., Oct. 27
  • USC at Arizona
  • UCLA at Arizona State
  • California at Utah
  • Washington State at Stanford
  • Colorado at Oregon
  • Oregon State at Washington
Fri., Nov. 2
  • Washington at California
Sat., Nov. 3
  • Arizona at UCLA
  • Arizona State at Oregon State
  • Oregon at USC
  • Stanford at Colorado
  • Washington State at Utah
Sat., Nov. 10
  • Colorado at Arizona
  • Arizona State at USC
  • UCLA at Washington State
  • Oregon at California
  • Oregon State at Stanford
  • Utah at Washington
Sat., Nov. 17
  • Arizona at Utah
  • Washington State at Arizona State
  • USC at UCLA
  • California at Oregon State
  • Stanford at Oregon
  • Washington at Colorado
Fri., Nov. 23
  • Arizona State at Arizona
  • Washington at Washington State
  • Utah at Colorado
Sat., Nov. 24
  • Notre Dame at USC
  • Stanford at UCLA
  • Oregon at Oregon State
Fri., Nov. 30
  • Pac-12 Football Championship Game
Neutral Sites
  1. (1) Invesco Field, Denver, Colo.
  2. (2) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
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