When the Arizona Wildcats open their 2017 home schedule, they’ll be on three different networks.
Of course, there is the rule that Arizona can’t host games during the day early in the season, so we already knew these games would be late. But now we know just how late.
The 2017 season opener against NAU on September 2nd will kickoff at 8 PM MST, and will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks, which will be the fourth game of the day shown by the conference’s channel.
For week number two, the Houston Cougars and new head coach Major Applewhite make the trek to Tucson. That game will be played at 7:30 PM MST on September 9th, and will be shown on some ESPN network that will be announced the week before the game.
After a trip to El Paso for a Friday night game against the UTEP Miners on ESPN at 7:15 PM, the Wildcats return home for another Friday night game against the Utah Utes to open Pac-12 play. Arizona and Utah square off on September 22nd at 7:30 PM MST and it will be shown on FS1.
The rest of Arizona’s start times and TV designations will be announced throughout the season.
For a team coming off of a 3-9 season, it’s kind of nice that the Wildcats aren’t being relegated to strictly Pac-12 Network in the early going. At least people that like to stay up and watch Arizona play football will have an easier time of doing it.