BY Art Thiel 05:39PM 02/23/2015

Huskies have a date, Sept. 4, for football opener

The Washington Huskies’ 2015 football opener in Boise finally has a fixed date, Sept. 4, but the starting time remains a secret, part of the consumer harassment program that must be in the agreement between the Pac-12 Conference and its masters, ESPN and Fox Sports.

Previously the Huskies’ first visit to Boise State was listed as either Sept. 3 or 4, depending on TV’s wishes. ESPN, which will telecast the game, dictated to the schools Monday the selection of the Friday date.

The game features the return of UW coach Chris Petersen to the school where he made himself a national name after a 92-12 record from 2006-13.

Petersen, who beat the Huskies in the Las Vegas Bowl that finished the 2012 season, then lost to Washington in the 2013 opener that inaugurated the renovated Husky Stadium,  will face a Broncos team that went 12-2 last season, including a win over Arizona in the Fiesta Bowl, in the first season under coach Bryan Harsin.

 


YourThoughts

  • Tyee Club member

    The upcoming season will be a rebuilding year. The Huskies have some big holes to fill. So many questions. Still I look forward to Husky football.

  • Big

    Thanks, Art for telling it like it is: The Washington Huskies’ 2015 football opener in Boise finally has a fixed date, Sept. 4, but the starting time remains a secret, part of the consumer harassment program that must be in the agreement between the Pac-12 Conference and its masters, ESPN and Fox Sports.

    Fans are window dressing for the networks. What next? Scripted games and directed outcomes?