Cougs at Nevada on a Friday, ESPN/ESPN2

Cougs at Nevada on a Friday, ESPN/ESPN2

WASHINGTON STATE WILL start out the football season playing on Thursday and Friday nights for its first two games. WSU just announced the Cougs' game at Nevada has been moved to Friday, Sept. 5 and will be televised by ESPN or ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Washington State is now scheduled to play nine games on Saturdays, one Thursday night game (Rutgers) and two Friday night games (Nevada, Stanford).

The Nevada game had previously been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, but was moved to accommodate a nationally-televised broadcast.

Game times and television information for the remainder of WSU's 2014 schedule will be announced at a later date. Kickoff times and television broadcast information are generally made available by sometime in June for the first 4-5 games of the season. Every Cougar game will be televised via a combination of the ESPN channels, ABC, FOX, FOX Sports 1 and the Pac-12 Networks.

Last season, the Cougs had four games on the Pac-12 Networks, three games on Fox Sports 1, two games on ESPN, two games on ESPNU and one game on Fox.

The Cougs begin the year against Rutgers on Thursday, Aug. 28 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. After Nevada, WSU wraps up the non-conference schedule with their home opener in Pullman against Portland State on Sept. 13.

WSU opens the Pac-12 slate by hosting Oregon on Sept. 20. It will be the first time Oregon has traveled to WSU since 2010.

The Cougs go back on the road to face Utah Sept. 27, followed by a Homecoming matchup against California Oct. 4. WSU then travels to Stanford on Oct. 10 for a Friday night game.

The Cougs then have their first bye of the schedule in Week 8.

The Cougars return to action Oct. 25 against Arizona in Martin Stadium, Dad's Weekend. WSU then plays host to USC on Nov. 1. Like Oregon, it's the first time USC travels to Pullman since 2010.

Washington State will travel to Corvallis for the Nov. 8 game against the Beavers, followed by their second bye of the season. The Cougs then meet Arizona State in Tempe on Nov. 22 followed by the Apple Cup, where WSU will play host to Washington on Nov. 29.

NOTABLE NOTE:
Washington State in 2014 has no back-to-back weeks on the road, (the Seattle Game is considered a home game and there's a bye week between OSU and ASU.)

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