BRISTOL, Conn.--ABC Sports has selected
Kickoff will be at 5 p.m. in Arizona Stadium, a slight departure from the normal 7 p.m. starts in
The game is part of ABC’s foray into prime-time Saturday football programming, and will be strongly cross promoted with its sister family of networks, ESPN. Game Day analyst Kirk Herbstreit also will join several of the broadcast teams for the Saturday night ABC games along with his usual Thursday ESPN games.
Brent Musberger and Bob Davie will serve as the primary team for ABC’s prime time coverage, although split-national games obviously will involve other crews. ABC made no announcement of its team for the Sept. 23 game in
?* Sept. 2, 8 p.m. ET: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
?* Sept. 9, 8 p.m. ET:
?* Sept. 16, 8 p.m. ET:
?* Sept. 23, 5 p.m. MST/8 p.m. ET: Notre Dame at
?* Sept. 30, 8 p.m. ET:
* One game will be on ABC and the other in primetime on ESPN or ESPN2.
?* Oct. 7, 8 p.m. ET:
?* Oct. 14, 8 p.m. ET:
?* Nov. 4, 8 p.m. ET: UCLA at
?* Nov. 11, 8 p.m. ET: ACC, Big 12 or BIG EAST (12-day selection)
?* Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET:
?* Nov. 25, 8 p.m. ET: Notre Dame at USC
?* Dec. 2, 8 p.m. ET: Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Game
Additionally, ABC Sports also will telecast three other games during the year that remained to be selected from the Pac-10 schedule, and
Fox Sport Net and Turner Sports, the Pac-10’s other television partners, are to make their initial preseason selections sometime early next month. Other Arizona games are under consideration by its local TV partners, Host Communications and FSN Arizona.
The Cats' first two games, involving non-Pac-10 squads ?- the BYU opener on Sept. 2 and the Sept. 9 game at LSU a week later -- also should be appealing to networks.