Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Seven of my late summer and fall 2014 weekends just got filled up. If you're a Wildcat fan, the same goes for you.
The University of Arizona announced its 2014 football schedule this afternoon, along with the entirety of the Pac-12 Conference. And while the slate doesn't feature many surprises—since the Pac-12 notes ahead of time which league foes each team will play at home and away each season—it does once again feature a strangely long stretch without a game at Arizona Stadium.
The Wildcats open play Aug. 30 at home against UNLV, then after a Sept. 6 trip to UTSA (that's the University of Texas at San Antonio for you laypeople) they're back home Sept. 13 to host Nevada.
The Pac-12 schedule starts up a week later with Arizona hosting California on Sept. 20, marking the return of former UA assistant and current Cal head coach Sonny Dykes.
Arizona's other home games are Oct. 11 against USC (which will serve as the Family Weekend game), Nov. 8 against Colorado (which will be the Homecoming tilt), Nov. 15 against Washington and Nov. 28 (a Friday) against Arizona State.
Here's the full schedule, in handy-dandy, cut-out-and-put-on-your-fridge-if-you've-got-a-printer-attached-to-your-computer format (after the break):
Aug. 30 vs. UNLV
Sept. 6 at UTSA
Sept. 13 vs. Nevada
Sept 20 vs. California
Oct. 2 (Thurs.) at Oregon
Oct. 11 vs. USC (FAMILY WEEKEND)
Oct. 25 at Washington State
Nov. 1 at UCLA
Nov. 8 vs. Colorado (HOMECOMING)
Nov. 15 vs. Washington
Nov. 22 at Utah
Nov. 28 (Fri.) vs. Arizona State
Kickoff times, as in the past, are to be determined and likely won't be set for a while. Remember, folks, we're at the mercy of the TV gods, and we need to make peace with that. If you're willing to attend a 9 p.m. tipoff on a Monday for UA hoops, you can handle a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on a Saturday night for football.