Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcats in the Territorial Cup

The Territorial Cup starting at 2:30 p.m. is a reason to celebrate for some.

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The kickoff time and TV assignment have been announced for the Arizona Wildcats’ regular-season finale at Arizona State on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Do you want the good news or the bad?

Let’s start with the good: The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. in Tempe. It’s the earliest kickoff for the Wildcats all season. Every Arizona game entering this week has started at 5 p.m. local time or later. This Saturday’s game at Oregon is set for a 4 p.m. start in Eugene, 5 p.m. in Tucson.

The bad? The Territorial Cup will air on Pac-12 Networks, which remains a problem for DirecTV subscribers. It will mark the sixth game in the past eight – basically comprising the Khalil Tate era – airing on the conference’s cable channel. That includes Wildcats-Ducks on Saturday.

The only schedule question left unanswered for Arizona is its bowl destination. Possibilities include the Alamo Bowl, Holiday Bowl (both on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. MST) and Sun Bowl (Friday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m.).