Arizona Wildcats football: Start time announced for UCLA game

2013-10-28T09:36:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Start time announced for UCLA gameDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 28, 2013 9:36 am  • 

Arizona's Homecoming game will be a late one.

The Pac-12 announced this morning that the UA's Nov. 9 home game against UCLA will kickoff at 8 p.m. It will be televised by ESPN. 

It's a big difference from last year's Homecoming game, which started at 11:30 a.m., against Colorado.

The Wildcats have yet to have a day game at Arizona Stadium this season. Their games against NAU and Utah started at 7 p.m., and the UTSA matchup was a 7:30 p.m., start.

The Nov. 9 game will mark UCLA's first trip to Tucson since losing to the UA 48-12 in 2011 a week after the Wildcats fired coach Mike Stoops. The Bruins got revenge last season with a 66-10 win at the Rose Bowl. 

This year's game against the Bruins will mark Arizona's first ESPN game since beating Nevada in the New Mexico Bowl last season 49-48.

Before hosting UCLA, Arizona will travel to Cal this weekend for a 12:30 p.m., kick.

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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