Arizona Wildcats football: UA announces schedule changes to regular season slate

2014-03-03T10:31:00Z 2014-03-03T10:54:08Z Arizona Wildcats football: UA announces schedule changes to regular season slateDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats will be weekday warriors this season.

The UA announced this morning that its first two games of the football season — UNLV and UTSA — will be moved off the weekend to weekdays. The UNLV game, originally scheduled for Sat., Aug. 30 has been moved up a day to Aug. 29. The start time will be either 7 or 7:15 p.m. Television plans will be announced at a later date.

The UTSA game in San Antonio has been moved up two days from Sat., Sept. 6 to Thurs., Sept. 4. Game time will be 5 p.m., Tucson time. Like the UNLV game, television plans for the UTSA game are to be determined. 

The Wildcats will now play four weekday games this season. On top of UNLV and UTSA, the UA will travel to Oregon for a Thursday night game on Oct. 2 and will host Arizona State for a Friday night game on Nov. 28.

"We're excited to add two weekday games to our schedule," coach Rich Rodriguez said in a release. "Being so early in the college football season, there will be a lot of excitement surrounding these games."

Added athletic director Greg Byrne: "I think these are exciting schedule changes for our fans with national audiences being able to watch us play. We had a good crowd for the 2013 season opener on a Friday night and we expect a similar result in 2014."

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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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