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The Pac-12 has released the 2018 conference football schedule. The Arizona Wildcats will open league play at Oregon State on Sept. 29. Here’s the entire UA slate:

  • Sept. 1: vs. BYU
  • Sept. 8: at Houston
  • Sept. 15: vs. Southern Utah
  • Sept. 22: at Oregon State
  • Sept. 29: vs. USC
  • Oct. 6: vs Cal
  • Oct. 12: at Utah (Friday)
  • Oct. 20: at UCLA
  • Oct. 27: vs. Oregon
  • Nov. 2: vs Colorado (Friday)
  • Nov. 10: BYE
  • Nov. 17: at Washington State
  • Nov. 24: vs. Arizona State

Some initial notes and takeaways on the schedule:

* Arizona plays five road games next season and seven home games. This year it’s six and six.

* Arizona again plays two Friday games. This time, both are conference games and follow Saturday contests. But each preceding game is at home.

* Arizona has a much later bye next season. The Wildcats were off in Week 5 this year; next year, it won’t come until early November.

* Arizona has only one road game after Oct. 20 – at Washington State on Nov. 17. That trip follows the Wildcats’ bye.

* Family Weekend will be Oct. 6 vs. Cal. Homecoming will be Oct. 27 vs. Oregon.


Michael is an award-winning journalist who has been covering sports professionally since the early '90s. He started at the Star in 2015 after spending 15 years at The Orange County Register. Michael is a graduate of Northwestern University.