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Will history repeat? Afternoon kickoff set for Arizona Wildcats' Oct. 16 game at Colorado
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Will history repeat? Afternoon kickoff set for Arizona Wildcats' Oct. 16 game at Colorado

Arizona wide receiver Jamarye Joiner pulls in a pass in the second half of against Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. Arizona won 35-30.

Will a rare afternoon kickoff change Arizona’s football fortunes? We’re about to find out.

The kickoff time and TV assignment have been announced for the Wildcats’ Oct. 16 game at Colorado.

The game will begin a little after 12:30 p.m Tucson time. It will air on Pac-12 Networks.

The last time Arizona won a game – on Oct. 5, 2019 – the Wildcats faced the Buffaloes at 1:30 p.m. in Boulder.

Arizona has a chance to end its 16-game losing streak this Saturday against UCLA. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Arizona Stadium.

The next two UA home games will be broadcast by the ESPN family of networks. The UCLA game will air on ESPN. Arizona’s game vs. Washington on Friday, Oct. 22, will air on ESPN2. That’s also a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Here’s how the Pac-12 schedule shakes out over the next two weeks:


  • Stanford at Arizona State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


  • Oregon State at Washington State, 1 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
  • Utah at USC, 5 p.m., Fox
  • UCLA at Arizona, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


  • Cal at Oregon, 7:30 p.m., ESPN


  • Arizona at Colorado, 12:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
  • Stanford at Washington State, 4:30 p.m., ESPNU
  • UCLA at Washington, 5:30 p.m., Fox
  • Arizona State at Utah, 7 p.m., ESPN

Contact sports reporter Michael Lev at 573-4148 or On Twitter @michaeljlev 

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