The Arizona St. Sun Devils are going to get at least one chance to be seen on a nationally televised audience next year. The Devils will be playing the Missouri Tigers on Friday night football September 9th on ESPN at 7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET. The game will follow some Louisville-Florida International game that should be over by halftime, so this one is clearly the main attraction.
I wouldn't be surprised if Larry Scott had a bit of a hand in organizing this move from the original Saturday date. The big thing Scott has been emphasizing is more exposure, and nationally televised dates on ESPN (even with late start times) with no other competition for viewing is a positive step in that direction. Kudos to the commish for this move.
With regards to the concern of Bay Area fans, only the California Golden Bears will have to scout their opponents and their new uniforms/helmets, as Cal will be playing in Tempe the final week of the regular season. The Stanford Cardinal will sadly get the chance to miss out on Vontaze Burfict and his genuine madness.
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