Beavs will play early and late in 2014

OREGON STATE WILL play at least two night games this season and probably more. But OSU is likely also in line to kick off games on the other side of the spectrum – early contests that will begin at 11 a.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.

The Pac-12 announced Sunday that it has created an 11 a.m. PT television window for this football season in order to reduce the number of night games.

All 11 a.m. games will be broadcast by the Pac-12 Networks.

The number of 11 a.m. games will be determined throughout the season as its other TV partners, ESPN and Fox, pick their games and time slots.

The 11 a.m. games replace the evening window for the Pac-12 Network games. Last year there were 17 Saturday night games on the Pac-12 Networks.

For its first two years, the Pac-12 Networks broadcast games at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Beavs played eight games this past season that started at 6 p.m. or later, with four of those kicking off at 7:30 p.m.

OSU played four times on the Pac-12 Networks this past season, with those games kicking off at 3:00, 5:00 and 12:00 and 6:30 p.m.

The year before in the channel's inaugural season, OSU played six times on the Pac-12 Nets.

There will still be late games on ESPN and Fox Sports – those two channels need evening games in the Pac-12 after the country's games in the Eastern and Central time zones have concluded.

The Beavs currently have two games on the 2014 schedule slated for 1 p.m. kickoffs (Pac-12 Networks), another at 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN) and one at 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1).

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