UW unveils 2007 schedule

SEATTLE -- After playing 12-straight games without a break and enduring a season plagued with of a variety of injuries and fatigue, the University of Washington football team will enjoy a weekend off next year as the Pacific-10 Conference announced a number of changes to its 2007 football schedule.

In addition, Washington has tentatively agreed to conclude its regular season on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the University of Hawai'i. The addition of the game, which will be played at Aloha Stadium, will give Washington a NCAA-allowable 13 regular-season contests in 2007. The exact details of the contract are still pending and are subject to the scheduling of a return game at the UW at a future date.

"Hawai'i has a much-respected program under the direction of June Jones and returns an outstanding quarterback in Colt Brennan," said Willingham. "Hawai'i will present a great challenge for us and I think, as our program continues to develop, we should be well-prepared for the opportunity to play them."

The Huskies' game at home against California that was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 will now be played on Nov. 17 and the UW will now have an open weekend on Oct. 6, following its Sept. 29 home contest against USC.

With the change of the Cal game, the annual Apple Cup rivalry game between Washington and in-state rival Washington State will take place on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Nov. 24. The contest will mark the 100th football contest between the two schools and is expected to culminate a number of events that will celebrate the history of the rivalry.

See link below for full press release from the official Washington Athletics Site...

Huskies Schedule Change

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