Huskies announce date of football opener

SEATTLE (Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007) -- The date and time of the University of Washington's season-opening football game at Syracuse University has been changed to accommodate a national telecast by Big East Conference rights-holder ESPN, the league announced today.

The game, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, will be played on Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse campus in upstate New York. The Friday night game will mark only the second non-Saturday contest for the Huskies since 1999.

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