UCLA and Washington State Change Football Date

May 2, 2002

The date of this season's football game between UCLA and Washington State at the Rose Bowl has been changed to December 7, it was announced today. The game will be televised nationally by ABC as part of a tripleheader that day. The network will also televise the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference championship games on December 7. Kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Pacific-10 Conference athletic directors, meeting in Phoenix, voted to approve the move of the game to December 7. The game was originally scheduled for November 16.

"UCLA, Washington State and Pac-10 football will all benefit from the national exposure by playing on December 7. On November 16, there was no guarantee the game would be selected for television," said UCLA associate athletic director Marc Dellins.

"In addition, moving the game also gives the team two byes in a 12-game schedule. We will now have a bye prior to our game with USC and will also be off the week prior to the Washington State game."

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Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 35 - 56
Thursday, Oct 22
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
W, 40 - 24
Saturday, Oct 31
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
W, 35 - 31
Saturday, Nov 07
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 41 - 0
Saturday, Nov 14
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
L, 27 - 31
Saturday, Nov 21
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 17 - 9
Saturday, Nov 28 - 12:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA