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WSU's Season Opener vs. BYU Moved to Aug. 30 on National TV

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Washington State's season opener against BYU is now Aug. 30 in Provo, and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Washington State's season opener against BYU is now Aug. 30 in Provo, and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

Washington State's season opener against BYU is no longer on September 1. And it is no longer TBA in the TV category. The game is on national television.

ESPN picked up the game and moved it to its marquee position on August 30 at 7:15 p.m. (PT).

The game is one with several interesting story lines, not the least of which revolve around Mike Leach. Not only is it his first game as a Cougar, it is his first game at BYU, the school that awarded him his undergraduate degree. The game is also on ESPN, the network for which Craig James worked when he criticized the coach for how he treated his son at Texas Tech.

The move to ESPN means two of WSU's first three games will be on the national network. The Cougars' third game, a matchup with UNLV of the Mountain West, is also on ESPN.

Washington State's home opener in the newly renovated Martin Stadium is Sept. 8 against Eastern Washington. No TV plans have been announced for that game at this point.

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