Sept. 11, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University has moved its football game against Baylor up to Friday, Sept. 12, and will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CDT in order to avoid complications caused by the approach of Hurricane Ike to the Texas Coast this weekend.
The game, originally scheduled to be played Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and to be televised nationally on FSN, posed potential travel problems to fans, to the Washington State travel party as well as to FSN's crew, the large majority of whom are from the Greater Houston area.
"We looked at all alternatives to be able to play this game," said Washington State University Director of Athletics Jim Sterk. "Obviously this is not the ideal situation but is the best scenario at this point given the unpredictability of the hurricane and keeping in mind the safety of all involved."
Late Thursday afternoon FSN announced that the network has made it possible for fans across the country to see the game by pairing the stadium's in-house feed with Baylor's radio broadcast. The modified telecast will air live nationally on Fox College Sports and locally on FSN Southwest. Due to a conflict with the Mariners-Angels game at 7pm, FSN Northwest will deliver the game on delay at 11:00p.m.
Baylor and Washington State have also announced that the telecast will be available on both schools' web sites - wsucougars.com and baylorbears.com, free of charge.