Feb. 14, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz.- The Arizona State University football team will open play in 2013 at home versus Sacramento State on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Sun Devil Stadium. The game was moved to Thursday from the original date of Saturday, September 7. The move was made to allow the Sun Devil football team to begin pre-season practices earlier and to have an option for added days to be spent at Camp Tontozona.
Additionally, the football team will benefit from the extra days to prepare for the Wisconsin game the following week on Saturday, Sept. 14.
"While this move could be less convenient played on a Thursday night, the long-range advantage for the football team of being able to report earlier and have extra days to prepare for the Wisconsin game could provide a competitive advantage," says Steve Patterson, ASU's Vice President for University Athletics. "In addition, the game will be the only Pac-12 game played on September 5 so it provides us with exclusive national television coverage on that evening."
The ASU/Sacramento State game time will be determined later this year when the Pac-12 Conference television schedule is announced.
The 2013 ASU Football Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 5 -- Sacramento State (Sun Devil Club Night)
Saturday, Sept. 14 -- Wisconsin (City of Tempe Night)
Saturday, Sept. 21 -- at Stanford
Saturday, Sept. 28 -- USC (Family Weekend/Ring of Honor)
Saturday, Oct. 5 -- vs. Notre Dame at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Saturday, Oct. 12 -- Colorado (Hall of Fame)
Saturday, Oct. 19 -- Washington (Homecoming/Faculty & Staff Appreciation)
Saturday, Oct. 26 -- Open date
Thursday, Oct. 31 -- at Washington State
Saturday, Nov. 2 -- Open date
Saturday, Nov. 9 --at Utah
Saturday, Nov. 16 -- Oregon State (Military Appreciation Night)
Saturday, Nov. 23 -- at UCLA
Saturday, Nov. 30 -- Arizona (Senior Day)
Saturday, Dec. 7 -- Pac-12 Championship Game
All dates subject to change. Times TBA