PAC 12 exploring 9am kickoff times

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It would be interesting to see how many fans would show up for a UCLA home game at 9 am. They only drew 38,391 to the Rose Bowl (capacity 90,888) for a noon kickoff vs Stanford last November.
 
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It’s obvious they’re trying to get more exposure on the east coast. But who in their right mind would want to go to a 9:00 AM game? Imagine if UT had a 9:00 AM kickoff. The atmosphere would be dead.
 
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I love watching Pac-12 games at night. No other football games on and Wash State, Wash, Oregon, and Stanford at night are all pretty exciting normally. Makes absolutely no sense to have 9AM games. All they'd be doing is putting themselves in a losing competition with the Big 10 and SEC while alienating their core audience.
 
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Here’s something that is a little out of left field....

Explore a Sunday late afternoon game on FS1. Obviously it will play against the NFL, but having 1 game on a Sunday might be worth a shot. I actually thought watching UGA vs USCjr last year on a Sunday was a cool change of pace. If you keep the headliners on Saturdays at normal times and have 1 Sunday game a week for a mid level game it might create some interest. Can’t be that much worse than a 9am kickoff going against the SEC, B1G, ACC and Big 12 kickoffs.
 
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Here’s something that is a little out of left field....

Explore a Sunday late afternoon game on FS1. Obviously it will play against the NFL, but having 1 game on a Sunday might be worth a shot. I actually thought watching UGA vs USCjr last year on a Sunday was a cool change of pace. If you keep the headliners on Saturdays at normal times and have 1 Sunday game a week for a mid level game it might create some interest. Can’t be that much worse than a 9am kickoff going against the SEC, B1G, ACC and Big 12 kickoffs.
I would watch that game if offered.
 
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Here’s something that is a little out of left field....

Explore a Sunday late afternoon game on FS1. Obviously it will play against the NFL, but having 1 game on a Sunday might be worth a shot. I actually thought watching UGA vs USCjr last year on a Sunday was a cool change of pace. If you keep the headliners on Saturdays at normal times and have 1 Sunday game a week for a mid level game it might create some interest. Can’t be that much worse than a 9am kickoff going against the SEC, B1G, ACC and Big 12 kickoffs.
Fox's contract with the NFL won't allow for that.
 
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I actually like seeing the PAC 12 games late at night
Same here. I usually stay up late on Saturdays, especially during football season. I love still having games on to watch that late, them and some of the Mountain West games. And as was already said in here, that's the only way I'd likely ever watch some of these matchups. I mean the only way I'm normally going to watch a Fresno St/Wyoming match up is if it's on at 10:00 PM on a Saturday night (or Friday).

Actually if I'm really feeling awake, I like when Hawaii has home games that don't kick off until midnight here.
 

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