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ESPN has announced 16 college football game selections involving Pacific-10 Conference teams for the 2010 season, including 12 conference-controlled games and four road contests. Overall, ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise 20 Pac-10 home games, with additional selections announced as the season progresses. To date, ESPN has selected 25 games involving teams from the Pac-10 for the 2010 season, including a minimum of three for Saturday Night Football on ABC, the only weekly prime-time series on broadcast television.
- The early selections include multiple games involving three teams ranked in an ESPN.com early preseason top 25 for 2010:
- Five featuring defending Pac-10 champion No. 10 Oregon, including one against No. 24 Stanford – the only Pac-10 team to defeat the Ducks last year – Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11:15 p.m. on ESPN.
- Eight involving perennial power No. 15 USC, led by new head coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley, including one against rival Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
- Four games involving No. 24 Stanford, led by sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck, projected by ESPN’s Todd McShay as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, should he enter.
- The schedule features three matchups between teams ranked in the ESPN.com early preseason top 25, including two Saturday Night Football on ABC broadcasts, both at 8 p.m.: No. 15 USC at No. 24 Stanford Saturday, Oct. 9, and No. 10 Oregon at No. 15 USC Saturday, Oct. 30. ESPN will televise No. 24 Stanford at No. 10 Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11:15 p.m.
- A minimum of four Saturday late-night games, including two on Saturday, Sept. 18: No. 11 Iowa at Arizona at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN, and Wake Forest at No. 24 Stanford at 11:15 p.m. on ESPN2. An additional two games will pit No. 24 Stanford at UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN and No. 24 Stanford at No. 10 Oregon on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11:15 p.m. on ESPN.
- ESPN’s popular Thursday night ESPN College Football Primetime series will feature four telecasts involving Pac-10 teams, including No. 15 USC at Hawaii (Sept. 2 at 11 p.m.), UCLA at No. 10 Oregon (Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.), UCLA at Washington (Nov. 18 at 8 p m.) and Arizona State at Arizona (Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.).
2010 Pac-10 Schedule as of May 11 (additional selections will be announced):
|Thu, Sep 2||11 p.m.||No. 15 USC at Hawaii *||ESPN|
|Fri, Sep 3||8 p.m.||Arizona at Toledo *||ESPN|
|Sat, Sep 4||3:30 p.m.||UCLA at Kansas State||ABC|
|7:45 p.m.||Cowboys Classic: Oregon State vs. No. 6 TCU *||ESPN|
|Sat, Sep 11||7 p.m.||No. 10 Oregon at Tennessee||ESPN2|
|10:30 p.m.||No. 24 Stanford at UCLA||ESPN|
|Fri, Sep 17||10 p.m.||California at Nevada *||ESPN2|
|Sat, Sep 18||3:30 p.m.||No. 7 Nebraska at Washington||ABC|
|Arizona State at No. 9 Wisconsin||ABC and ESPN2 **|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 15 USC at Minnesota||ESPN|
|10:30 p.m.||No. 11 Iowa at Arizona||ESPN|
|11:15 p.m.||Wake Forest at No. 24 Stanford||ESPN2|
|Sat, Sep 25||TBD||Oregon State at No. 2 Boise State *||ABC, ESPN or ESPN2|
|TBD||UCLA at No. 4 Texas *||ABC|
|Sat, Oct 2||8 p.m.||Washington at No. 15 USC||ABC, ESPN or ESPN2|
|11:15 p.m.||No. 24 Stanford at No. 10 Oregon||ESPN|
|Sat, Oct 9||8 p.m.||No. 15 USC at No. 24 Stanford||ABC|
|Thu, Oct 21||9 p.m.||UCLA at No. 10 Oregon *||ESPN|
|Sat, Oct 30||8 p.m.||No. 10 Oregon at No. 15 USC||ABC|
|Sat, Nov 13||8 p.m.||No. 15 USC at Arizona||ABC|
|Thu, Nov 18||8 p.m.||UCLA at Washington *||ESPN|
|Sat, Nov 20||8 p.m.||No. 15 USC at Oregon State||ABC, ESPN or ESPN2|
|Fri, Nov 26||7 p.m.||Arizona at No. 10 Oregon||ESPN|
|Sat, Nov 27||8 p.m.||Notre Dame at No. 15 USC||ABC, ESPN or ESPN2|
|Thu, Dec 2||8 p.m.||Arizona State at Arizona *||ESPN|
* Previously announced
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize the game to ABC markets not receiving the telecast