The Pac-12 Conference announced the start times and broadcast information for five of this season’s UCLA Bruins football games today.
As a result, we now know that the first game of the Chip Kelly era at UCLA will kickoff on Saturday, September 1st at 4 pm PT on ESPN. While the ABC primetime game will be between Alabama and Louisville in Orlando that day, it is still possible that College Gameday could opt to visit the Rose Bowl for the first game of the Chip Kelly era as ESPN has been known to flip their primetime broadcast teams from time to time.
The Bruins will have it a little rougher the following week as their game against the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman will kickoff at 10 am PT on Fox.
UCLA’s third game of the season when the Bruins host Fresno State will be a 7:30 pm PT kickoff on FS1. The good news is that, if the event preceding this game runs long, the game will start on Fox Business Channel under an agreement between the Pac-12 and Fox.
After a bye week, UCLA travels to Colorado for a Friday night game against the Buffaloes which will also air on FS1 and will kickoff at 6 pm PT.
The final game whose start time is known at this point is UCLA’s October 26th game against Utah. That’s UCLA’s Friday night home game and it will kickoff on ESPN at 7:30 pm. That should give you and your family and friends some more time to sit in traffic on the way to Pasadena.
The start times and broadcast info for the remaining seven games in October and November are not yet known.
On an additional football-related note, UCLA has announced that the 3rd Annual Bruin Viewin’ football season ticket holder movie event at the Rose Bowl will be held on Saturday, July 14th.
Voting for this year’s movie will begin on Thursday, June 7th on the UCLA Athletics Twitter account.