ESPN will televise Washington State's season opener against BYU on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The WSU-BYU contest was moved up from Saturday, Sept. 1, to accommodate the television coverage. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m.
Not only will the game mark the WSU coaching debut of Mike Leach, but he will coach against his alma mater. Also, there could be Mid-Columbians on both rosters.
Connell standout Matt Hadley will join older brother Spencer at BYU, while former Kennewick star Drew Loftus and ex-Southridge players Brent Anderson and Mike McAdie are on WSU's spring roster.