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January 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Apple Cup, Cal games moved back, Arizona also moved

The UW has just announced that the dates of three football games have been moved back in the schedule to create a couple of bye weeks, including the Apple Cup.
The Apple Cup against WSU has been moved from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Also moved were home games against Cal (Oct. 10 to Dec. 5) and Arizona (Oct. 31 to Oct. 10).
So that creates bye weeks for UW on Oct. 31 and Nov. 21.
The goal of the moves was to avoid playing 12 games in 12 weeks.
“Obviously, playing 12 consecutive weeks can take a big toll on our student-athletes,” said UW athletic director Scott Woodward in a statement. “In making these schedule revisions, our main goal was to try to provide a break or two during the season, and that’s what has happened. I’m pleased with how it all worked out.”
Here’s how the revised schedule now looks:
09/05/09 vs. LSU Seattle, Wash. TBA
09/12/09 vs. Idaho Seattle, Wash. TBA
09/19/09 vs. USC Seattle, Wash. TBA
09/26/09 at Stanford* Stanford, Calif. TBA
10/03/09 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. TBA
10/10/09 vs. Arizona Seattle, Wash. TBA
10/17/09 at Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. TBA
10/24/09 vs. Oregon Seattle, Wash. TBA
11/07/09 at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
11/14/09 at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. TBA
11/28/09 vs. Washington State Seattle, Wash. TBA
12/05/09 vs. California Seattle, Wash. TBA
The Cal game will be the first December home game for UW since 1932 when the Huskies played the West Seattle Athletic Club.
UW has played away regular-season games in the past two seasons, including this year at Cal on Dec. 6.
This will be the second time in the past three years the Apple Cup has been played after Thanksgiving. It was also played the Saturday after Thanksgiving at UW in 2007 when the Huskies and Cougars moved the game back a week for the same reason.

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