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Texas A&M/UCLA moved to Sunday, Sept. 3

You’ll be waiting all year for Sunday night

Stanford v UCLA Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

If you’re counting down the days until the beginning of Aggie football season, you’ll have to add one more day to that ticker. UCLA announced on Wednesday that the team’s season opener against Texas A&M has been moved from Saturday, Sept. 2, to Sunday, Sept. 3. The game will kick off at either 6:30 or 7 p.m. (central time), and no TV network has been announced.

Moving games to Sunday or Monday on Labor Day weekend is a growing trend in college football, as teams look to maximize eyeballs and take advantage of the last NFL-free weekend of the year. The Monday holiday also minimizes the impact that a Sunday game has on fans traveling from out of town.

You may remember the game held on Labor Day Sunday last season. In fact, how could you forget. It was the exact moment our state’s flagship program returned to national prominence.


What do you think about playing the opener on a Sunday?

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  • 33%
    Love it! We’ll be the only show on TV.
    (230 votes)
  • 26%
    (187 votes)
  • 39%
    Don’t care.
    (276 votes)
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