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.
The 2017 season opener for @UCLAFootball vs Texas A&M has been moved to Sunday, September 3rd https://t.co/1yM4Tz4cDA#GoBruins pic.twitter.com/hJj57datdI— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) March 29, 2017
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.
"TEXAS IS BACK, FOLKS!"— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2016
The exact moment the Texas Longhorns returned to national prominence? pic.twitter.com/pvjLSXH0Cl— ESPN (@espn) September 5, 2016
What do you think about playing the opener on a Sunday?
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Love it! We’ll be the only show on TV.
NO WE SHOULD ONLY EVER PLAY ON SATURDAY IT’S TRADITION.