A look at 2011 nonconference schedules

Utah and Colorado should fit right in when Pac-12 play begins next fall, at least in terms of playing tough nonconference schedules.

The Utes will maintain their rivalry with BYU and they also visit Pittsburgh. Colorado has two tough road trips -- at Hawaii to open and at Ohio State -- as well as its rivalry game with Colorado State.

As a whole, it will be another tough year of nonconference scheduling, with games against Oklahoma State, Missouri, LSU, Wisconsin, Texas, Notre Dame and Nebraska being highlights.

Here's a look (note: California and Oregon are still filling out their dates).


9/3 Northern Arizona

9/10 at Oklahoma State

11/26 Louisiana-Lafayette

Arizona State

9/3 UC Davis

9/10 Missouri

9/17 at Illinois


9/3 Fresno State (Candlestick Park in San Francisco)

According to the school: "Cal's remaining two non-conference games scheduled for September 10 (away) and 17 (home) will be announced at a later date.


9/3 at Hawaii

9/17 Colorado State

9/24 at Ohio State


9/3 LSU (Arlington, Texas, Cowboys Stadium)

9/10 Nevada

(Oregon has open dates on 9/17 and 10/01 that are listed as TBA; one will be filled with another nonconference foe).

Oregon State

9/3 Sacramento State

9/10 at Wisconsin

10/15 BYU


9/3 San Jose State

9/10 at Duke

11/26 Notre Dame


9/3 at Houston

9/10 San Jose State

9/17 Texas


9/3 Minnesota

9/17 Syracuse

10/22 at Notre Dame


9/1 Montana State

9/17 at BYU

10/15 at Pittsburgh


9/3 Eastern Washington

9/10 Hawaii

9/17 at Nebraska

Washington State

9/3 Idaho State

9/10 UNLV

9/17 at San Diego State