What time does Colorado vs. Stanford start? Deion Sanders slams Pac-12 After Dark as ‘stupidest thing ever’
Pac-12 After Dark will be a thing of the past after this season, in all likelihood. While some late-night kickoffs between west coast schools in new conferences will still be on tap, one of the most unhinged facets of college football won’t ever be the same. That day can’t come soon enough for Colorado coach Deion Sanders.
The Buffaloes host Stanford in a late window on Friday night, and as one would expect, Sanders didn’t hold back his thoughts, calling late-night kickoffs “the stupidest thing ever in life.”
Thank God we’re not going to be in this conference,” Sanders told The Athletic, though the reality is that there won’t be much of a Pac-12 conference, if any, by this time next season. Colorado is one of 10 Pac-12 programs already headed for the exits, joining the Big 12 in 2024.
While it’s unclear how the Big 12 plans to schedule games, it’s not unfathomable that Colorado might play in late-night slots considering Utah and Arizona State are also joining the conference. Sanders just might not let that slide so easily.
Friday’s game between Colorado and Stanford is set to kick off at 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. local time) from Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.
While 8 p.m. local time doesn’t seem too late for Colorado, Sanders isn’t thrilled. This is the Buffaloes’ second 10 p.m. ET kickoff of the season, and they have a 10:30 p.m. ET kickoff coming next month against Washington State.