Locker's regular-season finale moved

SEATTLE -- The final regular-season game of quarterback Jake Locker's career at Washington is being given a prime-time showcase.

The school announced Monday that the Huskies home finale against UCLA has been moved from Saturday, Nov. 13, to Thursday, Nov. 18. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast by ESPN.

It will be the first weekday home game at Husky Stadium since 1939, when Washington hosted Oregon on Thanksgiving Day.

Locker's presence wasn't lost on ESPN.

Dave Brown, vice president of programming at ESPN, noted that while it could be an important game in the Pac-10 race, it also is a chance for Locker to showcase himself to a national audience shortly before Heisman Trophy ballots are due.