College Football Opening Weekend Kickoff Times

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban holds the Coaches Trophy after the 2013 BCS Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

We are still a few months away from the start of the college football season, but that hasn’t done anything to slow down the anticipation of opening weekend. With college football fans anxious for the start of the season, ESPN has announced kickoff times for six games, including five that take place on opening weekend. Every game will feature at least one SEC team.

Seven out of the twelve teams in the games on ESPN are represented in the top 25 rankings – No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Georgia, No. 10 South Carolina, No. 11 Clemson, No. 13 LSU, No. 17 TCU and No. 25 Vanderbilt.

ESPN will continue to announce start times throughout the coming months.

Here is the list of kickoff times (all times are ET):

Thursday, Aug. 29
6 p.m.  – North Carolina at South Carolina
9:15 p.m. — Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

Saturday, Aug. 31
5:30 p.m.  –  Virginia Tech vs. Alabama (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta)
8 p.m.  – Georgia at Clemson (ABC)
9 p.m.  – TCU vs. LSU (Cowboys Classic, Dallas)

Thursday, Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. – Kentucky at Mississippi State

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Football, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, North Carolina Tar Heels, Ole Miss Rebels, South Carolina Gamecocks

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  • Gregory White

    I take it that the times are Eastern?

    • Josh Sanchez

      Correct. Sorry, I should have noted that.

      • nick

        it was noted that the times are Eastern.

        • John Jones

          not til later

    • John Jones

      Here is the list of kickoff times (all times are ET): It pays to actually read the article.

      • Josh Sanchez

        Cut him a little slack ;)

        I added that in after his question so no one else would have to question it.

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