Thursday-Monday for Week 1; What's on TV
Posted by: Chris Vannini on Thursday May 09, 2013
Posted by: Chris Vannini on May 9, 2013
Every team wants to make its season-opener a big event.
College football is generally played on Saturday, but the opening weekend is very flexible. As a result, some game times and dates are moved around for the opening weekend. For example, Michigan State will open its season with a Friday night game for the third straight year.
The fact it's Labor Day weekend and the NFL hasn't started gives college football teams plenty of room to move things around, and several teams have already done that for their opener.
The result is an extended holiday weekend full of college football and the fans win. Here's an updated list of notable games for the opening weekend.
Thursday, Aug. 29
North Carolina at South Carolina: 6 p.m., ESPN
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt: 9:15 p.m., ESPN
USC at Hawaii: 11:00 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Rutgers at Fresno State: TBA
Friday Aug. 30
Western Michigan at Michigan State: 8 p.m., Big Ten Network
Texas Tech at SMU: 8 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 31
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (Atlanta): 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Georgia at Clemson: 8 p.m., ABC
LSU vs. TCU (Arlington): 9 p.m., ESPN
Boise State at Washington: TBA
Northwestern at Cal: TBA
Sunday, Sept. 1
Ohio at Louisville: 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Colorado vs. Colorado State: 6 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Monday, Sept. 2
Florida State at Pitt: 8 p.m., ESPN
Chris Vannini is the lead writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered Michigan State sports for The State News, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He writes a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press on behalf of SB Nation. Vannini lives in Big Ten country, so his foot speed is far from SEC caliber, but his pulse on coaches is hard to match. Be sure to follow @CoachingBuzz on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org