Kickoff times announced for opening weekend’s biggest games


You can go ahead and map out your opening weekend of the 2016 season: ESPN released the kickoff times for its games for the first weekend.

ESPN is billing it as “the best college football opening weekend schedule ever.” And it indeed is a good one. Here’s a look at the ESPN-televised games.

September 1, South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m., ESPN
September 3, Boston College vs. Georgia Tech (Dublin, Ireland), 7:30 a.m., ESPN2
September 3, Houston vs. Oklahoma (NRG Stadium, Houston), noon, ABC
September 3, Hawaii at Michigan, noon, ESPN
September 3, LSU vs. Wisconsin (Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.), 3:30 p.m., ABC
September 3, Georgia vs. North Carolina (Georgia Dome, Atlanta), 5:30 p.m., ESPN
September 3, Alabama vs. USC (AT&T Stadium,  Arlington, Texas), 8 p.m., ABC
September 3, Clemson at Auburn, 9 p.m., ESPN
September 4, Notre Dame at Texas, 7:30 p.m., ABC
September 5, Florida State vs, Ole Miss (Camping World Stadium, Orlando), 8 p.m., ESPN

CBS has yet to announce its first-weekend schedule. UCLA at Texas A&M will not be shown on ESPN, and that is the best of the rest of the SEC games. CBS televised a game each weekend during the 2015 season.

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