It’s only February, but it’s already time to plan for the fall slate of college football. And, on Tuesday Morning, the American Conference officially released its 2018 conference schedule for this year. Obviously, for defending Champion UCF in Orlando and USF in Tampa, they were both eager to find out where and when the conference games would fill out their schedules.
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The defending Champion Knights will open up on Thursday night August 30th with a conference game at UConn. It is interesting that the league would not allow UCF to have a home game, as their conference opener. This is particularly, when they had an unbeaten season and won the Peach Bowl year ago.
The Knights will also play a Thursday night National TV game on ESPN with Temple at home on November 1st. They will play the Memphis Tigers, whom they defeated for the AAC Championship last year, in the River City on Saturday October 13th. And, conclude the conference slate on the Friday after Thanksgiving November 23rd in Tampa against USF.
As for the Bulls, they will open conference play at home with East Carolina on Saturday, September 22nd. The Bulls will play at Tulsa in a Friday night made-for-tv game October 12th. And as we mentioned, host “the War on I-4” with UCF on Friday November 23rd.
The Bulls do not play Memphis this season, nor do they play Navy.
The Knights will play the Midshipmen in 2018, as part of a three-game home stretch, including the Temple game, Navy in the middle and then, Cincinnati on November 17th. This also means UCF will not leave the Sunshine State for their four games in November.
Game times and most television coverage will be announced later this summer.
Also ESPN, which practically runs the television portion of college football for them, may move a UCF or USF game to a different day later this spring or summer
So, stay tuned on all of that.
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