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Times and networks for prominent state schools first few weeks of games

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College football fans are thirsting for news and info this time of year, and slowly, the college football schedule of times and what network games will be broadcast are coming together.

ESPN and Fox filled in some of the blanks Thursday for the upcoming start to the season in September and here’s the quick breakdown.

The Gators will be playing their first three games at the Swamp and all three will be shown on the SEC Network:

UCF, eager to build on their on their unbeaten 13-0 Peach Bowl winning season a year ago, now also has game times and where they will be broadcast, as well.

The Knights will play at American Conference foe, UConn on Thursday August 30th at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Later in the month it will be followed by a Friday night September 21st home game with FAU that ESPN will televise also at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, across I-4, USF promoted their opening two games and another one:

Interestingly, the Bulls will appear on the Big Ten Network at Illinois and also play under the lights on for their October 12th Friday night game American Conference home game with Tulsa which will be at 7 p.m.

We already had info on the early FSU and Miami game times and networks.

As we wrote earlier this month, on the opening weekend Miami’s game time with LSU will be Sunday night September 2nd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will be at 7:30 Eastern to be televised on ABC.

Florida State’s Labor Day night game, and new coach Willie Taggart (above) first game with the Noles is against ACC foe Virginia Tech. ESPN will have the television coverage in Primetime at 8 p.m.

For week 2, the ACC announced that Miami’s game at home at Hard Rock stadium with Savannah State will now be a 6 p.m. game and on one of the ACC Network alternate channels. Likewise, Florida State’s home game with Sanford will be at 7:20 p.m. and also on the ACC Network’s main channel.

Also, on September 8th, USF is hosting ACC opponent Georgia Tech, but that game time is still to be determined by the American Athletic Conference and ESPN. And, therefore, has not yet been announced.

Finally, on Saturday September 15th Florida State will play at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse at noon but could be on any one of ESPN’s networks or on ABC.

Many more game times and networks will have to wait until the season is underway and in a lot of cases won’t be known until possibly the week before the game.

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