2013 Football Season–The Calendaring Begins
ESPN is already announcing the kickoff times for the football season openers. With ESPN’s control over the ACC and SEC, it should not be surprising to see that teams from those conferences are getting the prime time exposure that weekend.
Here are the announced dates and times.
Thursday, Aug. 29
6 p.m. — North Carolina at South Carolina (ESPN)
9:15 p.m. — Ole Miss at Vanderbilt (ESPN)
Saturday, Aug. 31
5:30 p.m — Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic (Atlanta): Virginia Tech vs. Alabama (ESPN)
8 p.m. — Georgia at Clemson (ABC)
9 p.m. — Cowboys Classic (Arlington, Texas): TCU vs. LSU (ESPN)
That is three SEC-ACC battles out of five games.
Also, we know that Pittsburgh-Florida State will be featured during opening weekend as well.
In any event, if you are a fan of Virginia Tech, North Carolina, or Clemson, you can already start planning for that weekend….