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Early Season Kickoff Times And TV Info Released

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Today the ACC announced kickoff times and television network information for the first three weeks of the football season. As expected, NC State gets a couple of 6 PM kickoffs for its cupcake games, and as I say every year, I think that's the perfect kickoff time in September. So you can officially start planning that first tailgate.

Sept 3: vs. Liberty -- 6 PM (ESPN3)

Sept. 10: at Wake Forest -- 3:30 PM (RSN***)

Sept. 17: vs. South Alabama -- 6 PM (ESPN3)

Sept. 22: at Cincinnati -- 8 PM (ESPN)

***Under the new television contract, the Regional Sports Network is the ACC Network thing we're used to, except it's distributed on cable--Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolinas, etc.

Update: An additional note from NC State's release:

ACC network syndicated games will have a new, later kickoff time of 12:30 p.m.; while the Regional Sports Network package will be no earlier than 12:30 p.m., with several games slated for 3:30 p.m. or later.

Woohoo, an extra half hour! This doesn't mean we've seen the last of noon kickoffs, but it does mean they'll happen less often.