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Kickoff Times and TV Info Announced for UConn Football Games

Get your calendars out! We’ve got dates, times and TV for some UConn Football games this upcoming season.

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The American Athletic Conference has released the times and broadcast information for a big chunk of the conference slate this upcoming season, including five UConn games and the conference championship game.

The AAC title game will be at the stadium of one of the division winners on December 3, with kickoff at 12 p.m. It will be broadcast on either ESPN or ABC.

As for the Huskies, we now know when their season opener will begin, in addition to four others.

UConn Football will begin its season on September 1 against Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Maine. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.

On September 17 UConn will kickoff against its first non-conference FBS opponent, the Virginia Cavaliers, at 1:30 p.m. on SNY/ESPN3.

The Huskies’ Thursday night battle with the Houston Cougars will be on September 29 at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The Cougars won the Peach Bowl over Florida State last year and are the reigning conference champions. They’ll be looking to avenge a loss to the Huskies at Pratt and Whitney Stadium last year.

UConn's next game, on October 8 against Cincinnati, will begin at 11:30 a.m. on CBS Sports Network. The Huskies have struggled against the Bearcats the past few years, suffering big losses since a 38-17 win in 2010.

The final game with an announced time is the Temple match-up on November 4. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

The most disappointing part of these announced times and TV info would be the Virginia game not being on national television. The state of Virginia has been a recruiting focus for the Huskies, with co-defensive Anthony Poindexter’s ties to the area as well as Diaco, so it would have been good to have that game more widely available. Beyond that, 11:30 a.m. for the Cincinnati game is just too early for football and all but guarantees a large group of home fans will still be grilling at kickoff.