ESPN announced six 2013 football games for television this morning, five of which are on opening weekend.
Thursday, Aug. 29 will feature back-to-back games on ESPN beginning with North Carolina at South Carolina at 6 p.m. ET. That will be followed by Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at 9:15 p.m. ET. Ole-Miss-Vandy was moved from Saturday to Thursday.
Saturday’s action features two neutral site “kickoff” games plus a big ACC-SEC match-up. Up first is the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game featuring Virginia Tech at Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Then at 8 p.m. ET, the Georgia Bulldogs travel to face the Clemson Tigers on ABC. The nightcap features TCU vs. LSU in the Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
It was also announced today that the Kentucky at Mississippi State game has moved to Thursday, Oct. 24 and will be broadcast on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Below is a complete list of the games that were announced today:
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
North Carolina at South Carolina – 6 p.m. ET, ESPN
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt – 9:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
2013 Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game
Virginia Tech vs. Alabama – 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Georgia at Clemson – 8 p.m. ET, ABC
2013 Cowboys Classic
TCU vs. LSU – 9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. ET
Kentucky at Mississippi State – 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN