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Kickoffs set for SEC football's first three weeks. See when Alabama will play.

Nick Saban and Alabama will pursue another national title beginning Sept. 1 with an 8 p.m. kickoff against Louisville in Orlando, Fla.
Nick Saban and Alabama will pursue another national title beginning Sept. 1 with an 8 p.m. kickoff against Louisville in Orlando, Fla. AP

ESPN has announced the dates and times for the opening three weeks of the Southeastern Conference football schedule, and Alabama gets an afternoon game at home in the mix.

The Tide opens in Orlando, Fla., in the previously announced matchup with Louisville at 8 p.m. on Sept. 1. That game will be aired on ABC.

Next, Alabama hosts Arkansas State at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in a game that will air on ESPN2.

Then the Tide heads to Oxford, Miss., for a 7 p.m. kickoff against Mississippi. That West Division clash will air on ESPN.

The remainder of Alabama's game times will be announced at later dates.

Southeastern Conference schedule

DATETIME (ET)GAMENETWORK
Thu, Aug 30 8:30 p.m.Northwestern State at Texas A&MSEC Network
Sat, Sept 1NoonOle Miss vs. Texas Tech (Houston)ESPN




Coastal Carolina at South CarolinaSEC Network


3:30 p.m.Washington vs. Auburn (Atlanta)ABC




Austin Peay at GeorgiaESPN




Central Michigan at KentuckyESPNU


4 p.m.Eastern Illinois at ArkansasSEC Network




UT Martin at MissouriSEC Network Alternate


7:30 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Miss. StateESPNU




Charleston Southern at FloridaSEC Network




Middle Tennessee at VanderbiltSEC Network Alternate


8 p.m.Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando)ABC
Sun, Sept 27:30 p.m.LSU vs. Miami (Arlington)ABC
Sat, Sept 8NoonMiss. State at Kansas StateESPN




Nevada at VanderbiltSEC Network


3:30 p.m.Arkansas State at AlabamaESPN2


4 p.m.East Tennessee State at TennesseeSEC Network




Southern Illinois at Ole MissSEC Network Alternate


7 p.m.Clemson at Texas A&MESPN




Southeastern Louisiana at LSUESPN2/ESPNU




Wyoming at MissouriESPN2/ESPNU


7:30 p.m.Kentucky at FloridaSEC Network




Alabama State at AuburnSEC Network Alternate
Sat, Sept 15NoonUTEP at TennesseeSEC Network




Murray State at KentuckySEC Network Alternate


4 p.m.Colorado State at FloridaSEC Network




North Texas at ArkansasSEC Network Alternate


7 p.m.Alabama at Ole MissESPN


7:15 p.m.Middle Tennessee at GeorgiaESPN2


7:30 p.m.Louisiana Monroe at Texas A&MSEC Network




Louisiana Lafayette at Miss. StateSEC Network Alternate




Marshall at South CarolinaESPNU
Thu, Nov 227:30 p.m.Mississippi State at Ole MissESPN

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