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Kickoff set for Kentucky’s home opener against EKU

The kickoff times for Kentucky’s home opener against Eastern Kentucky and the Wildcats’ third game of the season at South Carolina were announced Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference.

The Cats’ home opener Sept. 9 is a noon kickoff against Eastern Kentucky on the SEC Network. And Kentucky gets an evening kickoff on the road at South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 on SEC Network.

As previously announced, Kentucky’s season opener Sept. 2 at Southern Miss will kick off at 4 p.m. EDT on CBS Sports Network.

The SEC Network Saturday schedule opens with three games on Sept. 2. The Network will air six games on the second week of the season and five games in Week 3.

SEC Network football schedule for Weeks 1-3

(All times EDT)

Saturday, Sept. 2

Missouri State at Missouri, 12 p.m.

Charleston Southern at Mississippi State, 4 p.m.

Georgia Southern at Auburn, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 9

Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, 12 p.m.

UT Martin at Ole Miss, 12 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)

Indiana State at Tennessee, 4 p.m.

Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)

Northern Colorado at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

UT Chattanooga at LSU, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)

Saturday, Sept. 16

Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas A&M, 12 p.m.

Purdue at Missouri, 4 p.m.

Mercer at Auburn, 4 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)

Kentucky at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Samford at Georgia, 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)