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Kentucky’s football season opener set for night kickoff

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At Governor's Club Luncheon, former Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks talks about what he thinks UK needs under current coach Mark Stoops.
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At Governor's Club Luncheon, former Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks talks about what he thinks UK needs under current coach Mark Stoops.

The University of Kentucky will open the 2016 college football season with a night game.

The Wildcats’ game against Southern Mississippi on Sept. 3 at Commonwealth Stadium has been scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. It will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

The kickoff time for Kentucky’s third game of the season was also locked in on Tuesday. The Wildcats will host New Mexico State on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. That game will be shown on one of the SEC Network’s alternate channels.

Times for Kentucky’s first three games of the season are now set. Last week, CBS announced that it would broadcast Kentucky’s game at Florida as its Southeastern Conference Game of the week on Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Remaining game times will be announced at later dates.

2016 Kentucky schedule

Sept. 3: SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 10: At Florida, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 17: NEW MEXICO STATE, 4 p.m.

Sept. 24: SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 1: At Alabama

Oct. 8: VANDERBILT

Oct. 22: MISSISSIPPI STATE

Oct. 29: At Missouri

Nov. 5: GEORGIA

Nov. 12: At Tennessee

Nov. 19: AUSTIN PEAY

Nov. 26: At Louisville

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