University of Miami

UM football announces kickoff times and TV information

The University of Miami opens its football season Sept. 2 at home against Bethune-Cookman with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff that will be televised locally in South Florida.
The University of Miami opens its football season Sept. 2 at home against Bethune-Cookman with a 12:30 p.m. kickoff that will be televised locally in South Florida. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Summer has still not officially arrived, but college football seems just around the corner — especially because the Atlantic Coast Conference announced times and TV information on Wednesday for four University of Miami football games.

Hurricanes fans, pull out those calendars and jot down “12:30 p.m.’’ for UM’s kickoff time for the Sept. 2 season opener against Bethune-Cookman at Hard Rock Stadium. The game will be televised by RSN, which, for South Floridians, will be either FOX Sports Florida or FOX Sports Sun.

And while you’re at it, add 3:30 p.m. for the next game’s kickoff, at Arkansas State, on Sept. 9. That game, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, will be televised by ESPNU.

The big one — Miami at Florida State — is set for a national ABC telecast at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 in Tallahassee and was previously announced.

Miami will try to end FSU’s seven-game winning streak against the Hurricanes.

Also announced Wednesday: UM at Duke on Friday, Sept. 29, will be televised by ESPN at 7 p.m.

And the Georgia Tech at Miami game on Thursday, Oct. 12, will also be televised by ESPN, but at 8 p.m.

Canes fans will want to note this one, too, as UM seems closer than ever at having a shot to win its ACC Coastal Division: The Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, Dec. 2, will be broadcast by ABC at 8 p.m. or by ESPN at 7:45 p.m.

Times and TV information have not yet been released for home games against Toledo (Sept. 23), Syracuse (Oct. 21), Virginia Tech (Nov. 4), Notre Dame (Nov. 11) and Virginia (Nov. 18); as well as for road games at North Carolina (Oct. 28) and Pitt (Nov. 24).

The ACC released its 2017 football schedule in January, and the Hurricanes (9-4 in 2016) have three of their first five games on the road, the three of the last four are at home.

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