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Football to Open Tiger Stadium in Primetime

Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

DESTIN, Fla. – LSU’s home opener against Southeastern on September 8 will be televised by either ESPN2 or ESPNU, the league office and the network announced on Thursday. 

Kickoff between LSU and Southeastern is set for 6 p.m. CT from Tiger Stadium. This is the first meeting between the Tigers and Lions in 68 years. 

LSU opens the 2018 season against Miami (Fla.) at the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, September 2. The LSU-Miami game will be televised by ABC with a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff.

The league office also announced Wednesday that the Tigers' SEC opener at Auburn on September 15 will be televised by CBS at 2:30 p.m. CT. 

Television plans for LSU’s remaining games will be announced two weeks prior to each game. 

Following are the broadcast windows for the first three weeks of 2018: 

DATE, GAME, NETWORK, TIME (CT)
Week 1
Thurs., Aug. 30, Northwestern State at Texas A&M, SEC Network, 7:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech, (in Houston) ESPN, 11 a.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Coastal Carolina at South Carolina, SEC Network, 11 a.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, West Virginia vs. Tennessee (in Charlotte), CBS, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Washington vs. Auburn (in Atlanta), ABC, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Austin Peay at Georgia, ESPN, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Central Michigan at Kentucky, ESPNU, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Eastern Illinois at Arkansas, SEC Network, 3 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, UT Martin at Missouri, SEC Network-Alternate, 3 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Stephen F. Austin at Mississippi State, ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Charleston Southern at Florida, SEC Network, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SEC Network-Alternate, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 1, Alabama vs. Louisville (in Orlando), ABC, 7 p.m. CT
Sun., Sept. 2, LSU vs. Miami (Fla.) (in Arlington), ABC, 6:30 p.m. CT

Week 2
Sat., Sept. 8, Mississippi State at Kansas State, ESPN, 11 a.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Nevada at Vanderbilt, SEC Network, 11 a.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Georgia at South Carolina, CBS, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Arkansas State at Alabama, ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, East Tennessee State at Tennessee, SEC Network, 3 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Southern Illinois at Ole Miss, SEC Network-Alternate, 3 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Clemson at Texas A&M, ESPN, 6 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Southeastern Louisiana at LSU, ESPN2/ESPNU 6 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Wyoming at Missouri, ESPN2/ESPNU 6 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Kentucky at Florida, SEC Network, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Alabama State at Auburn, SEC Network-Alternate, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 8, Arkansas at Colorado State, CBSSN, 6:30 p.m. CT

Week 3
Sat., Sept. 15, UTEP at Tennessee, SEC Network, 11 a.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Murray State at Kentucky, SEC Network-Alternate, 11 a.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Vanderbilt at Notre Dame, NBC, 1:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, LSU at Auburn, CBS, 2:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Colorado State at Florida, SEC Network, 3 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, North Texas at Arkansas, SEC Network-Alternate, 3 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Alabama at Ole Miss, ESPN, 6 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Missouri at Purdue, BTN, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Middle Tennessee at Georgia, ESPN2, 6:15 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, ULM at Texas A&M, SEC Network, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi State, SEC Network-Alternate, 6:30 p.m. CT
Sat., Sept. 15, Marshall at South Carolina, ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. CT

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