PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The American Athletic Conference has announced a number of kickoff times and television designations for the 2014 football season.
Among the game times announced Thursday is the first American Athletic Conference contest of 2014, as Tulane visits Tulsa Aug. 28 on CBS Sports Network. Other times and television listings include Tulsa’s Sept. 6 game against Oklahoma (noon ET on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2), UConn’s Sept. 6 home date against Boise State (Noon ET on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2), and a number of weeknight telecasts on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
The American has the most challenging nonconference schedule of any league in 2014, including games against 10 teams that were ranked in the top 25 of last year's final USA Today Coaches' Poll (South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Baylor, UCLA, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Duke, Vanderbilt) and additional games against BYU (three), Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.) and Penn State. The American capped a successful inaugural season in 2013 with UCF’s win against Big 12 champion Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. The American joined the Big Ten and SEC as the only conferences with two 12-win teams under its banner.
2014 AAC Football TV Schedule
Thursday, August 28 Tulane at Tulsa – 8pm ET, CBSSN
Saturday, August 30 Austin Peay at Memphis – 7pm ET, ESPN3 Western Carolina at USF – 7pm ET, ESPN3 North Carolina Central at East Carolina – 8pm ET, ESPNews
Saturday, September 6 Oklahoma at Tulsa – Noon, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Maryland at USF – 3:30pm ET, CBSSN Georgia Tech at Tulane – 4pm ET, ESPNews Grambling State at Houston – 8pm ET, ESPN3
Saturday, September 13 Boise State at UConn – Noon, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 North Carolina State at USF – 3:30pm ET, CBSSN Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane – 8pm ET, ESPN3
Friday, September 19 UConn at USF – 8pm ET, ESPN/ESPN2
Saturday, September 20 Delaware State at Temple – 1pm ET, ESPN3 Bethune-Cookman at UCF – 6pm ET, ESPN3
Thursday, October 2 UCF at Houston – 7pm ET, ESPN
Thursday, October 9 Brigham Young at UCF – 7:30pm ET, ESPN
Thursday, October 23 UConn at East Carolina – 7pm ET, ESPNU
Friday, October 24 USF at Cincinnati – 7pm ET, ESPN/ESPN2
Friday, October 31 Cincinnati at Tulane – 8pm ET, ESPN2/ESPNU Tulsa at Memphis – 8pm ET, ESPN2/ESPNU
Friday, November 7 Memphis at Temple – 7:30pm ET, ESPNU