It’s getting real folks. The 2020 Louisville Football season is truly upon us. It’s not going to happen as it was supposed to, but, for now, it’s happening. Today, we learned about game times for 5 of Louisville’s 11 scheduled games. Also, we learned the TV networks they will air on.
The Cards first game against their lone out-of-conference foe Western Kentucky is set for September 12th at 8 pm. It will air on the ACC Network. A week later, their matchup with Miami at Cardinal Stadium will air on ABC in one of two prime spots: 3:30 pm or 7:30 pm. Then, their game against Georgia Tech on October 9th will be featured on ESPN at 7 pm. On November 20th, their game against the Orange of Syracuse will be featured on ESPN at 7:30 pm. Oh, and the epic return to Notre Dame Stadium will air on NBC on October 17th at 2:30 pm.
As you can see by the networks and kickoff times, the national perception of Louisville is quite high this season. That’s 4 games airing on national networks and all of them in prime television time slots. It’s too bad the crowd won’t be allowed to be as big as I think it would’ve been had Covid-19 not come along. However, I expect the TV ratings to be through the roof in the Louisville TV market and it will definitely help put a spot light on our outstanding school and football program.
Below is the official press release from UofL.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Television and Game Times Released for Five Louisville Football Games
Louisville and Western Kentucky open the season on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The game times and television networks airing five University of Louisville football games were announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference office Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals are scheduled to be featured on national television four times, including the league opener against Miami on Saturday, Sept. 19, which will be aired on ABC.
Louisville and Western Kentucky will open the season at Cardinal Stadium on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network. Louisville begins ACC action the following week versus Miami, which is slated to be aired at either 3:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. A final decision will be made following the season-opening contests on Sept. 12.
The Cardinals are slated to be featured on a pair of ESPN Friday night telecasts this season, traveling to Georgia Tech on Oct. 9 for a 7 p.m. contest and hosting Syracuse on Nov. 20 for a 7:30 p.m. contest.