TV, kickoff information announced for some Florida Gators, FSU, USF and Miami games

The Mike Norvell era will start at 3:30 on national TV.
Mike Norvell's debut at FSU will be on national television.
Mike Norvell's debut at FSU will be on national television. [ MARK WALLHEISER | AP ]
Published Sept. 1, 2020

TV and kickoff information for the opening few weeks of the college football season are starting to trickle out.

The No. 8 Gators start at Ole Miss with a noon Sept. 26 kickoff on ESPN. Florida then hosts South Carolina the next week with another noon kickoff on ESPN.

The Gators will host LSU on Oct. 17 at 3:30 on either ESPN or ESPN2 and will get the marquee 3:30 CBS game against Georgia on Nov. 7.

Other SEC kickoff and TV information will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Mike Norvell era at Florida State will open with a 3:30 game against Georgia Tech on Sept. 12 in Tallahassee. It will air on ABC. The Seminoles’ game at Notre Dame will start at 7:30 on Oct. 10 and be shown on NBC.

USF’s first two games of the reconfigured 2020 season will feature afternoon kickoffs.

The Bulls’ Sept. 12 opener against The Citadel — a home game in which no fans will be permitted — will kick off at 1 p.m. and will be available on ESPN+. Their Sept. 19 contest at Notre Dame will kick off at 2:30 and will be broadcast on USA Network.

Fighting Irish games normally are shown on NBC, but the network instead will televise third-round coverage of the U.S. Open golf tournament that afternoon.

Additionally, USF’s Oct. 23 home contest against Tulsa — a Friday night game — kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN.

Three Miami games also had their TV and kickoff information announced, starting next Thursday against Alabama-Birmingham (8 p.m., ACC Network). The Hurricanes’ game at Louisville on Sept. 1 will be on ABC and start at either 3:30 or 7:30. Their Friday night game at North Carolina State on Nov. 6 will begin at 7:30 on ESPN.