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Kickoff times set for 3 USF games

The Bulls' season opener, Sept. 1 at home vs. Elon, kicks off at 6 p.m.
USF coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls get a night game to open their 2018 home schedule. (LOREN ELLIOTT | Times)
USF coach Charlie Strong and the Bulls get a night game to open their 2018 home schedule. (LOREN ELLIOTT | Times)
Published May 31, 2018
Updated May 31, 2018

USF's home football opener makes a merciful return to an evening time slot this season, though it won't be broadcast on traditional TV.

The American Athletic Conference announced the Bulls' Sept. 1 game against Elon at Raymond James Stadium will kick off at 6 p.m. and will be available on ESPN3. The announcement was among several times/TV designations revealed by the league on Thursday.

Last year's USF home opener — against Stony Brook on Sept. 2 — kicked off at 4 p.m.

Additionally, the league announced the Bulls' Sept. 15 game against Illinois at Chicago's Soldier Field will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by the Big Ten Network. The Oct. 12 game at Tulsa, one of only two Friday games for USF, will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN.

So here's the Bulls' slate as it now stands

Sept. 1 vs. Elon, 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sept. 8 vs. Georgia Tech, TBD
Sept. 15 vs. Illinois (at Soldier Field), 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
Sept. 22 vs. East Carolina, TBD
Oct. 6 at Massachusetts, TBD
Oct. 12 at Tulsa, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 20 vs. Connecticut, TBD
Oct. 27 at Houston, TBD
Nov. 3 vs. Tulane, TBD
Nov. 10 at Cincinnati, TBD
Nov. 17 at Temple, TBD
Nov. 23 vs. UCF, TBD