Kickoff times assigned for first two Tech games

Georgia Tech was assigned kickoff times for two games this season Wednesday by the ACC. The Sept. 1 season opener against Western Carolina will be 7:30 p.m. and broadcast on espn3.com. The Sept. 17 game against Kansas will start at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised in Atlanta on FSN South.

The Nov. 10 Thursday night game against Virginia Tech will kick off at 7:45 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

The remainder of the kickoff times and television assignments have yet to be determined. Middle Tennessee State will determine the start time for its game against Tech Sept. 10.

The ACC championship game will be televised on ESPN Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

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the real Old Gold

May 11th, 2011
12:09 pm

the real Old Gold

May 11th, 2011
12:09 pm

GTKurt80

May 11th, 2011
12:17 pm

W Carolina, 7:30, great can make that after dove hunting that day.
Look forward to seeing everyone on Dec. 3rd.

Jacket Backer

May 11th, 2011
12:35 pm

Can’t wait! Go Jackets!!

Let's go!

May 11th, 2011
12:40 pm

Come on September!

Lovey Dovey

May 11th, 2011
12:50 pm

GTKurt80 – dove season doesn’t start until Sat afternoon (Sept 3). The football game is Thursday.

Tech Fan Since 1950

May 11th, 2011
12:56 pm

Eight PM on ESPN December 3. On our way to Charlotte!

BYRDDAWG

May 11th, 2011
1:10 pm

Why play W Carolina on a Thurs night??? just askin….

GT Fan ...

May 11th, 2011
1:27 pm

Byrdawg … B/C my boys need the extra couple of days to prepare for MTSU – j/k.

The schedule, until now, always listed Sept 3rd as the date. So I’m confused by the move to Thursday too? Sugiura, what’s the haps??

BYRDDAWG

May 11th, 2011
1:30 pm

I understand the VT, Clemson, UVA Thurs night games because of the ACC tv deal but the catamounts??? I bet alot of fans that have to travel won’t like that deal!!!!

vmiftbl65

May 11th, 2011
1:30 pm

I think that GT has moved the game to Thursday to avoid the conflicts with the college football game taking place in the Dome and it gives extra prep time for Tony Franklin system run by MTSU.

Norcross needle point club

May 11th, 2011
1:31 pm

We were told today on the phone that all 2,300 of us couldn’t sit together. Told to call back the day before kick off to see if they could make it happen, but with only 24,500 tickets left this early, no promises. That stinks.

GT Alum

May 11th, 2011
1:54 pm

Hope we don’t have a bunch of sweltering noon games again this year.

juvenal

May 11th, 2011
2:01 pm

get to start a long Labor Day weekend early by taking Friday off, so not stuck here for a change-great! goin’ to the beach next morning…….

reebok

May 11th, 2011
2:04 pm

plan to be at both Sept 1 and Sept 17 games…esp looking forward to getting revenge on the kansas jayhawks for that debacle last year!

dtanner

May 11th, 2011
2:21 pm

remember the old tech joke,guy calls tech ticket office says i need 100 tickets for sat. game,can i get that many,ticket agent says sure no problem, so the guy says great what time is the game, ticket agent says what time can you get here!

BYRDDAWG

May 11th, 2011
2:24 pm

gt4ever

May 11th, 2011
2:36 pm

The Western Carolina game will be close…. Nail bitter….

ManUp...

May 11th, 2011
2:46 pm

I’m kinda thinkin’ the Opener on a Thursday night is meant to treat the Catamounts (CPJ is an alumnus) to the FBS atmosphere. We’re still going to slaughter them mercilessly, but they’ll get to play under the lights in a big city. I say why not? We all like night games, and the opener’s always fun anyway. See the new starters, open the taps on gameday traditions you’ve been starved for all summer…personally, I can’t wait to see if this “new attitude” team can run the schemes and give us a good season – exactly what a fun night opener versus a cupcake is meant to sell.

I’ll be there with the whole family – tailgate setup and all.

Go Jackets!

Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

May 11th, 2011
2:49 pm

Noles

May 11th, 2011
3:14 pm

FSU vs Oklahoma 9/17 @ 8pm (in Tallahassee)

Gameday and will be a top 5 matchup. You will be watching!

>>>———————–;;;—>

Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

May 11th, 2011
3:23 pm

Noles…………Better look in on that Tech/Western Carolina game………Gonna be huge I tell you.
But I think you’ll have to buy a $10 ticket or tune in a good AM radio close to the stadium.

mwh6767

May 11th, 2011
3:40 pm

We are all the “dawg” fans talking smack?? What was the only game you guys had at home last year that wasn’t at noon? Thats right, Tech had to come to athens for you guys to have a game to tailgate for and trash you campus. This game is on thur. because it help ease traffic around atlanta with the chick fila kickoff game, and second its 900 degrees that time of year. I like the fact that its on thur. night. Go see a good tune-up on thur. night and come back and watch the pups give up 400 passing yards and 5 tds to Kellen Moore from the comfort of my own home.

albanyfan

May 11th, 2011
3:46 pm

cant you mutts find something to do?

Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

May 11th, 2011
3:54 pm

When’s the spring Fish fry Tech football club tour? Love to hear ole Johnson speak. Can’t ever hear enough about this offense.

SansWorld

May 11th, 2011
4:16 pm

The Sept 1 Thursday game is one of 15 or 20 opening night games. This appears to be a big opening weekend kick off for ESPN. Most will be on espn3. Tech will not be the showcase game on ESPN1. Most of the 9/1 games don’t seem to be very interesting match ups, but being part of the opening night festivities will be fun.

BYRDDAWG

May 11th, 2011
4:23 pm

I was just curious why it was a THURS night game not why it was a night game….Of course its hot that time of yr!!!!

Footballrules

May 11th, 2011
4:25 pm

Atlanta Chamber of Commerce: Of course, UGA draws it’s biggest crowds when carnival owners throughout the state allow their workers (carnys) time off from running the Tilta Whirl, Cotton Candy Stand and “Hoochie Coochie Show” to go see the “Dawgs” play. No college degree required….just $5.00 and a trip to Wal-Mart for a red cap. Go, Wal-Dawgs, go!

Tony

May 11th, 2011
4:38 pm

dtanner

GO TO HELL

and you gp with him byrddawgiee

GT Fanatic....

May 11th, 2011
5:09 pm

I’m guessing the place will be hoppin…….My buds (both of them, well my Mom and her boyfriend) can’t wait. Front row baby!!

mwh6767

May 11th, 2011
5:09 pm

Most tech fans are tech fans because they either went to the school or have family members that went to the school. Uga fans are uga fans because they bought a t-shirt at walmart plain and simple.

GT Fanatic....

May 11th, 2011
5:11 pm

Sorry, I won’t be able to make the game @ MTSU…I can’t stand close games and it might be cold. You guys be sure to cheer hard and pull them through with a HUGE road win.

gtfanfrom1951

May 11th, 2011
5:12 pm

To 7734 with UGA

Aaron

May 11th, 2011
5:17 pm

Ha ha. Why are you dorks excited? The Nerds win MAYBE 7 games, at the most, with another loss to UGA. Yea, be excited nerds. What a joke. I guess no sellouts again this year since GT/UGA is in Athens and not Atlanta.

ManUp...

May 11th, 2011
5:23 pm

Wow guys…they announce a pretty exciting opener for Tech and all we can focus on is other schools? Do you people even like coming and tailgating at Tech? I guess the better question is, are any of you actually Tech fans? Seems like Dawg fans wrote all these posts and those few Tech fans who wrote anything so far have to be sure and mention a team that’s not Tech. I, for one, have no care for what any other team is doing. When it’s college football season (or the summer when there’s nothing to do but talk about college football) all I see is White and Gold. That’s the only team I care to follow, watch or talk about. A Thursday night opener will be awesome. I want to see these younger kids coming up, and this game makes it a fun way to do that. I’ll have to time to tailgate with the family too. Perfect!

Go Jackets!

Kenny Powers

May 11th, 2011
5:28 pm

I just woke up from a coma. Did Nesbitt go early or middle of the first round of the NFL draft?
So close on the Heisman, I’m sure the draft was his vindication.

ManUp...

May 11th, 2011
5:31 pm

Aaron, welcome out from under your rock – “Clean Old Fashioned Hate” is in Atlanta this season (as it is every other year, if you’re new to this). Also, Tech’s 6 win record last year (were you paying attention at all?) was due to injury of our starting QB and the development of a backup while the defense was learning a new scheme. Our previous seasons under CPJ were 9 and then 11 wins. Don’t put any serious money on that 7 win prediction of yours.

BYRDDAWG

May 11th, 2011
6:03 pm

Tony, such anger…… I have no intetion of seeing satan!! EVER! Maybe you should relax and take a deep breath……I don’t think someone asking a legitimate question should warrant such childishness!!!!

ugag is last in the sec

May 11th, 2011
6:36 pm

This just in: NCAA to give UGAG the Death Penalty as the most dishonest football program in the world, imho. Reportedly, a recently released running back is turning State’s Evidence on UGAG, reporting much corruption, lying, cheating, and stealing. Stay tuned for further details…..

football_365

May 11th, 2011
6:44 pm

@ugag is last, was that really the best joke you could come up with? Two start times were announced and you go out of your way to take a shot at uga. And you guys say uga fans are obsessed with tech, yea right!

2 field goals and a cloud of Bobo

May 11th, 2011
6:47 pm

Enter your comments here

yellow britches

May 11th, 2011
7:04 pm

We have an urban campus so we take advantage of it before and after games. Clemson people can tailgate on their rural spread and dawg fans can poop all over Athens. I like to Five Seasons before kickoff but there are five or six great spots with micro brewerys near by. Micks used to be fun. Whatever happened to them. Go Jackets!

Paddy

May 11th, 2011
7:04 pm

Tony….maybe you should be banned. If for nothing else, lack of upbringing. What a Maroon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ToeMeetsLeather

May 11th, 2011
7:08 pm

Hey 365, he was just trying to bait another NadLicker lurker out in the open. It worked.

Can’t wait for the season. The odd number year schedules with homes games against Clemson, Va Tech, UNC, UGA, and this year add Maryland & Kansas, are hard to beat. (Don’t bring up the even year schedule.)

The schedule sets up good for a pretty decent season if a quaterback comes on strong in the fall.

BIG BEE

May 11th, 2011
7:08 pm

Didja ever read comments by an idiot? There are several above and all seem to come from UGA so called fans.

Cheap Seats

May 11th, 2011
7:14 pm

What time is the kickoff
for the UGA vs Coastal Carolina Chanticlleers game?

Old Blind Dawg

May 11th, 2011
7:15 pm

I confess, I am afraid of the Mighty Yellow Jackets. I have tried to act brave behind my mommies computer, but she treatened to take it away if I didn’t start acting my age of 42 yrs. old. You guys will probably win 10 or 11 games and we will be lucky to win more than 5.

Jack

May 11th, 2011
7:44 pm

Almost 4 months away. ugh

original ole yeller

May 11th, 2011
9:50 pm

Old Blind, that sounds about right with the exception that you guys may win 7.

original ole yeller

May 11th, 2011
9:54 pm

Coastal Carolina, pleeze!!!

Rag on about weak opponents if you will.