Game time set for UGA football opener

HOOVER, Ala. – Georgia’s football season opener vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Sept. 4 in Sanford Stadium will start at 12:21 p.m. and be televised by the SEC Network, UGA said today.

This means Georgia’s first three games will be early starts. The Sept. 11 game at South Carolina and the Sept. 18 game against Arkansas in Athens were previously announced as noon starts on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Times also were previously announced for two other UGA games: The Oct. 2 game at Colorado will begin at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on Fox Sports Net and the Oct. 30 game vs. Florida in Jacksonville at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.

Kickoff times for the remaining Georgia games generally won’t be announced until 12 days in advance, per the SEC’s television deals.

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July 21st, 2010
1:19 pm

Run the ball. It ain’t heavy, even in the heat.


July 21st, 2010
1:23 pm

Go DAWGS!!!!!!


July 21st, 2010
1:23 pm

Good to know exactly when Murray will begin what should be some good times in the Classic City. GATA Dawgs


July 21st, 2010
1:26 pm

wow 3 straight games in the heat…better get your drink on early…

Big time?? Not

July 21st, 2010
1:28 pm

Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes…….my bad. That’s for the north avenue trade school team…………


July 21st, 2010
1:29 pm

Shoot as a dawg season ticket holder I am upset. Who cares about tv for this game??? It is a creampuff team that we will massacre with third team if needed. This should be an evening game to avoid the heat!


July 21st, 2010
1:34 pm

Yea DFL, but you could also look at that as a good opportunity to get accustomed to the 12:00 heat we will be facing the 2 weeks after that as well. Could be an advantage if you look at it another way.

Can't wait till kickoff

July 21st, 2010
1:37 pm

Good start time for my 4 yr old boy!! Go DAWGS!!!!! Well be cheering em on!!


July 21st, 2010
1:40 pm

I can’t wait. Not much is expected from the dawgs this season, so mabey they will surprise some people. Lets get it started.

30-24 Dawgs - WE RUN THIS STATE!

July 21st, 2010
1:40 pm

Can’t wait to the ‘10 Dawgs Between the Hedges!

Bride of Chucky Knapp

July 21st, 2010
1:41 pm

Been ready for some football!


July 21st, 2010
1:42 pm

Yeah but a noon start time sure makes El Presidente (read Dictator) Adams happy…not as much time for people to tailgate.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

July 21st, 2010
1:49 pm

what channel is the SEC network on DirecTV??


July 21st, 2010
1:56 pm

Q. Carter's Agent

July 21st, 2010
2:10 pm

SEC Network is Peachtree TV. Should be Comcast (ch 802 in HD). Not sure about Charter, satellite, etc. But regardless….look for Peachtree TV which is the SEC Network.


July 21st, 2010
2:11 pm

Oh yeah, I can’t wait for this season to start. This will be my first year having season tickets and football has been on my mind since April. Go Dawgs

Pago Pago Dawg

July 21st, 2010
2:19 pm

Can we just beat UF/UT and UK all in the one year?!


July 21st, 2010
2:20 pm

Who cares about the start time, it’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL, & Peachtree TV is channel 139 on Dish.


July 21st, 2010
2:26 pm

Great news and bring on the season !


July 21st, 2010
2:28 pm

UGA looks like will beat all teams

Old Dawg

July 21st, 2010
2:31 pm

OK. Here’s a math quizz everyone needs to figure out before the season opener against Little Mary Sunshine and Her Disabled (blind/crippled/mentally-challenged) Sister: If the stadium is packed with 92,000-plus, it’s 100 degrees at kick-off and no one hast been drinking water on the way to their seat, how long will it take for all the ice, water and gatoraid vendors to run out of hydrating liquids?

NCAA restriction: the Waterboy is ineligible for this quizz.


July 21st, 2010
2:33 pm

Great time for the game. I can get back to my hotel room and take in a bunch of other games too. Great Labor Day weekend!


July 21st, 2010
2:34 pm

I predict the leghumpers, coached by an overly tanned Helen Hunt, to finish 6 and 6 and not even make it to Shreveport this time around. Meanwhile the new sheriff returns to Athens, site of the last time we kicked the pups in the arse, and runs that town.

Look for GT to repeat as ACC champs and play in yet another BCS bowl.

Good times on the Flats!


July 21st, 2010
2:35 pm

GA/AL 2007 on CSS now.

Mike (original formula)

July 21st, 2010
2:41 pm

I’m going to resist the urge to make fun of your moniker and point out that Tech actually has a better chance of making it Shreveport than UGA does because the SEC is no longer affiliated with that bowl. I understand you’re excited about the upcoming season, but let’s get real for a second. If you’re going to try to insult someone’s team, at least know what the worst case scenario is for that team. Finally, playing in another BCS bowl would be great, if you could win a bowl game. Regardless, good luck until we see you in Athens.


July 21st, 2010
2:42 pm

Bring your red panties down to Jax-vegas on 10/30/10 for your annual bootie spankin’!!!

Bruce Mac

July 21st, 2010
2:42 pm

First off, UGA will not go to Shreveport because ACC teams are now locked into it for 2010.. All reasonably savvy college football fans know this by now but reasonably savvy obviously does not include idiot Yech fans. Secondly, if Yech is lucky enough to win the A SHE SHE (some cream puff team has to win it, why not Yech) then they will once again be exposed as a weak imitation of a real college football team. How is this good?


July 21st, 2010
2:45 pm

We beat y’all last year when Kiffin featured Johnny Crompton with one-hand tied behind his back, master of the bootleg. This year we’re coming to Athens to make it 4 out of 5!

Good, ole, Rocky Top, whew!


July 21st, 2010
2:46 pm

i like the low ranking it let’s us sneak up on some people

Our 5 wins to your 4

July 21st, 2010
2:47 pm

Mark Richt’s record versus ole Rotten Crotch. Orange is ugly and nothing sux like a big one!


July 21st, 2010
2:48 pm

Goldenrod, last time I checked the Dawgs still owned the wreck and look to make it 9 out of 10 this year.

Ask the tech secondary what chasing King and Ealey all night long from behind looks like! 339 rushing yards over the best the ACC had to offer.

By the Beard of Zeus

July 21st, 2010
3:05 pm


It is comical how you refer to Tech playing in “yet another BCS Bowl” seeing as how prior to the Jackets wetting the bed against Iowa GT had never been to a BCS bowl.


July 21st, 2010
3:07 pm

Everybody’s batting 1000 on July 21st. and talking really big. Let’s see how we do in September and see how we talk them.

Les W. Moore

July 21st, 2010
3:10 pm

I went to the Ragin Cajuns website and they had this gamed listed as a pre-season NFL exhibition game. What gives?

So Cal Dawg84

July 21st, 2010
3:16 pm

What the hell is the SEC network?

Ted M

July 21st, 2010
3:24 pm

Does the SEC network mean it will be on Peachtree TV?


July 21st, 2010
3:25 pm

If the S.C. or Ark game ends up on ESPN 2 at noon, I may have to boycott. I can’t stand that idiot female announcer.

Desert Dawg

July 21st, 2010
3:26 pm

looks like bloody mary’s at 9:21 out here in the west for the first few weeks.


July 21st, 2010
3:28 pm

Tim, forgive my ignorance, but is that pay-per-view, and how do I make sure I can get it through Comcast here in Calhoun. I certainly don’t want to miss Aaron Murray’s first five TD passes this season. Go Dawgs !!!!


July 21st, 2010
3:36 pm

We gonna drop a boat load of hot red panties exactly at kick-off.


July 21st, 2010
3:45 pm

JIMMYMACK, yeah and you don’t have so far to fall.


July 21st, 2010
3:46 pm

Dawg for life….its is not about the fans comfort. It hasn’t been for years. TV dictates starting times. Universities threw the fans under the bus a long time ago. Hope you just didn’t notice till now?


July 21st, 2010
3:53 pm

BrickYardDawg, ’bout like looking at Jonathan and Roddy the year before.

S FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation

July 21st, 2010
3:57 pm

for those of you who are asking…the SEC Network is something that is carried throughout the country on different networks. you will need to look it up online to find out what network carries the game in your city.

Texas Pete

July 21st, 2010
4:03 pm

Isn’t it usually hotter at 3:30 PM than 12:00 PM?

Dawg Man

July 21st, 2010
4:03 pm

For the Dawgs and Tech. Let’s get the cup cakes out of the way and play some real football.

this is terrible

July 21st, 2010
4:05 pm

Early kickoffs are awful. The summer sun is going to be blazing for the first 2 home games. Might as well play in front of an empty stadium b/c the home crowd advantage is going to be non-existent.

I think I’ll show up late for both games just to prove a point.


July 21st, 2010
4:06 pm

For all you Dawg haters–During the Mark Richt era (2001-present), which SEC team has the best record? Alabama, Florida, LSU, Tennessee? Wrong! The answer is 1.Georgia 91-26, 2.LSU 91-27, 3 Fla. (90-27). Check it out! So Mark Richt is a bad coach, huh! So Georgia is just mediocre, huh! Granted they haven’t won the National Championships but only a few teams did during that period. I’m not saying they are better than Fla., Ala, Lsu, etc. But to have the best record in the toughest conference ain’t too shabby! I’ll bet Ga. Tech and most other teams would love to have that record. would love to have that record

john smith

July 21st, 2010
4:06 pm

Gaygators don’t like red panties

no tailgating and early games, that's the Adams way

July 21st, 2010
4:09 pm

I’m going to show up late too…after pooping on the hood of Adams’ Mercedes.