WMU, EMU Games: Start Times/TV Networks

Submitted by MGoShoe on June 7th, 2011 at 5:02 PM

According to this Michigan Athletics Department press release, the start time for the opener vs. WMU is 3:30 ET (ABC) and the start time for the EMU game is noon ET (BTN).

The University of Michigan Athletic Department in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference and its television partners announced the kickoff times of two 2011 Wolverine football games on Tuesday (June 7). U-M will open its 132nd football season on Sept. 3 at Michigan Stadium by hosting Western Michigan at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ABC. The Wolverines, following their 'Under the Lights' contest against Notre Dame at 8 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10 (ESPN), will host Eastern Michigan on Sept. 17 at noon EDT on the Big Ten Network.

In addition, the BTN has announced its schedule for the first three weeks here.

Friday, September 2

  • 7:30pm Youngstown State at Michigan State

Saturday, September 31

  • 2:00pm Indiana State at Penn State
  • 12:00pm Tennessee Tech at Iowa
  • 12:00pm Middle Tennessee State at Purdue
  • 3:30pm Arkansas State at Illinois

Saturday, September 10

  • 12:00pm Toledo at Ohio State
  • 12:00pm South Dakota at Illinois
  • 3:30pm Eastern Illinois at Northwestern
  • 3:30pm New Mexico State at Minnesota
  • 7:00pm Virginia at Indiana

Saturday, September 17

  • 12:00pm Eastern Michigan at Michigan
  • 12:00pm Southeast Missouri State at Purdue
  • 3:30pm Miami, Ohio at Minnesota
  • 3:30pm South Carolina State at Indiana
  • 7:00pm Arizona State at Illinois

Saturday, September 24

  • 7:00pm North Dakota State at Minnesota
  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, October 1

  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, October 8

  • 7:00pm Michigan at Northwestern
  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, October 15

  • 7:00pm Northwestern at Iowa
  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, October 22

  • 7:00pm Penn State at Northwestern
  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, October 29

  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, November 5

  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, November 12

  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, November 19

  • Additional Games - TBD

Saturday, November 26

  • Additional Games - TBD




June 7th, 2011 at 5:24 PM ^

Use sunscreen.  Freshman tickets are mostly in the north end of the bowl, and a telltale sign of a freshman is the sunburned right half of one's face on the Sunday/Monday after the game.  It won't be as big of a deal with the 3:30 start, but be warned.

EDIT: also, there will be a girl behind you in a red t-shirt talking on her cell phone through the whole game. She will occasionally ask, "is it first down yet?" Feel free to punch her. It's allowed.  


June 7th, 2011 at 7:11 PM ^

Hopefully my first game as a student there will be in 2012. I went to my first two games this year, the Uconn game and the Illinois one. Needles to say, I was very stasified. Only problem is I'm afraid nothing will ever live up to that 30T epic. I also went to my first baskeball game this year. It was vs Wiscy. =(


June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 PM ^

Isnt the first game of the season usually at noon? I prefer earlier starts during the hottest part of the season. Less time to drink, but man, it can get hot as hell by 330.


June 7th, 2011 at 6:55 PM ^

God I fucking hate 3:30 starts.  Especially on that first weekend when there's absolutely, positively nothing but absolute shit on at noon.


June 7th, 2011 at 9:10 PM ^

We're starting to return to normalcy.  Remember when we knew the start times of almost all our games before the season started?  That hasn't been the case for the last two years.

Love 'ya Coach Hoke!


June 8th, 2011 at 9:33 AM ^

Opened up the season of my first year with 45-7 blowout against Central, had a 38-0 clubbing of ND, 27-20 victory over MSU, and a 35-21 wonderful win against OSU with fans rushing the field for a Rose Bowl. Man I wish I could go back to 2003.