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This afternoon, NBC released it's schedule for nationally broadcast football games this fall.  The only item of interest to us is that Pitt's game in South Bend on Movember 3th will be a 3:30pm kickoff as almost all Notre Dame home games are.  I'm just thankful that Indiana has adopted Daylight Savings Time.  Previously, Indiana did not change their clocks, so some of the 3:30pm kickoffs there were 2:30 eastern...and that just throws off your entire football watching schedule.

The BIG EAST and ESPN also released a slate of 68 games.  Game times for Virginia tech, Gardner-Webb, and Buffalo were included.  The updated Pitt schedule is as follows:

Date Opponent (TV) Time
Sept. 1 Youngstown State (ESPN3) 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 (Thurs.) @ Cincinnati* (ESPN) 8 p.m.
Sept. 15 Virginia Tech (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU) Noon
Sept. 22 Gardner-Webb (ESPN3) 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 Open  
Oct. 5 (Fri.) @ Syracuse* (ESPN) 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 Louisville* TBA
Oct. 20 @ Buffalo (Big East Network) 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 Temple* TBA
Nov. 3 @ Notre Dame (NBC) 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 9 (Fri.) @ Connecticut* (ESPN2) 8 p.m.
Nov. 17 Open  
Nov. 24 Rutgers*  
Dec. 1 @ South Florida* (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2) TBA

Biggest home game of the year, it's on a day where the Pirates are on the road, and it's a Noon kickoff.  Color me surprised.  That will also likely rule out ESPN GameDay making a visit (wishful thinking, I know.)