From the Pitt Media Dept.
Four Kickoff Times Announced for Pitt Football
The Panthers’ season opener with Youngstown State will kick at 1 p.m.
PITTSBURGH—The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN announced kickoff times for four Pitt games today.
The Panthers’ 2017 season opener against Youngstown State at Heinz Field on Sept. 2 will kick off at 1 p.m., and be shown on ACC Network Extra (ACCNE).
Pitt’s first road game of the season, against historic rival Penn State on Sept. 9, will be nationally televised by ABC and kick off at 3:30 p.m.
The Panthers’ Sept. 16 home contest against Oklahoma State will have a noon start. It will be shown regionally on ABC and to the rest of the nation on ESPN2.
In ACC play, Pitt’s Thursday night home game against North Carolina on Nov. 9 will be nationally televised by ESPN and start at 8 p.m.
Season tickets and mini-packages for the 2017 Pitt football season are now on sale. Call the Pitt Ticket Office at (800) 643-PITT (7488) or log on to PittsburghPanthers.com.
The 2017 Pitt football schedule with announced television arrangements and start times:
Sept. 2: Youngstown State (ACCNE), 1 p.m.
Sept. 9: at Penn State (ABC), 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Oklahoma State (ABC/ESPN2), Noon
Sept. 23: at Georgia Tech*, TBA
Sept. 30: Rice, TBA
Oct. 7: at Syracuse*, TBA
Oct. 14: NC State* (HC), TBA
Oct. 21: at Duke*, TBA
Oct. 28: Virginia*, TBA
Nov. 9 (Thurs.): North Carolina* (ESPN), 8 p.m.
Nov. 18: at Virginia Tech*, TBA
Nov. 24 (Fri.): Miami*, TBA
Dec. 2: Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m. (ABC) or 7:45 p.m. (ESPN)
The two highlighted in blue games are ones I’ll most probably attend and are ones which are the most accessible to traveling Pitt fans. I may or may not attend the PSU game depending on available press box spots open – but I think there won’t be many for that game.
Honestly, I don’t think this is as hard a schedule as some are making it out to be. We have OSU at home as is North Carolina so two out of our three toughest opponents are at Heinz Field this season.