Wildcats’ Kickoff Times, TV Designations Released

Wildcats’ Kickoff Times, TV Designations Released

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Part of the University of Kentucky football team’s kickoff times and television designations for the upcoming season have been released, it was announced by the league office Tuesday. 

The most up-to-date schedule, including kickoff times and TV designations, are as follows: 

Date  Kickoff Time  Opponent  TV Designation 
Aug. 31  7:45 p.m. ET  SOUTHERN MISS  SEC Network 
Sept. 7  3:30 p.m. ET  SOUTH CAROLINA  ABC
Sept. 14  7:30 p.m. ET  GEORGIA  ABC
Sept. 21  12:45 p.m. ET  OHIO  SEC Network 
Sept. 28  Noon ET  at Ole Miss  ABC or ESPN* 
Oct. 12  Flex#  VANDERBILT  TBA 
Oct. 19  Flex#  at Florida  TBA 
Oct. 26  Night^  AUBURN  TBA 
Nov. 2  Night^  at Tennessee  TBA 
Nov. 16  1:30 p.m. ET  MURRAY STATE  ESPN+ / SECN+ 
Nov. 23  Flex#  at Texas  TBA 
Nov. 30  Flex#  LOUISVILLE  TBA 

#Kickoff time will be between 3:30-8 p.m. ET, which will be determined at a later date
^Kickoff time will be between 6-8 p.m. ET, which will be determined at a later date
*Network will be determined at a later date 

The upcoming schedule is highlighted by eight home games, including four straight to start the season, with contests against Southern Miss (Aug. 31), South Carolina (Sept. 7), Georgia (Sept. 14) – the first two conference games will be broadcast on ABC – and Ohio (Sept. 21). Kentucky’s first road test will be at Ole Miss on Sept. 28, which will air on ABC or ESPN, before enjoying the first of two bye weeks in Week 6.  

The Wildcats return home to host the Commodores on Oct. 12. A road game at Florida is set for Oct. 19, before hosting Auburn on Oct. 26. It will mark the Wildcats’ first time hosting the Tigers since 2015. 

Kentucky’s November slate is highlighted with road trips to Tennessee on Nov. 2 and Texas on Nov. 23. Texas and Oklahoma are joining the league after spending 28 years in the Big 12. It will mark the Wildcats’ second matchup against the Longhorns and the teams’ first meeting since 1951 in Austin. UK will enjoy its second bye week in Week 11. Finally, Kentucky’s final two home games of the regular season are against intrastate rivals Murray State of the Missouri Valley Conference on Nov. 16 and Louisville of the Atlantic Coast Conference on Nov. 30.  

The SEC eliminated the divisional standings beginning in 2024, and it will place the top two teams in the standings into the SEC Championship Game. Under the new division-less format, each school will play every other school a minimum of two times in a four-year period. 

The 2024 Kentucky Football season tickets are on sale now, with prospective new season ticket holders able to work together with a personal ticketing consultant to compare and purchase available seat locations by submitting a request at this link or by contacting the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). Fans are also able to access to the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue for 360-degrees views from inside Kroger Field. 

Those who missed the renewal deadline but would still like to keep their season tickets are encouraged to reach out to the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). 

For more information on the UK football team, visit and follow the team on Facebook, Instagram and “X,” formerly Twitter. 

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