PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference has announced a number of kickoff times and television designations for the 2017 football season.

Wednesday’s announcement includes the kickoff times for much of The American’s Thursday and Friday primetime games on ESPN networks. The prime time package begins Friday, Sept. 15, as USF hosts Illinois on ESPN and Temple hosts Massachusetts on ESPNU.

The American also announced four games that will be televised on CBS Sports Network – USF at San Jose State (Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.), Louisiana-Monroe at Memphis (Aug. 31, 8 p.m.), Virginia Tech at East Carolina (Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m.), and Tulane at Memphis (Oct. 27, 8 p.m.).

Start times for The American’s remaining Thursday-night games on ESPN networks are expected to be made in the coming weeks. The remaining start times and television designations for the 2017 season will be made on a weekly basis through the season as part of the conference’s 12-day selection process. The most up-to-date schedule, with television designations, is available at

The American is the only FBS conference that returns its 2016 players of the year on offense (USF QB Quinton Flowers), defense (UCF LB Shaquem Griffin) and special teams (Memphis KR Tony Pollard). The American is coming off a 2016 season that produced three teams with at least 10 wins (USF, Temple, Tulsa) and had a league-record 15 players chosen in the 2017 NFL Draft.

2017 American Athletic Conference Football Schedule Update


Date Game Time (ET) Television
Saturday, August 26 USF at San Jose State 7:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Thursday, August 31 Austin Peay at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN3
  Holy Cross at UConn 7:30 p.m. SNY
  Tulsa at Oklahoma State 7:30 p.m. FS1
  Louisiana-Monroe at Memphis 8 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Saturday, September 2 Stony Brook at USF 4 p.m. ESPN3
  James Madison at East Carolina 6 p.m. ESPN3
  Stephen F. Austin at SMU 7 p.m. ESPN3
  Grambling State at Tulane 8 p.m. ESPN3
Saturday, September 9 Cincinnati at Michigan Noon ABC/ESPN
  USF at UConn * Noon ESPNews
  East Carolina at West Virginia Noon FS2
  Villanova at Temple 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
  Louisiana at Tulsa 4 p.m. ESPN3
  North Texas at SMU 7 p.m. ESPN3
  Memphis at UCF * 8 p.m. ESPNews
  Houston at Arizona 10:30 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
Friday, September 15 Illinois at USF 7 p.m. ESPN
  Massachusetts at Temple 7 p.m. ESPNU
Saturday, September 16 UConn at Virginia Noon ESPNU
  UCLA at Memphis Noon ABC/ESPN2
  Virginia Tech at East Carolina 3:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
  SMU at TCU 3:30 p.m. ESPNU
  Tulane at Oklahoma 6 p.m. Fox Sports Oklahoma
  Georgia Tech at UCF 7:30 p.m. ESPNews
  Tulsa at Toledo 7 p.m. ESPN3
  Rice at Houston 8 p.m. ESPN3
Thursday, September 21 Temple at USF * 7:30/8 p.m. ESPN
Saturday, September 23 Arkansas State at SMU 7 p.m. ESPN3
Saturday, September 30 Maine at UCF 6:30 p.m. ESPN3
Friday, October 6 Memphis at UConn * 7 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, October 19 Memphis at Houston * 8 p.m. ESPN
Friday, October 27 Tulane at Memphis * 8 p.m. CBS Sports Network
  Tulsa at SMU * 9 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, November 2 Navy at Temple * 7:30/8 p.m. ESPN
Friday, November 3 Memphis at Tulsa * 8 p.m. ESPN2
Friday, November 10 Temple at Cincinnati * 7 p.m. ESPN2
Thursday, November 16 Tulsa at USF * 7:30/8 p.m. ESPN


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