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MSU football updated kickoff times announced

No opening Friday night game, but Notre Dame is under the lights

NCAA Football: Indiana at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the six year streak of Michigan State football opening up its season on Friday night is over. Finished. Done-zo.

The Spartans will open up the season against Bowling Green on Saturday, Sept. 2 at noon on ESPNU.


What’s your feeling on MSU opening up on Saturday at noon?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Bummed, I loved the Friday night game
    (73 votes)
  • 20%
    Pumped for the Saturday game
    (35 votes)
  • 37%
    Meh, who cares? Just happy football is back
    (65 votes)
173 votes total Vote Now

So, this might be a bummer for anyone that likes throwing down a cool six hour tailgate without waking up early, but that changes three weeks later.

Michigan State will come off the bye week on Sept. 23 with an 8 p.m. kickoff against Notre Dame with the game aired on FOX. Boom – show time.


Are you a fan of the Notre Dame game being a night game?

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  • 82%
    Abso-freaking-lutely I am
    (140 votes)
  • 10%
    No, I’m not a night game kind of person
    (18 votes)
  • 6%
    Ehh, no opinion
    (11 votes)
169 votes total Vote Now

Another game time released on Wednesday was MSU’s only home game in October as the Spartans will kick off their homecoming game against Indiana at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.

Michigan State’s road game at Northwestern the following Saturday on Oct. 28 will air on ESPN or ESPN2 with the game time still to be determined. That game was originally going to be played on Friday night per the Big Ten’s odd request to schedule a few Friday night games.


What’s your favorite home game kickoff time?

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  • 14%
    (25 votes)
  • 61%
    (103 votes)
  • 23%
    (39 votes)
167 votes total Vote Now

My unsolicited commentary is this – I’m a tad bummed the streak of night games to open up the season is over. However, getting out of work, sitting in traffic and leaving the stadium late for a game against a soft out-of-state opponent isn’t something I’ll lose sleep over.

Then again, traveling up north or wherever you’re going that Saturday morning for Labor Day is always nice. And a noon kickoff against Bowling Green doesn’t scream “LIT” either.

I couldn’t be more stoked about the Notre Dame game being at night. This could very well be the best atmosphere at Spartan Stadium all season, depending on how the season is going by the time Penn State comes to town.

What do you guys think about the times? Like the early Saturday kick off to start the season, or hate it? Stoked about the Notre Dame game?