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Kickoff announcements: MSU football opens with back-to-back night games

Northwestern and Penn State game times also announced as well

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We’re getting served back-to-back doses of Spartans After Dark to start the season.

MSU announced four kickoff times for the upcoming 2018 season, including the first two games of the season. The opener against Utah State on Friday, Aug. 30 is set for 7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium. The week two showdown at Arizona State will be even later as the Spartans are set to kickoff at 10:45 eastern time (7:45 Arizona time).

Pace yourselves those days. Or don’t. I’m not a parent to anyone, especially you.


Are you pumped about two night games to start the season?

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    Oh heck yeah
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    Cool with Utah State at night, not ASU
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The Oct. 6 homecoming game against Northwestern won’t need any lights as kickoff is slated for noon. The road game at Penn State the following week on Oct. 13 will also be either 3:30 or 4 p.m.

The release by MSU also stated while no time is announced for the MSU-UM showdown yet, the game will be televised on either FOX or Fox Sports 1.