Game Times Announced for UB Football
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo has announced its kickoff times and television plans for the 2010 home portion of its football schedule that includes six contests at UB Stadium.
Buffalo will open the season on Thursday, Sept. 2 with a 7 pm kickoff against Rhode Island in the inaugural game for new head coach Jeff Quinn. The game will be aired live locally, and throughout the state, on Time-Warner Cable Sportsnet (TWCS).
The Bulls will next host the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Sept. 18 with another 7 pm kickoff. The game will air on TWCS and is also expected to be picked up by Bright House Networks in the greater Central Florida region.
Buffalo is back at UB Stadium to host Mid-American Conference rival Temple on Saturday, October 23 during Homecoming weekend. The Bulls and Owls, who engaged in the unforgettable "Hail Mary" contest in 2008 with UB winning on the game's last play, will kickoff at 12 noon with the game to air as the MAC Game of the Week on ESPN Plus, ESPN3.com and ESPN Gameplan.
The following Saturday, Buffalo will host MAC rival Miami (OH) for a 3:30 pm kickoff at UB Stadium. The game will be televised statewide on TWCS.
Buffalo will make one of two national television appearances at home on Friday, November 12 when they host Ball State at UB Stadium for a 6 pm kickoff to be aired live on ESPNU. It will mark the first time in UB's modern Division I history that they will play a home game on a Friday night and it will mark the first meeting between the schools since the Bulls' shocking MAC Championship game upset in 2008 when the Cardinals were ranked 12th in the nation.
UB will close its home schedule on Saturday, November 20 with a 2 pm kickoff against Eastern Michigan. It will be Eastern's first visit to UB Stadium since 2005.
Buffalo's other national television appearance will come on Thurday, November 4 when they travel to Athens, OH for a game against Ohio University to air live on ESPNU at 7:30 pm. Other road contests that will air on television will be announced at a later date. See UB's full schedule here.
"We are excited to once again be receiving this kind of television exposure for our program," said Warde Manuel, Director of Athletics. "We will have a very exciting product on the field this year with Coach Quinn, his staff and the team, and I look forward to continued great support from our students, campus community, alumni and Western New York."
Tickets for UB football, which start as low as $108 for the season, can be purchased online at buffalobulls.com or by calling 1-800-UB-THERE. For fans looking for a last minute gift, the Father's Day Flex Pack, four tickets for any game of Dad's choice for $60, plus concessions and a car flag, is available this week only.