WKU Football Start Times Released for Upcoming Season

May 1, 2012

Western Kentucky University has set kickoff times for its six home football games in 2012, the Athletics Department announced on Tuesday. Three contests will be 6 p.m. (CT) starts, including the season-opener against Austin Peay (Sept. 1) and a home date with Southern Mississippi (Sept. 22).

WKU’s Thursday night home matchup with Middle Tennessee on Nov. 1 will also be a 6 p.m. kickoff.  The battle between the Hilltoppers and Blue Raiders will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

WKU’s first two home Sun Belt Conference games of the year — Oct. 20 vs. Louisiana-Monroe (homecoming) and Nov. 10 vs. Florida Atlantic — are scheduled for 3 p.m. starts, while the regular-season finale against North Texas on Nov. 24 will kickoff at noon.

All game times are subject to change.  The Sun Belt Conference will release its 2012 television schedule in July.

2012 WKU Football Schedule


Date    Day       Opponent                                               Location                             Time


S1       Sat        Austin Peay                                            Bowling Green, Ky.           6 p.m.


S8       Sat         at Alabama                                               Tuscaloosa, Ala.                 TBA


S15     Sat         at Kentucky                                              Lexington, Ky.                    TBA


S22     Sat        Southern Mississippi                            Bowling Green, Ky.           6 p.m.


S29     Sat         at Arkansas State*                                   Jonesboro, Ark.                  TBA


O11     Thur      at Troy* (ESPNU)                                    Troy, Ala.                             TBA


O20     Sat        Louisiana-Monroe* (Homecoming)     Bowling Green, Ky.           3 p.m.


O27     Sat.        at Florida International*                         Miami, Fla.                           TBA


N1       Thur      Middle Tennessee* (ESPNU)                Bowling Green, Ky.           6 p.m.


N10     Sat        Florida Atlantic*                                     Bowling Green, Ky.           3 p.m.


N17     Sat         at Louisiana-Lafayette*                           Lafayette, La                        TBA


N24     Sat        North Texas*                                           Bowling Green, Ky.           Noon


D22     Sat        R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl          New Orleans, La.               11 a.m.           


* Sun Belt Conference Game


Home games bold face


All times Central.  Dates and times subject to change.