WKU Football announces broadcast schedules and kick-off times for 11 games

Tyson Helton

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BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky – WKU Football has announced broadcast schedules and kick-off times for 11 of its 13 matchups during the 2022 season.

The Hilltoppers will have five of their games televised nationally on CBS Sports Network, including the season opener against Austin Peay. In addition, WKU will appear on the Big Ten Network for their three-week road trip to Indiana. The ESPN family of networks, which includes streaming services ESPN3 and ESPN+, will feature The Hilltoppers four times throughout the year. WKU’s home game against North Texas will be broadcast live at the stadium. Kick-off times and televised details for off-conference road games in Hawaii and Auburn will be announced later.

The Tops open the 2022 campaign on Saturday, August 27 in the friendly confines of Houchens-Smith Stadium against Austin Peay. The matchup with the Governors will be one of the first college football games of the season as it kicks off at 11:00 a.m. CT in week zero. After two away games, including an 11:00 a.m. CT visit to Indiana, WKU returns home to open Conference USA’s game against FIU with a 2:30 p.m. CT kick-off time, also on CBSSN. The Hilltoppers will then welcome Troy to a CT game at Bowling Green at 6 p.m. the following week on an ESPN network.

In a repeat of last season’s C-USA Championship, WKU will travel to Texas to take on UTSA at 5 p.m. CT on an ESPN network. After the grudge match with the Roadrunners, the Tops will rush to Middle Tennessee for a 2:30 pm CT rivalry showdown with the Blue Raiders on one of ESPN’s channels.

In their only weekend game of the season, WKU hosts UAB under the lights of Houchens-Smith Stadium on Friday, October 21 for a 7:00 p.m. CT kickoff. The Blazers fight will be televised nationally on CBSSN. The Hilltoppers celebrate the homecoming the following week against North Texas with a 2:30 p.m. CT start time.

WKU’s final C-USA road games of the year in Charlotte and Florida Atlantic will both kick off at 11:00 am CT. Both games will also appear on CBSSN. Between these two games, WKU’s home final against Rice takes place when the tops honor their seniors. Kickoff against the Owls is at 1pm CT. with a live broadcast available on the ESPN family.

Aug. 27 vs. Austin Peay – 11 a.m. – CBSSN
September 3rd in Hawaii – TBA – TBA
Sept. 17 in Indiana – 11 a.m. – BTN
Sept. 24 vs. FIU – 2:30 p.m. – CBSSN
October 1 vs. Troy – 6 p.m. – ESPN Networks
Oct. 8 at UTSA – 5 p.m. – ESPN Networks
October 15 in Middle Tennessee – 2:30 p.m. – ESPN Networks
Oct. 21 vs. UAB – 7 p.m. – CBSSN
Oct. 29 v North Texas – 2:30 p.m. – Stadium
Nov. 5 in Charlotte – 11 a.m. – CBSSN
Nov. 12 vs. Rice – 1 p.m. – ESPN Networks
Nov. 19 in Auburn – TBA – TBA
Nov 26 at FAU – 11am – CBSSN
(All times middle)

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