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BATON ROUGE – ESPN has released the approximate start times for the remainder of LSU’s 2024 football schedule, the Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday.

Start times for LSU’s first three games were previously announced. LSU opens the 2024 season against USC in Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC, followed by the home-opener on Sept. 7 against Nicholls at 6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network+/ESPN+. The Tigers open conference play in week 3 when they travel to face South Carolina at 11 a.m. CT on ABC.

All SEC-controlled games starting with Week 4 (Sept. 21) will have set television windows, with select games tagged as Flex games between the Afternoon and Night windows.

Television start time windows for Weeks 4-14 are defined as follows:

Early: 11 a.m. to Noon CT start
Afternoon: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT start
Night: 5 to 7 p.m. CT start
-LSU has 3 games listed in the “Night” window
Flex: Games scheduled with either an Afternoon (2:30-3:30 p.m.) or Night (5-7 p.m.) start
-LSU has 5 games listed in the “Flex” window

LSU’s games against Ole Miss, Arkansas and Vanderbilt fall under the “Night” window and will kickoff between 5 and 7 p.m. CT.

LSU has five games in the “Flex” window – UCLA, Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, and Oklahoma – and those games will have a scheduled kickoff between 2:30 and 7 p.m. CT.

For all listed windows (Early, Afternoon, Night, Flex), the exact start time within such window(s) will be confirmed no later than six days prior. Fans and viewers looking for more information on this new era for the SEC and ESPN can visit

SEC Now: Inside the 2024 Schedule premieres at 1 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 11 on SEC Network to break down the full SEC schedule. Following The Paul Finebaum Show, the show will re-air at 6 p.m. Host Alyssa Lang and analysts Cole Cubelic and Roman Harper will dive into the full schedule and look ahead to the fall.

The following is a listing of LSU’s weeks 4-12 schedule with time designation and network when applicable.

Date - Opponent - Time - (Network)

Sept. 21 vs. UCLA - 2:30-7 p.m. (TBA)
Sept. 28 vs. South Alabama - 6:45 p.m. (SEC Network)
Oct. 5 Open Date
Oct. 12 vs. Ole Miss - 5-7 p.m. (TBA)
Oct. 19 at Arkansas - 5-7 p.m. (TBA)
Oct. 26 at Texas A&M - 2:30-7 p.m. (TBA)
Nov. 2 Open Date
Nov. 9 vs. Alabama - 2:30-7 p.m. (TBA)
Nov. 16 at Florida - 2:30-7 p.m. (TBA)
Nov. 23 vs. Vanderbilt - 5-7 p.m. (TBA)
Nov. 30 vs. Oklahoma - 2:30-7 p.m. (TBA)

*All times listed are Central.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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I am completely OK with an 11am SC kickoff. That place gets loud and if 11am reduces that for our team, good. Get in early, win, and the hell out.
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225Tyga4 days
Its easy..Alabama Ole Miss UCLA and Oklahoma need to be 7PM kicks.
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Saunson694 days
Vandy and Arkansas are home games over Bama, OU, UCLA? Very dumb for ratings. Shouldnt be flex. Shoudl be auto nght
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brewhan davey4 days
I can live with all of those being afternoon or night games--I support as few 11:00 a.m. games as possible. Now, we will only have one--South Carolina.
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PsychTiger4 days
I thought they would all start around 3:50.
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