Great news from the world of Cardinal football scheduling, as the annual rivalry game between Louisville and Kentucky has been moved to Sunday, Sept. 2 and will be televised by ESPN. Perhaps the best news of all, though, is that kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
When the game has been played in Louisville (aka, when it's the first game of the season), the Battle for the Governor's Cup has consistently drawn an enviable TV slot. In 2008, ESPN wanted to make the game its Monday night feature, but Kentucky declined, citing not having enough time to prepare for Norfolk State the next Saturday as the reason.
Still, in the four years since UK made the move to make the game the third of the season in years when it's played in Lexington, the games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium have been featured on ESPN three times and ABC once. Conversely, the games in Lexington have been featured on ESPNU twice and ESPN Classic once.
If I could hibernate for seven months...well I wouldn't, because I feel like I'd miss out on a lot of fun stuff over the summer. I'm just saying though, I'm looking forward to this game and it is a long way away.