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Louisville vs. Alabama set for 8 p.m. kick on ABC

The Cards will kick off the 2018 season in primetime.

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The fine folks with the Camping World Kickoff game have announced that the Sept. 1 contest between Louisville and Alabama will begin under the lights at 8 p.m. and will be televised by ABC. The game will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

This will mark the 19th time Louisville has played a game on ABC, but just the third time the Cards have appeared in a primetime game on the network. The other two have been U of L’s losses to Clemson the past two seasons.

There will be plenty of eyes on the Cards in a few months. Maybe that winds up being a great thing, maybe it doesn’t.