Changes in store for season opener

With a large slate of games scheduled for college football's opening weekend, the brass at ESPN are finding it difficult to find a television spot for those of high-interest. The network's desire to broadcast the Cardinals first outing of the 2006 season means that changes are in store for this year's traditional opener against rival Kentucky

Initially announced as a Saturday contest, this year's meeting between in-state rivals Louisville and Kentucky has been moved to Sunday, September 3. Kickoff time for the traditional opener has yet be set.

"Right now I think it's going to be either 3:30 or 8:00 - they have not decided yet," University of Louisville Director of Athletics told on Tuesday afternoon.

The change shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the last four meetings between the Cards and Cats were held on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.

U of L head coach Bobby Petrino will be seeking his fourth straight victory over the Wildcats, while UK head coach Rich Brooks will attempt to avoid his school's seventh loss to the Cardinals over the past eight years.

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