Three Pitt Kickoff Times Announced

Kickoff times were announced for the Pitt football team's opening three games for the program's 120th season.

The opener against Youngstown State Sept. 5 at Heinz Field will kick off at 1 p.m. The Pittsburgh Pirates are scheduled to face the St. Louis Cardinals up the road at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park.

The Panthers then visit Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion Buffalo for a noon kickoff Sept. 12. The game will be televised by ESPN on a regional basis.

The Sept. 19 game at Heinz Field is against Navy and will kick off at 6 p.m. The Midshipmen perennially are among the nation's top independent teams and are gunning for a seventh straight bowl appearance.

Additional known start times for the 2009 season include the Oct. 2 game at Louisville (8 p.m., ESPN2) and Oct. 16 at Rutgers (8 p.m., ESPN).

Other kickoff times and television clearances will be announced at later dates.

Season-ticket packages are currently on sale for as low as $82 and can be purchased online (, by phone (800/643-PITT) or in person at the Petersen Events Center ticket office.

2009 Pitt Football Schedule

Opponent (TV)

Sep. 5
Youngstown State
1 p.m.

Sep. 12
at Buffalo (ESPN Regional)

Sep. 19
6 p.m.

Sep. 26
at North Carolina State

Oct. 2 (Fri.)
Louisville* (ESPN2)
8 p.m.

Oct. 10

Oct. 16 (Fri.)
at Rutgers* (ESPN)
8 p.m.

Oct. 24

Nov. 7

Nov. 14
Notre Dame (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

Nov. 27
at West Virginia* (ABC or ESPN)

Dec. 5
Cincinnati* (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)

All home games denoted in bold *denotes Big East Conference game Due to television considerations, TBA kicks will be announced at a later date

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