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Pitt-New Mexico Set For 12:30 p.m. Kickoff




May 23, 2013

PITTSBURGH-- The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Pitt football team's Sept. 14 non-conference game with New Mexico will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and be televised by the ACC Network.

The ACC Network syndicates in 95 markets nationally and more than 62 million TV households. ACC Network games are also available digitally on ESPN3 (outside of the ACC footprint), theacc.com and on the ACC App for iPhones, iPads and Droid mobile devices. Pittsburgh television clearances for ACC Network games will be announced at a later date.

New Mexico is coached by Coraopolis native and former Pitt assistant Bob Davie. The Lobos compete in the Mountain West Conference.

The 2013 season marks the Panthers' first as a member of the ACC. Pitt will open the year with a highly anticipated showdown against defending ACC and Orange Bowl champion Florida State on Labor Day (Sept. 2) at Heinz Field. As was previously announced, the game will be nationally televised by ESPN and kick off at 8 p.m.

The Pitt-FSU contest marks the ACC's 10th consecutive game on Labor Day night, a streak that began in 2004. The Panthers, who officially join the ACC on July 1, will be making their initial appearance in the Labor Day primetime game, while the Seminoles will be making their sixth appearance in this showcase slot.

Pitt football season-ticket packages are currently selling at a record pace. To order, log on to PittsburghPanthers.com or call 800-643-PITT (7488).

The Panthers' complete 2013 schedule with announced television coverage and kickoff times:

Date Opponent (TV) Time
Sept. 2 (Mon.) Florida State* (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 New Mexico (ACC Network) 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Duke* TBA
Sept. 28 Virginia* TBA
Oct. 12 at Virginia Tech* TBA
Oct. 19 Old Dominion TBA
Oct. 26 at Navy (CBS Sports Network) TBA
Nov. 2 at Georgia Tech* TBA
Nov. 9 Notre Dame TBA
Nov. 16 North Carolina* TBA
Nov. 23 at Syracuse* TBA
Nov. 29 (Fri.) Miami* (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) TBA
Dec. 7 Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game TBA