CLEMSON -- Clemson's football game with Alabama at the Georgia Dome on Aug. 30 will have an 8 p.m. kickoff and be televised nationally by ABC. The ACC announced the kickoff times for each of Clemson's first three contests on Tuesday.
The conference also announced the Sept. 6 game vs. The Citadel will have a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, while the Clemson vs. N.C. State game on Sept. 13 will start at noon. The Clemson vs. The Citadel game will not appear on live television, but it will have a live Internet showing on ESPN 360. Clemson-N.C. State game will be televised by Raycom.
Earlier, the ACC announced the Oct. 9 Clemson at Wake Forest game would have a 7:30 p.m. start and will be shown on ESPN. The kickoff for Clemson's other eight games this year will be announced 12 days prior to kickoff.
Clemson and Alabama will face each other on the gridiron for the first time since 1975. This will be the second straight year Clemson will play a nationally televised game on the opening weekend. Last year, Clemson hosted Florida State on Labor Day and the game recorded a 5.03 rating, making it the highest-rated college game on the opening weekend.
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This year's game with Alabama will mark the first time Clemson has played in the 8 p.m. Saturday broadcast nationally on ABC.
• SOUTH CAROLINA -- Each of the first three South Carolina football games this fall will be nationally televised.
"It appears we will be one of the most televised teams in the country again this season and we will try our best to compete like one of the best teams in the country," USC coach Steve Spurrier said.
The Gamecocks' season and home opener against N.C. State, scheduled for Aug. 28, will be televised nationally by ESPN, beginning at 8 p.m. The Gamecocks and Wolfpack have not met since 1999.
The Gamecocks' conference and road opener at Vanderbilt, set for Sept. 4, will also be televised nationally by ESPN. Game time from Nashville, Tenn., is set for 8:30 p.m.
CBS Sports will televise the Georgia at USC game, set for Sept. 13. That national broadcast is slated for a 3:30 p.m. kick. The Georgia contest will mark the fourth straight year that CBS has televised a Gamecock football game and will be its first appearance in Columbia since 2005, when it carried the Alabama-USC tilt.
Additional televised games will be announced as they become available.