Time set for Duke-Alabama matchup

Get your DVRs set football fans: the highly anticipated matchup of Duke versus defending national champion Alabama now officially has been set for Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. ABC will regionally televise the game. The announcement was part of an ACC press release which gave details for the first three weeks of the football season. In addition to Duke-Alabama game, 18 other ACC games will be televised in the early season, including 10 which will see the national TV spotlight.

The times for the Blue Devils' first two games, including their ACC opener against Wake Forest, were also announced. Duke will kick off its season under the lights with a 7 p.m. start against Elon on Sept. 4 and then have a 12 noon start against Wake Forest the next week on Sept. 11. The Elon game will be broadcast on the Internet at ESPN3.com, and the ACC's regional football syndicator, Raycom Sports, will televise the matchup against the Demon Deacons.


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