Lobo football kick times announced
All home games will be day games, 11 of 13 times announced
Colorado Springs, Colo. --- The Mountain West Conference has released kickoff times for all conference and MW non-conference home games, and the Lobos will play all six home games in the sunshine, as UNM has six home day games. Overall, the Lobos now have 11 games times in the books, with only games at Texas Tech and Texas yet to have a kick-off time determined.
The Lobos will play their season opener, and the first game under head coach Bob Davie, against Southern at 3 p.m. The next two home games, against Boise State in the conference opener, and Texas State for Homecoming, will both start at 4 p.m. The final three home games, against Fresno State, Wyoming, and Nevada, will all start at 1:30 p.m. Those games are on October 27,November 10, and November 17, giving the Lobos three late season games in the sunshine.
Road times were also announced for games at Hawai’i (9 p.m. Mountain Time), Air Force (5 p.m.), UNLV (2 p.m.) and Colorado State (5 p.m.). UNM’s Rio Grande Rivalry game with New Mexico State had been previously announced by the Aggies as a 6 p.m. start.
Television information will be announced by the conference once all details have been finalized.
2012 football schedule
Day Date Opponent Site Mt. Time TV
Saturday Sept. 1 Southern Albuquerque, N.M. 3 p.m. TBA
Saturday Sept. 8 Texas Austin, Texas TBA TBA
Saturday Sept. 15 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas TBA TBA
Saturday Sept. 22 !New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. 6 p.m. AggieVision/ESPN 3
Saturday Sept. 29 *Boise State Albuquerque, N.M. 4 p.m. TBA
Saturday Oct. 6 #Texas State Albuquerque, N.M. 4 p.m. TBA
Saturday Oct. 13 *Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 9 p.m. TBA
Saturday Oct. 20 *Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. 5 p.m. TBA
Saturday Oct. 27 *Fresno State Albuquerque, N.M. 1:30 p.m. TBA
Saturday Nov. 3 *UNLV Las Vegas, Nev 2 p.m. TBA
Saturday Nov. 10 *Wyoming Albuquerque, N.M. 1:30 p.m. TBA
Saturday Nov. 17 *Nevada Albuquerque, N.M. 1:30 p.m. TBA
Saturday Nov. 24 *Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. 5 p.m. TBA
* denotes Mountain West game
! denotes Rio Grande Rivalry game
# denotes Homecoming game
Bold denotes home game at University Stadium (38,634)
Game times are Mountain time and subject to change
Nothing later than a 4 p.m. start? That seems strange. I like those night games much better!
It's like Middle school football all over again. No night games.
I feel like an idiot! But I am an idiot so it kinda works out!
Boy I sure don't get this. I understand the early post times for the cold weather games, but 3-4pm in Sept is really awkward. If they wanted to get the contest over with so fans could get on with their long holiday weekend plans, why not move it up to noon or 1pm?
Maybe they have a tentative TV deal in place where the games must be completed before the beginning of the stations prime time slate?
I love watching football games on the radio.
I hate those times. Unless our new trainees at work train fast I could possibly miss most of those.
Maybe these start times were made to accomodate television. Oh wait....
The Southern game is in direct conflict with an Isotopes game at 7 p.m. that night, which is what that particular game is not at night.
Bad start time for the first game of the season. I don't care if the Cowboys are playing in town. Start a game at 3 and not many fans will go cause it is steaming hot at that time of the day. Heck 6pm can be a bit warm.
Sorry Frank but UNM has the worst strategy and marketing team in the country. UNM is fighting for every fan it can get yet when it comes to scheduling they shoot themselves in the foot everytime. What a joke.
I'm not sure I understand all the negativity about the times. I personally like afternoon/early evening games. And it's a lot easier with a kid to not be out super late
I was expecting a 6pm time. Ouch!
So? Either a 7 pm or 8 pm Isoptope game would conflict with a Lobo game that starts after 4 pm.
I like ALL the game start times.......
3pm is a good start time for the opener, tailgating starting noon-ish so people won't be too drunk to enjoy it, and more families will attend. It is college football and we want the community to attend. Late games discourage families, especially in Nov.
Yes, they are at 8....they are usually at 7 ... my bad on that. More than anything, it's a fireworks night for the Topes, which means they will have a good crowd....if both teams were going at the same time, you don't have enough spaces to park for everyone. Topes can't shoot fireworks off in the daytime, hence they go late, and we go at 3.
P.S. One constant of every fan base is they complain that the marketing department is the worst in the country. Having seen many at work, UNM's does a great job. That's an under-appreciated bunch right there.
Well, given that I'll stop my bitching :D
I like the times. Especially the October and November games, b/c I can get my kids to one or two of them. Sure the first game might be hot, but we will get more scrolling score time on the major networks for kicking off the season with a win, better than we've started in a while.
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