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Official start times released for some of Michigan’s 2018 schedule

You will love this news if you enjoy noon start times.

Michigan v Penn State Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The anticipation is building for the upcoming college football season, and Michigan helped that cause by releasing some official kick off times for the 2018 schedule.

The Wolverines hit the ground running in Game 1 facing off with Notre Dame, a rivalry that goes back 100 years. It’s been four years since the last match up and it was an unfriendly end to the series for the Wolverines. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 on NBC.

The game against Western Michigan kicks off at noon on Sept. 8 on FS1, while the SMU game begins at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 on Big Ten Network. The first released time for a conference game is against Maryland for Homecoming at noon on Oct. 6 on a to be determined television station.

The Michigan State game on Oct. 20 will be at a to be determined time on either FOX or FS1.

Per the conference television contract, each Big Ten team has to have three home night games over a span of two years. MSU only had one home night game last season, so this game has a very good chance to be played at night. MSU has one scheduled home night game in 2018 so far — its home opener against Utah State.

“The Game” against Ohio State on Nov. 24 will continue its tradition of a noon start time. It will be aired on FOX for the second straight season.

A home night game has not been announced yet for Michigan. With that said, which game do you think is the most likely to be played under the lights at Michigan Stadium? Let us know what you think in the comments below!