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Four Kickoff Times Announced For UM 2017 Season

There are high hopes for the University of Miami in the 2017 season and UM fans now know four of the times they’ll be able to watch their team this upcoming season.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced kickoff times for select games this coming season – including the Canes’ showdown with rival Florida State.

Miami, which finished the 2016 season 9-4 after defeating West Virginia in the Russell Athletics Bowl, will open its 2017 campaign at home against Bethune-Cookman University on September 2nd at 12:30 p.m.

It marks the second time in three years that UM will open its season against the Wildcats. The Hurricanes defeated B-CU 45-0 to open the 2015 season.

The Canes will be on the road the following two weeks – including making its first-ever trip to Arkansas State to face the Red Wolves on September 9th at 3:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPNU.

On September 16th, UM will travel to Tallahassee’s Doak Campbell Stadium to face Florida State – a team that is slated to be ranked in the top five in the preseason rankings. As previously announced, ABC will televise the emotionally charged game at 8 p.m.

The ACC also announced that the Hurricanes’ September 29th game at Duke will kickoff at 7 p.m. and they will host Georgia Tech on October 12th at 8 p.m.

If Miami capitalizes on the return of 18 starters from last year’s squad and gets solid play from whoever is named their new starting quarterback, the Canes could find themselves playing in the 2017 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game – which will be played in Charlotte, N.C. on December 2nd.

About J.T. Wilcox

J.T. Wilcox is an award-winning sports journalist that has worked in South Florida for more than a decade. He authors "The Bald Predictions" Blog and "The Baldcast" Podcast. J.T. Wilcox joined the Football Hotbed staff in 2017.

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