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Kickoff Times Set for Alabama's First 3 Football Games



Tuscaloosa, Ala.- The University of Alabama football team will open its 2006 season with a trio of televised games at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Director of Athletics Mal Moore announced today that Alabama's games against Hawaii (September 2) and Louisiana-Monroe (Sept. 16) will be produced by the Crimson Tide Sports Network for pay-per-view distribution with both contests slated to begin at 6:07 p.m. central time. The Vanderbilt game, scheduled for Sept. 9, will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT and will be televised by Fox Sports South, the Crimson Tide's first appearance ever on that network.

"We are excited to have CTSN producing the games with Hawaii and Louisiana-Monroe, as well as with the opportunity to play Vanderbilt on the Fox Sports South network," Moore said.

CTSN general manager Michael Alford said the pay-per-view telecasts will be anchored by the network's David Crane, who will be joined in the booth by former Tide quarterback Tyler Watts and CTSN's Chris Stewart.

Fans will be able to order the Crimson Tide Pay-Per-View telecasts through their local cable company. CTSN will make both games available to DirecTV and the Dish Network. Outside of Alabama, the games will be available on ESPN Game Plan.