Summer is here, and it's already time to start gearing up for another Texas Tech Football season. Wednesday afternoon, kickoff times for five games on the 2016 schedule were announced.

After not having any home games with kickoff times after 4 p.m. in the 2015 season, Texas Tech is guaranteed at least two nighttime home games next season.

The season opener on September 3 against Stephen F. Austin will start at 7 p.m. and the Thursday night prime-time game against Kansas on September 29 will kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

According to Texas Tech Athletics, the Big 12 Conference games on Texas Tech's schedule without kickoff times will have their start times announced throughout the season on either a 12 or six-day basis. Every home Big 12 football game will be available for telecast in accordance with the conference's joint agreement with FOX Sports and ESPN.

2016 Texas Tech Football Schedule
DateOpponentTime (CT)Network
Sept. 3Stephen F. Austin7:00 p.m.Fox Sports Net
Sept. 10at Arizona State9:00 p.m.Fox Sports 1
Sept. 17Louisiana Tech6:00 p.m.Fox Sports Net
Sept. 29 (Thu.)Kansas*7:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1
Oct. 8at Kansas State*TBATBA
Oct. 15West Virginia*TBATBA
Oct. 22Oklahoma*TBATBA
Oct. 29at TCU*TBATBA
Nov. 5Texas*TBATBA
Nov. 12at Oklahoma State*TBATBA
Nov. 19at Iowa State*TBATBA
Nov. 25 (Fri.)Baylor*+ (AT&T Stadium)5:00 p.m.ESPN

* - Big 12 Conference Game
+ - Game to be played at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas


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