You can almost hear the drumline now.

Kickoff times and TV coverage for Nebraska's first two football games were revealed Wednesday. In both cases, the Huskers will handle their business before the dinner hour.

Nebraska's 2014 season will begin mid-afternoon, opening with a 2:30 game against Florida Atlantic on Aug. 30 on the Big Ten Network.

The Big Ten also announced Nebraska's Sept. 6 game against McNeese State will kick off at 11 a.m. and be televised on ESPNU.

Earlier kickoff times were somewhat expected for the opening two contests given the fact Nebraska's next five games are all set for primetime.

And while some Husker fans don't think that highly of 11 a.m. games, they might appreciate Sept. 6. Fans can get home in time to watch important Big Ten primetime games, including Michigan State-Oregon, Michigan-Notre Dame and Virginia Tech-Ohio State.

After the opening two home games, Nebraska travels to Fresno State on Sept. 13 (CBS Sports Network, 9:30 p.m.), before returning home for games against Miami (ABC/ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Illinois (BTN, 8 p.m.). The primetime run concludes with road games at Michigan State (ABC/ESPN, 7 p.m.) and Northwestern (BTN, 6:30 p.m).

Kickoff times for the final five games of Nebraska's regular season are yet to be determined.

Here's a full list of the Big Ten slate for the first two weeks of the season:

Week 1


Eastern Illinois at Minnesota, 6 p.m., BTN

Rutgers at Washington State, 9 p.m., Fox Sports 1


Jacksonville State at Michigan State, 6:30 p.m., BTN


Penn State vs. UCF (in Ireland), 7:30 a.m., ESPN2

Appalachian State at Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPN2

Indiana State at Indiana, 11 a.m., ESPN News

Youngstown State at Illinois, 11 a.m., BTN

Northern Iowa at Iowa, 11 a.m., BTN

Western Michigan at Purdue, 11 a.m., ESPNU

Ohio State vs. Navy (in Baltimore), 11. a.m., CBS Sports Network

Florida Atlantic at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m., BTN

California at Northwestern, 2:30 p.m., ABC regional (ESPN2 in outer markets)

James Madison at Maryland, 2:30 p.m., BTN

Wisconsin vs. LSU (in Houston), 8 p.m., ESPN

Week 2 (all Saturday)

Akron at Penn State, 11 a.m., ABC regional (ESPN or ESPN2 in outer markets)

Western Kentucky at Illinois, 11 a.m., BTN

Central Michigan at Purdue, 11 a.m., ESPN News

McNeese State at Nebraska, 11 a.m., ESPNU

Western Illinois at Wisconsin, 11 a.m., BTN

Howard at Rutgers, 11 a.m., BTN

Ball State at Iowa, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Maryland at South Florida, 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network

Middle Tennessee at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m., BTN

Northern Illinois at Northwestern, 2:30 p.m., BTN

Michigan State at Oregon, 5:30 p.m., FOX

Michigan at Notre Dame, 6 p.m., NBC

Virginia Tech at Ohio State, 7 p.m., ESPN

* In other news, the NU athletic department announced that public season tickets for the 2014 football season are sold-out. Beginning Tuesday, fans can purchase single-game tickets, including a special two-game package for the Florida Atlantic and McNeese State games. The limited number of tickets come from the visiting team allotments, and are not being used by the schools coming to Memorial Stadium this fall.

* Nebraska's annual Fan Day will be Friday, Aug. 1 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

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