May 8, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - For the second-consecutive season, the Ohio University football team will open its season in front of a national television audience as the Bobcats will take on the University of Louisville on Sunday, Sept. 1 beginning at 3:30 p.m. inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The game was originally scheduled for Aug. 31, but was moved to fit ESPN's opening-week football schedule.
Ohio's season-opening appearance against Louisville will mark the 51st time the Bobcats have played on the ESPN Family of Networks since head coach Frank Solich took over back in 2005.
The Bobcats made a pair of appearances on the network's primary station in 2012. Ohio's first appearance came in its season-opener at Penn State as it defeated the Nittany Lions 24-14. The Bobcats' second showing occurred in the squad's season-finale in the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl where Ohio posted a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.