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UB football to start season on national television

The Bulls’ first two games to air on ESPN Networks

<p>Head football coach Lance Leipold talks strategy with the UB football team.&nbsp;</p>

Head football coach Lance Leipold talks strategy with the UB football team. 

On Monday, the Mid-American Conference announced that UB’s first two games will be aired on national television. 

UB opens its season away at Northern Illinois, Wednesday Nov. 4 at 7PM (EST). The game will be aired on ESPN2. 

UB has not played NIU since Nov. 30, 2018 in a 29-30 loss in the MAC championship game. 

UB then comes back to the Queen City to face off against Miami (OH) on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Kick off will be at 8PM (EST) and will be broadcasted on ESPN. 

UB lost to Miami last season 20-34. 

The rest of UB’s game times and television broadcasts are TBD.

The first 19 MAC games will be played on weekdays and will then switch to Saturdays for the final 17 games. 

The MAC title game is slated for Friday, Dec. 18. 

Per NYS guidelines, UB will be playing their home games without fans in attendance.

Robby Salisbury is the assistant sports editor and can be reached at robby.salisbury@ubspectrum.com and on Twitter @SalisburyRobby

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