Start time set for Cats’ season opener

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UK Athletics announced on Monday the start time for UK football’s opening game of the 2013 season.

The Cats will take on Western Kentucky at LP Field in Nashville on August 31 at 7 p.m..

It will be the first game for the Cats since the appointment of UK head coach Mark Stoops.

Former Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino will coach his first game in charge of the Hilltoppers in the contest at the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.

Tickets for the UK fans’ sections at LP Field are available by calling 800-928-2287.

Lower level tickets are priced at $43 with club seating priced at $63.

UK hosts Miami (Ohio) at Commonwealth Stadium on September 7 in the first home game of 2013.

Start times for that and the remainder of UK’s schedule have yet to be announced.