The Minutemen released the times for most of their games for 2011 and just one of the four games at McGuirk Alumni Stadium is scheduled to begin at 1. The rest will put to use the lights.
The home opener against Rhode Island (9/17) will be at 6:30 and Central Connecticut (10/8) will be at 6. The 3:30 start for the Villanova game on November 5 will need the lights on before it is settled.
Fittingly, the final game of the Football Championship Subdivision for UMass will be at the 1 p.m. time slot against James Madison on Nov. 19.
The only game time unscheduled is the September 24 game at Boston College.
The Colonial Athletic Association media day next week will be broadcast live on ESPN3.
The July 27 affair will be held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The CAA claims it is the first broadcast of its kind for FCS and will feature interviews with coaches and players over a two-hour period.