LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you tailgate before University of Louisville football games, your time to have fun before the game is getting cut short.
Three of the upcoming September games are going to be happening at noon including the September 7 game vs. Eastern Kentucky at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, the September 14 game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Lexington and the September 21 game against Florida International University at home.
Fans are used to having a blast before the game, playing corn hole, having a few drinks and grilling out. Sports Radio Host Jody Demling said the early games may cut back on tailgating time, but it's a big opportunity for the Cards and exposure for them as well.
"They have to do kind of have to do what TV dictates the time for them," said Demling. "It's a great opportunity on ESPN to come right out of college game day and be that game on at noon. It's kind of a give and take."
Former UofL football player, Montrell Jones, who played from 2004 to 2006, said regardless of the time of the game, as long as the cards win doesn't matter what time the game is.
"There are people that drink the night before and I've seen gone wild tailgating in my hay day," said Jones. "People do a good job of tailgating around here, they'll figure it out."
A September 1 game against Ohio at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is at 3:30 p.m.. Several of the other games times in October and November have yet to be determined.