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Editor's note: This article was originally published Feb. 10, 2016, when the schedule was first announced. The future will continue to update it as kickoff times are announced and possible changes are made to the lineup.

UCF Athletics released the official 2016-17 football schedule today.

The Knights will kick off the 2016 season against the South Carolina State Bulldogs on Saturday, Sept. 3. It will be the second such matchup in program history, and will be the first time since 2008 that UCF starts off a season against the Bulldogs.

UCF will also play two Big 10 teams back-to-back. The first game is against Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 10. A week later, the Knights will host Maryland on Family Weekend, Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Knights will have their bye week after they travel to conference rival Houston on Saturday, Oct. 29. UCF will also travel to Tampa this year for its fourth consecutive matchup against conference rival USF two days after Thanksgiving.

The full schedule released by UCF Athletics follows below. Dates and times may be subject to change.

Saturday, Sept. 3 — vs. South Carolina State, time TBD

Saturday, Sept. 10 — at Michigan, time TBD

Saturday, Sept. 17 — vs. Maryland (Family Weekend), time TBD

Saturday, Sept. 24 — at FIU at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1 — at East Carolina*, time TBD

Friday, Oct. 7 — vs. Tulane*, time TBD

Saturday, Oct. 15 — vs. Temple* (Homecoming), time TBD

Saturday, Oct. 22 — at UConn*, time TBD

Saturday, Oct. 29 — at Houston*, time TBD

BYE Week: Nov. 5

Saturday, Nov. 12 — vs. Cincinnati*, time TBD

Saturday, Nov. 19 — vs. Tulsa*, time TBD

Saturday, Nov. 26 — at USF*, time TBD

Saturday, Dec. 3 — AAC Championship Game

*American Athletic Conference game


Evan Abramson is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. You can follow him on Twitter at @Evan_Abramson or you can email him at