Tulane quarterback Kai Horton (12) signals a play at the line against Ole Miss at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023. Ole Miss won 37-20.

The Tulane football team’s American Athletic Conference opener against UAB on Sept. 30 will kick off at 11 a.m. and be televised by ESPN2, the league announced Monday.

The decision gives the reigning league champions as many Saturday appearances in September on one of ESPN’s major networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC) as for the entire 2021 and 2022 seasons. The home game against Ole Miss on Sept. 9 also was on ESPN2.

This will be Tulane’s first morning kickoff at Yulman Stadium since the 2021 home finale against South Florida. The Wave has won three in a row with early starts, beating the Bulls in that game and upending Tulsa and Cincinnati on the road last year.

Tulane (2-1) hosts Nicholls State at 6 p.m. Saturday. UAB (1-2), which just lost 41-21 at home to UL, plays at No. 1 Georgia.