Cotton Bowl Football

Tulane coach Willie Fritz celebrates with the Cotton Bowl trophy after the Green Wave defeated Southern California on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.

The times and television networks for the Tulane football team’s first three games of 2023 were set Wednesday, and fans planning to attend need to be ready for potentially sweltering conditions.

The Green Wave’s Sept. 2 home opener against South Alabama will be in a 7 p.m. slot and televised by ESPNU, but the next two weeks will feature daylight matchups. The Green Wave hosts Ole Miss at Yulman Stadium on Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN2 and plays at Southern Miss on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.

Since its Yulman Stadium debut against Georgia Tech in 2014 resulted in numerous fans being treated for heat-related issues, the Wave has not played any home games in the first three Saturdays of September during the daytime. The increased television interest in the program after last season’s 12-2 Cotton Bowl run dictated this year's change.