UA-Michigan kickoff time announced

The University of Alabama and Michigan will kick off the 2012 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. CST, according to a press release from UA media relations. The two schools will meet in Arlington, Texas, as part of the Cowboy Classic. ABC will televise the game.

Alabama and Michigan have faced one another three times in school history, the most recent coming in the 2000 Orange Bowl where the Wolverines won 35-34 in overtime. UM leads the all-time series 2-1.

The Crimson Tide will be the home team and the Wolverines the away team. Officials from the Big 12 Conference will call the game.