Early SEC TV schedule

The first three weeks’ broadcast schedule was announced yesterday.

Week 1

Sept. 1

7:30 p.m.: Appalachian St. at Tennessee (SEC Network)
8 p.m.: South Carolina at Vanderbilt (ESPN)

Sept. 3

Noon: South Alabama at Mississippi St. (SEC Network)
3:30 p.m.: LSU vs. Wisconsin (ABC)
3:30 p.m.: UCLA vs. Texas A&M (CBS)
4 p.m.: Louisiana Tech at Arkansas (SEC Network)
5:30 p.m.: North Carolina vs. Georgia (ESPN)
7:30 p.m.: Southern Mississippi at Kentucky (ESPNU)
7:30 p.m.: UMass at Florida (SEC Network)
8 p.m.: USC vs. Alabama (ABC)
9 p.m.: Clemson at Auburn (ESPN)

Sept. 5

9 p.m.: Ole Miss vs. Florida State (ESPN)

Week 2

Sept. 10

Noon: Nicholls St. at Georgia (SEC Network)
Noon: Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M (SEC Network Alternate)
3:30 p.m.: Western Kentucky at Alabama (ESPN2)
3:30 p.m.: Kentucky at Florida (CBS)
4 p.m.: Wofford at Ole Miss (SEC Network)
4 p.m.: Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt (SEC Network Alternate)
7 p.m.: South Carolina at Mississippi State (ESPN/ESPN2)
7:30 p.m.: Jacksonville St. at LSU (ESPNU)
7:30 p.m.: Arkansas St. at Auburn (SEC Network)
7:30 p.m.: Eastern Michigan at Missouri (SEC Network Alternate)
8 p.m.: Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech (ABC)

Week 3

Sept. 17

Noon: Ohio at Tennessee (SEC Network)
12:30 p.m.: Vanderbilt at Georgia Tech (ACC TV)
3:30 p.m.: Alabama at Ole Miss (CBS)
4 p.m.: East Carolina at South Carolina (SEC Network)
4 p.m.: New Mexico St. at Kentucky (SEC Network Alternate)
7 p.m.: Mississippi St. at LSU (ESPN/ESPN2)
7 p.m.: Texas A&M at Auburn (ESPN/ESPN2)
7:30 p.m.: North Texas at Florida (ESPNU)
7:30 p.m.: Georgia at Missouri (SEC Network)
7:30 p.m.: Texas St. at Arkansas (SEC Network Alternate)

Man, Week 2 is pretty much a wasteland, isn’t it?  Which isn’t to say I won’t be going somewhere after Georgia’s nooner to watch some more football.

14 Comments

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14 responses to “Early SEC TV schedule

  1. JG Shellnutt

    Tennessee/ VA Tech is likely worth watching

  2. Athens Dog

    We are moving to Boggs hall parking lot. So noon start means early start to new spots. Anyone else park there? How full does it get early?

  3. garageflowers

    Television minus Richard Llyod will be at the Georgia Theathre week 2. Anyone see them last year? Curious if it is worth the drive from NC to catch them and a game.

    • Dawg Vegas

      Wow – had not heard that. How do they play Marquee Moon without that twin-guitar attack?

      • garageflowers

        Thanks for the replies. Someone replaced Llyod. I think it was the second guitarist from Verlaine’s band.

    • playmakers in space

      I saw ’em at the Theatre back in 2013, and I found the performance to be pretty dull, to be honest. And I say this as a pretty big fan of the band and a HUGE fan of Marquee Moon in particular.

    • Comin' Down The Track

      Conversely, I quite enjoyed the show and the crowd… not to mention checking that one off the list.

  4. Macallanlover

    Given the high anticipation of the Nicholls State game I would bring some sausage and grits for the beginning of the tailgate at sunrise regardless of past parking patterns. 🙂

    UGA deserves the noon start, cannot argue that with Nicholls State on the menu, but when will a UGA AD take a stand against that time slot? Florida and LSU put their foot down and seem to get dealt evening kickoffs when the heat is so miserable for afternoon games. Horrible for tailgating and high on the misery index for the first 5-6 weeks of the schedule. (I know there are some who love to get up at 4 AM and want to be home before sunset, but you cannot argue the enthusiasm in the stadium, the heat/humidity, or the exposure for the program on TV.)

  5. Herschel Krustofski

    Well, the noon kickoff means I’m not going.

  6. Go Dawgs!

    Thanks for the great tailgating experience, McGarity.

  7. aladawg

    Senator,
    What’s your thought on the week four game time of Ole Miss – UGA.

    • I’d have to think Florida-Tennessee would be at the top of CBS’ list, unless one of them has already cratered. So you’re probably looking at a night game on ESPN.

  8. Macallanlover

    Amazingly the WWL recently released the 10 most compelling games of 2016 nationally and selected Florida/Tenn as the number one game. Mark Packer ripped them for about two hours on radio. He is right, that it isn’t even the most significant game in the SEC East, much less bigger than LSU/Bama, FSU/Clemson, ohio/Michigan, etc, etc, etc.