Unbeatens Take Center Stage On ESPN Networks’ College Football Broadcasts This Saturday

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Courtesy: ESPN

It’s only Monday. But ESPN is giving all the college football fans out there reason to look forward to this weekend with an announcement today for this weekend’s college football coverage.

Officials with ESPN announced today a very busy broadcast schedule for Saturday across its family of networks. That schedule includes a triple header on ABC beginning at noon eastern time between the Texans and Sooners live from the Cotton Bowl. The annual “Red River Rivalry” between the Longhorns and the #10 ranked Oklahoma Sooners will mark the 110th time that the Big 12 foes have faced off. It will be followed up Saturday afternoon on ABC either by the #6 Clemson Tigers taking on the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets or the Wisconsin Badgers taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. ESPN 2 will run the game not aired on ABC. Broadcast for both is scheduled for 3:30pm ET. Saturday’s schedule on ABC will be rounded out at 8pm ET with the undefeated #12 Florida State Seminoles taking on the Miami Hurricanes.

Over on The SEC Network the also undefeated #11 Florida Gators will cap off the network’s broadcast schedule as they face off against Missouri at 7:30pm ET. And on ESPNU, unbeaten #22 Iowa will take on Illinois at high noon. Later in the night, the #5 Utah Utes host #23 California in a Pac-12 showdown. As additional notes, #7 LSU will be on the road Saturday against the Gamecocks at noon and #8 Alabama will take on Arkansas at 7pm ET. Wyoming and Air Force finish off the night on ESPN2 at 10:15pm ET. The complete schedule for the ESPN networks’ Saturday College Football coverage is listed below.

 

Date

Time (ET)

Game / Commentators

Network

Thu, Oct 8

7:30 p.m.

South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman

Mark Neely, Jay Walker

ESPNU

 

8 p.m.

SMU at Houston

Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman

ESPN2

 

9 p.m.

Washington at No. 17 USC

Joe Tessitore, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung

ESPN

Fri, Oct 9

8 p.m.

NC State at Virginia Tech

Dave Flemming, Mack Brown, Allison Williams

ESPN

Sat, Oct 10

Noon

Texas vs. No. 10 Oklahoma (from Dallas)

Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay

ABC

 

Noon

No. 7 LSU at South Carolina

Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich

ESPN

 

Noon

Indiana at Penn State

Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Paul Carcaterra

ESPN2

 

Noon

Illinois at No. 22 Iowa

Clay Matvick, John Congemi

ESPNU

 

Noon

Tulane at Temple

Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia

ESPNEWS

 

Noon

New Mexico State at No. 14 Ole Miss

Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

 

Noon

Central Michigan at Western Michigan

ESPN3 *

 

Noon

Sacred Heart at Robert Morris

ESPN3

 

Noon

Culver-Stockton at Benedictine

ESPN3 *

 

12:30 p.m.

Virginia at Pittsburgh

ESPN3 *

 

1 p.m.

Furman at Chattanooga

ESPN3

 

1:30 p.m.

Samford at VMI

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Massachusetts at Bowling Green

Jim Barbar, John Gregory

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Miami (Ohio) at Ohio

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Presbyterian at Coastal Carolina

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Wofford at The Citadel

ESPN3

 

2 p.m.

Valdosta State at West Georgia

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Clarion at Edinboro

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Northern Iowa at North Dakota State

ESPN3 *

 

2 p.m.

Southeast Missouri State at Eastern Illinois

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Kent State at No. 24 Toledo

Dave Weekley, Dustin Fox

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Akron at Eastern Michigan

Michael Reghi, Josh Cribbs

ESPN3

 

3 p.m.

Wake Forest at Boston College

ESPN3 *

 

3:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech at No. 6 Clemson

TV: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch

Radio: Bill Rosinski, David Norrie & Joe Schad

ABC & ESPN2, ESPN Radio

 

3:30 p.m.

Wisconsin at Nebraska

Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer, Olivia Harlan

ABC & ESPN2

 

3:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Purdue

Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley

ESPN

 

3:30 p.m.

Ball State at Northern Illinois

Shawn Kenney, Al Groh

ESPN3

 

3:30 p.m.

Appalachian State at Georgia State

Matt Stewart, Wayne Gandy

ESPN3

 

3:45 p.m.

Connecticut at UCF

Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks

ESPNU

 

4 p.m.

Troy at Mississippi State

Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Kayce Smith

SEC Network

 

4 p.m.

South Dakota at Western Illinois

ESPN3

 

4 p.m.

Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin

ESPN3

 

6 p.m.

Louisiana-Monroe at Tulsa

Joel Meyers, Pete Najarian

ESPN3

 

6 p.m.

Stetson at Jacksonville

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Arkansas at No. 8 Alabama

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

ESPN

 

7 p.m.

No. 21 Oklahoma State at West Virginia

Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Shannon Spake

ESPN2

 

7 p.m.

Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette

Brett Dolan, Forrest Conoly

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese State

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

Illinois State at Youngstown State

ESPN3 *

 

7 p.m.

Indiana State at South Dakota State

ESPN3 *

 

7:30 p.m.

East Carolina at BYU

Allen Bestwick, Dan Hawkins

ESPNU

 

7:30 p.m.

No. 11 Florida at Missouri

Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor

SEC Network

 

8 p.m.

Miami (Fla.) at No. 12 Florida State

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox

ABC

 

8 p.m.

Angelo State at Texas A&M Commerce

ESPN3

 

8 p.m.

Abilene Christian at Lamar

ESPN3

 

10 p.m.

No. 23 Cal at No. 5 Utah

Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Tom Luginbill

ESPN

 

10:15 p.m.

Wyoming at Air Force

Mike Couzens, David Diaz-Infante

ESPN2

More information on ESPN’s college football coverage is available online now along with all of the latest college football headlines at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/college-football

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Tim Tebow Returns To The SEC Network, SEC Nation This Weekend

Photo Credit: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images

Photo Credit: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images

There’s good news for all the Tim Tebow fans out there. He might have been cut from the Eagles roster. But Philly’s loss is The SEC Network’s gain.

Tim Tebow will return to The SEC Network broadcast team this weekend on the network’s travelling two-hour college football pre-game show SEC Nation. Tebow will return to his post as one of the show’s analysts when it broadcasts the matchup of the Commodores and Bulldogs this Saturday, September 12th live from Nashville. Saturday’s broadcast will come live from the campus of Vanderbilt University beginning at 10am ET (9am CT) prior to kickoff.

John Wildhack, ESPN Executive VP discussed Tebow’s return to The SEC Network with the media noting that there was never a second thought about the door being open for Tebow should he want to return. “Tim quickly developed into an excellent analyst last year, and we were not shy about acknowledging his home at ESPN should he be available to return,” he said of Tebow. The former college football standout previously worked as part of the SEC Network’s broadcast team before being given the opportunity this season to follow his NFL dream.

SEC Nation debuted its sophomore season last Saturday, September 5th at Arkansas. Joe Tessitore anchored the broadcast. He was joined by analyst Greg McElroy. Tebow’s return to SEC Nation gives the broadcast three National Championship-winning analysts with a total of five SEC Championships among them.

More information on The SEC Network’s daily broadcast schedule is available online along with all of the latest SEC headlines at:

Website: http://www.secnetwork.com

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ESPN Releases Record Broadcast Schedule For 2015 NCAA College Baseball Season

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Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN announced Monday its broadcast schedule for the 2015 NCAA college baseball season.

The announcement from officials with the Worldwide Leader in Sports revealed that the upcoming season will be the most expansive for ESPN and the ESPN family of networks. That is because in all, ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will broadcast more than 675 regular-season games. This includes the fledgling Longhorn Network, SEC Network, SEC Network+ and ESPN3. ESPN3’s coverage of the 2015 NCAA college baseball season begins next Friday, February 13th at 4pm as the #12 Florida State Seminoles host the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies.

Along with its extensive regular-season broadcast schedule, ESPN will also offer post-season coverage of the conference tournaments and the NCAA Division I College Baseball Championship. This includes the selection of the 64-team field. The complete broadcast schedule for the ESPN networks’ coverage of the 2015 NCAA college baseball season is listed below.

2015 ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and ESPN3 Regular-Season Schedule

 

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Feb 13 4 p.m. Oakland at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Sat, Feb 14 2 p.m. Oakland at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Sun, Feb 15 Noon Oakland at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Tue, Feb 17 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. UTSA at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 20 6 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 21 3 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  4:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Georgia SEC Network
  6 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Sun, Feb 22 1 p.m. Minnesota at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Feb 24 6 p.m. Texas-Pan American at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 27 6 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Clemson ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. San Diego at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 28 Noon California at Arkansas SEC Network
  2 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  3 p.m. Arizona at No. 25 Mississippi State SEC Network
  6:30 p.m. San Diego at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, March 1 Noon Clemson at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
  1 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  1 p.m. San Diego at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, March 3 4 p.m. USF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. East Carolina at NC State ESPN3
Wed, March 4 4 p.m. USF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Fri, March 6 3 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  4 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  4 p.m. Utah at Kansas ESPN3
  6 p.m. Boston College at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN3
Sat, March 7 1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  3 p.m. Utah at Kansas ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN3
Sun, March 8 1 p.m. Boston College at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at NC State ESPN3
  2 p.m. Utah at Kansas ESPN3
Tue, March 10 6 p.m. UCF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. Incarnate Word at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Cincinnati at Kentucky SEC Network
Wed, March 11 4 p.m. UCF at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
Fri, March 13 3 p.m. Boston College at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  4 p.m. Michigan at Kansas ESPN3
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  6 p.m. West Virginia at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  6:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN3
Sat, March 14 1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Boston College at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN3
  3 p.m. Michigan at Kansas ESPN3
  5 p.m. Auburn at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network
  5 p.m. West Virginia at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at No 12 Florida State ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Sun, March 15 1 p.m. Notre Dame at Clemson ESPN3
  1 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Boston College at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Michigan at Kansas ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Tue, March 17 7 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Thu, March 19 7 p.m. No. 4 LSU at Arkansas SEC Network
Fri, March 20 5:30 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Wake Forest ESPN3
  6 p.m. Kansas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  7 p.m. Iowa at Kansas ESPN3
  9 p.m. No. 4 LSU at Arkansas SEC Network
Sat, March 21 2 p.m. Columbia at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2 p.m. Kansas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Iowa at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Missouri SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  4 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Wake Forest ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at Auburn ESPNU
Sun, March 22 1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at Wake Forest ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Kansas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. Iowa at Kansas ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 18 Ole Miss ESPNU
Tue, March 24 6 p.m. Auburn at Georgia Tech ESPN3
Wed, March 25 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee SEC Network
Thu, March 26 7 p.m. Alabama at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at Arkansas ESPNU
Fri, March 27 3 p.m. Rider at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network
  7 p.m. Presbyterian at Liberty ESPN3
Sat, March 28 1 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  2 p.m. Missouri at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network
  3 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  5 p.m. Tennessee at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3
Sun, March 29 1 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 14 Miami (Fla.) at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3
  1 p.m. Rider at St. John’s ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Tennessee at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
Tue, March 31 3 p.m. Wagner at St. John’s ESPN3
  5:30 p.m. VMI at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia SEC Network
Thu, April 2 6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Kentucky SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
Fri, April 3 6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Kentucky SEC Network
  7 p.m. Longwood at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
Sat, April 4 1 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Kentucky SEC Network
  2 p.m. Indiana State at Wichita State ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 6 Texas at No. 7 Oklahoma State ESPNU
Sun, April 5 Noon No. 1 Vanderbilt at Georgia SEC Network
  2 pm. No. 6 Texas at No 7 Oklahoma State ESPNU
Mon, April 6 7 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at No. 2 Virginia ESPNU
Tue, April 7 6:30 p.m. Georgia at Clemson ESPN3
  7 p.m. New Mexico at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. Wichita State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
Wed, April 8 4 p.m. New Mexico at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Columbia at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Kentucky at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
Thu, April 9 7 p.m. Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 1 Vanderbilt ESPNU
Fri, April 10 3 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at Pitt ESPN3
  7 p.m. Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at High Point ESPN3
  7 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7:30 p.m. NC State at No. 15 North Carolina ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Oregon State at No. 16 Oregon ESPNU
Sat, April 11 Noon Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 18 Ole Miss at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
  3 p.m. Wake Forest at Pitt ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  6 p.m. NC State at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  10:30 p.m. Arizona at No. 21 Arizona State ESPNU
Sun, April 12 Noon No. 10 South Carolina at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at Pitt ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John’s ESPN3
  1 p.m. Stetson at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2 p.m. NC State at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Oklahoma at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  4 p.m. Campbell at Liberty ESPNU
Tue April 14 6 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Sam Houston State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. UAB at Alabama SEC Network
  7 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Tech ESPN3
Wed, April 15 6 p.m. Princeton at St. John’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. Missouri State at Kansas ESPN3
Thu, April 16 7 p.m. Tennessee at Kentucky SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 10 South Carolina ESPNU
Fri, April 17 6 p.m. Pitt at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. NC State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 6 Texas at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Winthrop ESPN3
Sat, April 18 Noon Tennessee at Kentucky SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 10 South Carolina ESPN2
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 25 Mississippi State SEC Network
  6 p.m. Pitt at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3
  8 p.m. Alabama at Missouri SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. Arkansas at No. 23 Texas A&M ESPNU
Sun, April 19 1 p.m. Alabama at Missouri SEC Network
  1 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3
  1 p.m. Pitt at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. Lipscomb at USC Upstate ESPN3
  3 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
  4 p.m. Arkansas at No. 23 Texas A&M SEC Network
Tue, April 21 6 p.m. Stetson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. College of Charleston at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Clemson at Georgia SEC Network
Wed, April 22 3 p.m. Manhattan at St. John’s ESPN3
Thu, April 23 7 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at No. 4 LSU ESPNU
Fri, April 24 3 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at NC State ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Boston College at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  7 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
  7 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech ESPN3
Sat, April 25 1 p.m. Georgia at Auburn SEC Network
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at No. 4 LSU ESPN
  4 p.m. Notre Dame at Wake Forest ESPN3
  6 p.m. Boston College at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 11 Miami (Fla.) ESPNU
  8 p.m. Alabama at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
  10 p.m. No. 9 UCLA at No. 22 Stanford ESPNU
Sun, April 26 12:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Wake Forest ESPN3
  1 p.m. Alabama at No. 18 Ole Miss ESPN
  1 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPN3
  1 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at NC State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Boston College at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  1 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPN3
Tue, April 28 6 p.m. Michigan State at Notre Dame ESPN3
  6 p.m. Prairie View A&M at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Kentucky SEC Network
  8 p.m. Oklahoma at Wichita State ESPNU
Wed, April 29 6 p.m. Iona at St. John’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. Kennesaw State at Auburn SEC Network
  7 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Kansas ESPN3
Thu, April 30 7 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
Fri, May 1 2 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  6 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama SEC Network
  7 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  7 p.m. Campbell at Gardner-Webb ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPNU
Sat, May 2 Noon No. 5 Florida at Georgia ESPNU
  1 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama ESPN2
  1 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  2 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  3 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. Auburn at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 25 Mississippi State ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M at Tennessee SEC Network
Sun, May 3 1 p.m. Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3
  1 p.m. South Alabama at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  2 p.m. Auburn at No. 10 South Carolina ESPNU
  2 p.m. Baylor at Kansas ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Clemson ESPN3
Mon, May 4 7 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Clemson ESPNU
Tue, May 5 6 p.m. Albany at St. John’s ESPN3
  6 p.m. Texas State at No. 6 Texas Longhorn Network
  7 p.m. USF at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Wed, May 6 6:30 p.m. College of Charleston at Clemson ESPN3
Thu, May 7 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 1 Vanderbilt ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
Fri, May 8 6 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  6 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s ESPN3
  7 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
  7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Radford ESPN3
  8 p.m. Duke at No. 2 Virginia ESPNU
Sat, May 9 1 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 1 Vanderbilt SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPN3
  1 p.m. Xavier at St. John’s ESPN3
  5 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. Missouri at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Sun, May 10 Noon Georgia at Kentucky SEC Network
  1 p.m. No. 12 Florida State at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  1 p.m. North Florida at USC Upstate ESPN3
  2 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPN3
  3 p.m. Missouri at No. 4 LSU SEC Network
Mon, May 11 7 p.m. NC State at Wake Forest ESPNU
Tue, May 12 6 p.m. Kennesaw State at Georgia Southern ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at No. 7 Louisville ESPN3
  7 p.m. North Kentucky at Kentucky SEC Network
Thu, May 14 6 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN3
  6 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. SEC Wildcard: TBD ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. SEC Wildcard: TBD SEC Network
Fri, May 15 1 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN3
  6 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  6 p.m. No. 2 Virginia at No. 15 North Carolina ESPN3
  6 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3
  6 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at NC State ESPN3
  7 p.m. High Point at Liberty ESPN3
  8 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 South Carolina ESPNU
Sat, May 16 Noon No. 2 Virginia at No. 15 North Carolina ESPNU
  1 p.m. No. 25 Mississippi State at Tennessee SEC Network
  1 p.m. Clemson at No. 12 Florida State ESPN3
  1 p.m. Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3
  3 p.m. SWAC Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. No. 1 Vanderbilt at Alabama SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 4 LSU at No. 10 South Carolina SEC Network
Tue, May 19 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 1 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 2 SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 3 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 4 SEC Network
Wed, May 20 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 5 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 6 SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 7 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 8 SEC Network
Thu, May 21 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 9 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 10 SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 11 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 12 SEC Network
  11 p.m. Long Beach State at No. 19 Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Fri, May 22 1 p.m. Horizon League Baseball Championship ESPN3
  3 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 13 SEC Network
  5 p.m. Horizon League Baseball Championship ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 14 SEC Network
  11 p.m. Long Beach State at No. 19 Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Sat, May 23 9 a.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  12:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ESPN3
  1 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Game 15 SEC Network
  TBD SEC Baseball Championship – Game 16 SEC Network
  4 p.m. Horizon League Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ^ ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship ^ ESPN3
  10 p.m. West Coast Baseball Championship – Championship ESPNU
Sun, May 24 Noon American Baseball Championship – Championship ESPNU
  1 p.m. ACC Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN2
  1 p.m. Sun Belt Conference Championship – Championship ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Championship – Championship ESPN2

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SEC Network Releases Christmas Day Programming Schedule

The SEC Network is giving sports fans a special gift this Christmas.

The fledgling sports network will take the holiday standard yule log video and turn it on its ear by adding in some rather well-known music with the video. The music in question won’t only be the standard Christmas music that everybody knows. Along with that music, the SEC Network will also feature the fight songs of the SEC’s schools. But it won’t run all morning. The selection of college fight songs will run from 6am – 10am ET. And it will all be commercial free. The schools and their fight songs to be featured are:

  • Courtesy:  ESPN/SEC Network

    Courtesy: ESPN/SEC Network

    Yea Alabama

 

  • Arkansas Fight

 

  • War Eagle (Auburn)

 

  • Orange & Blue (Florida)

 

  • Glory, Glory (Georgia)

 

  • On! On! U of K (Kentucky)

 

  • Fight for LSU

 

  • Forward Rebels (Ole Miss)

 

  • Hail State (Mississippi State)

 

  • Fight, Tiger (Missouri)

 

  • Step to the Rear (South Carolina)

 

  • Down the Field (Tennessee)

 

  • Aggie War Hymn (Texas A&M)

 

  • Dynamite (Vanderbilt)

 

Beginning at 10am, the SEC Network will run a total of ten hours of SEC Storied programming interlaced with a pair of other specials from ESPN. Those specials are 30 for 30: You Don’t Know Bo presented by Buick at 12:30pm ET and Nine for IX: Pat XO at 9pm ET. The complete broadcast schedule for the day is listed below.

Date Time (ET) Program
Thu, Dec. 25 6 a.m. SEC Yule Log
10 a.m. SEC Storied: The Book of Manning presented by Chick-fil-A
11:30 a.m. SEC Storied: Herschel Walker
12:30 p.m. 30 for 30: You Don’t Know Bo presented by Buick
2 p.m. SEC Storied: The Play That Changed College Football
3 p.m. SEC Storied: The Stars Are Aligned
4 p.m. SEC Storied: The Believer
5:30 p.m. SEC Storied: It’s Time
7 p.m. SEC Storied: Bo, Barkley & The Big Hurt presented by Regions Bank & Chick-fil-A
8 p.m. SEC Storied: Miracle 3
9 p.m. Nine for IX: Pat XO
10 p.m. SEC Storied: Abby Head On
11 p.m. SEC Storied: Lolo Jones

 

More information on the SEC Network’s Christmas Day programming schedule and all things SEC is available online now at:

Website: http://secnetwork.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SECNetwork

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Daugherty, Others Staying With ESPN After 2014 NASCAR Season Ends

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Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN and NASCAR are parting ways at the end of the 2014 season. Despite this change, there’s good news for audiences and ESPN’s NASCAR broadcast team. ESPN announced this week that analyst and team owner Brad Daugherty will remain with the worldwide leader in sports.

ESPN announced this week that Daugherty will join ESPN’s basketball broadcast team beginning Monday, December 1st. Daugherty is a former five-time NBA All-Star and college basketball standout. He will serve as an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Tonight, NBA Coast to Coast, and SportsCenter regularly. He will also make appearances on ESPNU’s ACC Sunday Night package along with other other programming across the ESPN family of networks.

Before joining ESPN’s NASCAR broadcasts, Daugherty served as a reporter for ESPN and ABC’s college basketball from 1999 – 2001. Prior to joining ESPN’s ranks, he also served as a game analyst for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs local broadcasts. His playing career included eight seasons as a member of the Cavaliers after being selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in 1986. He averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during his career. His love for NASCAR showed throughout his career as he wore the number 43 in honor of “The King” Richard Petty. The Cavs retired his number in 1997.

Daugherty is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill at the age of 16 and graduated from the university in 1986. He was named an All-ACC player twice during his college career and a first-team All-American in his senior year at the university. He averaged 20.2 points and 9 rebounds per game during his senior year at UNC.

Daugherty’s is not the only move that ESPN has announced in regards to the network’s NASCAR broadcast team. Veteran racer and long-time ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven recently signed a new deal with ESPN that will see him remain with the network as a NASCAR analyst for SportsCenter and other ESPN news platforms. Nicole Briscoe, it was announced last month, will serve as an anchor on SportsCenter and will also take on additional assignments. And reporter Marty Smith will stay on board with ESPN, too. He will remain with ESPN as a Bureau Reporter for ESPN. Allen Bestwick, who has led ESPN’s NASCAR coverage each week, will remain with the network, too. He will stay on to call ESPN’s IndyCar races and to cover tennis and golf coverage. He will also anchor some programming on ESPN’s new SEC Network.

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SEC Network To Feature College Football Tripleheader Saturday

 

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Courtesy: ESPN/SEC Network

This weekend will be a big one for fans of SEC football.

This weekend, the SEC Network will carry a tripleheader of college football games featuring SEC Teams.  It all starts Saturday morning with SEC Nation live Saturday morning at 10am ET.  Saturday’s broadcast will come live from Victory Village in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Joe Tessitore will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum, and reporter Kaylee Hartung for the pre-game broadcast.

The first game on tap for Saturday’s SEC Network tripleheader will see Louisiana-Monroe on the road against Kentucky at high noon.  Dave Neal will have the call from the booth.  He will be joined by Andrew Ware and Laura Rutledge for additional commentary.  That game will be followed by a matchup of Tennessee-Chattanooga at Tennessee at 4pm ET.  Tom Hart will anchor that game’s broadcast.  He will be joined by Matt Stinchcomb and Heather Mitts for more throughout the game.  And rounding out the day’s schedule, the Florida Gators host the LSU Tigers at 7:30pm ET.  Brent Musburger will be live in the booth for that game.  He will be joined by Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor for additional commentary.

More information on Saturday’s schedule and all of the SEC network’s programming is available online at:

Website: http://getsecnetwork.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SECNetwork

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ESPN, Verizon Sign New Deal For SEC Network Broadcasts

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Courtesy: ESPN/SEC Network

ESPN and Verizon have signed a new television deal.

The deal between ESPN and Verizon will allow Verizon to carry its brand new SEC Network on Verizon’s FiOS platform.  The terms of the deal will allow the SEC Network to air on Verizon FiOS beginning before August 28th.  Verizon customers in Florida and Texas that already receive ESPN as aprt of their FiOS TV package will be able to get the SEC Network on channels 75 and 575.  FiOS subscribers in all other markets who already receive FiOS Extreme and Ultimate will be able to pick up the SEC network on Channnel 75 upon the network’s launch through FiOS.

Terry Denson, Verizon’s VP for content acquisition and strategy, was optimistic about the new deal between Verizon and ESPN.  He noted the predictions for SEC teams in a number of preseason polls and ratings for SEC football games as reasons for Verizon’s deal with ESPN.  “We welcome the SEC Network to FiOS TV and look forward to carrying the studio content and athletic events it will offer, including the season-opening football doubleheader on Aug. 28,” he said.  “The preseason college poll lists eight SEC teams in the top 25; SEC football ratings are head and shoulders above other conferences; and SEC fans are extraordinarily and uniquely passionate about not only those teams but the entire conference as well. This deal with Disney-ESPN reinforces our already strong partnership with them which involves much more than this great new network.”

Sean Breen, Senior VP of affiliate sales for Disney and ESPN Media Networks also discussed the deal, noting that the deal means an even broader swatch of audiences will be able to receive the SEC Network.  “With the addition of Verizon FiOS, SEC Network is now available on nine of the top 10 multichannel video distributors in the country,” he said.  We look forward to serving their customers in time for college football season.”

Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Thought, it is known that included in the deal is the rights to the FiOS Mobile app as well as live-viewing rights and additional live and on-demand content scheduled for both the SEC Network and various mobile platforms via WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com.  The FiOS mobile app will be available to FiOS customers in the near future.

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