The SEC Network, a new sports network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, debuts Thursday nationwide at 6 p.m. with a three-hour “SEC Now” that will visit every SEC school and the 21 sports within the SEC.
The first 14 days will feature a mix of events and specials, including customized programming that will highlight all 14 schools with team previews, greatest games and features. The network’s first college football game with Texas A&M at South Carolina on Aug. 28.
Where to watch
AT&T U-VERSE: Channel 1607
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DIRECTV: Channel 611
DISH: Channels 404 and 408
TIME WARNER CABLE: Channel 384
MORE CHANNELS: Find the SEC Network channel on your TV provider’s lineup.
South Carolina features
Aug. 17, 10 p.m. – SEC Rewind, 1980 South Carolina at Georgia
Aug. 23, 7 p.m. – South Carolina 2014 football preview
Aug. 26, Midnight – Best of South Carolina featuring 2010 South Carolina vs. Alabama, 2012 South Carolina vs. Georgia, 2010 South Carolina vs. Florida, 2013 South Carolina vs. Missouri
Aug. 28, 6 p.m. – Texas A&M at South Carolina football Sept. 21, 1 p.m. – South Carolina at Auburn women’s soccer Sept. 26, 7 p.m. – Ole Miss at South Carolina volleyball Oct. 12, 4 p.m. – South Carolina at Alabama volleyball Oct. 16, 7 p.m. – Florida at South Carolina women’s soccer Nov. 2, 2 p.m. – South Carolina at Ole Miss volleyball Nov. 9, 4 p.m. – Alabama at South Carolina volleyball
Highlights of 14 Schools in 14 Days:
SEC Team Previews – Every SEC team will have its own 30-minute college football preview show with analysts Greg McElory and Booger McFarland breaking down each team’s potential for the 2014 season
“Best of” games - Each school, over 14 days, will have a marathon of great games from the last 5-10 years
All-Access: Four 30-minute specials taking viewers inside preseason practices throughout the conference as teams prepare for the 2014 season
SEC Football BCS National Championships – The SEC won nine BCS National Championships, including seven consecutive titles between 2007 and 2013. On Saturday, Aug. 16, SEC Network will air an 18-hour marathon of SEC BCS National Championship wins
Trophy Lives: Heisman Winners of the SEC– On Sunday, Aug. 17, viewers have the chance to relive SEC games featuring standout performances from SEC Heisman winners; the games will be followed by a one-hour special with the SEC greats who have taken home the most prestigious trophy in college sports and an SEC Rewind game from 1980 featuring two Heisman trophy winners – Georgia’s Herschel Walker and South Carolina’s George Rogers
SEC Storied – An ESPN film series from the creators of the Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning “30 for 30” series, focusing on the people, teams, moments and events that tell the ongoing story of the SEC
Men’s Basketball – Three games from the Kentucky Men’s Basketball Big Blue Bahamas Tour will air live on SEC Network August 15-17 at 1 p.m.
Soccer – Georgia at Ole Miss will kick off the soccer season on SEC Network Friday, Aug. 22.
First-year live events
1,000 exclusive total events
45 football games
100 men’s basketball games
60 women’s basketball games
50 softball games
75 baseball games
25 soccer games
40 volleyball games
Cable television carriers
Bright House Networks
Time Warner Cable