The Southeastern Conference has teamed up with ESPN and the two will launch the SEC Network on August 14. On Thursday, the league released their TV schedule for the first month of the season. All 14 SEC teams will have a televised game on the network and the Florida Gators will be featured twice.
Fans will be happy because not only will the Gators be featured twice on the network in the first four weeks but they’ll enjoy late kickoffs in both contests as well.
Florida will take on Eastern Michigan on September 6, at 4 p.m. and host Kentucky in their SEC opener the following week at 7:30 p.m. in Gainesville.
Florida only played one home night game last season (Arkansas) and receiving a later kickoff, especially early on in the season, will give fans the chance to beat the oppressive Florida heat at least twice in the first month of the season.
— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) May 1, 2014
In a press release on Thursday morning, the league stated that each team in the conference will have a home game on the network in the first month of the season and that is a testament to the depth of the SEC.
“The fact that the SEC Network will originate a game from every stadium in the conference in the first four weeks of the 2014 season is testament to the depth of coverage fans can expect from the network,” SEC commissioner Mike Slive said in the release. “In just the first month of the season, fans that get the network will enjoy all the passion and pageantry of SEC football from 14 of the greatest venues in the world of sports. This is what the SEC Network is all about.”
SEC Digital Netwok Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 28:
6 p.m. Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC and season opener)
9: 15 p.m. Temple at Vanderbilt
Saturday, Aug. 30:
Noon Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky
4 p.m. Arkansas at Auburn
7:30 p.m. Southern Mississippi at Mississippi State
Sunday, Aug. 31:
7 p.m. Utah State at Tennessee
Saturday, Sept. 6:
Noon FAU at Alabama
Noon Arkansas State at Tennessee
4 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Florida
4 p.m. Nicholls State at Arkansas
7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at LSU
7:30 Lamar at LSU
Saturday, Sept. 13:
Noon UCF at Missouri
4 p.m. Louisiana Lafayette at Ole Miss
7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida
Saturday, Sept 20:
Noon Troy at Georgia
4 p.m. TBD