Ole Miss Football’s 2014 home opener versus Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 13 has been assigned a 3 p.m. CT kickoff on the new SEC Network.
The Southeastern Conference’s new national sports network launching Aug. 14 and operated by ESPN will air a game featuring all 14 league football teams within the first four weeks of the 2014 season. The first 16 games, released Thursday by the SEC and ESPN, include a home game from all 14 SEC football stadiums.
“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,” said Mike Slive, SEC commissioner. “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.”
“The network will have a terrific line-up of games over the first four weeks. The schedule includes quality and depth from across the conference,” said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, college networks. “The full breadth of teams and stadiums showcased in the first month alone speaks volumes on the type of programming sports fans should expect on the SEC Network.”
On Saturday, Sept. 6, the SEC Network will showcase six different matchups. Each of the games will be available to all fans who receive SEC Network. The games will be televised on either the SEC Network or an overflow channel made available on that Saturday.
Week three is punctuated by an early-season conference match-up between Kentucky and Florida. In week four, the SEC Network will have two yet to be determined matchups to complete the Saturday tripleheader. Television selections for the remaining games in the opening weeks of the season will be announced at a later date and will air on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or FSN.
It was previously announced that the Rebels’ season opener (Aug. 28 vs. Boise State in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome) will air at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.
2014 SEC College Football Schedule (subject to change):
The full slate of commentator assignments and surrounding programming will be assigned closer to the season’s start. The current roster of announcers, reporters and analysts for games and studio shows includes:
· Paul Finebaum, host of The Paul Finebaum Show
· Greg McElroy, college football analyst
· Booger McFarland, college football analyst
· Brent Musburger, lead play by play
· Jesse Palmer, college football analyst
· Marcus Spears, college football analyst
· Maria Taylor, host and college football reporter
· Tim Tebow, college football analyst
· Joe Tessitore, host of SEC Nation
About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming will also include studio shows, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform. AT&T U-Verse, DISH and National Rural Telecommunications cooperative (NRTC) have agreed to carry the SEC Network as of this date.
–Ole Miss Sports Information
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