SEC Network returns a full slate of college football programming beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, with a new line-up of studio show faces. SEC Nation kicks-off the season at 6 p.m. ET debuting new host Maria Taylor at the desk and Laura Rutledge reporting prior to the Appalachian State at Tennessee game airing on SEC Network.
SEC Now continues airing five nights a week, with the addition of a new host in Rutledge, and a new analyst in Jordan Rodgers. Rutledge shares hosting duties throughout the season with Peter Burns and Dari Nowkhah. Rodgers joins a rotating panel of studio analysts that includes Chris Doering, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland, Marcus Spears, Matt Stinchcomb and Clint Stoerner. SEC Now provides in-depth retrospective commentary and previews for SEC football games throughout the week, and real-time analysis and news on Saturday’s during halftimes and in between games.
After a successful debut season, SEC Inside will return to bring fans a half-hour behind-the-scenes look into their favorite teams. Each week, fans will get a glimpse unique footage of game preparation, the sidelines and after the final whistle action. SEC Inside debuts with two episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 7, featuring an inside look at Vanderbilt as they prepare for their game with South Carolina (7 p.m.) and Texas A&M leading up to their UCLA matchup (8 p.m.)
Also on Wednesdays, SEC Film Room continues for its third year featuring an exclusive film session with an SEC head coach breaking down the X’s and O’x of their game footage.
A complete guide to SEC Network’s football programming below:
v SEC Nation (Saturday 10 a.m.) A two-hour traveling pregame show, tailgating at a different SEC school every week, previewing the games ahead. Analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum will be joined with Maria Taylor this fall as hosts. Laura Rutledge will join the team as a reporter.
v SEC Now (Monday, 7 p.m., Tuesday 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 9 p.m., Saturday, 10:30 p.m.) SEC Network’s flagship news and information show delivering the latest Southeastern Conference news five nights a week. The show is hosted by Dari Nowkhah, Peter Burns, and beginning this fall, Laura Rutledge. It includes a rotating panel of network analysts discussing what’s happening now in the SEC’s 21-sponsored sports.
v The Paul Finebaum Show (Weekdays, 3 p.m.) A weekly interactive show with ESPN radio’s Paul Finebaum discussing SEC opinions with callers.
v SEC Featured (Monday, 8:30 p.m.) The best stories of the SEC are accumulated into a half-hour show every Monday hosted by Peter Burns, debuting on September 12.
v SEC In 60 (Tuesday, 7 p.m.) The best moments from every SEC game, all in just 60 minutes.
v SEC Inside (Wednesday, 7 p.m.) A select team is featured for a thirty minute episode each week to see first-hand what goes on before, during and after a big game.
v SEC Film Room (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) Every week, sit down with a different head football coach in the SEC for an exclusive film session, breaking down the X’s and O’s of game footage
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched the SEC Network on August 14, 2014. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and other events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth analysis and storytelling in studio shows, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as SEC Storied and SEC Inside, and more.Hundreds of additional live events are offered exclusively on SEC Network’s digital companion, SEC Network+, via WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com. The network has 70 million subscribers in the US and is also available in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region.
Courtesy of Gracie Blackburn, ESPN and SEC Network