Alabama Football On National TV

It is not a surprise when Alabama football is on national television. As one of the small handful of truly national teams, the Crimson Tide is a favorite of networks looking for high ratings, and Bama football delivers. That's why Alabama has been a regular on national television and why the Tide was part of early 2010 season TV announcements.

ABC doesn't get many opportunities to televise Alabama. The Crimson Tide as a member of the Southeastern Conference is usually televised by the SEC partners, CBS and ESPN. ABC has the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Most would not expect Alabama's game at Duke on September 17 to be a big one, but with the opportunity to get Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, ABC has opted for that game over key ACC contests. The game at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham will kick off at 3:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 central time).

That early season game will be Bama's second nationally-televised game of the season. ESPN has selected Penn State's game at Alabama on September 11 for its prime time telecast at 6 p.m. CDT.

It is also known that Alabama's regular season final game, hosting Auburn on Friday, November 26, will be nationally televised by CBS.

CBS has also announced it will select double-header games for October 16 and November 13. Bama hosts Ole Miss on October 16 and Mississippi State on November 13.

All SEC home games are televised. Other television plans will be announced later.

CBS will televise the SEC Championship Game from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 4 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. central time) on Saturday, December 4.

Alabama was 2009 SEC and National Champion with a 14-0 record. The Tide has gone 26-2 the past two years and has tied for the most nationally televised games in each of the last two seasons with 10 in both 2008 and 2009.

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