SEC games on TV

The college football season is still 100 days away but the television networks already are locking up some attractive match-ups for telecast this fall.

As always, most of Tennessee's games will wind up on one network or another. To date, though, just one Vol game – Sept. 30 at Memphis – has been purchased. It will be aired on ESPN or ESPN2 at a time still to be determined.

Several more interesting match-ups involving Southeastern Conference teams also have been finalized. For instance:

Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks open on Thursday, Aug. 31 against SEC rival Mississippi State, with ESPN providing TV coverage. Kickoff time has not been determined.

Tommy Tuberville's Auburn Tigers open on ESPN against visiting Washington State on Sept. 2. Again, kickoff time will be decided at a later date.

Houston Nutt's Arkansas Razorbacks debut Sunday, Sept. 3, hosting a Southern Cal team that beat them 70-17 last fall. That game also will be on ESPN.

Auburn visits South Carolina on Thursday, Sept. 28. That one's scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start on ESPN.

As noted earlier, Tennessee and Memphis hit the airwaves Sept. 30 on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Arkansas hosts Louisiana-Monroe Oct. 28 on ESPNU.

Arkansas shows up again Nov. 24, hosting LSU at 2:30 in a game to be aired by CBS.

The SEC Championship Game will be played Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. It also will be televised by CBS.

Unless the SEC champ qualifies for the BCS Title Game, it will play Jan. 3 in the Sugar Bowl. That one's scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff on Fox.

And, in case you're wondering, the BCS Title Game is scheduled for Jan. 8 in Glendale, Ariz. That one also has an 8 p.m. kickoff on Fox. All times listed are Eastern.


Inside Tennessee Top Stories