SEC Announces Early Season 2013 Football TV Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The SEC has announced their early season 2013 football TV schedule. The season kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 29 when South Carolina hosts North Carolina and Vanderbilt hosts Ole Miss.

Three neutral site match-ups involving SEC teams are featured on Saturday, Aug. 31. In the Texas Kickoff Classic, Mississippi State takes on Oklahoma State at Reliant Stadium in Houston (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2), while Alabama faces Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). The night cap features LSU taking on TCU at Cowboys Stadium (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Johnny Manziel, aka “Johnny Football, and Texas A&M open the 2013 season at home vs. Rice on Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. ET (ESPN). And in another huge non-conference match-up, Georgia travels to Clemson (8 p.m. ET, ABC).

The 2013 SEC Championship Game will be televised by CBS at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December, 7, 2013.

Overall, 37 games have been announced involving SEC teams for broadcast on ABC, CBS, ESPN Networks, FSN, SEC Network, and Pay-Per-View.

Listed below are the SEC games have been selected for television as of August 27:

SEC – 2013, Week 1
DateGameTime (ET)Network
Thu., Aug. 29North Carolina at South Carolina6:00 p.m.ESPN
Thu., Aug. 29Ole Miss at Vanderbilt9:15 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Aug. 31Toledo at Florida12:21 p.m.SEC Network/ESPN3
Sat., Aug. 31Rice at Texas A&M1:00 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Aug. 31Miss. St. vs. Oklahoma St. (Houston)3:30 p.m.ABC and ESPN2 (RM)
Sat., Aug. 31UL Lafayette at Arkansas4:00 p.m.FSN/ESPN3
Sat., Aug. 31Virginia Tech vs. Alabama5:30 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Aug. 31Austin Peay at Tennessee6:00 p.m.PPV/ESPN3
Sat., Aug. 31Washington State at Auburn7:00 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Aug. 31Kentucky vs. W. Kentucky (Nashville)7:00 p.m.ESPNews
Sat., Aug. 31Georgia at Clemson8:00 p.m.ABC
Sat., Aug. 31TCU vs. LSU (Arlington)9:00 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Aug. 31Murray State at Missouri7:00 p.m.PPV/ESPN3
SEC – 2013, Week 2
Sat., Sep. 7Florida at Miami12:00 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Sep. 7Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky12:00 p.m.FSN/ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7Western Kentucky at Tennessee12:21 p.m.SEC Network/ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7Toledo at Missouri3:30 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Sep. 7Alcorn State at Miss. State3:30 p.m.CSS/ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7South Carolina at Georgia4:30 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Sep. 7Samford at Arkansas (Little Rock)7:00 p.m.PPV
Sat., Sep. 7UAB at LSU7:00 p.m.ESPNU
Sat., Sep. 7SE Missouri at Ole Miss7:00 p.m.PPV
Sat., Sep. 7Sam Houston State at Texas A&M7:00 p.m.PPV
Sat., Sep. 7Arkansas State at Auburn7:30 p.m.FSN/ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 7Austin Peay at Vanderbilt7:30 p.m.CSS/ESPN3
SEC – 2013, Week 3
Sat., Sep. 14Louisville at Kentucky12:00 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Sep. 14Southern Miss at Arkansas12:21 p.m.SEC Network/ESPN3
Sat., Sep. 14Alabama at Texas A&M3:30 p.m.CBS
Sat., Sep. 14Tennessee at Oregon3:30 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat., Sep. 14Mississippi State at Auburn7:00 p.m.ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat., Sep. 14Vanderbilt at South Carolina7:00 p.m.ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat., Sep. 14Kent State at LSU7:00 p.m.ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat., Sep. 14Ole Miss at Texas8:00 p.m.Longhorn Network/Local MS
SEC – 2013, Other Games
Sat., Oct. 19CBS Doubleheader12/3:30 p.m.CBS
Thu., Oct. 24Kentucky at Mississippi State7:30 p.m.ESPN
Sat., Nov. 2Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville)3:30 p.m.CBS
Sat., Nov. 9CBS Doubleheader3:30/8 p.m.CBS
Thu., Nov. 28Ole Miss at Mississippi State7:30 p.m.ESPN
Fri., Nov. 29Arkansas at LSU2:30 p.m.CBS
Sat., Dec. 7SEC Championship Game4:00 p.m.CBS

Comments (7)

How come the Ole Miss-Texas game is on the LH Network? I’m surprised ESPN didn’t get that one on a more accessible channel. It should be a good game.