SEC Network football schedule set for first four weeks of 2014 season

By Kevin Kelley -

The SEC Network football schedule is set for the first four weeks of the 2014 season. All 14 SEC teams will appear on the network in the first four weeks.

The action kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 28 with a doubleheader featuring Texas A&M at South Carolina (6pm ET) followed by Temple at Vanderbilt (9:15pm ET).

On Saturday, Sept. 30, the SEC Network will broadcast three games: UT Martin at Kentucky (Noon ET), Arkansas at Auburn (4pm ET), and Southern Miss at Mississippi State (7:30pm ET).

“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.”

On Saturday, Sept. 6, the SEC Network will broadcast six games — two at noon, two at 4pm and two at 7:30pm. An overflow channel will be made available for games on that day.

Below is the 2014 SEC Network schedule (16 games through Sept. 20):

Thursday, Aug. 28

Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6pm ET
Temple at Vanderbilt, 9:15 pm ET

Saturday, Aug. 30

UT Martin at Kentucky, Noon ET
Arkansas at Auburn, 4 pm ET
Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 pm ET

Sunday, Aug. 31

Utah State at Tennessee, 7 pm ET

Saturday, Sept. 6

Florida Atlantic at Alabama, Noon ET
Arkansas State at Tennessee, Noon ET
Eastern Michigan at Florida, 4 pm ET
Nicholls State at Arkansas, 4pm ET
Sam Houston State at LSU, 7:30pm ET
Lamar at Texas A&M, 7:30pm ET

Saturday, Sept. 13

UCF at Missouri, Noon ET
UL Lafayette at Ole Miss, 4pm ET
Kentucky at Florida, 7:30pm ET

Saturday, Sept. 20

Troy at Georgia, Noon ET
TBD, 4pm ET
TBD, 7:30 pm ET

Comments (38)

You think SMU @ Miss. St. & Temple @ Vandy are good games? People may watch them because they have been football deprived for months, but do you think the home teams are bad enough to allow SMU/Temple to have a chance at winning?

Hey Travis, you’d better knock it off. I can’t wait to see Nicholls State vs Arkansas (rolls eyes)….lol.

How many big games did you expect for the first couple of weeks??? The big games come later.

Well they have to show arkansas win one game this year. The hogs will look like a sec powerhouse in this one

Trolls. LOL. You can’t escape them. The idea is to broadcast as many as possible and more games than ever before. If you have another conference that offers better games than the SEC, please share it w/ us, so we can all have a good belly laugh. Trolls, lol. You can’t escape them. Not in duh ville, anyway. The troll center of he world. “One brain. Many heads.”

Oh yeah, Too bad Pitino’s horse was scratched from the Oaks. You had to hit one out of ten free throws before being allowed in the race.

Actually not trolling, just teasing.

I know the purpose of the SEC Network is the same as the Big Ten Network. Making sure you get ALL of the games that are not picked up by major networks or ESPN. I get it. It’s accomplishing it’s goal, which is great. I am just teasing at all the FCS/lower FBS games there are. Which, of course, is done by all conferences.

Travis B. Thanks Travis. I thought you were teasing, but a “Long Suffering UK Football Fan” sometimes get tired of the teasing. And, that is because we have a very real reality to face each and every year. I like to tease too, though. As long as it’s in fun and not mean spirited.
Anyway, again the bottom line about this article and these comments (for me, anyway) is this… Complain all anybody wants about the games that are broadcast.. They are better games than ANY other conference has to offer. Is this a double standard or what, w/ these commenters? Even though they are better games than their own teams will be involved in, they still think they are not good enough.

You want me to pay for these games? Most of these are SEC teams vs. Anyone else in the world not in the SEC that you’ve never heard of. Nicholls State @ Arkansas….Sam Houston State @LSU…….how about my teenage daughter and her girlfriends vs. Alabama…….are you kidding me. And you’re surprised that all of the cable and satellite providers aren’t lining up at your door with briefcases full of MY money to sign up?

Remember this is just the first four weeks of the season.
As we get into October and November, the network will air better games.
Also, CBS and ESPN pick up the bigger games, while SEC TV just picks up the lower-profile SEC games because only people down there would watch them. Example: People in California or Minnesota wouldn’t watch Nicholls St @ Arkansas or UTM @ UK.

Roll tide people.I will not pay for these games.I thought the sec network was gonna show quality games.I mean are u serious. These games are ridiculous.

Maybe yall dont know that non-confress games are not for your team. It is to help the suposed lesser schools generate monies for their programs. Plus to help your team with injuries, Alabama and Auburn can’t play every week. They both have a schedule that is contracted, that are years ahead in planning.

You idiots!! This is the first four weeks when no one plays no one. After that there will be some better games. But remember that CBS gets the first choice then ESPN gets the second choice so the SEC network will get the remaining games

I won’t have to pay for it with my package here in Alabama. As far as everyone complaining goes, did it ever occur to the trolls that if my team is playing a small school that the game would never be aired otherwise. Just because it’s a “bad game” doesn’t mean I don’t want to see my team play! I would love to see ALL of my favorite team’s games!

Definitely a network to attempt to strike fear in the other conferences. I like it; you get the chance to finally see those games that normal sat/cable networks would barely, if ever, touch. I like to see Alabama rout another team; I attribute it to being the most relaxing time of personal enjoyment on TV(except for watching Waterboy–that was something else, except for the couple of racial and sexual messages sent). I mean, who wouldn’t like to see the football team they do almost everything right. This usually does not happen against tougher teams. Plus, the opening game is–what could be–a good competitive touch. Watching some classic Alabama games are always fun. My opinion.

Sec is not dominant anywhere but at the top and not even there last year. Sec dominance is a myth but if it makes hog fans feel better after losing. 52-0 to BAma every year so be it

the sec is so down the last decade in college football, im so glad some of you gentlemen have noticed its because of the the first four weeks of the season. espn and cbs are carrying the markee matchups of this bottom end conference.

Let’s look at the facts. The past 10 years, SEC teams have won the national title 7 times, not exactly what one might consider down.

Being a LSU fan, this is a pathetic offer SEC/ESPN has cooked up to rob desperate fans of money. Take a little advice from this Cajun, skip this ridiculous cable package and just go to a sports bar. You at least will get hot wings and cold beer with the game there.

I just got the SEC channel on direct tv. the channel is FREE! You just have to upgrade to the next higher package $10.00 a month, which I normally do this time of year anyway and pick up 5 other channels that I don’t get with the lower ranked package I use from after the Super Bowl till this time of year, so whats the problem, except trying to post on this forum!