College Football on the SEC Network:
NEWS: The SEC Network will kick off the college football season with a doubleheader on Thursday, Aug. 28. In addition to the previously announced Texas A&M at South Carolina game, Temple at Vanderbilt will also air on the network August 28. It will mark the first time the college football season has kicked off on a conference network. The weeknight doubleheader will account for two of five games expected to air on the network that week.
SEC Network Shows/Series:
NEWS: The SEC Network will have a two-hour traveling Saturday pre-game show, SEC Nation, during the college football season.
“The thing that’s unique about the SEC, as all of you know is what the pregame experience is, and we want to take people into that. We want people at home to feel like I’ve been ‑‑ I’ve been there even though I haven’t. Because there is nothing like it,” said Druley.
NEWS: ESPN’s Joe Tessitore will host SEC Nation weekly from various SEC campuses.
“I’ve been blessed to cover so many major events on so many platforms throughout my career, and I can honestly tell you in all my years of broadcasting, no matter what the sport is, the event, the league, I can honestly say in assessing it all, when I’m sitting up there on a Saturday night next to Matt Millen and I’m just taking it all in week after week, that nothing compared to the purely unbridled passion, the rich tradition, and really an authentic intensity of SEC football. Absolutely nothing compares, and there was no decision to make here when (this hosting) opportunity came up,” said Tessitore.
NEWS: ESPN unveiled its brand marketing campaign for the network, with the tagline “Take it All In”, capturing the experience of being a SEC fan. Details
Brand Campaign Images
Brand Campaign VideoTitled “Not Just a Casual Fan”, one of three broad conference spots created for the network. School specific creative is being produced to represent each of the 14 SEC schools..
FanFare: A look at the SEC Network’s presence at FanFare, which will include a live taping of The Paul Finebaum Show airing on ESPNU at 3 p.m. ET. Photos will be available here, later this afternoon.
Media Contact: Gracie.Blackburn@espn.com