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SEC Network Expands Coverage of SEC Championships in Year Two with “SEC Inside”

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SEC Network is expanding on its coverage of Southeastern Conference Championships this year with high-end cinematography and new vantage points. The network is utilizing its newest series, SEC Inside, to further showcase the SEC’s biggest moments of the year.

SEC Inside launched this fall chronicling a home matchup for all 14 SEC football teams. The show implemented unique camera angles and previously unheard sounds from the coaches and players leading up to and during the game.

“As we said over the summer, we’re placing a premium on storytelling,” said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN senior vice president, college  networks. “SEC Inside has been a great vehicle for that, and utilizing it for SEC Championships will provide fans with a unique vantage point into sports and teams that they are passionate about.”

SEC Inside will chronicle Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics, Baseball and Softball Championship games on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET (consistent with its fall time slot):

  • SEC Inside: Women’s Basketball Tournament –March 9
  • SEC Inside: Men’s Basketball Tournament –March 16
  • SEC Inside: Gymnastics Championship –March 23
  • SEC Inside: Softball Tournament –May 18
  • SEC Inside: Baseball Tournament –June 1

 

The new shows are in addition to live event airings and SEC Now coverage of every SEC championship game.

Up first are the SEC Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments as part of ESPN’s Champ Week presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Women’s Basketball Tournament on SEC Network:

  • SEC Now is live from Jacksonville, Fla., as the pre-game show for First, Second and Quarterfinal rounds of the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. SEC Network will also recap each day’s events, including post-game coverage for the Semifinals on ESPNU and the Championship game on ESPN.
  • Maria Taylor, and former coaches Nell Fortner and Andy Landers, will provide commentary throughout the tournament from the SEC Now
Date Time (ET) Program Network
Wed, March 2 10:30 a.m. SEC Now SEC Network
11 a.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – First Round
Cara Capuano, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
1 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
1:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – First Round
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
Thu, March 3 11:30 a.m. SEC Now SEC Network
noon Women’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
Cara Capuano, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
2 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
2:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
Cara Capuano, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
6 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
8 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
8:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
10:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Fri, March 4 11:30 a.m. SEC Now SEC Network
noon Women’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
Cara Capuano, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
2 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
2:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
Cara Capuano, Gail Goestenkors & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
6 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
8 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
8:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
SEC Network
10:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Sat, March 5 4:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
5 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Semifinal
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
ESPNU
7 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
7:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Semifinal
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
ESPNU
9:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Sun, March 6 2:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Tournament – Championship
Paul Sunderland, Carolyn Peck & Steffi Sorensen
ESPN
4:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Wed, March 9 7 p.m. SEC Inside: Women’s Basketball Tournament SEC Network

 

Men’s Basketball Tournament on SEC Network:

  • SEC Now is live from Nashville on a courtside perch at the Bridgestone Arena.
  • Dari Nowkhah and analysts Dane Bradshaw, Tony Delk and Daymeon Fishback provide pre and post-game coverage on SEC Network throughout the tournament.

 

Date Time (ET) Programming Network
Wed, March 9 7:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
8 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – First Round
John Saunders, Jon Sundvold & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
10 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Thu, March 10 12:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
1 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham & Shannon Spake
SEC Network
3 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
3:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham & Shannon Spake
SEC Network
6:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
7 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
John Saunders, Jon Sundvold & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
9 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
9:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Second Round
John Saunders, Jon Sundvold & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
11:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Fri, March 11 12:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
1 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham & Shannon Spake
SEC Network
3 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
3:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham & Shannon Spake
SEC Network
6:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
7 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
John Saunders, Jon Sundvold & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
9 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
9:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Quarterfinal
John Saunders, Jon Sundvold & Kaylee Hartung
SEC Network
11:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Sat, March 12 12:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
1 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Semifinal
Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham or Dick Vitale, & Shannon Spake
ESPN
3 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
3:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Semifinal
Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham or Dick Vitale, & Shannon Spake
ESPN
5:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
Sun, March 13 12:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
1 p.m. Men’s Basketball Tournament – Championship
Brad Nessler, Dick Vitale, & Shannon Spake
ESPN
9 p.m. SEC Now: Selection Special SEC Network
Wed, March 16 7 p.m. SEC Inside: Men’s Basketball Tournament SEC Network

 

Additional 2016 SEC Championships, Television Schedules

In the 2015-16 academic year, SEC Network has already carried Soccer, Swimming & Diving, and surrounding coverage of the SEC Football Championship. Additional SEC TV Championship schedules for the year include:

Date Start Sport Network
Fri, Feb. 26 4:55 p.m. Indoor Track & Field Championship SEC Network +
Sat, Feb. 27 3:50 p.m. Indoor Track & Field Championship SEC Network +
Sun, Feb. 28 7 p.m. Indoor Track & Field Championship* ESPN
Wed, Mar. 2 4 p.m. Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship* ESPNU
5:30 p.m. Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship* ESPNU
Sat, March 19 2 p.m. SEC Gymnastics Championship – Afternoon Session ESPNU
6 p.m. SEC Gymnastics Championship – Evening Session SEC Network
Sun, April 3 10 a.m. Equestrian Championship* SEC Network
Sun, April 24 noon Women’s Golf Championship* SEC Network
1 p.m. Men’s Golf Championship* SEC Network
Sun, May 1 noon Women’s Tennis Championship* SEC Network
12:30 p.m. Men’s Tennis Championship* SEC Network
Wed, May 11 noon SEC Softball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
2 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
7 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
Thu, May 12 noon SEC Softball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
2 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
7 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
Fri, May 13 3 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Semifinal ESPNU
5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Semifinal ESPNU
Fri, May 13 7:30 p.m. Outdoor Track & Field Championship SEC Network+
Sat, May 14 4 p.m. Outdoor Track & Field Championship SEC Network+
5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament – Championship ESPN
Sun, May 15 3 p.m. Outdoor Track & Field Championship* ESPN2
Tue, May 24 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
1:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
8:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – First Round SEC Network
Wed, May 25 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
1:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
8:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
Thu, May 26 10:30 a.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Third Round SEC Network
1:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Third Round SEC Network
5:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Third Round SEC Network
8:30 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Third Round SEC Network
Fri, May 27 4 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Fourth Round SEC Network
7 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Fourth Round SEC Network
Sat, May 28 1 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Semifinal SEC Network
4 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Semifinal SEC Network
Sun, May 29 3 p.m. SEC Baseball Tournament – Championship ESPN2

* A compilation of tape-delayed coverage