SEC Nation sets talent roster
The lineup for the SEC Network’s two-hour (10 a.m. – noon ET) traveling Saturday morning college football show SEC Nation was revealed this weekend in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Sports Festival. Previously announced host Joe Tessitore and analyst Tim Tebow will be joined each week by talk radio provocateur Paul Finebaum and former LSU and NFL star, Marcus Spears. The SEC Network is a new 24/7 sports network launching August 14 and operated by ESPN in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference.
Finebaum and Spears’ additional roles with the network were announced earlier this year including Finebaum’s daily radio show (2 – 6 p.m. ET) and Spears’ football analyst role for the network’s year-round football coverage.
“Our SEC Nation team encompasses the veteran voices our fans expect and insider knowledge they deserve. Paul and Marcus bring a variety of experiences that will complement Joe and Tim, providing viewers with a high-caliber, full view of SEC matchups each week,” said Stephanie Druley, vice president, production for college networks.
Also, more sites for SEC Nation’s early season schedule were revealed adding to the previously announced appearances at South Carolina on August 28 and Auburn on August 30. The show will begin its September slate in Nashville, Tenn., home to Vanderbilt University and travel to all 14 SEC schools by season’s end. The schedule:
|Thu, Aug. 28||4 – 6 p.m.||South Carolina/Columbia, S.C.|
|Sat, Aug. 30||10 a.m. – noon||Auburn/Auburn, Ala.|
|Sat, Sept. 6||10 a.m. – noon||Vanderbilt/Nashville, Tenn.|
|Sat, Sept. 13||10 a.m. – noon||Florida/Gainesville, Fla.|
|Sat, Sept. 20||10 a.m. – noon||Alabama/Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
Also beginning August 28, the SEC Network will air 45 college football games this season and feature a game from all 14 teams in the SEC at their home stadium in the first four weeks.