SEC Nation sets talent roster
The lineup for the SEC Networks two-hour (10 a.m. - noon ET) travelingSaturdaymorning college football showSEC Nationwas revealed this weekend in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Sports Festival. Previously announced hostJoe Tessitoreand analystTim Tebowwill be joined each week by talk radio provocateurPaul Finebaumand former LSU and NFL star,Marcus Spears. The SEC Network is a new 24/7 sports network launchingAugust 14and operated by ESPN in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference.
Finebaum and Spears additional roles with the network were announced earlier this year including Finebaumsdaily radio show(2 6 p.m. ET) and Spearsfootball analyst rolefor the networks year-round football coverage.
OurSEC Nationteam 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 forSEC Nationsearly season schedule were revealed adding to the previously announced appearances at South Carolina onAugust 28and Auburn onAugust 30. The show will begin its September slate in Nashville, Tenn., home to Vanderbilt University and travel to all 14 SEC schools by seasons 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 beginningAugust 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.