The SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, SEC Nation, will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., next Saturday, Sept. 22, for the battle between SEC West foes Texas AM and defending national champion Alabama.
Airing live from 9-11 a.m. CT from Moore Hall, the show will delve into the storylines of SEC football, the weekend’s biggest matchups and more before the top-ranked Crimson Tide battles with the visiting Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.
SEC Nation includes live reports, analysis and features surrounding the world of SEC football, as well as special appearances from hometown favorites throughout the season. Laura Rutledge hosts the traveling pregame show, navigating the Saturday morning conversations with analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum, along with reporter Lauren Sisler.
New in 2018 is the SEC Nation demo field that debuted at the show’s SEC Media Days stop in July. Also new for 2018 is the weekly series “Nation Shorts,” from the creators of SEC Shorts.
This will be SEC Nation’s 13th time in Tuscaloosa and the Tide’s 27th total appearance on the show. In addition to the live show Saturday, Moore Hall will play host Friday to The Paul Finebaum Show, which airs from 2-6 p.m. CT on SEC Network. Fans are invited to catch all four hours of #FinebaumFriday from Moore Hall set.
About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched SEC Network on August 14, 2014. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and other events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth analysis and storytelling in studio shows such as SEC Nation, Thinking Out Loud and Rally Cap, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as SEC Storiedand SEC Inside, and more. Hundreds of additional live events are available for streaming exclusively on SEC Network’s digital companion, SEC Network+, via the ESPN App and SECNetwork.com. The network is also available in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region.
About The Paul Finebaum Show
The Paul Finebaum Show launched on ESPN Radio on August 12, 2013, and can be heard on ESPN affiliates throughout the country. The program debuted on SiriusXM in November 2013, and since August 2014, The Paul Finebaum Show has been simulcast on the SEC Network. In addition to hosting The Paul Finebaum Show, he is an analyst on SEC Nation and appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including Get Up!, First Take, SportsCenter, College Football Live, College GameDay and in ESPN The Magazine.
*** This information was acquired from a recent press release from the SEC.
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