We are just over three months away from the kickoff of the 2014 college football season and the SEC on CBS will enter into it’s 14th consecutive year covering SEC football.
The SEC released the broadcast schedule for CBS for the 2014 season and announced several games you can expect to see on the network this year. Georgia and South Carolina will lead off the 2014 CBS broadcast schedule on September 13th. As per tradition, all CBS games will kickoff at 3:30 ET/2:30 CT with a few exceptions. The SEC Championship will kick off at 4:00 ET/3:00 CT and the two doubleheader games that occurs on Oct 11th and November 8th will be at 12:00pm ET and 8:00pm ET, respectively.
The Arkansas/Missouri game was announced as the network’s lone Friday afternoon game on Thanksgiving weekend and will kick off at 2:30 ET/1:30 CT. The only other game announced on the network include Georgia and Florida’s annual rivalry game in Jacksonville. Of course, Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will be the lead commentators for SEC on CBS, although a new face will show up on the sidelines, as Allie LaForce takes over for Tracy Wolfson, who moved to the lead NFL on CBS team.
Alabama was not put on schedule (yet), but there are 12 other slots that CBS left open, which will be announced as the season progresses. You can take an educated guess, however, and you’d think Alabama and LSU’s matchup in Death Valley will be televised as part of CBS’s doubleheader on November 8th.
This will be the first year in the SEC on CBS’s contract that they will no longer have full-exclusivity of their 3:30 ET timeslot for SEC games. The new SEC Network is slated to start this season, which will broadcast three games a week on Saturday mornings, afternoons and evenings. However, CBS retains the contractual rights to the first pick of each game, so they will be able to pick the biggest game each week. Still, that will create a real competition between CBS and ESPN on the afternoon slot for SEC fans.
Full broadcast schedule is below (All times ET)
Saturday, Sept. 13 – 3:30-7:00 PM – GEORGIA at SOUTH CAROLINA
Saturday, Sept. 20 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Sept. 27 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Oct. 4 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Oct. 11 – 12:00 NOON-3:30 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #1
Saturday, Oct. 11 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #2
Saturday, Oct. 18 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Oct. 25 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Nov. 1 – 3:30-7:00 PM – FLORIDA vs. GEORGIA
Saturday, Nov. 8 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK #1
Saturday, Nov. 8 – 8:00-11:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK#
Saturday, Nov. 15 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Nov. 22 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Friday, Nov. 28 – 2:30-6:00 PM – ARKANSAS at MISSOURI
Saturday, Nov. 29 – 3:30-7:00 PM – SEC GAME OF THE WEEK
Saturday, Dec. 6 – 4:00-7:30 PM – SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
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