The SEC has announced its television schedule for Saturday the 22nd today.
All times are Eastern.
Ole Miss at Tulane — 12:oopm, FSN
Kentucky at Florida — 12:21pm, SEC Network
Missouri at South Carolina — 3:30pm, CBS
Florida Atlantic at Alabama — 5:00pm, Pay-per-view
LSU at Auburn — 7:00pm, ESPN
Rutgers at Arkansas — 7:00pm, ESPNU
South Carolina State at Texas A&M — 7:00pm, FSN
South Alabama at Mississippi State — 7:00pm, Pay-per-view
Akron at Tennessee — 7:30pm, CSS
Vanderbilt at Georgia — 7:45pm, ESPN2
What’s interesting? For all the leaked talk that CBS — in its negotiations with the SEC — has claimed Missouri and Texas A&M don’t add much value to the network’s SEC package, they sure are featuring Mizzou early in the season, aren’t they?
Also, just look at all those junk games on the docket. If I were a fan, I wouldn’t pay $5 to watch Florida Atlantic, South Carolina State, South Alabama or Akron take on an SEC opponent. The more teams like Louisiana-Monroe take down big teams that have no business scheduling cupcakes, creampuffs and other assorted pastries… the more I laugh.
Sure other leagues’ teams do a lot of this nonsense scheduling as well, but that doesn’t make it right. How any self-respecting SEC fan can look at all the fluff on league teams’ schedules and not demand a nine-game conference slate is beyond me.