ESPN Selects Additional 2011 SEC College Football Telecasts
ESPN has selected additional Southeastern Conference college football games for telecasts across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network during the 2011 season. Two Thursday and four Saturday games with SEC teams were previously announced. Additional selections will be determined as the season progresses. Highlights:
- The early selections will include multiple games involving eight teams ranked in the College Football Live preseason top 25 poll, highlighted by:
- Telecasts of four of the top five teams, including No. 2 Alabama and No. 4 LSU from the SEC as well as matchups against non-conference foes No. 3 Oregon and No. 5 Boise State.
- Three telecasts pitting No. 4 LSU against a ranked opponent: No. 3 Oregon in the Cowboys Classic (Saturday, Sept. 3, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC); at No. 21 Mississippi State (Saturday, Sept. 10, 12:20 p.m. on the SEC Network); and at No. 24 West Virginia (Saturday, Sept. 24 with time and network to be determined).
- Three appearances by defending BCS National Champion No. 22 Auburn: against Utah State (Saturday, Sept. 3, at noon on ESPN or ESPN2); against No. 21 Mississippi State (Saturday, Sept. 10, at 12:20 p.m. on the SEC Network); and at Clemson (Saturday, Sept. 17, at noon on ABC).
- No. 8 South Carolina on consecutive Saturdays: at Georgia Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN and against Navy Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
- In addition to ranked teams the first two weeks of the season, the SEC Network, ESPN Regional Television’s regionally syndicated SEC college sports package, will offer Mississippi at Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 17, at 12:20 p.m.
- ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to showcase Mississippi in two non-conference matchups: against BYU Saturday, Sept. 3, at 4:45 p.m. on ESPN and at Fresno State Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9:15 p.m. on ESPN2.
2011 SEC Schedule as of June 2 (additional selections will be announced):
|Thu, Sep 1||9:15 p.m.||Kentucky at Western Kentucky *||ESPNU|
|Sat, Sep 3||Noon||Utah State at No. 22 Auburn||ESPN or ESPN2|
|12:20 p.m.||Kent State at No. 2 Alabama||SEC Network|
|4:45 p.m.||BYU at Mississippi||ESPN|
|8 p.m.||Cowboys Classic: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU (from Arlington) *||ABC|
|8 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: No. 5 Boise State vs. Georgia (from Atlanta) *||ESPN|
|Sat, Sep 10||12:20 p.m.||No. 21 Mississippi State at No. 22 Auburn||SEC Network|
|3:30 p.m.||Cincinnati at Tennessee||ESPN2|
|4:30 p.m.||No. 8 South Carolina at Georgia||ESPN|
|Thu, Sep 15||8 p.m.||No. 4 LSU at No. 21 Mississippi State *||ESPN|
|Sat, Sep 17||Noon||No. 22 Auburn at Clemson *||ABC|
|12:20 p.m.||Mississippi at Vanderbilt||SEC Network|
|6 p.m.||Navy at No. 8 South Carolina||ESPN2|
|Sat, Sep 24||TBD||No. 4 LSU at No. 24 West Virginia *||TBD|
|Sat, Oct 1||9:15 p.m.||Mississippi at Fresno State||ESPN2|
* Previously announced