SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, SEC Nation, kicks off Week 1 of the 2019 season in the Music City, as the Vanderbilt Commodores host in-conference foe Georgia on Saturday, August 31. Airing live from 10 a.m. – noon ET, the show will delve into the storylines of Southeastern Conference football, the weekend’s biggest matchups and more before the reigning SEC East champion Bulldogs visit Vanderbilt Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network. The news was announced during Coach Derek Mason’s time on SEC Now from 2019 SEC Kickoff.
This will be SEC Nation’s third edition from Nashville. 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. Returning in 2019 is the SEC Nation demo field that debuted at the show’s SEC Media Days stop in July 2018, as well as the weekly series “Nation Shorts,” from the creators of “SEC Shorts.”
Vanderbilt will also play host Friday to The Paul Finebaum Show, which airs from 3-7 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Fans are invited to catch all four hours of #FinebaumFriday from the set on Vanderbilt’s campus. Location of SEC Network’s presence on the Vanderbilt campus will be announced at a later date.
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 Marty & McGee, TrueSouth, SEC Storied and 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.