John, does having the A&M/LSU game at 12 noon (EST) make any sense? On paper anyway, this is clearly going to be the second best SEC game of the day. I read an article on OKTC .... it attributes this to ESPN's protectionism of the University of Texas Longhorns because, as you know, ESPN and the University of Texas are in partnership together with the Longhorn Network. I would appreciate your views on this matter. If indeed ESPN is trying to enhance the Longhorn brand because they do not want the A&M/LSU game in the same time slot as the Texas/Baylor game later in the day, what can the SEC do to prevent this kind of maltreatment from happening in the future? Its not as if the SEC is anyone's doormat, so it just seems that Mr. Slive could do something more to protect our great conference's interests.
CBS used its six-day window before deciding which game would be its SEC Game of the Week on Saturday. With South Carolina’s trip to Florida getting the thumbs-up, the rest of this week’s schedule has fallen into place, too:
LSU at Texas A&M — 12:00pm ET on ESPN
Auburn at Vanderbilt — 12:21pm ET on SEC Network (Auburn is becoming the SEC Network team and that’s not a good sign.)
South Carolina at Florida — 3:30pm ET on CBS (ESPN’s “College GameDay” will broadcast from the Swamp meaning the Gators will be featured on the show for a nation-leading 35th time.)
Alabama at Tennessee — 7:00pm ET on ESPN
Georgia at Kentucky — 7:00pm ET on FSN
MTSU at Mississippi State — 7:00pm ET on ESPN2
The SEC will announced the television schedule for October 27th later today.