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The 2014 SEC Schedule Is Now Available

scheduleMike Slive and the SEC have released the 2014 football schedule and their choice of 8/21/13 as the release date has some significance:  “One year from today, August 21, 2014, the SEC Network will be launched, marking an historic day in the almost 80-year history of the Southeastern Conference,” the commish said via press release.  “One week later, the SEC Network will kick off the 2014 football season with a conference game between Texas A&M and South Carolina scheduled for Thursday, August 28 in Columbia, South Carolina.”

The 2014 schedule once again features the 6-1-1 format with one permanent foe from the opposite division as well as one rotating opponent.  The league continues to weigh what schedule format it should adopt for the long haul.

Each school’s league schedule is listed below, complete with immediate reaction/observations:


Sept. 20 – FLORIDA
Oct. 4 – at Ole Miss
Oct. 11 – at Arkansas
Oct. 18 – TEXAS A&M
Oct. 25 – at Tennessee
Nov. 8 – at LSU
Nov. 29 – AUBURN

The Tide will open conference play against Florida in an early-season doozy.  The back half of Bama’s schedule stays true to form with traditional rivals LSU, MSU and Auburn bringing up the rear.

Aug. 30 – at Auburn
Sept. 27 – vs. Texas A&M (Arlington)
Oct. 11 – ALABAMA
Oct. 18 – GEORGIA
Nov. 1 – at Mississippi State
Nov. 15 – LSU
Nov. 22 – OLE MISS
Nov. 29 – at Missouri

Arkansas’ new season-ending rivalry with Missouri will indeed kickoff next year in Columbia.  The Hogs also have a tough back-to-back with Alabama and Georgia in mid-October, but both games will be at home.

Aug. 30 – ARKANSAS
Oct. 4 – LSU
Oct. 11 – at Mississippi State
Nov. 1 – at Ole Miss
Nov. 8 – TEXAS A&M
Nov. 15 – at Georgia
Nov. 29 – at Alabama

The Tigers’ schedule appears to be quite dangerous with LSU, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama all on the docket.  Don’t expect to hear Auburn fans moan, however.  They like playing UGA every year and that’s part of the reason their schedule will be so difficult.

Sept. 13 – KENTUCKY
Sept. 20 – at Alabama
Oct. 4 – at Tennessee
Oct. 11 – LSU
Oct. 18 – MISSOURI
Nov. 1 – vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 8 – at Vanderbilt

The Florida-Tennessee game — so long the traditional SEC curtain-raiser for both schools — gets dropped all the way back to October in 2014.  The Gators get a tough West Division draw with both Alabama and permanent foe LSU on tap.

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