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SEC Releases Kickoff Times For First 3 Weeks Of 2013 Football Season

scheduleThe SEC has posted today the kickoff times and television ties for the first three weeks of the 2013 football season.

Keep in mind that the “SEC Network” is currently the league’s syndicated package.  All times are Eastern:

 

Thursday 8/29

North Carolina vs South Carolina — ESPN, 6:00

Ole Miss at Vanderbilt — ESPN, 9:15 pm

 

Saturday 8/31

Toledo at Florida — SEC Network, 12:21pm

Rice at Texas A&M — ESPN, 1:00pm

Miss. State vs Oklahoma State — ABC or ESPN2, 3:30pm

La-Lafayette at Arkansas — FSN, 4:00pm

Virginia Tech vs Alabama — ESPN, 5:30pm

Austin Peay at Tennessee — Pay-per-view, 6:00pm

Washington State at Auburn — ESPNU, 7:00pm

Kentucky vs Western Kentucky — ESPNews, 7:00pm

Georgia at Clemson — ABC, 8:00pm

TCU vs LSU — ESPN, 9:00pm

Murray State at Missouri — Pay-per-view, TBA

 

Saturday 9/7

Florida at Miami (FL) — ESPN, 12:00pm

Miami (OH) at Kentucky — FSN, 12:00pm

Western Kentucky at Tennessee — SEC Network, 12:21pm

Toledo at Missouri — ESPNU, 3:30pm

Alcorn State at Miss. State — CSS, 3:30pm

South Carolina at Georgia — ESPN, 4:30pm

Samford at Arkansas — Pay-per-view, 7:00pm

UAB at LSU — ESPNU, 7:00pm

SE Missouri at Ole Miss — Pay-per-view, 7:00pm

Sam Houston State at Texas A&M — Pay-per-view, 7:00pm

Arkansas State at Auburn — FSN, 7:30pm

Austin Peay at Vanderbilt — CSS, 7:30pm

 

Saturday 9/14

Louisville at Kentucky — ESPN, 12:00pm

Southern Miss at Arkansas — SEC Network, 12:21pm

Alabama at Texas A&M — CBS, 3:30pm

Tennessee at Oregon — ABC or ESPN or ESPN2, 3:30pm

Miss. State at Auburn — ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU, 7:00pm

Vanderbilt at South Carolina — ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU, 7:00pm

Kent State at LSU — ESPN or ESPN2 or ESPNU

Ole Miss at Texas — Longhorn Network, 8:00pm

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Big 12 Approves Revenue-Sharing, But That Doesn’t Mean A Thing

The Big 12 has announced that a revenue-sharing plan for all Tier I and Tier II television money has been accepted… IF the league’s members all sign over their TV rights to the league office for a minimum of six years.

So there’s still a pretty big “if” hanging out there.  Also, this does nothing for the Tier III rights which would include Texas’ Longhorn Network.

In other words, today’s announcement is a PR move — possibly designed to help ease the fears of potential Big 12 expansion targets like BYU.  But officially, nothing changes until each school agrees to hand its TV rights over to the league.  And that’s not happened yet.

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Slive: “I Could Get To 16 (Teams) In 15 Minutes”

Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com has been paying attention to the growing rumors of Big 12 dissatisfaction (over Texas’ Longhorn Network) and the potential move to the SEC that Texas A&M might want to make as a result.  According to Dodd, Mike Slive has been paying attention, too, though he has no immediate plans of extending an invite to the Aggies.

“After last year, and the way in which it unfolded, prompted me to say we’re really comfortable (with 12 teams) unless there’s a paradigm shift,” Slive told Dodd.  “Now things have settled down.  At the same time, one of my responsibilities is to do what’s in the long-term best interests of the SEC.”

If that means expanding the conference, it sounds like Slive is confident there will be no shortage of schools willing to join the nation’s top athletic league.

“I could get to 16 (teams) in 15 minutes,” Slive said (“semi-boastfully” according to Dodd).

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