May 14, 2014
The SEC Network launches in exactly three months – and the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team will help break in the 24/7 sports network.
On Wednesday, the SEC unveiled its TV soccer lineup for the fall and the Commodores will play on the SEC Network three times.
Vanderbilt opens SEC play on the SEC Network against Georgia at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21.
On Friday, Oct. 10, Vanderbilt hosts defending SEC Tournament champ and co-regular season champ Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.
The Commodores wrap up the regular season on the SEC Network at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Florida, which shared the league title last year with Texas A&M.
The SEC Network will also air the first round, the quarterfinals and the semifinals of the SEC Tournament from Nov. 3-7. The championship game on Nov. 9 will be aired on ESPNU.
In all, 25 women’s soccer games will played on the SEC Network. Five will be aired on ESPNU.
Between volleyball and soccer, this season’s matchups will increase from a total of 14 nationally televised events in 2013 to 80 events in 2014. The SEC Network alone will air a combined 65 live women’s volleyball and women’s soccer games in its debut year - more than five times the number of events available nationwide last year.
“These schedules reflect the breadth of exposure that our student-athletes will receive in the SEC’s Olympic sports on the SEC Network,” Commissioner Mike Slive said. “It’s indicative of the full array of sports and unprecedented number of televised events SEC fans will enjoy throughout the athletic year.”