Aug. 7, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a week, the SEC Network will blast off into the 24/7 sports world.
And the Commodores are helping to kick off the party.
The Vanderbilt soccer team’s exhibition game against UAB at 4 p.m. on Aug. 14 coincides with the launch of the SEC Network. The contest between Commodores and Blazers will air on SEC Network +, the network’s digital platform at secnetwork.com.
As part of its first day of coverage, the SEC Network will provide live look-ins on the game. The network is also sending reporter Jessica Mendoza and a live satellite truck to spotlight the game and conduct live interviews with Vanderbilt representatives throughout the broadcast.
The Commodores are inviting fans to come be a part of the historic day. As is the case for all nine home regular-season games, admission is free to the exhibition game. The spirit squads and Mr. C will be on hand to add to the atmosphere.
The Commodores will be featured on SEC Network + throughout the season and three games will be aired on the SEC Network — at Georgia (Sept. 21), vs. Texas A&M (Oct. 10) and at Florida (Oct. 30).
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.
The SEC Network, the Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multi-platform network. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year.
The SEC Network will be provided through Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T U-verse, Charter, Sudden Link and Cox.
The network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC's 21 sports annually. Programming will also include studio shows, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform.