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Texas A&M Fans: Welcome to the SEC Network

August 14, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Today’s launch of the SEC Network to 92 million households across the country ushers in a new era of unparalleled visibility for Texas A&M University.

Since moving to the Southeastern Conference in 2012, Texas A&M has experienced national and conference championships, major award winners and blockbuster TV ratings. The SEC Network’s 24/7 coverage of SEC sports is expected to only increase the exposure of Texas A&M’s student-athletes and coaches from coast to coast.

“The SEC Network truly is a game-changer. I’ve stated many times that the SEC Network is taking the SEC out of the SEC,” said Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman. “In other words, the 12th Man, our former students and other sports fans from Washington to Florida and California to Maine will now be able to experience the passion, traditions and competition that we know in the SEC each and every day.”

Texas A&M will play the first football game on the SEC Network on Aug. 28 as the Aggies travel to No. 9 South Carolina for a 5 p.m. CT kickoff. The game will be preceded by the debut of the network’s traveling pregame show, SEC Nation, live from the South Carolina campus.

At launch, Texas A&M fans with AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC and will have access to the following Aggie events scheduled to air exclusively on the new national television network.

FOOTBALL

  • Aug. 28: Texas A&M at South Carolina, 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 6: Lamar vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.

SOCCER

  • Sept. 18: Tennessee vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 10: Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Sept. 28: Auburn vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 5: Texas A&M at Kentucky, 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 12: Texas A&M at Florida, 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 15: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Kentucky vs. Texas A&M, 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 2: Texas A&M at Missouri, 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 6: LSU vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 19: Texas A&M at Arkansas, 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 23: Missouri vs. Texas A&M, 3 p.m.

Hundreds of additional SEC events from various sports will be offered exclusively as SEC Network + broadcasts. Texas A&M fans will be able to watch a simulcast of SEC Network and 27 SEC Network + events this fall on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC. Scheduled SEC Network + broadcasts include:

SOCCER

  • Aug. 22: Dayton vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: UCF vs. Texas A&M, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 31: Illinois State vs. Texas A&M, 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 11: Florida Gulf Coast vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 14: Marquette vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 26: Texas A&M at LSU, 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 28: Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 3: Florida vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 17: Auburn vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 19: Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: South Carolina vs. Texas A&M, 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Georgia vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Aug. 29: Iowa vs. Texas A&M, 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 29: Tulane vs. Texas A&M, 5 p.m.
  • Aug. 30: UTSA vs. Texas A&M, 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 19: Florida State vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 20: Florida State vs. Texas A&M, 11 a.m.
  • Sept. 22: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 10: Alabama vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 19: Texas A&M at South Carolina, 12:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 24: Georgia vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Texas A&M at Alabama, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 9: Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 16: Tennessee vs. Texas A&M, 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 26: Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.
  • Nov. 28: Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m.

SEC Network + events will be produced by Texas A&M Athletics’ award-winning 12th Man Productions. Headed by Andy Richardson, 12th Man Productions includes 10 full-time staffers and nearly 60 students. Texas A&M is in the process of constructing a new $11.8 million production facility as part of the Kyle Field redevelopment to support the SEC Network and in-stadium productions. The facility, to be completed later this fall, will include three control rooms, two studios, a broadcast radio studio and six dedicated edit bays, along with offices and various support facilities.

“Texas A&M’s commitment is to fully maximize the opportunities provided to us through the SEC Network,” said Jason Cook, senior associate athletics director for external affairs and Texas A&M’s SEC Network point of contact. “We are obviously excited about the increased visibility for our great university and our world-class coaches and student-athletes. But the SEC Network also offers a tremendous learning opportunity for our students in the sports broadcasting field. The experience they will earn working on SEC Network broadcasts is priceless and will hopefully provide a springboard for future career opportunities.”

The SEC Network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7, including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise 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 in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform.

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