Aug. 14, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The University of Alabama will be one of the league's 14 schools that will be featured when the SEC Network debuts on Thursday night.
The network's premier show, "SEC Now," will air from 5-8 p.m. CT (6-9 p.m. ET) and feature the league's 21 sports from around the 14 SEC campuses. Hosts Dari Nowkhah and Maria Taylor will anchor the first live show from the network's Charlotte, N.C., studios. They will be joined by broadcasting legend Brent Musburger, as well as Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy and Booger McFarland.
The Tide's segment will include former LSU defensive lineman and NFL first round draft pick Marcus Spears interviewing his former head coach and current Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.
Spears will also get behind-the-scenes access, complete with Alabama spirit squads, band and Big Al, with men's basketball head coach Anthony Grant. In addition, Spears will be on live with two-time national champion men's golf coach Jay Seawell.
Alabama will be featured throughout the three-hour long show, with Saban's segment airing at approximately 5:15 p.m. CT, Seawell at 6:30 p.m. CT and Grant at 7:45 p.m. CT.
The new network and its accompanying digital platform will carry 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.
An estimated 91 million households will have the SEC Network, and will be carried by the likes of Comcast, Time Warner, Cox , Charter, DISH, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse, among others.
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