Tennessee's first two football games of the 2014 season will be televised on the new SEC Network.
The opener vs. Utah State will kickoff on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The Vols' second game vs. Arkansas State starts at 12 Noon on Saturday, Sept. 6.
So far, AT&T U-Verse and Dish Network are the only local providers who've struck a deal to carry the SEC Network, which will debut
The SEC Network, operated by ESPN, will launch August 14. It will air a game featuring every football team in the Southeastern Conference within the first four weeks of the 2014 college football season. The first 16 games, released today by the SEC and ESPN, include a home game from all 14 SEC football stadiums.
"The fact that the SEC Network will originate a game from every stadium in the conference in the first four weeks of the 2014 season is testament to the depth of coverage fans can expect from the network," said Mike Slive, SEC commissioner. "In just the first month of the season, fans that get the network will enjoy all the passion and pageantry of SEC football from 14 of the greatest venues in the world of sports. This is what the SEC Network is all about."
Each of the first two weeks features six games. Opening week includes a previously announced Thursday night doubleheader, three games on Saturday and a unique opportunity over Labor Day weekend for a Sunday evening game at Tennessee.
"The network will have a terrific lineup of games over the first four weeks. The schedule includes quality and depth from across the conference," said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, college networks. "The full breadth of teams and stadiums showcased in the first month alone speaks volumes on the type of programming sports fans should expect on the SEC Network."
SEC Network Schedule:
Thursday, Aug. 28
Texas A&M at South Carolina, 6pm ET
Temple at Vanderbilt, 9:15 pm ET
Saturday, Aug. 30
UT Martin at Kentucky, Noon ET
Arkansas at Auburn, 4 pm ET
Southern Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 pm ET
Sunday, Aug. 31
Utah State at Tennessee, 7 pm ET
Saturday, Sept. 6
Florida Atlantic at Alabama, Noon ET
Arkansas State at Tennessee, Noon ET
Eastern Michigan at Florida, 4 pm ET
Nicholls State at Arkansas, 4pm ET
Sam Houston State at LSU, 7:30pm ET
Lamar at Texas A&M, 7:30pm ET
Saturday, Sept. 13
UCF at Missouri, Noon ET
UL Lafayette at Ole Miss, 4pm ET
Kentucky at Florida, 7:30pm ET
Saturday, Sept. 20
Troy at Georgia, Noon ET
TBD, 4pm ET
TBD, 7:30 pm ET