Saturdays in the SEC are all about family, food, football... and SEC Nation. SEC Nation airs live from a different SEC campus each Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.
SEC Nation enters its third college football season with a new host. Maria Taylor (bio) will anchor the traveling pregame show, navigating the Saturday morning conversations of returning analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum.
SEC Network's Laura Rutledge also begins traveling with the show this fall, providing live reports of the sights and sounds of southern tailgating. Kaylee Hartung will continue to contribute to the show with features.
For the third year, SEC Network's traveling football pregame show will visit two Southeastern Conference schools in week one of the college football season. SEC Nation is headed to Tennessee for a special Thursday night show, September 1, to officially kick off the 2016 season, followed by Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Tennessee is set to play Appalachian State on SEC Network at 7:30 p.m. ET, the first opening Thursday night game for the Vols since 1896. The special kickoff show begins at 6 p.m. from the field, providing pregame coverage of the historic game.
The SEC Nation team then heads to College Station, Texas for their regularly scheduled Saturday morning show, 10-noon ET, prior to the Aggies' opening game versus UCLA.