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SEC Nation

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SEC Network's traveling pregame show, SEC Nation, returns to Saturday mornings September 5 at 9 a.m. ET, live from the University of Arkansas. In its first three weeks the show will embed itself in tailgates at Arkansas, Vanderbilt and LSU.

Each week host Joe Tessitore will be joined by analysts Greg McElroy and Marcus Spears, alongside Paul Finebaum and reporter Kaylee Hartung with the morning headlines, matchup previews and a taste of each school's tailgating scene.

In anticipation of the upcoming season, an SEC Nation Football Preview airs Tuesday, August 18 at 7 p.m. featuring the full commentating team from the Charlotte, N.C. studios. The SEC Nation bus hits the road two weeks later for the opening week of college football.


Saturdays in the SEC are all about Family, Food, Football... and SEC Nation. Traveling across the Southeast all season, SEC Nation will break down everything from the gridiron to the grill. The show returns for its second season on Saturday, Sept. 5 with a special 3-hour live show from the University of Arkansas.

SEC Nation is kicking off the football season in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Razorbacks opening game against UTEP. The set returns to Victory Village Saturday, Sept. 5 with a new face at the desk. As announced last week, McElroy joins the show for its sophomore season after providing in-studio analysis for SEC Now, in addition to covering halftimes for every SEC Network football game and recapping the day of Southeastern Conference games every Saturday last year.

The show last visited Fayetteville prior to the October 11, 2014 Alabama matchup, and had a memorable line-up of guests that included Arkansas super-fan and owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and head coach Bret Bielema.

Arrive early as SEC Nation will be giving away rally towels to fans and students that participate in the show. Also, fans have the chance to win a Belk Prize Pack which includes an Arkansas branded wristlet or wallet and gift card, along with a Regions Bike.

Where: University of Arkansas Victory Village (next to the Poultry Science Bldg.)

When: Saturday, Sept 5 prior to the UTEP at Arkansas Special 3-hour show, live from 8-11 a.m. CT

What's Next: SEC Nation heads to Vanderbilt for stop No. 2! Check back here next week for location details. Additional media information about SEC Nation here.


SEC Nation spends week two on the Vanderbilt University campus for the first time. Last year the show visited the Commodores for their Ole Miss matchup played at LP Field. The set was tucked in amongst the LP Field parking lot tailgates and Nashville skyline. This year the show will be live from Vanderbilt's campus with the set at The Commons.

Fans and students are invited to spend the morning of Saturday, Sept. 12 with Tessitore, McElroy, Spears, Finebaum and Hartung for the crew's first on-campus show.


Week three, SEC Nation heads back to the Bayou to preview the clash of the tigers, with LSU facing Auburn at Tiger Stadium. The show returns to campus on Saturday, Sept. 19, to bring viewers the sights and sound of a Baton Rouge tailgate.