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SEC Network plans extensive coverage of Jan. 1 games

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With five Southeastern Conference football teams in action on New Year's Day, SEC Network will feature more than 30 hours of around-the-clock studio analysis and in-game reaction surrounding the College Football Playoff Semifinals from Pasadena and New Orleans, as well as three of the New Year's Six bowl games.

SEC Nation Presented by AT&T and SEC Now will expand their coverage of SEC football, including several live editions over the days leading up to game day, and multi-day reporting of press conferences and media days from SEC Network sets at both the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.

SEC Now
SEC Now kicks off the conversation on Thursday, Dec. 28 and Friday, Dec. 29 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET. Both shows will originate from the SEC Network studios in Charlotte with live coverage of press conferences and media days at both College Football Playoff Semifinals. Both SEC Network desks in Pasadena and New Orleans will contribute to SEC Now throughout the weekend, including all head coach press conferences on Sunday, Dec. 31 and a special New Year's Eve version of SEC Now going live at 8 p.m. Sunday. The midnight, post-game edition of SEC Now from New Orleans will follow the conclusion of both College Football Playoff Semifinals.

SEC Nation Presented by AT&T
SEC Nation Presented by AT&T will originate from New Orleans, providing expert SEC opinion and analysis from host Laura Rutledge, analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum, and reporter Lauren Sisler, as well as additional pre-game insight from SEC Network analysts Greg McElroy and Gene Chizik. Along with the set inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, SEC Network will have a live set in Pasadena at the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl with host Dari Nowkhah and analysts Chris Doering and Matt Stinchcomb. Shows are slated for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, Monday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. and pre-game from both Pasadena and New Orleans at 4 p.m.

SEC Goal Line
In addition to its signature studio shows, SEC Network introduces SEC Goal Line as an SEC-centric viewing option on New Year's Day, providing whip-around coverage from SEC teams competing in the Outback Bowl, Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl and the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's. Airing from 12-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, Peter Burns, D.J. Shockley and Barrett Jones will provide in-game analysis with additional insight from both SEC Network sets in Pasadena and New Orleans.

Finebaum Film Room
Airing for both CFP Semifinals for the first time, Paul Finebaum, along with a bevy of analysts will watch the games, while providing constant banter and analysis. Along with Finebaum, Gene Chizik, Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland, Jesse Palmer, Marcus Spears, and Tim Tebow will rotate throughout the two games. Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason will also join the show, and, in Finebaum tradition, the group will take phone calls from fans.

SEC Network social and digital will provide on-site, behind-the-scenes coverage from both the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Fans can follow along with SEC Network on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as at SECNetwork.com.

DATE TIME (ET) PROGRAMMING
Thurs, Dec. 28 9:30 a.m. SEC Now
Fri, Dec. 29 9:30 a.m. SEC Now
3:00 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show
8:00 p.m. SEC Now
Sat, Dec. 30 9:00 a.m. SEC Nation Presented by AT&T
6:00 p.m. SEC Now
Sun, Dec. 31 9:30 a.m. SEC Now: CFP Head Coach Press Conferences
11:00 a.m. SEC Now: CFP Head Coach Press Conferences
8:00 p.m. SEC Now
Mon, Jan. 1 10:00 a.m. SEC Nation Presented by AT&T
12:00 p.m. SEC Goal Line
4:00 p.m. SEC Nation
5:00 p.m. Finebaum Film Room: Rose Bowl
8:45 p.m. Finebaum Film Room: Sugar Bowl
Tues, Jan. 2 12:30 a.m. SEC Now