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SEC Network kicks off football season with full slate

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With football season just a few short months away, ESPN on Thursday announced the first three weeks of its 2019 college football slate. The first Southeastern Conference matchup of the season is scheduled for Saturday, August 31 as reigning SEC East champion Georgia visits Vanderbilt at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network. Over the course of the first three weeks of the season, SEC Network will air a baker's dozen of games as part of more than 30 SEC-centric matchups across ABC and ESPN networks.

Previously announced SEC season openers are the 2019 Camping World Kickoff between Miami and Florida during Week 0 action on ESPN, as well as Texas State vs. Texas A&M to start the SEC Network football slate and Oregon vs. Auburn from Arlington, Texas on ABC. In total, ESPN networks will telecast four neutral site games featuring SEC squads over opening weekend. The SEC Network Saturday schedule continues in September with four games on September 7 and five games during Week 3.

In addition, ESPN will telecast the Egg Bowl, featuring the annual showdown between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, on Thursday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. from Starkville. Additional scheduling details, including talent assignments for each matchup, will be announced at a later date.

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Sat, Aug 247 p.m.2019 Camping World Kickoff: Miami vs. Florida (Orlando)ESPN
Thu, Aug 298:30 p.m.Texas State vs. Texas A&MSEC Network
Sat, Aug 31NoonToledo vs. KentuckySEC Network
3:30 p.m.2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff: Duke vs. Alabama (Atlanta)ABC
2019 Belk Kickoff: South Carolina vs. North Carolina (Charlotte)ESPN
Georgia State vs. TennesseeESPNU
4 p.m.Portland State vs. ArkansasSEC Network
7:30 p.m.Oregon vs. Auburn (Arlington)ABC
Georgia vs. VanderbiltSEC Network
Georgia Southern vs. LSUESPNU
Sat, Sep 7NoonWest Virginia vs. MissouriESPN or ESPN2&
Charleston Southern vs. South CarolinaSEC Network
3:30 p.m.Southern Mississippi vs. Mississippi StateESPNU
4 p.m.Murray State vs. GeorgiaESPN2
New Mexico State vs. AlabamaSEC Network
7 p.m.BYU vs. TennesseeESPN
7:30 p.m.Tulane vs. AuburnESPN2
Arkansas vs. Ole MissSEC Network
Tennessee-Martin vs. FloridaESPNU or SEC Network Alternate*
Eastern Michigan vs. KentuckyESPNU or SEC Network Alternate*
Sat, Sep 14NoonArkansas State vs. GeorgiaESPN or ESPN2^
Kansas State vs. Mississippi StateESPN or ESPN2^
Chattanooga vs. TennesseeSEC Network
4 p.m.Colorado State vs. ArkansasSEC Network
Southeastern Louisiana vs. Ole MissSEC Network Alternate
7 p.m.Florida vs. KentuckyESPN
Kent State vs. AuburnESPN2 or ESPNU^
Lamar vs. Texas A&MESPN2 or ESPNU^
7:30 p.m.Northwestern State vs. LSUSEC Network
Southeast Missouri State vs. MissouriSEC Network Alternate
Thu, Nov 287:30 p.m.Ole Miss vs. Mississippi StateESPN

* Network designation after the games of 8/24 and 8/31
& Network designation after the games of 8/31
^ Network designation after the games of 9/7