Arkansas-Alabama headlines SEC early season TV schedule



Every year, it happens. The summer winds down near the end of July, and over a couple weeks we get a full dose of college football previews from every conference before teams open fall camp in August.

SEC Media Days begin on Tuesday, officially kicking off the preseason calendar for the 2012 season. The conference began the excitement on Monday by releasing the television schedule for the first three weeks of the season.

Grab your agendas, calendars, or write these dates/times on your hand in sharpie. From South Carolina - Vanderbilt and the Chick-fil-A kickoff games in Week 1 to Alabama at Arkansas in Week 3 as the SEC on CBS opener; there are plenty of notable showdowns in this early schedule.

[READ MORE: Tony Barnhart's Five Questions heading into SEC Media Days]

Check out the full SEC television schedule (courtesy of the SEC Digital Network) and let us know what game you are anticipating the most in the comment section below.

Date Game Network Time
Week 1
(Thu.) Aug. 30 South Carolina at Vanderbilt ESPN 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Thu.) Aug. 30 Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech (Shreveport, La.) ESPNU 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT
(Fri.) Aug. 31 Tennessee vs. N.C. State (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta, Ga.) ESPNU 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Buffalo at Georgia SEC Network 12:21 p.m. ET/11:21 a.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Bowling Green at Florida ESPN 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Auburn vs. Clemson (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta, Ga.) ESPN 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 North Texas at LSU ESPNU 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Mississippi State FSN 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Michigan (Cowboys Classic, Arlington, Texas) ABC 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Central Arkansas at Ole Miss PPV 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Jacksonville State at Arkansas PPV TBA
(Sat.) Sept. 1 Missouri PPV 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sun.) Sept. 2 Kentucky at Louisville ESPN 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
Week 2
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Mississippi State ESPN 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 East Carolina at South Carolina SEC Network 12:21 p.m. ET/11:21 a.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Florida at Texas A&M ESPN 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Western Kentucky at Alabama SEC Network 3:39 p.m. ET/2:39 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Washington at LSU ESPN 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 UTEP at Ole Miss FSN 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas (Little Rock, Ark.) ESPNU 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Kent State at Kentucky CSS 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Georgia at Missouri ESPN2 7:45 p.m. ET/6:45 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Northwestern Big Ten Network 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 8 Georgia State at Tennessee PPV TBA
Week 3
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn SEC Network 12:21 p.m. ET/11:21 a.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Presbyterian at Vanderbilt CSS 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Alabama at Arkansas CBS Sports 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Texas A&M at SMU FSN 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Florida at Tennessee ESPN 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Arizona State at Missouri ESPN2 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Western Kentucky at Kentucky ESPNU 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 UAB at South Carolina FSN 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Troy ESPN3 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Florida Atlantic at Georgia CSS 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Idaho at LSU PPV 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Sept. 15 Texas at Ole Miss ESPN 9:15 p.m. ET/8:15 p.m. CT
Week 4
(Sat.) Sept. 22 Tulane FSN 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
Week 9
(Sat.) Oct. 27 Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) CBS Sports 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
Week 10
(Sat.) Nov. 3 CBS Doubleheader - Game 1 CBS Sports 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
(Sat.) Nov. 3 Alabama at LSU CBS Sports 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
Week 11
(Sat.) Nov. 10 CBS Doubleheader - Game 1 CBS Sports 12 p.m. ET/11 a.m. CT
(Sat.) Nov. 10 CBS Doubleheader - Game 2 CBS Sports 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
Week 13
(Fri.) Nov. 23 LSU at Arkansas CBS Sports 2:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. CT
Week 14
(Sat.) Dec. 1 SEC Championship Game (Atlanta, Ga.) CBS Sports 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT



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