Gators-Vols early SEC on CBS choice, 2017 schedule features three doubleheaders

The SEC-Big 12 nonconference battle of TCU at Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 9 will kick off the 2017 SEC on CBS slate in 2017. Overall, the SEC on CBS schedule will feature three straight doubleheaders, an extra game on Thanksgiving weekend and the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 2 from Atlanta.

Tennessee at Florida gets the nod as the first SEC league game on Saturday, Sept. 16; Missouri will play at Arkansas on the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, and the Florida-Georgia rivalry game will once again be aired by CBS on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The CBS college football schedule will conclude with the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 2, the Army-Navy Game on Saturday, Dec. 9, and the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29.

This year will be the first full season with Bred Nessler in the broadcast booth since Verne Lundquist stepped away at the end of last season. He'll join Gary Danielson on the call with Allie LaForce reporting from the sideline. Another change comes this year by way of availability with all of the SEC on CBS games streaming through CBS All Access, CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App

The schedule was announced Tuesday as the SEC spring meetings are underway in Destin, Florida, and it's one of several big announcements we're expecting this week from the conference. Dennis Dodd is there with the league's coaches and decision makers. Other things to watch this week include how the SEC transfer rules impact where former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire might play in 2017

Check out the 2017 schedule below and note that all of the remaining "SEC Game of the Week" announcements will be made 6-12 days prior to kickoff. 

DateTime (ET)Game

Saturday, Sept. 9

3:30 p.m.

TCU at Arkansas

Saturday, Sept. 16

3:30 p.m.

Tennessee at Florida

Saturday, Sept. 23

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Sept. 30

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 7

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week 

Saturday, Oct. 14

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 21

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week

Saturday, Oct. 28

3:30 p.m.

Georgia vs. Florida

Saturday, Nov. 4

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week No. 1

8 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week No. 2

Saturday, Nov. 11

Noon

SEC Game fo the Week No. 1

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week No. 2

Saturday, Nov. 18

Noon

SEC Game of the Week No. 1

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week No. 2

Friday, Nov. 24

2:30 p.m.

Missouri at Arkansas

Saturday Nov. 25

3:30 p.m.

SEC Game of the Week 

Saturday, Dec. 24 p.m.SEC Championship Game
Saturday, Dec. 93 p.m.Army-Navy Game
Friday, Dec. 293 p.m.Hyundai Sun Bowl
CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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