Early SEC Football Games on CBS Announced; Brad Nessler to Debut as CBS Sports’ Lead College Footbal
CBS Sports has announced its SEC college football schedule broadcast windows and select games for 2017.
The television network will again showcase the best matchups with the “SEC Game of the Week.” Additionally, CBS will broadcast the annual Army-Navy classic (Dec. 9) and Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 29).
This year’s schedule features three consecutive Saturday SEC doubleheaders, which in addition to the two Thanksgiving weekend games, puts eight late-season games on CBS leading into the SEC Championship.
SEC ON CBS games this season will include TCU at Arkansas, which kicks off the season on Sept. 9; last year’s SEC East Champion Florida taking on Tennessee on Sept. 16; Georgia vs. Florida in their annual rivalry game on Oct. 28 and Missouri at Arkansas on Friday, Nov. 24.
The SEC ON CBS has been the highest-rated regular-season college football package on any network for eight consecutive seasons. The 2017 SEC ON CBS schedule, the network’s 17th consecutive season providing national coverage of SEC football, features a total of 17 games, including the SEC Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2 (4:00 PM, ET).
Brad Nessler debuts this season as lead college football play-by-play announcer, teaming with Gary Danielson and reporter Allie LaForce. Nessler is a veteran college football announcer who returned to CBS Sports last year after many years on ESPN.
Also, College Football Today -- the network's pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show -- returns with host Adam Zucker alongside analysts Rick Neuheisel and Brian Jones.