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Full Early Season Football TV Schedule Announced; UK-Southern Mississippi on SEC Network

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference announced the full television schedule for the first three weeks of the 2024 football season on Thursday, as the league wrapped up its annual spring meetings in Destin, Fla.

Kentucky's season opener with Southern Mississippi at Kroger Field will begin at 7:45 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.


In addition, broadcast information for several rivalry games were also announced by the Conference:


  • The Red River Rivalry in Dallas, Texas between Texas and Oklahoma, the first as members of the SEC, will be played Oct. 12 at 2:30 CT/3:30 ET on ABC or ESPN.


  • The Battle for the Golden Egg between Mississippi State and Ole Miss will be played on Friday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 CT/3:30 ET on ABC in Oxford, Miss.


  • Georgia Tech vs. Georgia will be played in Athens, Ga., on Friday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 CT/7:30 ET on ABC.


The SEC Championship Game take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 and will continue to kickoff at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC for the first time since the 2000 SEC Championship Game.


New this year is the debut of a new scheduling format for SEC games across all ESPN platforms, with the opportunity for teams and fans to know approximate start times for the entire season.

Television windows (i.e., Early 12 to 1 p.m. ET start, Afternoon 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET start, or Night 6 to 8 p.m. ET start) will be announced for all remaining SEC-controlled games on Tuesday, June 11, with select games tagged as Flex games between the Afternoon and Night windows.

SEC Now: Inside the 2024 Schedule premieres at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 11 to break down the full SEC schedule. Following The Paul Finebaum Show that day, the show will re-air at 7 p.m.


Each SEC institution will continue to play one non-conference game of their choosing on the ESPN+/SEC Network+ digital platform. Those remaining games not contained in today’s announcement will be released on June 11.


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