SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Monday, July 6, with Mississippi State taking over the national television network for 24 hours. Mississippi State has selected eight marquee television events from the vault* to relive with fans. Viewers will also be treated to classic documentaries and insightful interviews with coaches re-living the year in Bulldog athletics.
“Since both the SEC Network and Mississippi State are finishing up a great year, wrapping the Network coverage in Maroon and White only seems fitting,” said Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin. “Bulldog fans will have a chance to re-live the glory of the Bulldogs’ run to No. 1 in football, as well as many of the moments that defined a historic 2014-15 athletic year.”
Mississippi State #SECNTakeover Schedule Includes:
- 1999 Egg Bowl: Trailing 20–6, MSU rallied late in the fourth quarter to tie the game. A key interception in the final minute led to a game-winning 44-yard field goal in one of the most exciting ‘Egg Bowl’ finishes ever at raucous Davis Wade Stadium.
- 2015 Florida vs. Mississippi State (Softball): Trailing 3-0 heading into the final frame, the Bulldogs rallied for five runs, including a walk-off three-run homer to stun eventual national champion Florida in the series finale.
- 2012 SEC Baseball Championship Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State: MSU won five games in Hoover culminating with a 3-0 shutout of Vanderbilt to claim its first SEC Tournament title since 2005.
- ESPNU Road Trip: Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State: The ESPNU Road Trip crew spent a few days behind the scenes with the Bulldogs from practice to Coach Dan Mullen’s office leading up to MSU’s SEC tilt with Vanderbilt.
- Best Of Relentless: Insightful interviews with key MSU athletes during the 2014-15 athletic year produced by HailState Productions.
- 2015 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State (Women’s Basketball): Freshman Victoria Vivians buried a three to lift No. 17 MSU past No. 13 Texas A&M, 63-61, in an SEC overtime thriller from Humphrey Coliseum.
- Mississippi State Summer Football Tour: SEC Network’s Peter Burns and Greg McElroy went all-access with head coach Dan Mullen, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and quarterback Dak Prescott to preview the 2015 season.
- The Rise To Number 1: A look back at one of the most memorable seasons in MSU football history as seen through the eyes of HailState Productions. Re-live the powerful moments that saw the Bulldogs go from unranked to No. 1 quicker than any team in college football history, complete with a recap of MSU’s first ESPN College GameDay appearance.
- 2014 Mississippi State vs. LSU (Football): Quarterback Dak Prescott racked up 373 yards of total offense as unranked MSU went into Death Valley and defeated No. 8 LSU, 34-29. It was the Bulldogs’ first win in Baton Rouge since 1991.
- 2014 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State (Football): MSU’s offensive assault led to another top 10 team going down as the Bulldogs beat No. 6 Texas A&M, 48-31, in Davis Wade Stadium.
- 2014 Auburn vs. Mississippi State (Football): For the first time in college football since 1983, a team defeated three straight top-10 opponents as MSU topped No. 2 Auburn, 38-23, before a record crowd in arguably the biggest game in Davis Wade Stadium history. The victory solidified the Bulldogs’ first No. 1 national ranking.
- SEC Storied: Thunder and Lightning: A documentary based on former MSU baseball All-Americans Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro and the legendary 1985 team with exclusive interviews.
- One Night In March: The award-winning story of Mississippi State’s 1963 basketball team who made history when they defied the state’s segregation politics to play the integrated team from Loyola University of Chicago.
- 2004 Alabama vs. Mississippi State (Men’s Basketball): The Bulldogs come from behind to beat the Crimson Tide in overtime 82-81 and sink their first SEC Title since 1963.
|Time (ET)||Program Title|
|midnight||1999 Egg Bowl|
|2 a.m.||2015 Florida vs. Mississippi State|
|4 a.m.||2012 SEC Baseball Championship Vanderbilt vs. Miss State|
|6:30 a.m.||ESPNU Road Trip: Vanderbilt vs. Miss State|
|7 a.m.||Best Of Relentless|
|8:30 a.m.||2015 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State|
|10:30 a.m.||Mississippi State Summer Football Tour|
|11 a.m.||The Rise To Number 1|
|noon||2014 Mississippi State vs. LSU Football|
|2 p.m.||2014 Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State Football|
|4 p.m.||2014 Auburn vs. Mississippi State Football|
|6 p.m.||SEC Storied: Thunder and Lightning|
|7:30 p.m.||Best Of Relentless (encore)|
|9 p.m.||One Night In March|
|10 p.m.||2004 Alabama vs. Mississippi State|
(schedule subject to change)
*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.
About the SEC Network Takeover
The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.
The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.