SEC Network Adds Sideline Reporters to Returning Booth Teams

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SEC Network Adds Sideline Reporters to Returning Booth Teams

SEC Network kicks off its third college football season with a returning group of veteran play-by-play and analyst teams while adding new sideline reporters to each of the network’s three Saturday games. Former Auburn offensive lineman Cole Cubelic and ESPN reporter Olivia Harlan have each been added to the mix. In addition, it was previously announced that Kaylee Hartung is joining the “SEC Saturday Night” crew of Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer.

Cubelic joins Heisman Award winner Andre Ware and commentator Tom Hart as a field analyst, providing a second layer of analysis from the sideline throughout the game. Harlan will report for former Georgia offensive tackle and All-American Matt Stinchcomb and Dave Neal’s game each week.

In week 1 Musburger and Palmer will call Thursday’s “SEC Opening Night” matchup of Appalachian State at Tennessee on SEC Network at 7:30 p.m. ET. SEC Nation will also debut that evening at 6 p.m., providing the pre-game coverage from the stadium sidelines. SEC Nation reporter Laura Rutledge will report for the game as well as the show.

Cubelic will make his field analyst debut Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in UMass at Florida. Harlan’s first game is South Alabama at Mississippi State at noon. An additional commentating group of Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht and Rocky Boiman has been added for the 4 p.m. game of Louisiana Tech at Arkansas.

It was previously announced that Musburger, Palmer and Hartung will call the Clemson vs. Auburn game on ESPN, Saturday, Sept. 3, highlighting a set of seven marquee games in college football’s best opening weekend schedule to date.

SEC Network’s three commentating teams will return to the noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. game assignments beginning week 3.

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentators
Thu, Sept. 1 7:30 p.m. Appalachian State at Tennessee
Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge
Sat, Sept. 3 noon South Alabama at Mississippi State
Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb, Olivia Harlan
4 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Arkansas
Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman
7:30 p.m. UMass at Florida
Tom Hart, Andre Ware, Cole Cubelic

Gracie Blackburn

Gracie is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks. She handles all media requests and questions concerning SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Gracie also supports on college sports airing across ESPN networks.
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