SEC Network Live from Birmingham for SEC Basketball Media Days

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SEC Network Live from Birmingham for SEC Basketball Media Days

  • 15 Hours of Live Coverage from Birmingham
  • Exclusive SEC Network Set in Grand Bohemian Hotel

For the third consecutive year, SEC Network will have a full set on site at SEC Basketball Media Days. SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show are live both days – October 17 and 18 – with a total of 15 hours of SEC Network coverage for the men’s and women’s basketball preview event. The two-day media showcase tips off more than 170 collegiate basketball games scheduled for the SEC Network this year.

SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show have a new location this year, as the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Birmingham will serve as the backdrop for the network’s coverage from Tipoff ‘19. The SEC Network set in the Grand Bohemian Hotel is steps away from where the rest of SEC Basketball Media Days will commence.

Dari Nowkhah will host the SEC Now: Men’s Basketball Media Day coverage on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with Alyssa Lang assuming her first SEC Now hosting duties with Women’s Basketball Media Day action on Thursday, Oct. 18. Fellow SEC Network host/anchor Peter Burns will take over the anchor chair both Wednesday and Thursday for The Paul Finebaum Show, originating on site from the SEC Network set in Birmingham.

Pat Bradley, Antoine Walker and newly-announced SEC Network analyst Andy Kennedy will join Nowkhah on Wednesday for previews and interviews with SEC coaches and players. Returning analyst and former coach Nell Fortner, veteran analyst Debbie Antonelli and University of Georgia coaching legend Andy Landers will link up with Lang for Thursday’s live coverage from the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

Fans can stream Wednesday and Thursday’s SEC Basketball Media Days coverage, as well as all SEC Network programming, live on the ESPN App.

Date Time (ET) Programming
Wed., Oct. 17 11 a.m. SEC Now: Men’s Basketball Media Day
3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show
Thurs., Oct. 18 12 p.m. SEC Now: Women’s Basketball Media Day
3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Pilot Flying J


About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched SEC Network on August 14, 2014. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and other events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth analysis and storytelling in studio shows such as SEC Nation, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as SEC Storied and SEC Inside, and more. Hundreds of additional live events are available for streaming exclusively on SEC Network’s digital companion, SEC Network+, via the ESPN App and The network has 70 million subscribers in the U.S. and is also available in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region.

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Senior Director of Communications overseeing publicity strategy for ESPN’s entire college sports portfolio, including college football and the College Football Playoff, 40 NCAA Championships and ESPN's college networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland Guardians fan.
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