SEC Network Showcases Special Studio Presence Surrounding Camping World Kickoff

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SEC Network Showcases Special Studio Presence Surrounding Camping World Kickoff

SEC Nation Presented by Dr Pepper will originate from Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, August 24, as preseason No. 8 Florida readies to kick off the season as part of the Camping World Kickoff. In addition, SEC Network will air SEC Now Special: Miami vs. Florida Bonuscast to highlight a tent pole day of CFB150-themed programming across ESPN networks to commemorate college football’s 150th anniversary.

SEC Nation Sets Up on Sideline to Start 2019 Season
SEC Nation Presented by Dr Pepper will air live on SEC Network from 5-7 p.m. ET on the sidelines of Camping World Stadium to preview the Sunshine State showdown between in-state foes Florida and Miami. The show includes live reports, analysis and features surrounding the world of SEC football, as well as special appearances from hometown favorites throughout the season. Host Laura Rutledge will be joined in Orlando by analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum.

Bonuscast Provides Second Screen Viewing Option
SEC Now Special: Miami vs. Florida Bonuscast will be live from the SEC Network studios in Charlotte, providing a special simulcast of the Camping World Kickoff between Miami and No. 8 Florida. The Saturday night SEC Now team of Dari Nowkhah, Chris Doering and Gene Chizik will be on the call in Charlotte, joined by featured guests from Orlando throughout the game. The trio, who return to Saturday studio coverage of SEC Network football this fall, will also provide complete post-game insight, analysis and reaction of Week 0 action.

Joining Nowkhah, Doering and Chizik in studio will be 1996 Heisman Trophy winner and Florida legend Danny Wuerffel, as well as SEC Network’s newest hire, officiating analyst Matt Austin, in his first assignment for the 2019 season. Additional sideline guests will include SEC Nation on-air personalities and prominent Gator alumni.

The Bonuscast will feature unique viewing angles, including Sky Cam and Mullen Cam, as well as a full command center presentation.

CFB-Centric Studio Programming Surrounds Week 0 from Charlotte
Complementing the Bonuscast on Saturday evening, The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Johnsonville and Marty & McGee will each originate from SEC Network’s Charlotte studios on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, respectively, starting the weekend off strong with football-focused chatter ahead of Week 0 action.

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 NationThinking Out Loud and Rally Cap, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as Marty & McGeeTrueSouthSEC 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 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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