Hardcourt Talking Season: SEC Network Live from Birmingham for SEC Tipoff ‘20

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Hardcourt Talking Season: SEC Network Live from Birmingham for SEC Tipoff ‘20

For the fourth straight season, 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 16 and 17 – with a total of 16 hours of SEC Network coverage for the men’s and women’s basketball preview event. The two-day media showcase tips off more than 175 collegiate basketball games scheduled for SEC Network this year.

SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show return to Birmingham, with the Grand Bohemian Hotel once again serving as the backdrop for the network’s coverage from Tipoff ’20. 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 SEC Now: Men’s Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with Alyssa Lang leading the SEC Now conversations Thursday from Women’s Basketball Media Day. The Paul Finebaum Show will originate on site from the SEC Network set in Birmingham both days, with play-by-play commentator Tom Hart guest-hosting on Wednesday and Paul returning to the desk Thursday.

SEC Network college basketball analysts Daymeon Fishback and Andy Kennedy will join Nowkhah on Wednesday for season previews and interviews with SEC coaches and players, while Hart delivers additional commentary leading into his hosting stint Finebaum. University of Georgia coaching legend Andy Landers and Florida Gator great Steffi Sorensen will provide analysis and season outlook for the SEC’s women’s teams as they link up with Lang and reporter Andraya Carter for Thursday’s live coverage from Birmingham.

Viewers can stream Wednesday and Thursday’s SEC Basketball Media Days coverage, as well as all SEC Network programming, live on the ESPN App. Fans can join the conversation using #SECTipoff20 on all social media platforms.

Date Time (ET) Programming
Wed, Oct 16 11 a.m. SEC Now: Men’s Basketball Media Day
3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show
Thu, Oct 17 11 a.m. SEC Now: Women’s Basketball Media Day
3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show


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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