SEC Network Highlights 2021 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions with Expansive Programming Slate

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SEC Network Highlights 2021 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions with Expansive Programming Slate

  • 46 hours of original programming spread over four days, most in SECN history
  • More than a dozen on-air personalities on site to provide insight and commentary

Talking season is upon us and SEC Network boasts 46 hours of original programming surrounding the 2021 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions, the most in the network’s history. SEC This Morning, SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show will showcase wall-to-wall coverage from the annual media days event.

An impressive roster of college football analysts will contribute to SEC Network’s presence on site, including Gene Chizik, Chris Doering, Roman Harper, Greg McElroy and Jordan Rodgers. Hosts for the four-day conference media day kickoff include Peter Burns, Paul Finebaum, Alyssa Lang, Laura Rutledge and Joe Tessitore.

SEC This Morning
SEC This Morning Presented by Regions, hosted by SEC Network anchor Peter Burns and SEC Network college football analyst Chris Doering, returns for its third SEC Kickoff. The duo delves into all things SEC, with all the headlines, highlights and hijinks from around the conference. The show will be simulcast on SEC Network live from the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel, and will air at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, July 19 and then at 7 a.m. the rest of the week until the start of each day’s podium action. The show is simulcast on Sirius XM channel 374.

SEC Now
SEC Now: 2021 SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions will have full coverage from Birmingham beginning Monday, July 19 at 11 a.m., with analysis and insight of the day’s proceedings. Coaches and players from all 14 SEC teams will stop by the set during their time at the media event. Alyssa Lang, Laura Rutledge and Joe Tessitore will rotate duties in the anchor chair, with nearly two dozen hours of SEC Now surrounding all 14 coaches’ podium trips.

The Paul Finebaum Show
The network’s coverage will also be anchored by The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions each afternoon, with various coaches, players and media cycling through the SEC Network set. The show, which will have reaction to the latest news and buzz of the annual college football kickoff event, will also air on ESPN Radio.

Additional Programming Highlights:

  • Marty & McGee: Talkin’ SeasonMarty Smith and Ryan McGee chat with all 14 head coaches, meeting at the crossroads of southern culture and college football. This is the third SEC Kickoff for the duo, who became the talk of talking season back in 2018 when asking what side coaches stood on: biscuits or cornbread. The conversations will be produced into two specials which will air at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24.
  • The Ultimate Team – an hour-long documentary special on Alabama’s latest College Football Playoff title.
  • SEC Featured: Tokyo Bound – a special previewing SEC Olympians taking to the track, field, pool and more in Tokyo this summer.

For full details regarding ESPN’s expansive coverage of conference media days, please visit ESPNPressRoom.com.

SEC Network Programming – SEC Kickoff Presented by Regions

Date Time (ET) Programming
Mon, Jul 19 8 a.m. SEC This Morning Presented by Regions
11 a.m. SEC Now Presented by Regions
4:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions
(radio only from 3-4:30 p.m.)
7 p.m. The Ultimate Team
Tue, Jul 20 7 a.m. SEC This Morning Presented by Regions
10 a.m. SEC Now Presented by Regions
4:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions
(radio only from 3-4:30 p.m.)
Wed, Jul 21 7 a.m. SEC This Morning Presented by Regions
10 a.m. SEC Now Presented by Regions
4:30 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions
(radio only from 3-4:30 p.m.)
Thu, Jul 22 7 a.m. SEC This Morning Presented by Regions
10 a.m. SEC Now Presented by Regions
3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show Presented by Regions
7 p.m. SEC Featured: Tokyo Bound

About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched SEC Network on August 14, 2014. The network televises hundreds of games across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth analysis and storytelling in studio shows such as SEC Nation, Thinking Out Loud and Rally Cap, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as TrueSouth, 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 SECNetwork.com. The network is also available in more than 135 countries throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region.

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Communications Manager for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN 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 Indians fan.
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