What Does the SEC Network Mean For Hoops?

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When it launches on Aug. 21 of this year, the SEC Network is going to forever change how fans of the Southeastern Conference follow their teams, in addition to helping secure and strengthen the future of the nation's best conference.

The 24/7 network will provide unprecedented coverage of all league sports, from studio programming to at least 450 live events every year. That will include more than 100 men's basketball games, many of which will feature Mizzou.

Although a schedule for next season won't be released until later, a look at this year's MU men's basketball slate gives an idea of how the SEC Network will affect fans' ability to watch games it the future.

In past years, Tiger games not picked up by national television have been aired statewide on outlets like the Mizzou Sports Network, Metro Sports, Fox Sports Midwest and the syndicated SEC TV package. The new SEC Network is expected to replace all of these options, as you can see in the hypothetical 2013-14 schedule below.

When it launches on Aug. 21 of this year, the SEC Network is going to forever change how fans of the Southeastern Conference follow their teams, in addition to helping secure and strengthen the future of the nation's best conference.

The 24/7 network will provide unprecedented coverage of all league sports, from studio programming to at least 450 live events every year. That will include more than 100 men's basketball games, many of which will feature Mizzou.

Although a schedule for next season won't be released until later, a look at this year's MU men's basketball slate gives an idea of how the SEC Network will affect fans' ability to watch games it the future.

In past years, Tiger games not picked up by national television have been aired statewide on outlets like the Mizzou Sports Network, Metro Sports, Fox Sports Midwest and the syndicated SEC TV package. The new SEC Network is expected to replace all of these options, as you can see in the hypothetical 2013-14 schedule below.

As many as 12 regular-season games – including, for example, this Wednesday's 7 p.m. tipoff vs. Vanderbilt, which will air on SEC TV – and both exhibitions this season would have been broadcast on the SEC Network had it launched in August 2013 rather than August 2014.

High-definition broadcasts with announcers intimately familiar with the SEC will enhance the watching experience for all of these games, provided fans have access to the SEC Network through their cable/satellite provider.

As of today, AT&T U-verse is the only national provider that has signed a deal to make the SEC Network available to its subscribers. If the SEC Network launched today, fans using major providers like DirecTV, Dish Network, Time Warner and Comcast – and the major Missouri providers such as Charter, Mediacom and Suddenlink – would not be able to access it.

If you love Mizzou basketball and you want to make sure you'll be able to watch every game, visit GetSECNetwork.com to tell your provider you demand the SEC Network!

 

Mizzou Men's Basketball - 2013-14 Schedule

Includes hypothetical TV selections if SEC Network existed today
Note: The information below is based on how the SEC Network is expected to affect the way games will be broadcast after launch and is NOT official.

Date Opponent Time TV
Fri, Oct. 25 vs. Oklahoma City 7:00 PM SEC Network
Fri, Nov. 1 vs. Central Missouri 7:30 PM SEC Network
Fri, Nov. 8 vs. Southeastern Louisiana 7:00 PM SEC Network
Tue, Nov. 12 vs. Southern Illinois 8:00 PM SEC Network
Sat, Nov. 16 vs. Hawai’i 6:00 PM SEC Network
Sat, Nov. 23 vs. Gardner-Webb 4:30 PM SEC Network
Mon, Nov. 25 vs. IUPUI 7:00 PM SEC Network
Thu, Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern 9:30 PM ESPNU
Fri, Nov. 29 vs. Nevada 7:30 PM ESPN3
Thu, Dec. 5 vs. West Virginia 6:00 PM ESPN2
Sat, Dec. 7 vs. UCLA 11:30 AM CBS
Sun, Dec. 15 vs. Western Michigan 6:00 PM ESPNU
Sat, Dec. 21 vs. Illinois 4:30 PM ESPN2
Sat, Dec. 28 at North Carolina State 7:00 PM ESPN2
Sat, Jan. 4 vs. Long Beach State 4:00 PM SEC Network
Wed, Jan. 8 vs. Georgia 7:00 PM SEC Network
Sat, Jan. 11 at Auburn 1:00 PM ESPNU
Thu, Jan. 16 at Vanderbilt 6:00 PM ESPN2
Sat, Jan. 18 vs. Alabama 1:00 PM ESPN2
Tue, Jan. 21 at LSU 6:00 PM ESPNU
Sat, Jan. 25 vs. South Carolina 3:00 PM SEC Network
Tue, Jan. 28 at Arkansas 6:00 PM ESPNU
Sat, Feb. 1 vs. Kentucky 12:00 PM CBS
Tue, Feb. 4 at Florida 8:00 PM ESPN
Sat, Feb. 8 at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network
Thu, Feb. 13 vs. Arkansas 6:00 PM ESPN / ESPN2
Sat, Feb. 15 vs. Tennessee 3:00 PM ESPN / ESPN2
Wed, Feb. 19 vs. Vanderbilt 7:00 PM SEC Network
Sat, Feb. 22 at Alabama 7:00 PM ESPN2
Tue, Feb. 25 at Georgia 8:00 PM ESPNU
Sat, Mar. 1 vs. Mississippi State 12:30 PM SEC Network
Wed, Mar. 5 vs. Texas A&M 7:00 PM SEC Network
Sat, Mar. 8 at Tennessee 3:00 PM ESPN

 

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