The SEC on CBS crew has announced where it will head for the first three weeks of the 2018 football season.
- In Week 1, CBS will televise West Virginia and Tennessee from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte at 3:30 p.m ET on Saturday, Sept. 1.
- In Week 2, Georgia’s SEC-opening trip to South Carolina on Sept. 8 will be on CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET.
- And in Week 3, LSU and Auburn will be broadcast from the Plains at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 15.
CBS has also used its first priority TV rights and laid claim to the Georgia-Florida game on October 27. The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party will once again kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Everbank Field in Jacksonville.
Here is the full release from CBS with the first three weeks as well as SEC windows for the rest of the season:
|Sept. 1||West Virginia vs. Tennessee||3:30 PM|
|Sept. 8||Georgia at South Carolina||3:30 PM|
|Sept. 15||LSU at Auburn||3:30 PM|
|Oct. 27||Florida vs. Georgia||3:30 PM|
|Notre Dame vs. Navy||8:00 PM|
|Nov. 3||SEC Doubleheader||3:30 PM|
|(Likely Alabama-LSU)||8:00 PM|
|Nov. 10||SEC Doubleheader||12:00 PM|
|Nov. 23||SEC Game TBD||2:30 PM|
|Nov. 24||SEC Game of the Week||3:30 PM|
|Dec. 1||SEC Championship – Atlanta||4:00 PM|
|Dec. 8||Army – Navy||3:00 PM|
|Dec. 31||Hyundai Sun Bowl||2:00 PM|
Fittingly, the 2018 season will be the 18th season in a row for CBS broadcasting SEC football, the last nine of which have been the highest-rated college football package in the country.
According to the network, “all other SEC Games of the Week are announced six to 12 days prior to their broadcast date.” These announcements usually come on the Monday the week before the game week.