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CBS releases 2013 SEC Game of the Week schedule, opens with Alabama vs. Texas A&M

Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist return for another year of college football on CBS. Photo: CBS Sports

Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist return for another year of college football on CBS. Photo: CBS Sports

CBS is entering its 13th season broadcasting SEC football and this one is going to start with what could be the game of the year. The CBS SEC Game of the Week coverage begins Saturday, September 14 with the much-anticipated match-up of SEC West powers, Alabama and Texas A&M. The Aggies, of course, stunned the eventual BCS champions last year in Tuscaloosa so Nick Saban and his Tide will be looking for revenge. And you never want to face Saban under those circumstances, right? The game between potential BCS championship contenders (dare we say BCS Championship Preview?) kicks off at 3:30 pm Eastern in College Station, Texas.

In addition to 16 SEC games during the regular season, which includes a pair of double headers and the SEC Championship Game, CBS will also air the annual Army-Navy Game, Navy’s home game against Air Force, and the Sun Bowl. Each CBS broadcast will be led in to by a half hour edition of College Football Today to get caught up on the early action and preview the games still to be played. Here is the full CBS schedule at the moment, as provided by CBS Sports in a press release today:

  • September 14: Alabama at Texas A&M (3:30 PM)
  • September 21: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • September 28: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • October 5: Air Force at Navy (11:30 AM), SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • October 12: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • October 19: SEC Doubleheader (Teams TBA, 12 PM, 3:30 PM)
  • October 26: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • November 2: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • November 9: SEC Doubleheader (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM, 8 PM)
  • November 16: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • November 23: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • November 29 (Friday): Arkansas at LSU (2:30 PM)
  • November 30: SEC Game of the Week (Teams TBA, 3:30 PM)
  • December 7: SEC Championship Game (4 PM)
  • December 14: Army-Navy Game (3 PM)
  • December 31: Sun Bowl (2 PM)

The future of CBS Sports and their place in SEC broadcast emphasis should be interesting to watch in the coming years. When ESPN debuts the SEC Network in August 2014 the network has a chance to become the true voice of the conference. It appears as though CBS is keeping a hold on their place covering games of the week, but long will that last as ESPN and the SEC Network move forward?

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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