*Photo: Regina Rickert
*Photo: Regina Rickert

Two of First Three UK Football Games to be Televised on SEC Network

Season Opener vs. Tennessee Martin, SEC Opener at Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced the schedule of games that will be televised on the SEC Network during the first three weeks of the 2014 football season, including Kentucky’s season opener and the Wildcats’ SEC lidlifter.

Kentucky will begin the campaign at home against Tennessee Martin on Aug. 30 with kickoff slated for noon. On Sept. 13, the Wildcats travel to Gainesville to start their SEC schedule against the Florida Gators. That game is set for 7:30 p.m.

Both games will be televised on the new SEC Network, which debuts Aug. 14 and is operated by ESPN. The early schedule released today will feature at least one home game on the network for each of the SEC teams during the first four weeks of the season.

Television selections for the remaining games in the opening weeks, including UK’s Sept. 6 home matchup with Ohio, will be announced at a later date.

As of this date, four carriers have signed on for the SEC Network – AT&T U-Verse, DISH, Google Fiber and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. The SEC Network will feature SEC content around the clock and televise more than 1,000 live events in its first year.

Fans who do not have one of the carriers listed above should request the SEC Network at the Web site GetSECNetwork.com. In 2014, SEC football games will be carried on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and Fox Sports Network (FSN is in its final year of its broadcast agreement with the SEC).

The complete SEC release is below.

About Regina Rickert

I am a writer and photographer covering UK for Nation of Blue and 11th Region prep hoops for The Road To Rupp. As a media contact for the Berea College News Service, I sent out press releases to hometown newspapers. This led to covering Berea men's basketball, writing game summaries for the Richmond Register newspaper. I have always loved photography, eventually combining it with my passion for sports. I began shooting UK athletics in 2010.

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