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SEC Network joins the Yule Log craze in its own special way

Christmas time is here, and television networks are taking advantage of it, including the newer, sportier ones. From 6-10 a.m. Eastern, the SEC Network will have a nice fire accompanied by all 14 SEC schools’ fight songs and the occasional — assumedly public domain — Christmas song mixed in. “Yea, Alabama,” “War Eagle,” “Aggie War […]

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ESPN college football sets ratings records this year

With the college football regular season coming to a close, ESPN is now touting its grandeur with this season’s college football ratings. Get ready for a deluge of numbers. The ESPN family of networks – eight of them, including ESPN3, which could now be called the Ocho – broadcast 453 regular season college football games and […]

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Paul Finebaum will take calls during the Iron Bowl on SEC Network

As ESPN gets ready to broadcast its first Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game in seven years, another opportunity to watch has emerged. While Brent Musberger will be on the call on ESPN, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported that Paul Finebaum will be live on the SEC Network taking calls during the game. They’re calling it the Finebaum […]

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The Egg Bowl will be on network TV for the first time since 1964

For the first time since 2007, the annual Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl game will be on ESPN instead of CBS, airing at 6:45 p.m. CT on Nov. 29. The reason it isn’t on CBS – the network that gets the first choice on SEC football – is because the network will have used its maximum allotment […]

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Sean Salisbury may not be mentoring Kenny Hill after all

Suspended Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill has been receiving advice from various sources, but former ESPN football analyst Sean Salisbury is reportedly not one of them. On his two radio shows, Salisbury claimed that he was hired as a mentor for Hill, but the Texas A&M quarterback’s family denied any involvement with the former NFL veteran. While […]

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Lee Corso’s 250th headgear selection coming Saturday

After 249 headgear selections, ESPN college football analyst and everyone’s favorite sassy grandpa Lee Corso will reach a milestone on Saturday. With his first official headgear pick on Oct. 5, 1996, Corso will make his 250th headgear selection this weekend at the TCU-West Virginia game. Corso is 171-78 in headgear picks all-time, and is 7-2 this […]

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Florida State fans might boycott College Gameday

With traditional powers Florida State and Notre Dame playing — both ranked in the top 10 of every college football poll — it makes sense that ESPN’s College Gameday would set up its stage in Tallahassee this weekend. But with more negative news surrounding frequently criticized FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, fans of the Seminoles are […]

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AJ McCarron doesn’t like being quoted directly by the evil and twisted media

Don’t you just hate it when your exact words are directly quoted verbatim by reporters and used in stories? AJ McCarron does. The former Alabama quarterback and current Cincinnati Bengals benchwarmer had some stern words for his former team in the week after its first loss of the season. In his weekly appearance on Tuscaloosa’s […]

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Phyllis lets Colin Cowturd hear it on Finebaum

When Alabama loses in football, the Paul Finebam show on the following Monday is destination radio. This loss to Ole Miss wasn’t as bad as the 2013 Iron Bowl aftermath, which melted Finebaum’s phone lines, not allowing anyone to call in and air their grievances. On top of the loss in general, ESPN radio host and […]

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Adam Zucker was ready for the call for the SEC on CBS

Adam Zucker has an enviable position, one he feels lucky to have. The CBS host made the leap to full-time host of SEC on CBS’ pregame, halftime and postgame coverage this season, replacing the erstwhile Tim Brando and appearing on many fans’ screens for the first time. But while he seems brand new to many, […]

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SEC Nation is off and running in its debut season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has become so ubiquitous in today’s sports culture, it’s almost naive to attach cliches to it. SEC football is a religion, a bragging right, a divine passion, and a historic tradition, and is currently at its zenith as far as media exposure with the launch of the ESPN-run SEC […]

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Texas A&M’s punter is launching a terrific Heisman campaign

Move over Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper, Bryce Petty. The people’s choice for the Heisman Trophy has never thrown a pass in college, he’s only punted for a stellar average of 42 yards-per-punt this season. Texas A&M’s Drew Kaser is a Heisman frontrunner, at least in his mind. With quarterback and teammate Kenny Hill getting all […]

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