SEC Network announces schedule of games for first four weeks

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The SEC Network announced Thursday its schedule of football games for the four weeks of the 2014 season, and it includes a game from the home of each of the 14 SEC schools.

Auburn is one of eight schools that will open their season on the network. It had been previously announced that the Tigers' game against Arkansas would be played Aug. 30 on the network. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.

Alabama's first appearance on the network will come in Week 2. The Tide will host Florida Atlantic at noon.

Georgia won't be on the SEC network until Week 4. The Bulldogs host Troy at noon on Sept. 20.

"The fact that the SEC Network will originate a game from every stadium in the conference in the first four weeks of the 2014 season is testament to the depth of coverage fans can expect from the network," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said in a release. "In just the first month of the season, fans that get the network will enjoy all the passion and pageantry of SEC football from 14 of the greatest venues in the world of sports. This is what the SEC Network is all about."

On numerous occasions the SEC Network will show two games at the same time. The network said that both games will available to all subscribers with one being on an overflow channel.

AT&T and Dish Network are the only national cable providers that have reached an agreement to carry the SEC Network. It launches Aug. 14.

Here is the list of games scheduled for the SEC Network through the first four weeks:

Aug. 28

6 p.m. -- Texas A&M at South Carolina

9:15 p.m. -- Temple at Vanderbilt

Aug. 30

Noon -- Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky

4 p.m. -- Arkansas at Auburn

7:30 p.m. -- Southern Mississippi at Mississippi State

Aug. 31

7 p.m. -- Utah State at Tennessee

Sept. 6

Noon -- Florida Atlantic at Alabama

Noon -- Arkansas State at Tennessee

4 p.m. -- Eastern Michigan at Florida

4 p.m. -- Nicholls State at Arkansas

7:30 p.m. -- Sam Houston State at LSU

7:30 p.m. -- Lamar at Texas A&M

Sat, Sept. 13

Noon -- UCF at Missouri

4 p.m. -- Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss

7:30 p.m. -- Kentucky at Florida

Sat, Sept. 20

Noon -- Troy at Georgia

4 p.m. -- TBD

7:30 p.m. -- TBD

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