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Auburn's opener against Arkansas to kick off at 3 p.m.

May 1, 2014

Auburn's Kris Frost played tall against Arkansas last season (Todd Van Emst photo)

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's season-opener against Arkansas has a network, and now a time.  The new SEC Network will televise the game at 3 p.m. Aug. 30 from Jordan-Hare Stadium, the league office announced Thursday.

Auburn-Arkansas is part of the new network's opening-week splash. The SEC Network will kick off game coverage with Thursday games, on Aug. 28, with Texas A&M at South Carolina at 5 p.m., and Temple at Vanderbilt at 8:15. 

The first Saturday games on the network will be Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky at 11 a.m. followed by Arkansas at Auburn followed by Southern Mississippi at Mississippi State at 6:30 p.m. A Sunday game will follow -- Utah State at Tennessee -- at 6 p.m. 

Six non-conference games will be available either on the SEC Network or what the league calls an "overflow channel," the following Saturday, Sept. 6. Auburn's home game against San Jose State will be on another network. The SEC Network will highlight Kentucky versus Florida in Week 3. 

All 14 SEC teams will appear on the network in the first four weeks.

The league said television selections for the remaining games in the opening weeks will be announced later. 

SEC Network TV schedule (subject to change):
All times Central




Thu, Aug. 28

5 p.m.

Texas A&M at South Carolina


8:15 p.m.

Temple at Vanderbilt

Sat, Aug. 30

11 a.m.

Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky


3 p.m.

Arkansas at Auburn


6:30 p.m.

Southern Mississippi at Mississippi State

Sun, Aug. 31

6 p.m.

Utah State at Tennessee

Sat, Sept. 6

11 a.m.

Florida Atlantic at Alabama


11 a.m.

Arkansas State at Tennessee


3 p.m.

Eastern Michigan at Florida


3 p.m.

Nicholls State at Arkansas


6:30 p.m.

Sam Houston State at LSU


6:30 p.m.

Lamar at Texas A&M

Sat, Sept. 13


UCF at Missouri


4 p.m.

Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss


7:30 p.m.

Kentucky at Florida

Sat, Sept. 20

11 a.m.

Troy at Georgia


3 p.m.



6:30 p.m.



Auburn's 2014 schedule 
Date       Opponent         Site

Aug. 30   Arkansas           Auburn
Sept. 6    San Jose State   Auburn 
Sept. 13  Open 
Sept. 18  Kansas State     Manhattan
Sept. 27  Louisiana Tech   Auburn
Oct. 4     LSU                   Auburn 
Oct. 11   Mississippi State Starkville  
Oct. 18   Open 
Oct. 25   South Carolina   Auburn 
Nov. 1    Ole Miss            Oxford
Nov. 8    Texas A&M        Auburn 
Nov. 15  Georgia             Athens
Nov. 22  Samford            Auburn 
Nov. 29  Alabama            Tuscaloosa 

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter: 

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