Auburn's 2014 opener will help kick off new SEC Network

Dec. 6, 2013

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The new SEC Network will have its cameras trained on Jordan-Hare Stadium for the 2014 season-opener (AP photo)

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

ATLANTA  The SEC's new TV network will help kick off its Saturday's football coverage with Auburn's 2014 season-opener against Arkansas.  

The SEC Network will be on hand, at least for its two-hour pregame show on Aug. 30 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Long before that, Auburn plays Missouri in the 2013 SEC Championship Game in the Georgia Dome on Saturday. It is from the Dome that the SEC Network announced Friday its plans for Auburn-Arkansas. 

The SEC announced its plans for Auburn-Arkansas and the SEC Network on Friday. SEC commissioner Mike Slive said the new network will be dedicated to the "storytelling of the Southeastern Conference."

Some of that will be an Auburn-inspired ESPN documentary, "Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt,"will air Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. as part of the SEC Storied series. It's about, of course, Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Frank Thomas.

The SEC  Network also announced it will have a live two-hour pregame show from different campuses throughout the 2014 season. 

The SEC Network's first game will be South Carolina-Texas A&M on Thursday, Aug. 28.

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