‘SEC on CBS’ schedules starts with Alabama-South Carolina

JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide attempts a pass against the Clemson Tigers \in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Alabama at South Carolina on Sept. 14 will start CBS’ Southeastern Conference football schedule this season, and Notre Dame’s trip to Georgia the next week is positioned to be a prime-time game for the network.

The schedule for the 19th season of the “SEC on CBS” was released Wednesday, along with the dates and times for Army-Navy (Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Eastern) and the Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2 p.m. Eastern).

The only SEC games locked into time slots so far are Alabama-South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. Eastern in Week 3 of the regular season and Florida-Georgia in Jacksonville on Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Other games will be chosen throughout the season, six to 12 days before they are played. CBS’ contract with the SEC gives the network first choice of games to air each week.

A CBS doubleheader is set for Sept. 21, when Georgia hosts Notre Dame, with games scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern. The other doubleheader date is Nov. 16, with games at noon and 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

Notably, LSU at Alabama is scheduled for Nov. 9. The Tigers vs. Crimson Tide rivalry has been a prime-time staple on CBS in recent years. The game was last played during the day in 2010.

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