Georgia’s Sept. 12 game at Vanderbilt will be one of two early season games added to the SEC’s schedule of football games airing on CBS, according to a release from the conference.
The SEC was able to gain an expanded schedule on the broadcast network after CBS lost rights to the U.S. Open tennis tournament to ESPN. The “SEC on CBS” schedule will begin this season with the Sept. 5 Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta between Louisville and Auburn.
Both the Louisville-Auburn and Georgia-Vanderbilt games will take place at the customary 3:30 p.m. start time.
Georgia also will have its rivalry game with Florida shown on CBS at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.
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Two other CBS broadcast matchups were announced Thursday. Auburn’s Sept. 19 game at LSU and Missouri’s No. 27 game at Arkansas will be shown by the network. In addition, doubleheaders will air Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, and CBS will show the SEC championship game at 4 p.m. on Dec. 5.
The remainder of the CBS schedule will be announced on a rolling basis, usually 12 days prior to each contest. According to the release, Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will return to the broadcast booth this fall.