UF Football: Select Network and Game Times Announced

Courtesy of UF Athletic Association

The Southeastern Conference announced a select number of football games to be televised by CBS and the ESPN networks Tuesday afternoon.

The Gators will open the season on ESPN at Ole Miss with a noon kickoff Sept. 26. The Oct. 3 home opener will also kickoff at noon on ESPN, as Florida welcomes South Carolina to the Swamp. On Oct. 17, the Gators host LSU on ESPN or ESPN2 with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, and they will face Georgia Nov. 7 in Jacksonville with a 3:30 p.m. start on CBS.

In July, the SEC established Sept. 26 as the new kickoff for its 2020 football season to allow its universities to focus on the healthy return of their campus communities and the gradual re-introduction of athletics, as the 14 members of the SEC continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19.

Kickoff times and networks were announced for the first two weeks of the SEC football season, and selected games were announced for three other Saturdays later in the year.  Given the unique circumstances of this season, the SEC requested that its television partners make advanced game selections where possible prior to the start of the season to assist the conference and schools with planning and logistics.

Date                      Opponent                           Kickoff                  Network
Sept. 26                at Ole Miss                          Noon                     ESPN
Oct. 3                    vs. South Carolina            Noon                     ESPN
Oct. 17                  vs. LSU                                 3:30 PM                ESPN or ESPN2
Nov. 7                   vs. Georgia                          3:30 PM                CBS

The 2020 SEC football season will comprise a 10-game conference-only schedule and the SEC Championship Game will be played Dec. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, rescheduled from the original date of Dec. 5. The schedule will include one mid-season open date for each school and a Dec. 12 open date for all schools.