This morning, the SEC released six of the regular season games that will be featured on CBS this fall, and Kentucky is not among them. Here’s the early portion of the SEC on CBS schedule, which kicks off with Mississippi State at LSU on Saturday, September 26:
Sept. 26 – Mississippi State at LSU, 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Oct. 3 – Texas A&M at Alabama, 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Oct. 17 – Georgia at Alabama, 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
Oct. 31 – LSU at Auburn, 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Nov. 7 – Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville), 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT
Nov. 14 – Alabama at LSU, 6 pm ET / 5 pm CT
Dec. 19 – SEC Football Championship Game, time TBD
Dates not included on this list, along with UK’s corresponding opponent: October 10 (vs. Mississippi State), October 24 (vs. Georgia), November 21 (at Alabama), November 28 (at Florida), and December 5 (vs. South Carolina). The Georgia and Alabama games are enticing draws for the CBS slot, but the network would have to be okay showing both teams two weeks in a row. Kentucky vs. Florida in the Swamp probably won’t get November 28 since that’s the Iron Bowl. At the very least, the Cats will get the CBS spotlight when they play in the SEC Championship on December 19.
With the CBS selections now done, additional kickoff times for early season games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network will be announced soon.