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2018 SEC Football Media Days—Broadcast Schedule

By on July 14th, 2018 in Football, News 4 Comments »

For the first time in 17 years SEC Media Days will not be held at the Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, AL (photo: USA TODAY Sports)

For the first time in 33 years, SEC Media Days will be held outside the state of Alabama. This year’s event kicks off Monday in Atlanta and will run from July 16 to the 19th. It will be held at the relatively new College Football Hall of Fame.

The Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is the host hotel for the event and will house Radio Row. However, the Hall of Fame is connected to the Omni and will be where coaches hold their press conferences and where live broadcasts from ESPN and the SEC Network take place.

Already a circus atmosphere, it almost couldn’t get any crazier but moving it to the big media town of Atlanta just may kick it up a notch. 

Live coverage of coaches’ remarks and player interviews will begin on Monday at approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday coverage will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. while Thursday’s schedule will be a shortened format—8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Commissioner Greg Sankey

will open things up at 11:30 on Monday. 

This year, in addition to hearing the SEC Coordinator of Officials Steve Shaw speak, there will be press conferences from Bill Hancock, Executive Director College Football Playoff, and David Fletcher from the Football Bowl Association.

Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn will be the first to take the podium on the last day, and he  will be followed by interviews with quarterback Jarrett Stidham, linebacker Deshaun Davis,and defensive lineman Dontavius Russell. Here’s the entire schedule for the week.

MONDAY, July 16 (All times Eastern)

11:30 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.: Commissioner Greg Sankey and Texas A&M
2:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.: Kentucky and LSU

TUESDAY, July 17

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.: Steve Shaw, SEC Coordinator of Football Officials
9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Georgia and Ole Miss
1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Arkansas and Florida


8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.: David Fletcher, Football Bowl Association
8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: Bill Hancock, Executive Director College Football Playoff
9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Mississippi State and Tennessee
1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Alabama and Missouri


8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.: Football Writers Association of America
8:40 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: National Football Foundation
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Auburn, Vanderbilt and South Carolina


  1. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    For some reason, Acid’s Auburn/Tennessee game preview is getting an error message. Funny thing is, it was posted before this article.

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      That was my fault Panda. It was only up briefly when I pulled it because I had planned to make it the 'Featured Article' for Tuesday morning. Sorry about that, bad move on my part. Your not the first that I've heard from. I won't do that again. It's been restored to the front page now.

  2. hello2196 says:

    On another note, thanks for posting the schedule. I always get excited when Media days begin. Looking forward to following it and especially looking forward to hearing how our players do in their interviews.

  3. […] Coverage will pretty much run all day through Thursday on ESPN and the SEC Network. You can also watch coverage at work on the Watch ESPN app. Gus Malzahn will be the first coach up on the last day followed by interviews with Jarrett Stidham,  Dontavius Russell, and  Deshaun Davis. AubTigerman posts the entire schedule here. […]