SEC Nation at the Commons

Pregame show kicks off Commodore season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, kicks off Week 1 of the 2019 football season Saturday when Vanderbilt plays host to Georgia.

Airing live from 9-11 a.m., the show will delve into the storylines of Southeastern Conference football, the weekend’s biggest matchups and more before Vanderbilt faces Georgia at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is scheduled to make an appearance on the show at 10 a.m.

The pregame show will take place outside the Ingram Commons from Vanderbilt’s Peabody campus. The first 300 fans will receive a bucket hat while Puckett’s breakfast sandwiches and water will be available while supplies last. SEC Nation will also be passing out promotional items.

The pit will open at 7 a.m. and VandyRide (formerly VandyVans) shuttles will be available from 7 a.m. until noon. The service will provide pick-up service at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center and drop off at the Commons.

This will be SEC Nation’s third edition from Nashville. SEC Nation includes live reports, analysis and features surrounding the world of SEC football, as well as special appearances from hometown favorites throughout the season.

Laura Rutledge hosts the traveling pregame show, navigating the Saturday morning conversations with analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum, and ESPN personality Marty Smith. Returning in 2019 is the SEC Nation demo field that debuted at the show’s SEC Media Days stop in July, as well as the weekly series “Nation Shorts,” from the creators of “SEC Shorts.”

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, the athletic department in conjunction with Vanderbilt University Student Engagement, will host a “Beat the Bulldogs” event from Fleming Yard, the new plaza outside of Rand. Vanderbilt will also host Friday to The Paul Finebaum Show, which airs from 2-6 p.m. on SEC Network. Fans are invited to catch all four hours of the show from the set on Vanderbilt’s campus.