SEC Network? Fla/Tenn??

What gives here? Wouldn’t you think that the LSU/Arkansas series would have been a better matchup for TV?
Guess I’m more upset because I can’t get SEC+ or Watch ESPN.
Guess I’ll have to listen to the game on my I-phone, again. I can usually get 92.1 out of Fay., but a lot of the times it has a buzz.
Sometimes it’s crystal clear.
I live in Florida, so I guess that’s the best I can do.
Still, I would much rather be watching our game than Fl/Tenn. I guess the ONLY redeeming value is that I enjoy seeing the Gators get beat!

These TV designations are scheduled in December. This isn’t like football where they make the call 6-12 days in advance.

Thanks for the info, Matt. I understand it, but still frustrating.
Go Hogs!

Well, the only consolation is, is that 92.1 the Ticket is coming in crystal clear today!
Go Hogs!

Does that mean the sec network can’t chose at a later date to also televise this game on its alternative station if it wanted to?

I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t know of any baseball games being shown on the alternate channel, though.

I could have told you three years ago that LSU-Arkansas was going to be better than Florida-Tennessee. Pretty simple to me. LSU-Arkansas is always more meaningful than anything involving Tennessee baseball for a long time now.

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Exactly. Any moron basing this programming decision off of our season last year knows LESS THAN NOTHING about SEC baseball, and our program, in particular. Any halfway knowledgeable College Baseball observer would have been much more surprised had Arkansas not rebounded to be a competitive factor in the ultra-powerful SEC West. Just look at DVH’s track record during his time in Fayetteville. Moreover, the turnover in baseball is unlike any other sport - one bad season does not necessarily imply or portend another year or two before a program can claw their way back to competitive status. With several college-ready freshmen and Juco’s coming in each season, dramatic turnarounds are very common.

And, to Clay’s point, some match-ups consistently provide good, spirited series. LSU/Arkansas is one of them. LSU holds the upper hand, but there have been a boatload of dramatic games, big comebacks, walk-off finishes, etc. Always played in front of huge crowds, and the quality of play is almost always top-shelf.

This programming decision kind of reminds me of Arkansas’ games vs. Kentucky when the Razorbacks first moved to the SEC. Most who were around then remember the great games and stunning manner in which the Hogs slapped UK around for the first 4 regular season games they played after joining the SEC. But few remember that the first 3 of those games - 1992 @ Rupp, 1993 at Barnhill, and the 1994 to Rupp were all broadcast on the old Jefferson Pilot network. It wasn’t until game number 4 - on Super Bowl Sunday at Bud Walton - that one of the majors (CBS, in this case) picked that game up.

I could never (and still don’t) understand that decision. What were CBS and ESPN thinking? They traditionally will use any excuse they can to get a Kentucky game on, anyway. How could they look at what Arkansas had been doing for the prior 15 years (at that point); and, especially, the 2 or 3 years prior to joining the SEC and NOT see that the UK-Ark game was likely to be THE game of the year in the SEC? If not in year 1 (which I still think was pretty obvious), CERTAINLY after our shocking win in Rupp that first game.

Some of the dumbest programming by major networks I can remember.

I realize I’m late to this discussion.

but why can’t you get SEC+?
from your question I assume you have SECN, which would mean you also have ESPN.
Anyone who has a subscription to ESPN and use it to see ESPN3 on computer, or Watch ESPN on mobile device, Roku, Firestick, or Smart TV.
You just have to link to your provider for ESPN and SECN.

This thread brings up something I have wondered about for years. In football, there will be some games set for TV before the season starts, but for a lot of games (most in fact) they wait until about 2 weeks out and pick the games. That lets them select a game that no one dreamed was going to be a big game before the season, that has now become a very attractive game.

But they don’t do that in basketball (or apparently in baseball). Why?