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SEC Network coming to Cox Communications

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GAINESVILLE -- Florida fans can rest easy. 

Cox Communications, the major cable provider in Gainesville and much of North Central Florida, will carry the new SEC Network upon its launch on Aug. 14, ESPN and Cox announced Wednesday. 

“Cox is home to some of the biggest fans with five SEC schools in our markets,” Jill Campbell, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Cox Communications said in a release.  

“This is great news for alumni and fans across our footprint who will enjoy all the action and rivalries that have become synonymous with SEC sports.” 

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive added: “The addition of Cox is another very important step in the development of the SEC Network, bringing millions more viewers nationwide to the network when it launches on August 14.  As one of the largest cable television distributors in the U.S., including five states in the SEC footprint, this agreement with Cox has a significant impact on exposure for the SEC.”

The SEC Network will air 45 football games next season, including two of Florida's first three games (Eastern Michigan, Sept. 6; Kentucky, Sept. 13). 

Former Gators legend Tim Tebow will appear on the network as co-host of SEC Nation, a travelling pre-game show similar to College Gameday. 

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I live in Miami and I have Comcast. No SEC Network, as of yet, for us.

Don't worry suckio...ESPN owns that network and will have it there soon. They have to work with each individual provider 1 at a time. I also thought I heard somewhere they they were already working a deal with Comcast. If we haven't heard anything yet maybe the ACC network is fighting it. They basically own the eastern seaboard.

SUICYCO: Comecast is reportedly in negotiations with ESPN, as Direct TV remains the lone true holdout for the network.

Thank you Jesse!

Thank you Harriet Tubman!

Yours Truly: Suckio

This list can't be right. It just can't be. Sec homers think vandy and Kentucky would go undefeated in the ACC . oh , wait a minute...Jesse doesn't wear sec goggles. He see's that FSU is better than any sec team. Isn't that hilarious that the athletically challenged conference is the gators toughest opponent this year? Not my words.

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