ATHENS — Once again, Georgia — and everybody else in the SEC — gets one-upped by Alabama.
The SEC announced Wednesday that every spring game of its membership is going to be televised this year. That includes the Bulldogs’ G-Day Game, which the league revealed will be televised on ESPNU. It has long been scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. on April 16.
However, Georgia’s intrasquad game — and others played during that broadcast window — will be conducted in the shadows of the defending national champion Crimson Tide. Alabama will kick off its annual A-Day Game in the coveted 3 p.m. slot on ESPN, which has the greatest reach of all the “World Wide Leader’s” outlets. Tennessee (2 p.m., SEC Network) and LSU (4 p.m., SEC Network) will also be playing games during the same window.
All the other SEC teams will have their spring games televised on the SEC Network except for Mississippi State, which will have its noon game on April 16 carried by ESPNU.
ESPNU’s broadcast team for the G-Day game will include Dave Neal, Matt Stinchcomb and Shannon Spake. Georgia is marketing its event as #93KDay in hopes of filling Sanford Stadium to its capacity (92,746) for the spring game.
Here’s the schedule:
SEC SPRING GAMES
- Friday, 7 p.m: Vanderbilt’s Black & Gold Game (SEC Network)
- April 8, 7 p.m.: Florida’s Orange & Blue Debut (SEC Network)
- April 9, noon: South Carolina’s Garney & Black Game (SEC Network)
- April 9, 4 p.m.: Auburn’s A-Day (SEC Network)
- April 9, 6 p.m.: Texas A&M Spring Game (SEC Network)
- April 16, noon: Kentucky’s Blue/White Game (SEC Network)
- April 16, noon: Mississippi State’s Maroon-White Game (ESPNU)
- April 16, 2 p.m.: Tennessee’s Orange & White Game (SEC Network)
- April 16, 3 p.m.: Alabama’s A-Day Game (ESPN)
- April 16, 4 p.m.: Georgia’s G-Day Game (ESPNU)
- April 16, 4 p.m.: LSU’s National L-Club Spring Game (SEC Network)
- April 16, 6 p.m.: Missouri’s Black & Gold Game (SEC Network)
- April 23, 1 p.m.: Arkansas’ Red-White Spring Game (SEC Network)