The Southeastern Conference of the NCAA is active in more than a dozen states, and just as many schools to boot. Throughout the Southeastern and south-central portions of the United States, these academic institutions compete with other colleges and universities across the country in more than 20 different sports. The best way to watch it all unfold year-round? (Aside from actually being there, of course?) On the SEC Network (SECN). But what channel is this sports network on your Spectrum guide? Here’s where to look.
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SEC Network Channel Guide
|City and State
|SEC Network Channel on Spectrum
|Bowling Green, KY
|El Paso, TX
|Grand Junction, CO
|Grand Rapids, MI
|Kansas City, MO
|Los Angeles, CA
|New York City, NY
|San Antonio, TX
|St. Louis, MO
History of the SEC Network
To understand the history of the SEC Network, let’s indulge in a little background information on the Southeastern Conference itself. The SEC was established way back in 1932. Over the decades that followed, the original thirteen members have grown to sixteen. (That’s including 2024’s slated additions of the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma.) It’s a highly decorated collegiate conference: 43 national championship wins in football, 21 in basketball, and more than 40 in indoor and outdoor track alike… Not to mention plenty in swimming, gymnastics, and baseball, too.
Competing alongside other conferences such as the Big Ten and the Pac-12 throughout all these years, it’s no surprise that the SEC found one more way to go head-to-head with its rivals. That is the establishment of a dedicated sports network. The Big Ten Network, launched in 2007, and the Pac-12 Network, launched in 2012, was reaching tens of millions of households without an SEC Network to match. As such, the SEC and ESPN came together to kick off the SEC Network in 2014. With the help of parent company ESPN, the SEC Network was truly able to soar.
Today, close to a decade later, the SECN remains a hugely popular network for college sports fans. Across the main channel, its digital arm, and its sister station ESPN, the collegiate athletics broadcaster airs hundreds upon hundreds of competitions throughout the year. This includes the annual network takeover that each member institution gets to enjoy each summer. For 24 hours at a time, each school in the conference gets to air a marathon of high-stakes sporting events from seasons past. It’s undoubtedly the top TV destination for any fan of SEC sports.
SEC Network Sister Stations
|Nat Geo Wild
SEC Network Programming
Now that you know where to find the SECN on your Spectrum guide, let’s break down some of the most popular programming on the channel today. Whether it be spring, summer, winter, or fall, the SEC Network has an exceptional lineup of pulse-pounding athletic competitions and first-rate expert analysis to back it up. Here’s what you can typically find on the SECN on an average day.
Unsurprisingly, SECN is filled to the brim with live sporting events. That’s the point of the SEC Network, after all. Men’s and women’s basketball gets the most coverage, followed by men’s baseball, then men’s football. All in all, SECN will air close to 500 games across its 21 sanctioned sports every year.
As is the case on ESPN and other sports broadcasters, SECN also offers a ton of live sports analysis before, during, and after the big games. On-air talent includes expert sports commentators and former college athletes alike. These live broadcasts tend to air from the campus of whatever the day’s biggest event is.