'SEC Nation' to feature Southwest Classic

By: Matt Jones Matt Jones's Twitter account
Published: Sunday, September 18, 2022
A view of AT&T Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, before the Southwest Classic between Arkansas and Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas.
( Ben Goff)
A view of AT&T Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, before the Southwest Classic between Arkansas and Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas.

FAYETTEVILLE — The pregame show for SEC Network will highlight an Arkansas game for the second time in four games next week. 

"SEC Nation" will originate from outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, prior to the Razorbacks' game against Texas A&M on Saturday. The two-hour show begins at 9 a.m. 

Arkansas (3-0, 1-0 SEC) is ranked No. 10 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll. Texas A&M (2-1) is ranked No. 23 ahead of its SEC opener against the Razorbacks. 

It will be the first time "SEC Nation" has aired from the neutral-site Southwest Classic since the show launched in 2014. Arkansas and Texas A&M have played in Arlington each season since 2014, with the exception of a 2020 in College Station, Texas. 

The Razorbacks defeated the Aggies 20-10 last year.

The show has originated from Fayetteville for an Arkansas game six times, including Sept. 3 prior to the Razorbacks' 31-24 season-opening victory over Cincinnati. The host of "SEC Nation" is Laura Rutledge, and the show also features Tim Tebow, Jordan Rodgers, Roman Harper and Paul Finebaum.

"College GameDay," the top-rated college football pregame show, will originate from Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday prior to a matchup between No. 11 Tennessee and No. 20 Florida. 

Discussion

Have a comment on this story? Join the discussion or start a new one on the Forums.