Seen on Screen: SEC Network Cotton Bowl Coverage Plans Includes Alternate Game View; NFL Lines Up Schedule For Season Finale

by Wilson Sy, Editorial Assistant

SEC Network is onsite delivering 12-hours of live coverage from Arlington, Texas, surrounding Alabama’s appearance in the 2015 College Football Playoff semifinal game.

SECNetworkLogoCoverage begins today, Dec. 29 with the Cotton Bowl press conferences, at 11 a.m. ET then on Wednesday, Dec. 30, The Paul Finebaum Show and SEC Now are both live from the sidelines in Arlington. On New Year’s Eve SEC Nation will provide pregame coverage, airing live both in the morning at 10 a.m. ET and then again an hour before kickoff at 7 p.m. ET…

…As the NFL’s regular season concludes with Week 17, all 32 teams will be in action. This Sunday. One of the most intriguing matchup includes the Minnesota Vikings visiting the Green Bay Packers game, January 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the NFC North’s regular-season title. Eight games will be shown on Fox while CBS will show seven. There will be a total of 10 games for the 1 p.m. ET broadcast while five games will be televise at 4:25 p.m. ET….

…NBC Sports presents an NHL Original Six matchup on New Year’s Day in one of the most iconic events in all of sports, when P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadians battle Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins in the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic from Gillette Stadium on Jan. 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports will provide comprehensive digital and social media coverage in the days leading into the NHL Winter Classic and throughout the game, promoting behind-the-scenes and interactive content across its social media platforms. This week’s NHL coverage also features a rematch of the 2015 Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday Night Rivalry, Dec 30, when the Tampa Bay Lighting hot the New York Rangers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by the Philadelphia Flyers visiting the San Jose Sharks. NBC Sports Group NHL studio analyst and former Boston Bruins head coach and defenseman Mike Milbury will serve as a coach for the Bruins in the 2016 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, which will take place Thursday, Dec. 31, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. More than 40 former players and coaches are scheduled to participate in the renewal of this legendary rivalry in this unique outdoor setting…

…SHOWTIME Sports will expand its exclusive coverage of The Notre Dame Fighting Irish with a bonus bowl game episode of the groundbreaking series “A SEASON WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL”- premiering Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 10 p.m. ET on SHOWTIME. The season finale will showcase the series’ trademark with exclusive access as The Fighting Irish prepare for and compete in one of the biggest College Football bowl games of the year, the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Eighth-ranked Notre Dame (10-2) will take on No. 7 Ohio State (11-1) in Glendale, Ariz., on New Year’s Day. Viewers can catch-up on the season-long series on SHOWTIME ON DEMOND, on SHOWTIME ANYTIME, and online on the SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service…

…The American/SEC Challenge will feature No. 20 USF vs. No. 8 Mississippi State on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 4:30 p.m. on SEC Network highlights the weekly women’s college basketball schedule. Additional matchups include: No 5. Texas hosting Texas Tech, Sat. Jan 2 at 8 p.m. on Longhorn Network; No. 2 South Carolina hosting Arkansas on Sun. Jan 3 at 3 p.m. on ESPNU; No. 13 Tennessee at No. 23 Missouri on Mon. Jan 4 at 7 p.m. on SEC Network.

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