There has been a long wait for the Southeastern Conference Network to launch, but that wait is finally over.
The SEC Network launches today at 5 p.m. with several live events and shows. Mississippi State is giving fans a chance to gather with other Bulldog fans and watch the birth of the network.
MSU will have an SEC Network ‘launch party’ in the Junction outside Davis Wade Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m.
“I think all 14 schools are going to have a launch party and the network is going to kind of swing around and show the excitement on the campuses for the start of the network,” MSU Athletic Director Scott Stricklin said. “They’re going to show the fans in the Junction. It’s just an opportunity to kind of get together and celebrate this special occasion.”
There will be television screens set up throughout the area enabling fans to watch the networks first two hours of programming. The Famous Maroon Band, the MSU Spirit Squads, Bully and the Egg Bowl trophy will be on hand. There will also be free refreshments.
Stricklin will address the crowd at at approximately 4:45 p.m. and there will be a live countdown in the final minute leading up to the network’s launch at 5 p.m.
Football head coach Dan Mullen will be interviewed live by Tony Barnhart at 6:15 p.m. The interview will take place at practice, and MSU’s practice will be the only one shown live league-wide during the network’s three-hour launch show, SEC Now. After practice Barnhart will interview Bulldog quarterback Dak Prescott.