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SEC Nation coming to Missouri for Thursday’s season opener

After a hiatus since 2019, SEC Nation is returning to Columbia as the pregame show kicks off its season with the showdown between Missouri and South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

Scheduled to air on SEC Network starting at 6 p.m., SEC Nation is a weekly program featuring network on-air talent who travel to games hosted by Southeastern Conference teams.

Marty Smith, renowned broadcaster, former Alabama safety Roman Harper, ex-Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers, and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will deliver live on-field coverage from Memorial Stadium.

The last time SEC Nation visited Columbia was on September 7, 2019, when the Tigers triumphed over West Virginia with a score of 38-7. The SEC Nation set will be positioned in the northwest corner of the stadium, a shift from previous events at Mizzou that were live from Francis Quadrangle.

Columbia marks the first destination for SEC Nation in its 10th season. The show will also provide coverage of Saturday’s match between Vanderbilt and Alabama A&M.