SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) continues Sunday, July 12, with Vanderbilt taking over the national television network for 24 hours. With the help of David Price, the Commodores have selected 12 marquee television events from the vault* to relive with fans.
Vanderbilt #SECNTakeover Schedule Includes:
- 2012 Music City Bowl: C. State vs. Vanderbilt (Football): Vanderbilt capped its best season since 1915, going 9-4 overall by defeating N.C. State 38-24 in the 2012 Music City Bowl. Zac Stacy rushed for 107 yards on 25 carries and the Commodores intercepted Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon three times to win their seventh straight game.
- 2007 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship: LSU vs. Vanderbilt: 13 Vanderbilt defeated No. 10 LSU 51-45 to claim its third SEC Tournament championship in six years. Leading by one with 23 seconds to go, Dee Davis scored two of her team-high 19 points to help the Commodores secure the title. Carla Thomas scored 13 points and was named tournament MVP.
- 2013 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt (Football) Vanderbilt snapped a 10-game home losing streak to Georgia in a 31-27 win over the 15th-ranked Bulldogs. It was Vanderbilt’s first Top 25 win since 2008 and the first at home against Georgia since 1991. Vanderbilt rallied from a 27-14 deficit with 6:24 to go in the third quarter. The game also featured a touchdown run by kicker Carey Spear on a perfectly executed fake field goal.
- 2005 Vanderbilt at Tennessee (Football) Earl Bennett caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler with 1:11 to go as Vanderbilt defeated Tennessee 28-24 for its first victory in Knoxville since 1975 and first against the Vols since 1982. Vanderbilt’s victory prevented Tennessee from making a bowl game for the first time since 1988. Cutler threw for 315 yards and Bennett had 14 catches for 167 yards.
- 2007 Florida vs. Vanderbilt (Men’s Basketball) The defending and eventual national champion Florida Gators found out what so many No. 1-ranked teams had found out before them: Memorial Magic is real. Vanderbilt defeated No. 1 Florida 83-70 behind 24 points by Derrick Byars and Shan Foster. A lasting image from the game was Kevin Stalllings holding the ball from Florida’s Joakim Noah after a turnover.
- 2012 SEC Tournament Semifinals: Vanderbilt vs. Florida (Baseball) Best remembered as the “Triple Steal Game,” Vanderbilt terrorized Florida on the base paths en route to an SEC Tournament record six stolen bases as the Commodores defeated No. 2 Florida, 8-6, to advance to the SEC Tournament Championship. Vanderbilt trailed by one entering the ninth inning before scoring five runs, and holding off the Gators in the bottom of the ninth.
- 2008 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt (Men’s Basketball) Tennessee’s No. 1 ranking did not last long. Less than 72 hours after beating then-No. 1 Memphis to move to No. 1 in the country for the first time, the Vols got a full dose of Memorial Magic. The 14th-ranked Commodores defeated the top-ranked Vols 72-69 behind Shan Foster’s 32 points. With the win, Vanderbilt improved to 6-3 all-time against No. 1 teams in Memorial Gym.
- 2008 Auburn vs. Vanderbilt(Football) The eyes of the college football universe were on Vanderbilt’s campus as ESPN’s College GameDay came to town for the week’s showcase matchup. Off to an undefeated start and a No 19 ranking, Vanderbilt welcomed No. 13 Auburn to Vanderbilt Stadium. Quarterback Mackenzi Adams came off the bench to throw for 153 yards and two touchdowns, as Vanderbilt stayed perfect on the season, moving to 5-0 for the first time since 1943.
- 2009 SEC Tournament Championship: Vanderbilt vs. Auburn (Women’s Basketball) For the sixth time in school history, Vanderbilt won the SEC Tournament title, defeating No. 5 Auburn 61-54. Led by Christina Wirth’s 20 points, No. 23 Vanderbilt topped the Tigers for the second time in three weeks. Defensively, Jennifer Risper played a big role in holding Auburn’s leading scorer DeWanna Bonner to nine points.
- 2013 Vanderbilt at Tennessee (Football) Patton Robinette faked a pass, tucked the football away and scored from five yards out with 16 seconds to go to give Vanderbilt a 14-10 victory in Knoxville. The win came after it appeared Vanderbilt’s last-minute drive was halted after a quarterback sneak by Austyn Carta-Samuels on fourth-and-inches was ruled short. Replay overturned the call on the field, and three plays later Robinette scored the winning touchdown.
- 2012 SEC Tournament Championship: Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky (Men’s Basketball) Vanderbilt claimed its first SEC Tournament title in more than 60 years by defeating No. 1 Kentucky – the eventual national champions. Future NBA players Jeffery Taylor scored 18 points and Festus Ezeli and John Jenkins each had 17 as Vanderbilt used a 16-2 run over the final five minutes to end Kentucky’s 24-game winning streak, 71-64. It was Vanderbilt’s first SEC Tournament title since 1951.
- 2007 SEC Tournament Championship: Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt (Baseball) Vanderbilt completed the season sweep of the SEC regular season and tournament titles by defeating Arkansas 7-4 to claim its first SEC Tournament Championship since 1980. The Commodores jumped all over Arkansas and current Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel for five hits and four runs in the first inning. The Commodores became the first team to ever lose the first game of the tournament and then win five straight to claim the crown.
|Midnight||2012 Music City Bowl: N.C. State vs. Vanderbilt|
|2AM||2007 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship: LSU vs. Vanderbilt|
|3:30AM||2013 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt|
|6AM||2005 Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee|
|8AM||2007 Florida vs. Vanderbilt|
|9:30AM||2012 SEC Tournament Semifinals: Vanderbilt vs. Florida|
|12PM||2008 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt|
|2PM||2008 Auburn vs. Vanderbilt|
|4PM||2009 SEC Tournament Championship: Vanderbilt vs. Auburn|
|5:30PM||2013 Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee|
|8PM||2012 SEC Tournament Championship: Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky|
|10PM||2007 SEC Tournament Championship: Arkansas vs. Vanderbilt|
(schedule subject to change)
*Takeover schedules were created from available television inventory; NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.
About the SEC Network Takeover
The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will craft their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content. In addition to delivering the ultimate the day of television for their fan-base, the takeover includes SEC Network’s twitter handle.
The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse® TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.