Florida travels to Alabama and Texas A&M travels to Columbia, S.C. for cross-divisional games that highlight the 2014 Southeastern Conference schedule released Wednesday.
The A&M-South Carolina game will be a Thursday night primetime date on Aug. 28, three weeks before most of the rest of the league digs into conference games. It will be a historic date for the conference, which is launching its own network before next season.
"One year from today, August 21, 2014, the SEC Network will be launched, marking an historic day in the almost 80-year history of the Southeastern Conference," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday in a prepared release. "One week later, the SEC Network will kick off the 2014 football season with a conference game between Texas A&M and South Carolina."
Cross-division games are no longer on a regular or repeating schedule. Only one game is a permanent crossover game for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, but commissioner Mike Slive and a committee is reviewing that setup before setting the 2016 schedule.
Texas A&M ends the 2014 regular season hosting LSU on Thanksgiving, two days before the Iron Bowl -- Auburn at Alabama -- and Egg Bowl (Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State) on Nov. 29.