When the South Carolina Gamecocks kick off their season Aug. 28 against Texas A&M, Hargray Communications cable customers will have front row seats for the action.
Hargray and the SEC Network, which will air the game as part of its inaugural season opening slate, are nearing an agreement, according to a news release from the company.
"It doesn't get much bigger than the SEC when it comes to college football in this part of the country, and we are thrilled at the prospect of bringing the SEC Network to our customers," said Gerrit Albert, vice president of sales and marketing for Hargray.
"While negotiations are not yet complete, there is every indication that we will be adding the network in August."
The SEC Network and its accompanying digital platform will air more than 1,000 live events in its first year, including at least 45 exclusive SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events across all of the SEC's 21 sports.
With the launch date -- Aug. 14 -- quickly approaching, many cable subscribers are not yet sure if the SEC Network will be available to them.
Comcast announced Friday it had reached a deal, joining Dish Network, AT&T U-verse and Cox Communications.
However, like Hargray, DirecTV and Time Warner have not finialized deals with the network.The Associated Press contributed to this report.