46 College Softball Games, Seven Conference Championships on ESPN Networks in 2012

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February 15th, 2012

via press release:

ESPN begins its most comprehensive season of college softball to date on Saturday, March 17 on ESPNU at 6 p.m. ET when Ole Miss travels to No. 2 Alabama. The regular season boasts 25 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU and five games exclusively on ESPN3. The networks cap off the season with seven conference championships and will air games representing 10 conferences throughout the spring.

This year’s schedule includes 22 games with teams in the Top 25 and 9 matchups featuring dueling ranked opponents. In addition to the increase in regular season games, ESPN will air the ACC Softball Championship for the first time on Saturday, May 12, at 4 p.m. as part of ESPN’s new exclusive 12-year agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference. The season will culminate with multiplatform coverage of the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

ESPN’s returning line-up of college softball analysts includes Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Cheri Kempf, Garland Cooper and Amanda Scarborough with Beth Mowins, Cara Capuano, Mark Neely, Justin Kutcher and Adam Amin on deck bringing the play-by-play each week.

Date Time Matchup Network
Sat, Mar 17 6 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 2 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, Mar 24 2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Winthrop ESPN3
Fri, Mar 27 8 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at Auburn ESPNU
Fri, Mar 30 8 p.m. No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Georgia ESPNU
10 p.m. Hawaii at New Mexico State ESPNU
Sun, Apr 1 Noon No. 25 North Carolina at Florida State ESPN3
Mon, Apr 2 7 p.m. No. 25 North Carolina at Florida State ESPNU
Fri, Apr 6 8 p.m. LSU at No. 2 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, Apr 7 2 p.m. No. 7 Tennessee at Auburn ESPNU
Sun, Apr 8 2 p.m. Maryland at No. 20 Georgia Tech ESPNU
Fri, Apr 13 3 p.m. Jackson State at Mississippi Valley State ESPNU
8:15 p.m. No. 14 Georgia at No. 24 Kentucky ESPNU
Sat, Apr 14 noon LSU at No. 7 Tennessee ESPN
Sun, Apr 15 Noon No. 20 Georgia Tech at Florida State ESPN3
4 p.m. LSU at No. 7 Tennessee ESPN
Mon, Apr 16 7 p.m. No. 20 Georgia Tech at Florida State ESPNU
Wed, Apr 18 4 p.m. South Florida at No. 23 Louisville  ESPNU
6:30 p.m. South Florida at No. 23 Louisville ESPNU
Thu, Apr 19 8 p.m. No. 2 Alabama at No. 14 Georgia ESPN2
Sat, Apr 21 1 p.m. No. 24 Kentucky at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sun, Apr 22 3:30 p.m. No. 5 Missouri at No. 4 Oklahoma ESPN
Thu, Apr 26 7 p.m. No. 13 Texas at No. 15 Texas A&M ESPN2
Fri, May 4 3 p.m. Bethune Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
Sat, May 5 5:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
4 p.m. No. 3 Florida at No. 2 Alabama ESPN2
8 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
Sun, May 6 1 p.m. No. 13 Texas at No. 4 Oklahoma ESPN
3 p.m. No. 3 Florida at No. 2 Alabama ESPNU
Thu, May 10 noon SEC Championship Quarterfinal ESPNU
2:30 p.m. SEC Championship Quarterfinal ESPNU
5 p.m. SEC Championship Quarterfinal ESPNU
5 p.m. ACC Championship Quarterfinal ESPN3
7:30 p.m. ACC Championship Quarterfinal ESPN3
7:30 p.m. SEC Championship Quarterfinal ESPN
Fri, May 11 3 p.m. SEC Championship Semifinal ESPNU
4 p.m. Pacific at Long Beach State ESPN3
6 p.m. Pacific at Long Beach State ESPN3
5:30 p.m. SEC Championship Semifinal ESPNU
Sat, May 12 11 a.m. SoCon Championship ESPN3
3 p.m. Southland Championship ESPN3
4 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
6 p.m. BIG EAST Championship ESPN2
8 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
Sun, May 13 noon Big South Championship ESPNU
Mon, May 14 4 p.m. SWAC Championship (tape delay) ESPNU
 
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