College Softball TV Schedule on ESPN Networks

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January 29th, 2013

via press release:

Biggest and Best Softball Schedule on ESPN Networks
44 Games Set for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU Featuring 19 Top-25 Teams 

 

ESPN networks will present the largest schedule of college softball to date and boasting more ranked teams, beginning with No. 5 Tennessee at No. 15 Florida on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. ET. The regular-season schedule has  44 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU featuring 19 teams in the Top 25, including 13 conference tournament matchups.

 

In addition to conference play, the season will culminate with ESPN’s multiplatform coverage of every pitch in the NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals and the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

 

The schedule is highlighted by a record 15 games matching ranked opponents and 25 games with a ranked team, based on the pre-season ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 released today. Nine conferences are represented in the schedule, which is capped off with six conference championship games.

 

ESPN’s returning line-up of college softball analysts includes Garland Cooper, Jennie Finch, Cheri Kempf, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, and Amanda Scarborough with Beth Mowins, Pam Ward, Cara Capuano, Joe Davis, Holly Rowe and Adam Amin on deck bringing the play-by-play each week.

 

2013 ESPN NCAA Softball Schedule (subject to change):

 

Date Time Matchup Network
Sat, March 16 11 a.m. # 5 Tennessee at # 15 Florida ESPNU
Sat, March 23 6:30 p.m. #17 Texas A&M at #5 Tennessee ESPNU
Sun, March 24 3 p.m. Auburn at # 1 Alabama ESPNU
Fri, April 5 9 p.m. #7 Missouri at #1 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, April 6 3 p.m. #7 Missouri at #1 Alabama ESPNU
Mon, April 7 3 p.m. #22* Baylor at #2 Oklahoma ESPN
Thu, April 11 11 p.m. #3 California at #19 UCLA ESPN2
Fri, April 12 8 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sat, April 13 1 p.m. #15 Florida at Kentucky ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. #12 LSU at #17 Texas A&M ESPN
  10 p.m. #16 Washington at #4 Arizona State ESPN2
Sun, April 14 3 p.m. Arkansas at #7 Missouri ESPNU
Mon, April 15 7 p.m. Virginia at #24 Florida State ESPNU
Wed, April 17 4 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Long Beach State ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Long Beach State ESPNU
Thu, April 18 10 p.m. #19 UCLA at #14 Arizona ESPN2
Fri, April 19 8 p.m. #19 UCLA at #14 Arizona ESPNU
Sat, April 20 Noon #24 Florida State at Virginia Tech ESPNU
  6 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn ESPNU
Mon, April 22 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at #21 UNC ESPNU
Thu, April 25 8 p.m. #1 Alabama at #12 LSU ESPN2
Fri, April 26 10 p.m. #3 California at #4 Arizona State ESPNU
Sat, April 27 Noon #8 Georgia at #15 Florida ESPNU
Mon, April 29 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia ESPNU
Thu, May 2 8 p.m. Texas Tech at #22* Baylor ESPN2
Sat, May 4 4 p.m. #18 Louisville at Notre Dame ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. #18 Louisville at Notre Dame ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. #5 Tennessee at #7 Missouri ESPN
Sun, May 5 1 p.m. #9 Texas at Oklahoma State ESPN
  3 p.m. #12 LSU at #8 Georgia ESPN

 

 

Conference Championship Play:

Date Time (ET) Conference Championship Time
Wed, May 8 4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Play-In Game #1 ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Play-In Game #2 ESPNU
Thu, May 9 11 a.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #1 ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #2 ESPNU
  4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #3 ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #4 ESPNU
Fri, May 10 3 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal #1 ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal #2 ESPNU
Sat, May 11 4 p.m. BIG EAST Softball Championship ESPN2
  6 p.m. ACC Softball Championship ESPN2
  8 p.m. SEC Softball Championship ESPN2
  10 p.m. SWAC Softball Championship** ESPNU
Sun, May 12 Noon Big South Championship ESPNU

note: one MEAC game will be added to this comprehensive schedule at a later date

*tied for No. 22 in the USA Softball Rankings

**live on ESPN3 at 3 p.m.; tape-delayed on ESPNU

 

Additional ESPN3 games will be announced a later date.

 
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