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Posted by Michael Humes on February 7, 2013

Record 151 Regular-Season College Baseball Games from ESPN

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Thursday Night SEC Baseball & ACC Monday Return; Pac-12 Coverage Debuts

ESPN will increase its extensive commitment to college baseball this season with a record 151 regular-season and conference championship games exclusively across ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN2 and ESPN. This season’s lineup marks a 41-game increase over the 110 regular-season and conference championship matchups on ESPN platforms in 2012. ESPN3 will provide coverage of more than 65 additional games in markets outside the territory of the conference footprint of that game, bringing the total to more than 215 games.

The 2013 schedule is highlighted by the return of weekly telecasts showcasing the SEC and ACC, the addition of Pac-12 Conference games and 21 of the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 teams, including nine of the top 10.

  • ESPNU’s Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week will return March 28 with games on eight consecutive weeks.
  • The series will begin with Texas A&M, playing its first season in the SEC, at South Carolina. South Carolina, winners of the 2010 and 2011 College World Series and runner-up to Arizona last season, defeated Texas A&M in the 2011 College World Series, the only previous matchup between the teams.
  • Every game includes at least one ranked team with four matching teams currently in the Top 25.
  • No. 1 Arkansas, No. 5 South Carolina and No. 13 Florida – three participants in the 2012 NCAA College World Series – will be showcased. The April 11 telecast will pit South Carolina against Florida in a rematch of a College World Series game from last season.
    • The ACC Monday package of five games on ESPNU will return March 25 and include at least one ranked team in four of the game telecasts.
    • No. 11 NC State will appear twice, both against a ranked opponent with a 7 p.m. start time: at No. 25 Virginia on March 25 and against No. 9 Florida State, a participant in the 2012 College World Series, on May 13.
      • ESPNU will televise home games involving the Pac-12 for the first time, a result of ESPN’s 12-year agreement with the conference. The games, all involving at least one ranked team, will be televised for four consecutive weeks from April 7 to May 3.
      • Defending College World Series champion No. 10 Arizona will host California on Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m.
      • No. 7 Stanford will be featured in consecutive weeks, both against a ranked opponent: at No. 6 Oregon on Sunday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m. and at No. 20 Arizona State on Friday, May 3, at 10 p.m.
        • ESPN3 will carry a platform-record 107 exclusive games and 172 overall. The lineup is highlighted by Friday and Sunday matchups that include multiple games most weeks and at least one ACC contest each day beginning March 8.
        • The schedule will also include 15 games from the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Championship (May 21-25), and the Big South (May 25), Southland (May 25), Atlantic Sun (May 26) and Southern (May 26) conference championships.
          • The schedule includes 98 regular-season games involving at least one team in the current top 25 rankings with 30 of those matching ranked teams.
          • As part of the schedule, an ESPN network will present at least one baseball game every weekend for 12 straight weeks from Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, May 26.

ESPN networks will offer an extensive schedule of NCAA Division I Baseball Championship games across ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN2 and ESPN. The Championship lineup includes multiple Regionals series, all eight Super Regionals series and the entire College World Series. A complete schedule is to be determined.

ESPN 2013 College Baseball Regular-Season Schedule
(Schedule of ESPN3 games with local blackouts is to be determined)

DateTime (ET)GameNetwork
Fri, Feb 154 p.m.Rhode Island at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
Fri, Feb 224 p.m.St. John’s at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
Sat, Feb 232 p.m.South Florida at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 2 p.m.St. John’s at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
Sun, Feb 241 p.m.South Florida at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
Fri, March 86 p.m.Boston College at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6:30 p.m.Clemson at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Sat, March 96:30 p.m.Clemson at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Sun, March 101 p.m.Boston College at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 1 p.m.Clemson at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Wed, March 133 p.m.Farleigh Dickinson at St. John’sESPN3
Fri, March 156:30 p.m.No. 25 Virginia at ClemsonESPN3
 7 p.m.Miami (Fla.) at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
Sat, March 166 p.m.Miami (Fla.) at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
 6:30 p.m.No. 25 Virginia at ClemsonESPN3
Sun, March 171 p.m.No. 25 Virginia at ClemsonESPN3
 1 p.m.Miami (Fla.) at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
 1 p.m.Holy Cross at St. John’sESPN3
Fri, March 223 p.m.Pittsburgh at St. John’sESPN3
 6 p.m.No. 21 Georgia Tech at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
Sat, March 231 p.m.Pittsburgh at St. John’sESPN3
 6 p.m.No. 21 Georgia Tech at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
8:30 p.m.No. 24 Texas A&M at Ole MissESPNU
Sun, March 241 p.m.Pittsburgh at St. John’sESPN3
 1 p.m.No. 21 Georgia Tech at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
Mon, March 257 p.m.No. 11 NC State at No. 25 VirginiaESPNU
Wed, March 276:30 p.m.Georgia at ClemsonESPN3
Thu, March 28NoonCincinnati at St. John’sESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Cincinnati at St. John’sESPN3
7:30 p.m.No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 5 South CarolinaESPNU
Fri, March 296 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 6:30 p.m.Maryland at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Sat, March 301 p.m.Cincinnati at St. John’sESPN3
 4 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 6:30 p.m.Maryland at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Sun, March 311 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 1 p.m.Maryland at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Mon, April 13 p.m.NYIT at St. John’sESPN3
6 p.m.Clemson at No. 4 North CarolinaESPNU
Wed, April 33 p.m.Wagner at St. John’sESPN3
Thu, April 48 p.m.No. 1 Arkansas at AlabamaESPNU
Fri, April 56:30 p.m.Virginia Tech at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Sat, April 6NoonLiberty at Coastal CarolinaESPNU
 8 p.m.Missouri at GeorgiaESPNU
Sun, April 7NoonNo. 9 Florida State at MiamiESPNU
 1 p.m.Virginia Tech at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
 4 p.m.California at No. 10 ArizonaESPNU
Mon, April 87 p.m.No. 25 Virginia at Wake ForestESPNU
Tue, April 96 p.m.No. 13 Florida at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6 p.m.East Carolina at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Thu, April 117:30 p.m.No. 5 South Carolina at No. 13 FloridaESPNU
Fri, April 126 p.m.Duke at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6 p.m.Longwood at CampbellESPN3
 7 p.m.No. 25 Virginia at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
Sat, April 134 p.m.No. 5 South Carolina at No. 13 FloridaESPN2
5 p.m.Missouri at No. 8 VanderbiltESPNU
Sun, April 141 p.m.Duke at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 1 p.m.No. 25 Virginia at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
5 p.m.No. 20 Arizona State at USCESPNU
Tue, April 163 p.m.Albany at St. John’sESPN3
 6 p.m.Coastal Carolina at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
Wed, April 176 p.m.Princeton at St. John’sESPN3
Thu, April 187:30 p.m.Auburn at No. 18 Mississippi StateESPNU
Fri, April 196 p.m.No. 25 Louisville at St. John’sESPN3
 6 p.m.Radford at Coastal CarolinaESPN3
 7 p.m.Duke at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
 7 p.m.No. 11 NC State at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
Sat, April 201 p.m.No. 25 Louisville at St. John’sESPN3
 6 p.m.Duke at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
 6 p.m.No. 11 NC State at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 8:30 p.m.No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 1 ArkansasESPNU
Sun, April 21NoonNo. 25 Louisville at St. John’sESPN3
 1 p.m.No. 11 NC State at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 2 p.m.No. 24 Texas A&M at No. 1 ArkansasESPN2
2 p.m.Ole Miss at TennesseeESPNU
 2 p.m.Duke at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
5 p.m.Southern Illinois at CreightonESPNU
Thu, April 257:30 p.m.No. 15 Kentucky at Ole MissESPNU
Fri, April 266 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6 p.m.UNCA at Gardner-WebbESPN3
 6:30 p.m.No. 4 North Carolina at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Sat, April 276 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6:30 p.m.No. 4 North Carolina at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
 9 p.m.Texas at No. 23 BaylorESPNU
Sun, April 281 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 3 p.m.No. 5 South Carolina at No. 3 LSUESPN
 3:30 p.m.No. 7 Stanford at No. 6 OregonESPNU
7 p.m.No. 4 North Carolina at No. 11 NC StateESPNU
Wed, May 16 p.m.Iona at St. John’sESPN3
Thu, May 27:30 p.m.No. 13 Florida at No. 3 LSUESPNU
Fri, May 36 p.m.Central Florida at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6 p.m.Charleston Southern at WinthropESPN3
 6:30 p.m.Presbyterian at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
7 p.m.Alabama at No. 18 Mississippi StateESPNU
 7 p.m.Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
10 p.m.No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Arizona StateESPNU
Sat, May 41 p.m.No. 13 Florida at No. 3 LSUESPN2
 6 p.m.Central Florida at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6 p.m.Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 6:30 p.m.Presbyterian at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
 11 p.m.Long Beach State at No. 22 Cal State FullertonESPNU
Sun, May 51 p.m.Georgia at TennesseeESPNU
 1 p.m.Central Florida at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 1 p.m.Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 1 p.m.Presbyterian at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Mon, May 67 p.m.Maryland at ClemsonESPNU
Thu, May 99 p.m.No. 3 LSU at No. 24 Texas A&MESPNU
Fri, May 107 p.m.No. 4 North Carolina at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
8 p.m.Oklahoma State at No. 16 OklahomaESPNU
Sat, May 11NoonNotre Dame at St. John’sESPN3
 1 p.m.No. 3 LSU at No. 24 Texas A&MESPN
 2:30 p.m.Notre Dame at St. John’sESPN3
 6 p.m.No. 4 North Carolina at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
Sun, May 121 p.m.Notre Dame at St. John’sESPN3
 1 p.m.No. 4 North Carolina at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
 3 p.m.No. 9 Florida State at No. 11 NC StateESPN3
Mon, May 137 p.m.No. 9 Florida State at No. 11 NC StateESPNU
Tue, May 147 p.m.Georgia at No. 21 Georgia TechESPN3
Thu, May 166 p.m.Clemson at No. 9 Florida StateESPN3
 6 p.m.Virginia at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
7:30 p.m.SEC WildcardESPNU
Fri, May 176 p.m.High Point at Virginia Military InstituteESPN3
 7 p.m.Virginia at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
8 p.m.Clemson at No. 9 Florida StateESPNU
11 p.m.California Irvine at No. 22 Cal State FullertonESPNU
Sat, May 18NoonPittsburgh at LouisvilleESPNU
 2 p.m.Virginia at No. 4 North CarolinaESPN3
 3 p.m.Clemson at No. 9 Florida StateESPNU
Sun, May 193 p.m.Southwest Athletic Conference ChampionshipESPN3
Tue, May 2110 a.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 8:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
Wed, May 2210 a.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 8:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
Thu, May 2310 a.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 8:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
Fri, May 241:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
Sat, May 254 p.m.Big South Baseball ChampionshipESPN3
 6 p.m.Southland Conference ChampionshipESPN3
 8 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Baseball ChampionshipESPN3 *
10 p.m.Western Athletic Conference ChampionshipESPNU
Sun, May 26NoonBIG EAST Conference ChampionshipESPNU
 1 p.m.Atlantic Coast Conference ChampionshipESPN2
 1 p.m.Atlantic Sun Conference ChampionshipESPN3
 2 p.m.Southern Conference ChampionshipESPN3
4:30 p.m.Southeastern Conference ChampionshipESPN2

* Local blackout

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