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Posted by Michael Humes on May 16, 2013

ESPN Networks to Carry up to 70 College Baseball Conference Tournament Games

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ESPN will continue its extensive coverage of the 2013 college baseball season – including more than 200 regular-season games – with 70 conference tournament contests from Sunday, May 19 to Sunday, May 26. ESPN platforms will carry 12 conference title games with each winner receiving an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The schedule includes the entire ACC, BIG EAST, Missouri Valley Conference and SEC tournaments as well as contests from the America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Southern, Southland, SWAC, Sun Belt and West Coast.

Schedule of 2013 Conference Championship Games (complete schedule below)

Sun, May 192 p.m.Southwestern Athletic Conference: Championship
Mike Morgan & Jay Walker
ESPN3 **
Fri, May 248 p.m.America East Championship: ChampionshipESPN3
Sat, May 254 p.m.Big South Championship: ChampionshipESPN3
 6 p.m.Southland Conference: ChampionshipESPN3
 8 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: ChampionshipESPN3 *
 8 p.m.America East Championship: ChampionshipESPN3 ^
 10 p.m.West Coast Conference Championship: Championship
Roxy Bernstein & Mike Rooney
ESPNU
Sun, May 26NoonBIG EAST Championship: Championship
Clay Matvick & Chris Burke
ESPNU
 1 p.m.ACC Tournament: Championship
Dari Nowkhah & Danny Graves
ESPN2
 1 p.m.Atlantic Sun Conference: ChampionshipESPN3
 2 p.m.Southern Conference: ChampionshipESPN3
 2 p.m.Sun Belt Conference: ChampionshipESPN3 *
 4:30 p.m.SEC Championship: Championship
Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2
 4:30 p.m.Atlantic Sun Conference: ChampionshipESPN3 ^

* Outermarket only; ** ESPNU will televise on May 20 at 9 p.m.; ^ If necessary

ESPNU will televise the announcement of the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship field of 64 teams on Monday, May 27, at Noon ET.

ESPN’s extended commitment to college baseball this season includes covering all 16 sites of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship from Friday, May 31 to Monday, June 3. It will mark the first time every first-round game – up to seven contests from each of the 16 locations for a total of a possible 112 matchups over four days – will be available to fans live on a national platform. ESPN provided coverage of six sites in 2012, four in 2011 and two the previous six years.

ESPN will also launch Bases Loaded, a four-day platform providing unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous games, plus up-to-the-minute commentary from ESPN analysts each day of the Regionals. Bases Loaded will be available Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Monday, June 3, from 6 p.m. to midnight. ESPN3 will carry the network in its entirety while ESPNU and ESPN2 will simulcast at select times, including between games and rain delays when time permits. 

In addition to the expanded Regionals schedule, ESPN will continue to cover every Super Regional site (up to 24 games from eight sites) and all possible 17 games of the College World Series.

College Baseball Conference Championship Schedule

Sun, May 192 p.m.Southwestern Athletic Conference: Championship
Mike Morgan & Jay Walker
ESPN3 **
Tue, May 2110 a.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 1ESPN3
 10:30 a.m.SEC Championship: Game 1ESPN3 *
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 2ESPN3
 2 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 2ESPN3 *
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 3ESPN3
 5:30 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 3ESPN3 *
 8 p.m.BIG EAST Home Run DerbyESPN3 *
 8:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 4ESPN3
 9 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 4ESPN3 *
Wed, May 2210 a.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 5ESPN3
 10 a.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 1ESPN3 *
 10:30 a.m.SEC Championship: Game 5ESPN3 *
 11 a.m.ACC Tournament: Game 1ESPN3 *
 1 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 2ESPN3 *
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 6ESPN3
 2 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 6ESPN3 *
 3 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 2ESPN3 *
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 7ESPN3
 5 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 3ESPN3 *
 5:30 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 7ESPN3 *
 7 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 3ESPN3 *
 8 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 4ESPN3 *
 8:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 8ESPN3
 9 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 8ESPN3 *
Thu, May 2310 a.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 9ESPN3
 10 a.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 5ESPN3 *
 10:30 a.m.SEC Championship: Game 9ESPN3 *
 11 a.m.ACC Tournament: Game 4ESPN3 *
 1 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 6ESPN3 *
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 10ESPN3
 2 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 10ESPN3 *
 3 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 5ESPN3 *
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 11ESPN3
 5 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 7ESPN3 *
 5:30 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 11ESPN3 *
 7 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 6ESPN3 *
 8 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 8ESPN3 *
 8:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 12ESPN3
 9 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 12ESPN3 *
Fri, May 2411 a.m.ACC Tournament: Game 7ESPN3 *
 1:30 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 13ESPN3
 3 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 8ESPN3 *
 3 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 9ESPN3 *
 4 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 13ESPN3 *
 5 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 14ESPN3
 6 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 10ESPN3 *
 7 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 9ESPN3 *
 7:30 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 14ESPN3 *
 8 p.m.America East: ChampionshipESPN3
Sat, May 2510 a.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 11ESPN3 *
 11 a.m.ACC Tournament: Game 10ESPN3 *
 1 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 15
Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson
ESPN3 & ESPNEWS
 1 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 12ESPN3 *
 3 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 11ESPN3 *
 4 p.m.Big South: ChampionshipESPN3
 5 p.m.SEC Championship: Game 16
Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson
ESPN3 & ESPNEWS
 5 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 13ESPN3 * ^
 6 p.m.Southland Conference: ChampionshipESPN3
 7 p.m.ACC Tournament: Game 12ESPN3 *
 8 p.m.Missouri Valley Conference Championship: ChampionshipESPN3 *
 8 p.m.BIG EAST Championship: Game 14ESPN3 * ^
 8 p.m.America East: ChampionshipESPN3 ^
 10 p.m.West Coast Conference: Championship
Roxy Bernstein & Mike Rooney
ESPNU
Sun, May 26NoonBIG EAST Championship: Championship
Clay Matvick & Chris Burke
ESPNU
 1 p.m.ACC Tournament: Championship
Dari Nowkhah & Danny Graves
ESPN2
 1 p.m.Atlantic Sun Conference: ChampionshipESPN3
 2 p.m.Southern Conference: ChampionshipESPN3
 2 p.m.Sun Belt Conference: ChampionshipESPN3 *
 4:30 p.m.SEC Championship: Championship
Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2
 4:30 p.m.Atlantic Sun Conference: ChampionshipESPN3 ^

* Outermarket only; ** ESPNU will televise on May 20 at 9 p.m.; ^ If necessary

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