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NCAA Division I Softball: ESPN Networks to Carry 400 Games

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Previous Announcements:
SEC Network Softball Schedule
Longhorn Network Softball Schedule

More than 100 Games Televised; Additional 300 Games Available on ESPN3 and SEC Network +

ESPN will offer its most robust NCAA Division I Softball slate to date with more than 100 games televised across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network (schedule) and Longhorn Network (schedule) and at least 300 games carried on ESPN3 and SEC Network +, totaling more than 400 games available this spring. ESPN will also have extensive coverage of the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship, including every game televised from the Super Regionals and Women’s College World Series.

ESPNU’s schedule begins with a top five matchup when the defending National Champions and preseason No. 1 Florida Gators take on No. 4 Alabama (Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22). More ESPNU television highlights, including games on ESPN and ESPN2:

  • An additional 16 games featuring ranked teams going head-to-head, including four more top 10 matchups:
    • 4 Alabama at No. 7 Kentucky
    • 2 Oregon at No. 6 UCLA
    • 1 Florida at No. 10 Georgia (twice)
  • 1 Florida, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Alabama, and No. 5 Florida State will make a combined 19 appearances, including the following matchups:
    • 2 Oregon at No. 6 UCLA
    • 2 Oregon at No. 12 Arizona
    • 11 Baylor at No. 3 Oklahoma
    • 4 Alabama at No. 19 Auburn
  • Four conference tournament championship games:
    • ACC, American, SEC, and SWAC

All rankings are per ESPN.com/USA Softball (January 27)

2015 NCAA Division I Softball Television Schedule (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sun, March 15 5:30 p.m. No. 19 Auburn at Ole Miss ESPNU
Fri, March 20 7 p.m. No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 18 LSU ESPNU
Sat, March 21 2 p.m. No. 1 Florida at No. 4 Alabama ESPNU
Sun, March 22 5:30 p.m. No. 1 Florida at No. 4 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, April 4 12 p.m. No. 4 Alabama at No. 7 Kentucky ESPNU
Sun, April 5 3 p.m. No. 2 Oregon at No. 6 UCLA ESPN2
Sat, April 11 12 p.m. Radford at Coastal Carolina ESPNU
2 p.m. No. 19 Auburn at No. 24 Texas A&M ESPNU
5 p.m. No. 18 LSU at No. 14 Tennessee ESPN
Sun, April 12 7 p.m. No. 5 Florida State at Louisville ESPNU
Mon, April 13 7 p.m. No. 5 Florida State at Louisville ESPNU
Thu, April 16 9 p.m. No. 11 Baylor at No. 3 Oklahoma ESPN2
Fri, April 17 8:30 p.m. No. 4 Alabama at No. 19 Auburn ESPNU
Sat, April 18 4 p.m. No. 1 Florida at No. 10 Georgia ESPN2
6 p.m. No. 4 Alabama at No. 19 Auburn ESPNU
Sun, April 19 1 p.m. No. 1 Florida at No. 10 Georgia ESPNU
3 p.m. No. 2 Oregon at Stanford ESPN
Wed, April 22 4 p.m. Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State ESPNU
6:30 p.m. Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State ESPNU
Thu, April 23 8 p.m. No. 14 Tennessee at No. 4 Alabama ESPN
Sat, April 25 2 p.m. Houston at Tulsa ESPNU
Sun, April 26 3:30 p.m. North Carolina State at Virginia Tech ESPNU
Mon, April 27 7 p.m. North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPNU
Fri, May 1 3 p.m. Norfolk State at Hampton ESPNU
Sat, May 2 3 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal Poly ESPNU
5 p.m. No. 12 Arizona at No. 6 UCLA ESPNU
7 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at No. 14 Tennessee ESPNU
9 p.m. No. 4 Alabama at Arkansas ESPNU
Sun, May 3 1 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at No. 14 Tennessee ESPN2
3 p.m. No. 19 Auburn at No. 18 LSU ESPN
Wed, May 6 8 p.m. No. 25 Texas at No. 11 Baylor ESPN2
Fri, May 8 3 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal No. 1 ESPNU
5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal No. 2 ESPNU
Sat, May 9 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Championship ESPN
1 p.m. American Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship ESPN2
3 p.m. Oklahoma State at No. 3 Oklahoma ESPN2
8 p.m. SEC Tournament: Championship ESPN2
11:30 p.m. No. 2 Oregon at No. 12 Arizona ESPNU
Sun, May 10 11 a.m. SWAC Tournament: Championship* ESPNU

*Will be live on ESPN3 on Saturday, May 9
ESPN3’s NCAA Division I Softball Schedule will be announced at a later date

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; [email protected] and @DerekVolner