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College Softball Conference Tournaments: 50 Games, 11 Championships

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  • Television: ACC and American Athletic Conference Championship Games and entire SEC Tournament
  • ESPN3: Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, Missouri Valley, Southland, Southern, Sun Belt, SWAC Championship Games
  • Big 12 and Pac-12 Key Matchups
  • NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show on ESPNU

With the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship approaching, ESPN will provide coverage of 11 college softball conference championship games (Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10) and more than 50 conference tournament games (Wednesday, May 6 through Friday, May, 8) leading into the NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One (May 10 at 10 p.m. E.T. on ESPNU) when the NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket is unveiled.

The ACC Championship Game (ESPN) and American Athletic Conference Championship Game (ESPN2) will be televised Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. followed by the SEC Championship Game (ESPN) at 8 p.m.  Prior to Saturday’s tripleheader, ESPNU will televise the SEC Tournament semifinals on Friday, May 8, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The SEC Tournament first round (noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and quarterfinals (11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.) will be televised Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7, respectively, on SEC Network.

ESPN3 will carry the Southland Conference Championship Game on Friday, May 8 at 3 p.m., the first of seven conference championship games on the network. On Saturday, May 9, the Horizon League (noon), Atlantic Sun and Southern Conference (1 p.m.), Sun Belt, Missouri Valley, and SWAC (2 p.m.) conference championship games will be played. The Big South Championship Game will be carried Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. The Southland Conference (5:30 p.m. on Friday), along with Saturday’s Horizon League (2:30 p.m.) and Atlantic Sun (3:30 p.m.) if necessary championship games will also be carried.  In addition to being on ESPN3, the SWAC Championship Game will air on Sunday, May 10, at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

ESPN will also televise key matchups from the Big 12 and Pac-12 as the two conferences close out the regular season: Texas at No. 14 Baylor at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, on ESPN2 and Oklahoma State at No. 4 Oklahoma (3 p.m. on ESPN2) and No. 1 Oregon at No. 18 Arizona (11:30 p.m. on ESPNU) both on Saturday, May 9.

NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One
Host Beth Mowins and analysts Michele Smith and Jessica Mendoza will unveil the 64-team NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket throughout the NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show on Sunday, May 10, at 10 p.m. Smith and Mendoza will analyze the field, preview each region and determine teams likely to advance throughout the one-hour special. Head coaches from teams named to the field are expected to join the show.

NCAA Division I Softball Championship
ESPN’s coverage of NCAA Division I Softball Championship coverage begins Friday, May 15, with the Regional Round.  Every game from the Super Regionals and the Women’s College World Series will be televised once again this season. Complete programming details will be released next week.

ESPN College Softball Television Schedule (May 6 – May 10)
(subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, May 6 Noon SEC Tournament: First Round
Mississippi State vs. No. 13 Missouri

Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge
SEC  Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Tournament: First Round
Ole Miss vs. No. 16 Georgia

Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge
SEC  Network
  5 p.m. SEC Tournament: First Round
South Carolina vs. No. 25 Texas A&M
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. SEC Tournament: First Round
No. 24 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Tennessee
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
  8 p.m. Texas at No. 14 Baylor
Pam Ward, Leah Amico
ESPN2
Thur, May 7 11 a.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  1:30 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge
SEC Network
  4 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith
SEC Network
  6:30 p.m. SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
Fri, May 8 3 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal No. 1
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPNU
5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament: Semifinal No. 2
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPNU
Sat, May 9 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Championship Game
Cara Capuano, Cheri Kempf
ESPN
  American Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship Game
Melissa Lee, Kayla Braud
ESPN2
  3 p.m. Oklahoma State at No. 4 Oklahoma
Mark Neely, Jenny Dalton-Hill
ESPN2
  8 p.m. SEC Tournament: Championship Game
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  11:30 p.m. No. 1 Oregon at No. 18 Arizona
Pam Ward, Leah Amico
ESPNU
Sun, May 10 11 a.m. SWAC Tournament: Championship Game***
Thad Anderson, Jenny Ritter
ESPNU

***Taped Delayed (Live on ESPN3, Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.)

 

ESPN3 College Softball Schedule (May 6 – May 10)
(subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game
Wed, May 6 Noon Horizon League Tournament
Cleveland State vs. Green Bay
  2:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
Valparaiso vs. Wright State
  3 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
Jacksonville vs. North Florida
  5 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
  5:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
Stetson vs. Kennesaw State
Thur, May 7 11 a.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
Boston College vs. No.10 Florida State
  Atlantic Sun Tournament
  Noon Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
Indiana State vs. Southern Illinois
  Horizon League Tournament
  12:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  1:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
NC State vs. Louisville
  2:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
Illinois State vs. Bradley
  Horizon League Tournament
  3 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  5 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina
  Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
  Horizon League Tournament
  5:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  7:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
Pittsburgh vs. No. 21 Notre Dame
  Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
Fri, May 8 Noon Sun Belt Tournament
  Horizon League Tournament
  12:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinals**
  Missouri Valley Tournament: Semifinals
  2:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
  3 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Semifinals
  Sun Belt Tournament: Semifinals
  Southland Tournament: Championship Game
  3:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinals**
  Missouri Valley Tournament: Semifinals
  5 p.m. Horizon Tournament
  5:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Semifinals
  Southland Tournament: Championship Game*
  6 p.m. Sun Belt Tournament: Semifinals
Sat, May 9 10 a.m. Big South Tournament
  Noon Horizon League Tournament: Championship Game
  12:30 p.m. Big South Tournament
  1 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Championship Game
  Southern Conference Championship Game
  2 p.m. SWAC Tournament: Championship Game
  Missouri Valley Tournament: Championship Game
  Sun Belt Tournament: Championship Game
  2:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Championship Game*
  3 p.m. Big South Tournament*
  3:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Championship Game*
  5:30 p.m. Big South Tournament*
Sun, May 10 2 p.m. Big South Tournament: Championship Game*

*If necessary
**Subject to blackout

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