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No. 16 Texas Baseball Tallies 36 Appearances on Longhorn Network and ESPN Networks as Part of Industry-Leading NCAA Baseball Coverage

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  • More than 800 Games Throughout the Season on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network and the ESPN App
  • 21 of 25 Ranked Teams Live on ESPN Networks with 17 Conferences Represented
  • Industry-Leading Regular Season Leads into Complete Division I NCAA Baseball Championship Coverage – Every Game from Regionals, Super Regionals and College World Series Available on ESPN Networks

ESPN will present more than 800 NCAA baseball games during the 2019 regular season across ESPN networks, with 17 college conferences highlighted in ESPN’s industry-leading coverage. During the postseason, on top of carrying five conference championship games and the entire Southeastern Conference tournament, 153 games will be telecast across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network and the SEC Network and available on the ESPN App. In addition, the ESPN App will exclusively stream more than 450 games in 2019.

Nearly 75 percent of the games on ESPN networks include a team in the USA TODAY Coaches Preseason Top 25*, while 53 games feature the preseason top 10 and 42 games highlight at least one top five team. Twenty-one of the preseason Top 25 teams will appear on ESPN networks during the season.

ESPN is coming off one of the most-watched NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in history, boasting multi-year viewership highs throughout the Road to Omaha. The three-game 2018 NCAA CWS Finals was the most-watched three-game championship series since 2014.

2019 College Baseball Schedule Highlights:

  • Top-Ranked Teams Take to the Field: The schedule includes 44 matchups with two ranked teams going head-to-head, highlighted by the following games:
    • 1 LSU vs. No. 16 Texas (March 1-3 – Longhorn Network)
    • No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 16 Texas (March 15-17 – Longhorn Network)
    • No. 12 Arkansas vs. No. 16 Texas (March 19-20 – Longhorn Network)
    • No. 16 Texas vs. No. 17 TCU (March 23 – ESPNU)
    • No. 16 Texas vs. No. 18 Baylor (April 5 – ESPNU)
    • No. 16 Texas vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State (April 20 – ESPNU)
  • Big 12 Bolstered by Big Matchups: ESPN continues its expansive coverage of the Big 12, televising several conference showdowns over the course of the 2019 season between LHN and ESPNU.
  • Hook ‘Em: Longhorn Network, the home of Texas baseball, will televise more than 30 games this season including three-game series against top-ranked LSU (March 1-3) and No. 4 Texas Tech (March 15-17), as well as a two-game series hosting No. 12 and 2018 NCAA runner-up Arkansas (March 19-20). LHN adds a dozen Big 12 matchups to ESPN’s overall baseball coverage and the No. 16 Longhorns will appear on ESPN networks a total of 36 times, starting with the Texas Alumni Game on LHN this Saturday featuring Lifetime Longhorn Roger Clemens playing alongside his sons, Kacy and Kody.
  • Longhorn Legend Lives On: The late Augie Garrido will have his bust unveiled outside of UFCU Disch-Falk Field at 11:30 a.m. CT prior to Saturday’s Texas Alumni Game with full coverage of the ceremony on LHN. The winningest coach in college baseball history, Garrido led the Longhorns to two College World Series crowns (2002, 2005), eight trips to the College World Series, seven Big 12 titles, five Big 12 tournament championships and 824 wins spanning 20 seasons in Austin.
  • ESPN App: The network-leading 450+ game schedule for streaming on the ESPN App begins in February, with action surrounding 13 different conferences, including the Big 12.

Studio shows and on-air commentators, as well as a full streaming schedule, will be announced at a later date.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Feb 2 2 p.m. Baseball Alumni Game Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb 22 7:30 p.m. Purdue vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Feb 23 2 p.m. Purdue vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
5:30 p.m. Purdue vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Feb 24 2 p.m. Purdue vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Feb 26 7:30 p.m. Sam Houston State vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Wed, Feb 27 8 p.m. UT San Antonio vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Mar 1 7:30 p.m. No. 1 LSU vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Mar 2 3:30 p.m. No. 1 LSU vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Mar 3 2 p.m. No. 1 LSU vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Mar 5 7:30 p.m. UT Rio Grande Valley vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Mar 12 7:30 p.m. Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Mar 15 7:30 p.m. No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Mar 16 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Mar 17 2 p.m. No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Mar 19 7:30 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Wed, Mar 20 7:30 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Mar 23 8:30 p.m. No. 16 Texas vs. No. 17 TCU ESPNU
Fri, Mar 29 8 p.m. Xavier vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Mar 30 6:30 p.m. Xavier vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Mar 31 1 p.m. Xavier vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Apr 5 9 p.m. No. 16 Texas vs. No. 18 Baylor ESPNU
Tue, Apr 9 7:30 p.m. Rice vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, Apr 12 7:30 p.m. Kansas State vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Apr 13 2 p.m. Kansas State vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Apr 14 2 p.m. Kansas State vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, Apr 16 7:30 p.m. Lamar vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Apr 20 4 p.m. No. 16 Texas vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State ESPNU
Fri, Apr 26 7:30 p.m. West Virginia vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, Apr 27 3:30 p.m. West Virginia vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sun, Apr 28 1 p.m. West Virginia vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, May 7 7:30 p.m. Texas State vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Tue, May 14 7:30 p.m. Incarnate Word vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Thu, May 16 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Fri, May 17 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network
Sat, May 18 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma vs. No. 16 Texas Longhorn Network

 

*Rankings based on USA Today Coaches Poll as of January 24