College Softball

It’s Championship Week for College Softball on ESPN

The conference championships are underway in the NCAA Division 1 softball ranks.  Here is the schedule of games on the networks of ESPN, along with announcer assignments:

Date Time (ET) Conference Championship Network
Wed, May 8 4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament: Texas A&M vs. Alabama
Pam Ward & Michele Smith
ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament: South Carolina vs. Kentucky
Pam Ward & Michele Smith
ESPNU
Thu, May 9 11 a.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. Florida
Pam Ward, Michele Smith & Holly Rowe
ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal: Georgia vs. LSU
Pam Ward, Michele Smith & Holly Rowe
ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal: Arkansas vs. Missouri
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza & Holly Rowe
ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal: TBD vs. Tennessee
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza & Holly Rowe
ESPN
Fri, May 10 3 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal #1
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith & Holly Rowe
ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal #2
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith & Holly Rowe
ESPNU
Sat, May 11 1 p.m. Southern Softball Championship ESPN3
  1 p.m. Atlantic Sun Softball Championship ESPN3
  2 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Softball Championship* ESPN3
  3 p.m. Southland Softball Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. Sun Belt Softball Championship ESPN3
  4 p.m. BIG EAST Softball Championship
Joe Davis & Cheri Kempf
ESPN2
  6 p.m. Missouri Valley Softball Championship ESPN3
  6 p.m. ACC Softball Championship
Adam Amin & Jennie Finch
ESPN2
  8 p.m. SEC Softball Championship
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith & Holly Rowe
ESPN2
  10 p.m. SWAC Softball Championship**
Melissa Lee & Garland Cooper
ESPNU
Sun, May 12 Noon Big South Championship
Cara Capuano & Amanda Scarborough
ESPNU

College Baseball and Softball this Week on ESPN

ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will feature a full slate of college baseball and softball games this week.

Here is the baseball schedule:

Date

Time

Matchup

Network

Thu, April 11

7:30 p.m.

No. 8 South Carolina at Florida

ESPNU

Fri, April 12

6 p.m.

Duke at No. 7 Florida State

ESPN3

 

6 p.m.

Longwood at Campbell

ESPN3

 

7 p.m.

No. 5 Virginia at No. 17 Georgia Tech

ESPN3

Sat, April 13

4 p.m.

No. 8 South Carolina at Florida

ESPN2

5 p.m.

Missouri at No. 3 Vanderbilt

ESPNU

Here is the softball schedule:

Date Time Games Network
Thu, April 11 11 p.m. No. 4 California at No. 15 UCLA ESPN2
Fri, April 12 8 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sat, April 13 1 p.m. No. 3 Florida at No. 20 Kentucky ESPNU
3:30 p.m. No. 13 LSU at No.10 Texas A&M ESPN
10 p.m. No. 15 Washington at No. 2 Arizona State ESPN2
Sun, April 14 3 p.m. Arkansas at No. 6 Missouri ESPNU
Mon, April 15 7 p.m. Virginia at Florida State ESPNU

BTN’s Coverage of College Baseball and Softball

The Big Ten Network (BTN) has released its slate of 220 men’s baseball and women’s softball games it will air this spring.  BTN will air at least 84 conference matchups, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, which will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Here is the schedule of men’s baseball, available on BTN and BTN2Go:

DATE

TIME

MATCH-UP

LOCATION

Sunday, March 24 NOON Penn State @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, March 26 7 PM Louisville @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Friday, March 29 7:30 PM Northwestern @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Sunday, April 7 2 PM Ohio State @ Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 9 7 PM Kent State @ Penn State University Park, PA
Thursday, April 11 7 PM Michigan State @ Lansing Lugnuts Lansing, MI
Sunday, April 14 NOON Penn State @ Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, April 14 3 PM Purdue @ Illinois Champaign, IL
Tuesday, April 16 7:30 PM Arkansas @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Friday, April 19 7 PM Nebraska @ Purdue West Lafayette, IN
Sunday, April 21 NOON Illinois @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Friday, April 26 7 PM Minnesota @ Iowa Iowa City, IA
Sunday, April 28 NOON Purdue @ Michigan State East Lansing, MI
Saturday, May 4 7 PM Indiana @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Tuesday, May 7 7 PM Georgia Tech @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Friday, May 10 7 PM Oregon @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
Wednesday, May 22 NOON Game #1 vs. Game #1 Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, May 22 3:30 PM Game #2 vs. Game #2 Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, May 23 NOON Game #3 vs. Game #3 Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, May 23 3:30 PM Game #4 vs. Game #4 Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, May 23 7 PM Game #5 vs. Game #5 Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 24 NOON Game #6 vs. Game #6 Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 24 3:30 PM Game #7 vs. Game #7 Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 24 7 PM Semifinal #1 vs. Semifinal #1 Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, May 25 3:30 PM Semifinal #2 vs. Semifinal #2 Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, May 25 7 PM Championship vs. Championship Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, May 26 NOON Championship [If Nec] vs. Championship [If Nec] Minneapolis, MN

Here is the women’s softball schedule on BTN and BTN2Go:

DATE

TIME

MATCH-UP

LOCATION

Thursday, March 28 6 PM Northwestern @ Wisconsin Madison, WI
Thursday, March 28 8 PM Northwestern @ Wisconsin Madison, WI
Saturday, March 30 NOON Ohio State @ Purdue West Lafayette, IN
Sunday, March 31 1 PM Minnesota @ Northwestern Evanston, IL
Sunday, March 31 3 PM Nebraska @ Illinois Champaign, IL
Wednesday, April 10 5 PM Minnesota @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Wednesday, April 10 7:30 PM Minnesota @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Tuesday April 16 2 PM Michigan @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, April 16 4:30 PM Michigan @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Wednesday, April 17 5 PM Purdue @ Penn State University Park, PA
Wednesday, April 17 7:30 PM Purdue @ Penn State University Park, PA
Sunday, April 21 3 PM Iowa @ Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday, April 23 4 PM Illinois @ Iowa Iowa City, IA
Tuesday, April 23 6:30 PM Illinois @ Iowa Iowa City, IA
Wednesday, April 24 4 PM Michigan State @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Wednesday, April 24 6:30 PM Michigan State @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Saturday, April 27 2 PM Michigan @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Sunday, April 28 3 PM Michigan @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
Saturday, May 11 3 PM Semifinal #1 vs. Semifinal #1 Lincoln, NE
Saturday, May 11 5:30 PM Semifinal #2 vs. Semifinal #2 Lincoln, NE
Sunday, May 12 1 PM Championship vs. Championship Lincoln, NE

ESPN’s Coverage of College Softball

The networks of ESPN are set to televise 44 college softball games this spring.  Games will be telecast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU featuring 19 teams in the Top 25, including 13 conference tournament matchups.

ESPN will also once again be the home of the NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals and the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

Beth Mowins, Pam Ward, Cara Capuano, Joe Davis, Holly Rowe and Adam Amin will handle the play-by-play each week. Analysts include Garland Cooper, Jennie Finch, Cheri Kempf, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, and Amanda Scarborough.

Here is the ESPN college softball schedule, which begins on March 16th:

Date Time Matchup Network
Sat, March 16 11 a.m. # 5 Tennessee at # 15 Florida ESPNU
Sat, March 23 6:30 p.m. #17 Texas A&M at #5 Tennessee ESPNU
Sun, March 24 3 p.m. Auburn at # 1 Alabama ESPNU
Fri, April 5 9 p.m. #7 Missouri at #1 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, April 6 3 p.m. #7 Missouri at #1 Alabama ESPNU
Mon, April 7 3 p.m. #22* Baylor at #2 Oklahoma ESPN
Thu, April 11 11 p.m. #3 California at #19 UCLA ESPN2
Fri, April 12 8 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sat, April 13 1 p.m. #15 Florida at Kentucky ESPNU
  3:30 p.m. #12 LSU at #17 Texas A&M ESPN
  10 p.m. #16 Washington at #4 Arizona State ESPN2
Sun, April 14 3 p.m. Arkansas at #7 Missouri ESPNU
Mon, April 15 7 p.m. Virginia at #24 Florida State ESPNU
Wed, April 17 4 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Long Beach State ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Long Beach State ESPNU
Thu, April 18 10 p.m. #19 UCLA at #14 Arizona ESPN2
Fri, April 19 8 p.m. #19 UCLA at #14 Arizona ESPNU
Sat, April 20 Noon #24 Florida State at Virginia Tech ESPNU
  6 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn ESPNU
Mon, April 22 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at #21 UNC ESPNU
Thu, April 25 8 p.m. #1 Alabama at #12 LSU ESPN2
Fri, April 26 10 p.m. #3 California at #4 Arizona State ESPNU
Sat, April 27 Noon #8 Georgia at #15 Florida ESPNU
Mon, April 29 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia ESPNU
Thu, May 2 8 p.m. Texas Tech at #22* Baylor ESPN2
Sat, May 4 4 p.m. #18 Louisville at Notre Dame ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. #18 Louisville at Notre Dame ESPNU
  7:30 p.m. #5 Tennessee at #7 Missouri ESPN
Sun, May 5 1 p.m. #9 Texas at Oklahoma State ESPN
  3 p.m. #12 LSU at #8 Georgia ESPN

Conference Championship Play:

Date Time (ET) Conference Championship Time
Wed, May 8 4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Play-In Game #1 ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Play-In Game #2 ESPNU
Thu, May 9 11 a.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #1 ESPNU
  1:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #2 ESPNU
  4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #3 ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Quarterfinal #4 ESPNU
Fri, May 10 3 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal #1 ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal #2 ESPNU
Sat, May 11 4 p.m. BIG EAST Softball Championship ESPN2
  6 p.m. ACC Softball Championship ESPN2
  8 p.m. SEC Softball Championship ESPN2
  10 p.m. SWAC Softball Championship** ESPNU
Sun, May 12 Noon Big South Championship ESPNU

noteone MEAC game will be added to this comprehensive schedule at a later date

*tied for No. 22 in the USA Softball Rankings

**live on ESPN3 at 3 p.m.; tape-delayed on ESPNU

Additional ESPN3 games will be announced a later date.