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SEC Game of the Week to be Broadcast on ESPNU

Updated at 4:32 PM Eastern on November 24th 2010

ESPN announced this via a press release on Wednesday afternoon. Here is the complete schedule:

Date Time Game
Apr 7 7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee
Apr 14 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama
Apr 21 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn
Apr 28 7:30 p.m. Kentucky at LSU
May 5 7:30 p.m. Florida at Arkansas
May 12 7:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Ole Miss
May 19 7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Georgia


Original post:

Ole Miss Athletic Director Pat Boone posted multiple tweets on Tuesday afternoon announcing an SEC Baseball Game of the Week on Thursday nights. The tweets posted stated that the SEC will have seven games broadcast on ESPNU with Ole Miss hosting Mississippi State for one of them and heading on the road to face Auburn in the Rebels other appearance. You can check out his tweets below. 12:30pm November 23rd from @PeteBoone

There will be 7 Thursday night SEC baseball games on ESPN this spring. OleMiss with 2.

1:42pm November 23rd from @PeteBoone

Thur night are Ole Miss at Auburn and MS at Ole Miss

2:22pm November 23rd from @PeteBoone

Games run Thur thr Sat. Shd be a great atmophere. Sundays have some of the smaller crowds

2:29pm November 23rd from @PeteBoone

Thurs night is a big commitment from espn. National coverage for sec baseball

3:18pm November 23rd from @PeteBoone

The Thursday night starts will conclude on Sat. Very little additional missed classes. Our baseball team has a very good APR

This is a huge move by ESPN to give the SEC a national game of the week for seven weeks during the conference season. We can only hope that other conferences across the country get similar deals with big time national networks in the coming years. There is no other sports network right now in the same category as ESPN so no conference can be as good as the TV contract that the SEC will have this upcoming season.

  • NECBLfan

    This should be great. Now if only we can see the ACC on national TV…

    • http://collegebaseballdaily.com Brian Foley

      This contract is with the SEC maybe the ACC will step up their game.