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2012 SEC Television Schedule Announced

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference has announced its official 2012 SEC Baseball television schedule, the third under the league’s 15-year agreement with ESPN. The entire package will include 66 broadcasts in 2012. In addition, all games from the 2012 SEC Tournament will continue to be televised, with the championship game airing again nationally on ESPN2.

“The success and popularity of baseball in our conference is at an all-time high,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “We are proud to be able to offer this amount of television coverage to both our teams and our fans.”

The television package is derived from broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN, SportSouth and CSS. In addition, ESPN3 will also stream most broadcasts live online.

“This package continues to move our baseball exposure to new levels,” SEC Consultant for Television Larry Templeton stated. “Fans of SEC Baseball will be able to follow the season like never before.”

SEC schools maintain the rights to air additional games not included in the official SEC package with various television outlets, including official SEC television partners. More than 50-60 additional games are set to be broadcast, bringing the total number of SEC baseball games broadcast in 2012 to 120 games or more.

ESPNU’s previously announced Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week will begin Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET and run eight weeks through May 17. The first Thursday night game will feature No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 South Carolina in a rematch of last season’s College World Series Finals. The weekly game will feature a live 30-minute pregame show from ESPNU studios at 7 p.m. ET each week, focusing on baseball news and updates from around the league. ESPN networks will air 18 SEC baseball broadcasts this season.

All games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be broadcast in high definition.

The 2012 SEC regular season begins Friday, February 17, with conference play set to begin Friday, March 16. The SEC Tournament will be played at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., May 22-27.

2012 SEC Baseball TV Schedule

Date Game Time Network
March 6 Alabama vs. Auburn (Montgomery, Ala.) 8:00 p.m. CSS
March 16 South Carolina at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS
March 17 Vanderbilt at Florida 1:00 p.m. CSS
March 17 Alabama at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. CSS
March 17 Mississippi State at LSU 7:00 p.m. CSS
March 22 Florida at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
March 23 Florida at South Carolina 7:00 p.m. CSS
March 24 Florida at South Carolina 1:00 p.m. CSS
March 25 Arkansas at Mississippi State 1:00 p.m. SPSO
March 30 Arkansas at LSU 8:00 p.m. CSS
March 31 Arkansas at LSU 8:00 p.m. ESPNU
March 31 Kentucky at Georgia 4:00 p.m. FSSO
March 31 Alabama at Tennessee 1:00 p.m. CSS
March 31 South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4:00 p.m. CSS
April 5 LSU at Florida 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
April 6 Auburn at Alabama 8:00 p.m. FSSO
April 7 Tennessee at South Carolina 8:00 p.m. ESPNU
April 7 Auburn at Alabama 4:00 p.m. CSS
April 12 Ole Miss at Georgia 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
April 13 Auburn at Vanderbilt 7:00 p.m. CSS
April 14 Florida at Tennessee 3:00 p.m. SPSO
April 15 Alabama at LSU 1:00 p.m. ESPN2
April 17 Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State (Pearl, Miss.) 7:30 p.m. CSS
April 19 Tennessee at Mississippi State 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
April 20 Georgia at Florida 7:30 p.m. CSS
April 21 South Carolina at Auburn 4:00 p.m. SPSO
April 21 Georgia at Florida 8:00 p.m. CSS
April 22 Georgia at Florida 3:00 p.m. ESPN2
April 26 Alabama at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
April 27 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 8:00 p.m. SPSO
April 28 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 3:00 p.m. SPSO
April 28 Georgia at LSU 7:30 p.m. CSS
April 29 Georgia at LSU 2:00 p.m. ESPN2
April 29 Arkansas at Florida 3:30 p.m. ESPN
April 29 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 2:30 p.m. CSS
May 3 Florida at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
May 4 South Carolina at Arkansas 8:00 p.m. ESPNU
May 4 Auburn at Georgia 7:00 p.m. SPSO
May 4 Florida at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS
May 5 South Carolina at Arkansas 1:00 p.m. ESPN2
May 5 LSU at Ole Miss 3:00 p.m. SPSO
May 5 Vanderbilt at Tennessee 1:00 p.m. CSS
May 10 Auburn at Arkansas 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
May 11 SEC Wildcard Game 7:00 p.m. CSS
May 12 Vanderbilt at LSU 8:00 p.m. SPSO
May 13 Vanderbilt at LSU 2:00 p.m. SPSO
May 17 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
May 18 Kentucky at Mississippi State 8:00 p.m. SPSO
May 19 SEC Wildcard Game 1:00 p.m. ESPNU
May 22 SEC Tournament – Game 1 10:30 a.m. SPSO
May 22 SEC Tournament – Game 2 TBD SPSO
May 22 SEC Tournament – Game 3 5:30 p.m. CSS
May 22 SEC Tournament – Game 4 TBD CSS
May 23 SEC Tournament – Game 5 10:30 a.m. SPSO
May 23 SEC Tournament – Game 6 TBD SPSO
May 23 SEC Tournament – Game 7 5:30 p.m. CSS
May 23 SEC Tournament – Game 8 TBD CSS
May 24 SEC Tournament – Game 9 10:30 a.m. SPSO
May 24 SEC Tournament – Game 10 TBD SPSO
May 24 SEC Tournament – Game 11 5:30 p.m. CSS
May 24 SEC Tournament – Game 12 TBD CSS
May 25 SEC Tournament – Game 13 4:00 p.m. CSS
May 25 SEC Tournament – Game 14 TBD CSS
May 26 SEC Tournament – Game 15 1:00 p.m. CSS
May 26 SEC Tournament – Game 16 TBD CSS
May 27 SEC Tournament – Game 17 3:30 p.m. ESPN2

All Times Eastern
FSSO – Includes FOX Sports South, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Houston
SPSO – Includes SportSouth, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports South in Kentucky
CSS – Includes Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast, CST (Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida), Brighthouse Sports Network (Florida), Time Warner Cable (Carolinas), Insight Cable (Kentucky)
Wildcard games to be selected in the weeks prior to event.
Regular season games on ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU, as well as all games from the SEC Tournament, available in high definition.
Most games will be streamed live on ESPN3