ESPN announces its NCAA Div. I softball schedule

More than 650 games available across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra, and the ESPN APP

SEC Network: First pitch of a jam-packed schedule of more than 50 games is Tues, March 6, when Ole Miss hosts Boston College in Oxford, Miss. Later that same week, conference play will be in full swing for “All Softball Weekend,” eight SEC match-ups across two days (March 10-11). All eight games feature an appearance by a member of the Top 25, with six of the eight games see ranked opponents facing off. Among the many highlights on the network this season, Bases Loaded—a three-hour special presentation featuring all 12 SEC teams—returns on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. ET.

Longhorn Network: The home of the Longhorns will carry every regular season home game and feature a slate of 40 games total including appearances by ranked teams No. 5 Washington, No. 7 Arizona and No. 16 Michigan. The Longhorns face the Huskies early in the season (February 21), the Wolverines as part of the Texas Invitational (February 23-25) and the Wildcats in a regular season series (March 2-4). The schedule kicks off with the Texas Classic (February 9-11).

SEC Network +: More than 250 games will be available this season. The SEC has nine schools in the preseason Top 25—the most of any conference—including No. 2 Florida, No. 8 LSU, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 10 Alabama, No. 11 Tennessee, No. 13 Kentucky, No. 14 Auburn, No. 15 Ole Miss, and No. 25 Georgia.

ACC Network Extra: More than 220 games, featuring all 11 schools, will be available to stream via the ESPN App. The schedule is highlighted by 20 appearances of No. 6 Florida State. ACC Network Extra’s schedule will continue to be updated throughout the season.

ESPN App: All televised games, as well as SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra, will be available via the ESPN App. ESPN’s industry leading schedule features games from 19 conferences including—ACC, American, ASUN, American East, Big 12, Big South, Big Ten, Big West, Horizon League, Ivy, MEAC, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Pac-12, SEC, Southland, Sun Belt, SWAC and Western Athletic.

Conference Championships: Wrapping up the regular season schedule again this year is a triple header of conference championships airing on ESPN and ESPN2 (May 12)—American, ACC and SEC. The first and second rounds of the SEC tournament will air on SEC Network and the semifinals will air on ESPNU. Early rounds of the ACC tournament will be available on ACC Network Extra. A full schedule of post-season play, including additional conferences, will be available at a later date.

NCAA Division I Softball Championship: ESPN continues as the home of the postseason beginning with the selection show on Sunday, May 13 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU. Complete details for coverage of Regionals, Super Regionals and the Women’s College World Series will be available in the coming months.

Date
Time
Game
Network

Fri, Feb 9

5:30 p.m.
Incarnate Word at Texas
LHN

8 p.m.
Wisconsin at Texas
LHN

Sat, Feb 10
2 p.m.
Colorado State at Texas
LHN

4:30 p.m.
Wisconsin at Texas
LHN

Sun, Feb 11
11 a.m.
Colorado State vs. Wisconsin
LHN

1:30 p.m.
Incarnate Word at Texas
LHN

Wed, Feb 21
6 p.m.
No. 5 Washington at Texas
LHN

Fri, Feb 23
10 a.m.
Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech
LHN

12:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech vs. No. 16 Michigan
LHN

3 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Wichita State
LHN

6 p.m.
No. 16 Michigan at Texas
LHN

8:30 p.m.
Wichita State at Texas
LHN

Sat, Feb 24
10:30 a.m.
No. 16 Michigan vs. Virginia Tech
LHN

4 p.m.
Virginia Tech at Texas
LHN

6:30 p.m.
Ohio State at Texas
LHN

9 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Wichita State
LHN

Sun, Feb 25

Noon
Virginia Tech vs. Wichita State
LHN

2:30 p.m.
No. 16 Michigan at Texas
LHN

Wed, Feb 28
7 p.m.
TAMU CC at Texas
LHN

Fri, Mar 2

5:30 p.m.
No. 7 Arizona at Texas
LHN

Sat, Mar 3

Noon
No. 7 Arizona at Texas
LHN

Sun, Mar 4

Noon
No. 7 Arizona at Texas
LHN

Tues, Mar 6

7 p.m.
Boston College at No. 15 Ole Miss
SEC Network

Sat, Mar 10

1 p.m.
Arkansas at No. 25 Georgia
SEC Network

3:30 p.m.
No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 9 Texas A&M
SEC Network

6 p.m.
No. 13 Kentucky at No. 2 Florida
SEC Network

8:30 p.m.
No. 14 Auburn at No. 8 LSU
SEC Network

Sun, Mar 11

Noon
No. 13 Kentucky at No. 2 Florida
SEC Network

2 p.m.
No. 15 Ole Miss at No. 9 Texas A&M
SEC Network

5 p.m.
No. 14 Auburn at No. 8 LSU
ESPN2

6 p.m.
Arkansas at No. 25 Georgia
ESPNU

Mon, Mar 12

7 p.m.
Arkansas at No. 25 Georgia
SEC Network

Tue, Mar 13

6 p.m.
Texas at South Carolina
SEC Network

Wed, Mar 14

7 p.m.
Indiana at No. 13 Kentucky
SEC Network

Sat, Mar 17

Noon
No. 8 LSU at No. 13 Kentucky
SEC Network

5 p.m.
Mississippi State at Missouri
SEC Network

8 p.m.
No. 10 Alabama at No. 14 Auburn
ESPNU

Sun, Mar 18

1 p.m.
Mississippi State at Missouri
SEC Network

4:30 p.m.
No. 8 LSU at No. 13 Kentucky
ESPNU

6 p.m.
No. 10 Alabama at No. 14 Auburn
SEC Network

Mon, Mar 19
7 p.m.
No. 8 LSU at No. 13 Kentucky
SEC Network

Wed, Mar 21

7 p.m.
Central Arkansas at Mississippi State
SEC Network

7 p.m.
Texas State at Texas
LHN

Fri, Mar 23

5:30 p.m.
Kansas at Texas
LHN

Sat, Mar 24

1 p.m.
Kansas at Texas
LHN

2 p.m.
North Carolina at Notre Dame
ESPNU

3 p.m.
No. 11 Tennessee at South Carolina
ESPN2

5 p.m.
No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida
ESPN2

8 p.m.
No. 13 Kentucky at No. 14 Auburn
SEC Network

Sun, Mar 25

Noon
Kansas at Texas
LHN

2 p.m.
North Carolina at Notre Dame
ESPNU

7 p.m.
No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida
ESPN2

Mon, Mar 26

7 p.m.
No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida
SEC Network

Tue, Mar 27

7 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin at Texas
LHN

Wed, Mar 28

7 p.m.
Furman at South Carolina
SEC Network

Sat, Mar 31

5 p.m.
No. 10 Alabama at No. 13 Kentucky
ESPN2

No. 25 Georgia at No. 11 Tennessee
SEC Network

7 p.m.
No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor
ESPN

Sun, April 1

Noon
South Carolina at No. 9 Texas A&M
ESPNU

6 p.m.
No. 25 Georgia at No. 11 Tennessee
SEC Network

Mon, April 2

7 p.m.
No. 25 Georgia at No. 11 Tennessee
SEC Network

Wed, April 4

7 p.m.
Louisville at No. 13 Kentucky
SEC Network

7 p.m.
UTSA at Texas
LHN

Fri, April 6

4:30 p.m.
North Carolina A&T at Florida A&M
ESPNU

6:30 p.m.
No. 11 Tennessee at No. 14 Auburn
ESPNU

8:30 p.m.
Texas A&M at Mississippi State
ESPNU

Sat, April 7

Noon
Samford at Texas
LHN

1 p.m.
No. 2 Florida at No. 10 Alabama
ESPN2

2:30 p.m.
Samford at Texas
LHN

3 p.m.
No. 7 Arizona at No. 3 Oregon
ESPN2

No. 11 Tennessee at No. 14 Auburn
ESPN2

6 p.m.
Missouri at No. 25 Georgia
ESPNU

Sun, April 8

Noon
Samford at Texas
LHN

3 p.m.
No. 2 Florida at No. 10 Alabama
ESPN2

No. 9 Texas A&M at Mississippi State
SEC Network

5 p.m.
Liberty at Longwood
ESPNU

Mon, April 9

7 p.m.
No. 2 Florida at No 10 Alabama
SEC Network

Wed, April 11

6 p.m.
Michigan State at No. 16 Michigan
ESPNU

8 p.m.
No. 2 Florida at No. 6 Florida State
ESPN2

Fri, Apr 13

6 p.m.
No. 8 LSU at No. 11 Tennessee
ESPNU

8 p.m.
Texas Tech at Texas
LHN

10:30 p.m.
No. 4 UCLA at No. 7 Arizona
ESPNU

Sat, Apr 14

Noon
No. 10 Alabama at Arkansas
ESPNU

1 p.m.
No. 8 LSU at No. 11 Tennessee
ESPN2

2 p.m.
Texas Tech at Texas
LHN

3 p.m.
No. 13 Kentucky at No. 9 Texas A&M
ESPN2

Sun, Apr 15

Noon
Rutgers at No. 16 Michigan
ESPNU

Noon
Texas Tech at Texas
LHN

3 p.m.
No. 13 Kentucky at No. 9 Texas A&M
SEC Network

7 p.m.
Mississippi State at No. 15 Ole Miss
ESPN2

Mon, Apr 16

7 p.m.
NC State at North Carolina
ESPNU

Mississippi State at No. 15 Ole Miss
SEC Network

Tue, Apr 17

5:30 p.m.
No. 12 Baylor at Texas
LHN

Wed, Apr 18

7 p.m.
Southern Miss at No. 10 Alabama
SEC Network

Fri, Apr 20

5:30 p.m.
Missouri at South Carolina
SEC Network

5:30 p.m.
No. 21 OSU at Texas
LHN

Sat, Apr 21

Noon
Missouri at South Carolina
SEC Network

2 p.m.
No. 21 OSU at Texas
LHN

9:30 p.m.
No. 5 Washington at No. 4 UCLA
ESPNU

Sun, Apr 22

Noon
No. 20 Tulsa at Houston
ESPNU

Noon
No. 21 OSU at Texas
LHN

3 p.m.
No. 11 Tennessee at No. 10 Alabama
ESPN2

4 p.m.
Nebraska at No. 18 Minnesota
ESPNU

5 p.m.
No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 8 LSU
SEC Network

Mon, April 23

7 p.m.
Louisville at No. 6 Florida State
ESPNU

No. 11 Tennessee at No. 10 Alabama
SEC Network

Wed, April 25

7 p.m.
Texas Southern at Texas
LHN

Fri, April 27

5:30 p.m.
No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida
SEC Network

Sat, April 28

Noon
No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida
ESPN2

Mississippi State at South Carolina
SEC Network

2 p.m.
Texas at No. 1 Oklahoma
ESPN2

No. 14 Auburn at No. 9 Texas A&M
SEC Network

4 p.m.
No. 3 Oregon at No. 5 Washington
ESPN2

No. 15 Ole Miss at Arkansas
SEC Network

6 p.m.
No. 10 Alabama at No. 25 Georgia
SEC Network

Sun, April 29

Noon
No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida
ESPN2

2 p.m.
Texas at No. 1 Oklahoma
ESPN2

4 p.m.
No. 3 Oregon at No. 5 Washington
ESPN2

5 p.m.
No. 15 Ole Miss at Arkansas
ESPNU

Mon, April 30

7 p.m.
No. 15 Ole Miss at Arkansas
SEC Network

Wed, May 2

7 p.m.
Incarnate Word at Texas
LHN

Fri, May 4

7 p.m.
Bases Loaded
SEC Network

Sat, May 5

1 p.m.
No. 9 Texas A&M at No. 10 Alabama
SEC Network

3 p.m.
No. 2 Florida at Missouri
SEC Network

7 p.m.
No. 21 OSU at No. 1 Oklahoma
ESPNU

Sun, May 6

2 p.m.
Penn State at No. 18 Minnesota
ESPNU

3 p.m.
No. 2 Florida at Missouri
SEC Network

5 p.m.
Arkansas at No. 8 LSU
SEC Network

Wed, May 9

Noon
SEC Tournament – First Round
SEC Network

2:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament – First Round
SEC Network

5 p.m.
SEC Tournament – First Round
SEC Network

7:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament – First Round
SEC Network

Thu, May 10

Noon
SEC Tournament – Second Round
SEC Network

2:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament – Second Round
SEC Network

5 p.m.
SEC Tournament – Second Round
SEC Network

7:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament – Second Round
SEC Network

Fri, May 11

3 p.m.
SEC Softball Semifinal
ESPNU

5:30 p.m.
SEC Softball Semifinal
ESPNU

10:30 p.m.
UC Riverside at CSU Fullerton
ESPNU

Sat, May 12

Noon
American Softball Championship
ESPN2

Noon
ACC Softball Championship
ESPN

8 p.m.
SEC Softball Championship
ESPN

Source- ESPN Communications

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