Feb. 1, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee baseball will be featured on national television at least six times during the upcoming 2013 campaign, including two appearances on ESPNU, the Southeastern Conference office announced Friday.
Of the Vols' six televised games, five will be at home in the friendly confines of Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The only road contest will be UT's first as it will open its TV slate in Nashville against Vanderbilt at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 30, on Comcast Sports Southeast. Tennessee will again play on CSS on Saturday, May 4, when it hosts Georgia at 7 p.m.
The Big Orange will be featured on ESPNU twice this season, starting with a 2 p.m. showdown against Ole Miss on Sunday, April 21. Just two weeks later, the Vols will again play on ESPNU when they close out a three-game series against Georgia on Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m.
UT will also play on FOX Sports Net twice this season, taking on South Carolina at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and closing out the 2013 regular season on Saturday, May 18 versus SEC newcomer Texas A&M at 1 p.m.
The entire SEC package, its fourth under the league's 15-year agreement with ESPN, will include over 70 contests. In addition, all games from the 2013 SEC Tournament will continue to be televised, with the championship game airing again nationally on ESPN2. The semifinals will also air nationally for the first time, which will be broadcast on ESPNEWS.
The package is derived from broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, Fox Sports and CSS. In addition, WatchESPN/ESPN3 will also stream most contests live online.
"Both the success and popularity of baseball in our conference continue to grow," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "We are pleased to be able to offer an increased amount of television coverage of SEC Baseball to our teams and to our fans. This continues to move our baseball exposure to new levels and to a national audience."
SEC schools maintain the rights to air additional games not included in the SEC package with various television outlets, including official SEC regional television outlets. More than 60 additional games will be broadcast via those means, bringing the total number of SEC baseball games broadcast in 2013 to over 130.
All games on ESPN platforms will be broadcast in high definition.
Tennessee will open the 2013 season on the road with a four-game series against UNLV in Las Vegas, Feb. 15-17. The Vols will then kick off their home slate with three games against perennial power Arizona State, Feb. 22-24 in Knoxville. SEC play will begin March 15-17 when the Orange and White travels to take on Alabama.
2013 TENNESSEE BASEBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Sat. March 30 - Tennessee @ Vanderbilt - 7 p.m. ET (CSS)
Sat. April 6 - South Carolina @ Tennessee - 12:30 (FSN)
Sun. April 21 - Ole Miss @ Tennessee - 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sat. May 4 - Georgia @ Tennessee - 7 p.m. (CSS)
Sun. May 5 - Georgia @ Tennessee - 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
Sat. May 18 - Texas A&M @ Tennessee - 1 p.m. (FSN)
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