Jan. 29, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee softball team is slated to have three regular season games televised on the ESPN family of networks, as announced by ESPN on Tuesday.
ESPN networks will present the largest schedule of college softball to date, beginning with the matchup between No. 6/5 Tennessee and No. 14/15 Florida on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m. ET on ESPNU. The game has been moved up after originally being scheduled at 1 p.m.
Tennessee's home game against No. 17/17 Texas A&M on Saturday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. ET will be shown on ESPNU. That game has been moved to 6:30 p.m. from its original time of 2:30 p.m. The Lady Vols' game at No. 8/7 Missouri on May 4 has been moved 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Stay tuned for Tennessee's full TV broadcast schedule in the coming days.
The 2013 SEC Championship will be shown in its entirety on the ESPN networks from May 8-11. The play-in games, quarterfinals and semifinals will be on ESPNU on May 8-10. The SEC Championship will be broadcast on ESPN2 on May 11 at 8 p.m.
In all, the ESPN networks will broadcast 44 softball games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, featuring 19 teams in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25, including 13 conference tournament matchups.
The ESPN schedule is highlighted by a record 15 games matching ranked opponents and 25 games with a ranked team, based on the ESPN.com/USA Softball Pre-season Top 25 released today. Nine conferences are represented in the schedule, which is capped off with six conference championship games.
ESPN's returning line-up of college softball analysts includes Garland Cooper, Jennie Finch, Cheri Kempf, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, and Amanda Scarborough with Beth Mowins, Pam Ward, Cara Capuano, Joe Davis, Holly Rowe and Adam Amin on deck bringing the play-by-play each week.