COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M was selected for eight of the games in the 2013 SEC Baseball television package the league announced on Friday.
The entire broadcast package 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 Aggies had previously been announced for two games as part of the Thursday Night Baseball package for ESPN, including a road game on March 28 at South Carolina and a home game on May 9 against LSU.
Texas A&M will have four home games as part of the package. All three games against LSU will be on TV. In addition to the Thursday night game, the Aggies will play the Tigers on CSS on May 10 and ESPN on May 11. A&M will host Mississippi State on Fox Sports Net on April 13.
In addition to the road game at South Carolina, Aggies will be featured at Ole Miss on ESPNU (March 23) and at Arkansas on ESPNU (April 20) and ESPN2 (April 21).
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.
ESPNU’s Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week will begin Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET and run eight weeks through May 16. The first Thursday night game will feature Texas A&M at South Carolina. The weekly telecast will feature a live 30-minute pregame show from ESPNU studios at 7 p.m. ET, focusing on baseball news and updates from around the league. ESPN networks will air 27 SEC baseball broadcasts this season, all of which will broadcast nationally.
All games on ESPN platforms will be broadcast in high definition.
2013 SEC Baseball Television Schedule Featuring Texas A&M
All Times Central
Saturday, March 23 Texas A&M at Ole Miss 7:30 pm ESPNU
Thursday, March 28 Texas A&M at South Carolina 6:30 pm ESPNU
Saturday, April 13 Mississippi State at Texas A&M 12:30 pm FSN
Saturday, April 20 Texas A&M at Arkansas 7:30 pm ESPNU
Sunday, April 21 Texas A&M at Arkansas 1 pm ESPN2
Thursday, May 9 LSU at Texas A&M 8 pm ESPNU
Friday, May 10 LSU at Texas A&M 6:30 pm CSS
Saturday, May 11 LSU at Texas A&M 8 pm ESPN