College football is three-quarters complete and basketball tips off Friday but planning for the college baseball season is already underway. ESPNU’s third annual Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week is the first set of games to be scheduled. The weekly series will begin March 28 and continue every Thursday through May 16.
The series will begin with Texas A&M, playing its first season in the SEC, at South Carolina. South Carolina, winners of two of the past three College World Series’, defeated Texas A&M in the 2011 College World Series which was the only previous matchup between the teams.
-- Multiple appearances by South Carolina, winners of the 2010 and 2011 College World Series and a participant in last year’s best-of-three Championship Series.
-- Games involving all three participating teams in last year’s NCAA Division I Baseball Championship: South Carolina, Arkansas and Florida.
-- Telecasts of six teams that were ranked in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll: No. 2 South Carolina, No. 3 Arkansas, No. 6 Florida, No. 11 LSU, No. 18 Texas A&M and No. 19 Kentucky.
Overall, ESPN will provide coverage of more than 150 regular-season and championship games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3, concluding with extensive action of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship and the entire College World Series. Additional games are to be announced.
Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 28 7:30 pm Texas A&M at South Carolina ESPNU
April 4 8 pm Arkansas at Alabama ESPNU
April 11 7:30 pm South Carolina at Florida ESPNU
April 18 7:30 pm Auburn at Mississippi State ESPNU
April 25 7:30 pm Kentucky at Ole Miss ESPNU
May 2 7:30 pm Florida at LSU ESPNU
May 9 9 pm LSU at Texas A&M ESPNU
May 16 7:30 pm Wildcard Selection ESPN3