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ESPN's softball slate features 50 games on SEC Network

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More NCAA Division I Softball than ever will be available this spring on ESPN Networks and ESPN+. ESPN continues to increase its commitment to the sport with more than 125 televised games, more than 1,000 available digitally and the addition of ESPN Events' inaugural St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational Presented by Wilson.

Games will be available on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, SEC Network+, and ESPN+, the premium direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) and ESPN. All matchups will also be accessible via the ESPN App.

Must-Watch Matchups

  • No. 5 Florida at No. 10 LSU (March 17-18)
  • No. 12 Arkansas at No. 8 Tennessee (March 22-24)
  • No. 10 LSU at No. 7 Georgia (March 24)
  • No. 3 Florida State at No. 5 Florida (April 3)
  • No. 5 Florida at No. 3 Florida State (April 17)
  • No. 7 Georgia at No. 9 South Carolina (April 26-28)

Additional Schedule Highlights:

• ESPN and ESPN2 Schedule Showcases SEC: The SEC will have 13 ranked matchups across ESPN and ESPN2 this season, with nine of the 13 teams appearing.

• SEC Network: SEC Network's 50-game schedule begins in earnest on Sunday, March 10 with a four-game slate: No. 8 Tennessee at No. 5 Florida (noon ET), Missouri at No. 11 Alabama (2 p.m.), No. 10 LSU at No. 20 Texas A&M (4 p.m.) and No. 12 Arkansas at Ole Miss (6 p.m.). Among the highlights on the network this season, Bases Loaded-a three-hour special presentation featuring all 13 SEC teams-returns on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. ET. SEC Network will also carry every early round game of the SEC Tournament with the semifinals airing on ESPNU and the SEC Championship available on ESPN2.

• ESPN App: All televised games are also available via the ESPN App. In addition, more than 1,100 games will be available across SEC Network+, ESPN3 and more. ESPN's industry-leading schedule will represent 20 conferences, including the SEC. Digital schedules will continue to be updated throughout the season.

• St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational Presented by Wilson: In addition to the regular-season slate, ESPN Events will debut its first ever ESPN owned and operated softball event with the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational held at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Fla., February 14-17, 2019. The field is comprised of 16 teams for a total of 39 games, 25 of which will be available across ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and ESPN3. Full details available here.

• NCAA Division I Softball Championship: Once again, ESPN will be the home of the NCAA Division I Softball postseason, kicking things off with the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Complete coverage details for Regionals, Super Regionals and the Women's College World Series will be available as the season progresses.

DATE TIME (ET) GAME NETWORK
Sun, March 10 Noon No. 8 Tennessee at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Sun, March 10 2:00 p.m. Missouri at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
Sun, March 10 4:00 p.m. No. 10 LSU at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network
Sun, March 10  6:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at Ole Miss SEC Network
Mon, March 11 7:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at Ole Miss SEC Network
Sat, March 16 Noon Mississippi State at Kentucky SEC Network
Sat, March 16 5:00 p.m. No. 20 Texas A&M at No. 17 Auburn SEC Network
Sun, March 17 Noon Mississippi State at Kentucky SEC Network
Sun, March 17 5:00 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 10 LSU SEC Network
Mon, March 18 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 10 LSU SEC Network
Wed, March 20  7:00 p.m. No. 23 Minnesota at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Fri, March 22 4:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 8 Tennessee ESPNU
Sat, March 23 6:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 8 Tennessee SEC Network
Sun, March 24 Noon No. 12 Arkansas at No. 8 Tennessee ESPNU
Sun, March 24 2:00 p.m. No. 10 LSU at No. 7 Georgia ESPN
Sun, March 24 6:00 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 9 South Carolina SEC Network
Mon, March 25 7:00 p.m. Ole Miss at No. 9 South Carolina SEC Network
Wed, March 27 5:00 p.m. No. 24 Ohio State at No. 15 Kentucky SEC Network
Sat, March 30 7:00 p.m. No. 9 South Carolina at No. 10 LSU SEC Network
Sun, March 31 2:00 p.m. No. 9 South Carolina at No. 10 LSU ESPNU
Sun, March 31 6:00 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee at Missouri SEC Network
Mon, April 1 7:00 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee at Missouri SEC Network
Tue, April 2 5:00 p.m. Texas Southern at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network
Wed, April 3 7:00 p.m. No. 3 Florida State at No. 5 Florida ESPN2
Sat, April 6 6:00 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 9 South Carolina ESPN
Sat, April 6 6:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Sat, April 6 6:00 p.m. No. 10 LSU at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sun, April 7 1:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 5 Florida ESPN2
Sun, April 7 4:00 p.m. No. 10 LSU at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sun, April 7 6:00 p.m. No. 17 Auburn at No. 8 Tennessee SEC Network
Mon, April 8  7:00 p.m. No. 17 Auburn at No. 8 Tennessee SEC Network
Wed, April 10 7:00 p.m. USF at No. 5 Florida SEC Network
Sat, April 13  Noon No. 7 Georgia at No. 11 Alabama ESPN2
Sun, April 14 2:00 p.m. No. 9 South Carolina at No. 17 Auburn ESPNU
Sun, April 14 7:00 p.m. No. 7 Georgia at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
Mon, April 15 7:00 p.m. No. 7 Georgia at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
Wed, Apr 17 7:00 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 7 Georgia SEC Network
Wed, Apr 17 7:00 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 3 Florida State ESPN2
Fri, April 19 5:30 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 5 Florida ESPN2
Fri, April 19 6:00 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State SEC Network
Sat, April 20 Noon No. 8 Tennessee at No. 7 Georgia SEC Network
Sat, April 20 2:00 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 5 Florida ESPN
Sat, April 20 2:00 p.m. No. 10 LSU at No. 12 Arkansas ESPNU
Sat, April 20 7:00 p.m. No. 17 Auburn at No. 15 Kentucky SEC Network
Sun, April 21 2:00 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee at No. 7 Georgia ESPN2
Sun, April 21  4:00 p.m. No. 17 Auburn at No. 15 Kentucky ESPN2
Mon, April 22 7:00 p.m. No. 17 Auburn at No. 15 Kentucky SEC Network
Wed, April 24 7:00 p.m. Southern Miss at Ole Miss SEC Network
Fri, April 26 6:00 p.m. No. 7 Georgia at No. 9 South Carolina SEC Network
Sat, April 27 Noon No. 7 Georgia at No. 9 South Carolina ESPN2
Sat, April 27 2:00 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 17 Auburn ESPN2
Sat, April 27 4:00 p.m. Missouri at Mississippi State SEC Network
Sat, April 27 6:30 p.m. No. 15 Kentucky at No. 11 Alabama ESPNU
Sat, April 27 9:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network
Sun, April 28 1:00 p.m. No. 5 Florida at No. 17 Auburn ESPN
Sun, April 28 1:00 p.m. Missouri at Mississippi State SEC Network
Sun, April 28 3:00 p.m. No. 7 Georgia at No. 9 South Carolina ESPN2
Sun, April 28 3:00 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee at Ole Miss ESPNU
Sun, April 28 3:00 p.m. No. 15 Kentucky at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
Sun, April 28 8:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network
Mon, April 29 7:00 p.m. No. 12 Arkansas at No. 20 Texas A&M SEC Network
Wed, May 1 7:00 p.m. UMKC at Missouri  SEC Network
Fri, May 3 6:00 p.m. No. 20 Texas A&M at No. 8 Tennessee SEC Network
Fri, May 3 7:00 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 10 LSU ESPN2
Fri, May 3 8:00 p.m. No. 9 South Carolina at Missouri SEC Network
Sat, May 4 6:00 p.m. No. 17 Auburn at Arkansas ESPNU
Sat, May 4 6:00 p.m. SEC Wildcard SEC Network
Sun, May 5 1:00 p.m. Bases Loaded SEC Network

*Rankings based on ESPN.com/USA Softball as of January 24