Bristol, Conn. -- With the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship approaching, ESPN will provide coverage of 11 college softball conference championship games (Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10) and more than 50 conference tournament games (Wednesday, May 6 through Friday, May, 8) leading into the NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One (May 10 at 10 p.m. E.T. on ESPNU) when the NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket is unveiled.

 

The ACC Championship GameACC Championship Game (ESPN) and American Athletic Conference Championship GameAmerican Athletic Conference Championship Game (ESPN2) will be televised Saturday, May 9, at 1 p.m. followed by the SEC Championship GameSEC Championship Game (ESPN) at 8 p.m. Prior to Saturday’s tripleheader, ESPNU will televise the SEC Tournament semifinals on Friday, May 8, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The SEC Tournament first round (noon,2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and quarterfinals (11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.) will be televised Wednesday, May 6, and Thursday, May 7, respectively, on SEC Network.

ESPN3 will carry the Southland Conference Championship GameSouthland Conference Championship Game on Friday, May 8 at 3 p.m., the first of seven conference championship games on the network. On Saturday, May 9, the Horizon LeagueHorizon League (noon), Atlantic SunAtlantic Sun and Southern Conference (1 p.m.),Southern Conference (1 p.m.), Sun BeltSun Belt, Missouri ValleySWACMissouri ValleySWAC (2 p.m.) conference championship games will be played. The Big South Championship GameBig South Championship Game will be carried Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. The Southland Conference (5:30 p.m. on Friday), along withSaturday’s Horizon League (2:30 p.m.) and Atlantic Sun (3:30 p.m.) if necessary championship games will also be carried. In addition to being on ESPN3, the SWAC Championship Game will air on Sunday, May 10, at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.

ESPN will also televise key matchups from the Big 12Big 12 and Pac-12Pac-12 as the two conferences close out the regular season: Texas at No. 14 Baylor at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, on ESPN2 and Oklahoma State at No. 4 Oklahoma (3 p.m. on ESPN2) and No. 1 Oregon at No. 18 Arizona (11:30 p.m. on ESPNU) both on Saturday, May 9.

  • Television: ACC and American Athletic Conference Championship Games and entire SEC Tournament
  • ESPN3: Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, Missouri Valley, Southland, Southern, Sun Belt, SWAC Championship Games
  • Big 12 and Pac-12 Key Matchups
  • NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show on ESPNU

NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One
Host Beth MowinsBeth Mowins and analysts Michele SmithMichele Smith and Jessica MendozaJessica Mendoza will unveil the 64-team NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket throughout the NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show on Sunday, May 10, at 10 p.m. Smith and Mendoza will analyze the field, preview each region and determine teams likely to advance throughout the one-hour special. Head coaches from teams named to the field are expected to join the show

NCAA Division I Softball Championship
ESPN’s coverage of NCAA Division I Softball Championship coverage begins Friday, May 15, with the Regional Round. Every game from the Super Regionals and the Women’s College World Series will be televised once again this season. Complete programming details will be released next week.

-- Courtesy of Gracie Blackburn (ESPN)

ESPN College Softball Television Schedule (May 6 – May 10)

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Wed, May 6

Noon

SEC Tournament: First Round
Mississippi State vs. No. 13 Missouri

Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

 

2:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament: First Round
Ole Miss vs. No. 16 Georgia

Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

 

5 p.m.

SEC Tournament: First Round
South Carolina vs. No. 25 Texas A&M
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

SEC Network

 

7:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament: First Round
No. 24 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Tennessee
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

SEC Network

 

8 p.m.

Texas at No. 14 Baylor
Pam Ward, Leah Amico

ESPN2

Thur, May 7

11 a.m.

SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

 

1:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Laura Rutledge

SEC Network

 

4 p.m.

SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith

SEC Network

 

6:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament: Quarterfinals
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

SEC Network

Fri, May 8

3 p.m.

SEC Tournament: Semifinal No. 1
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

ESPNU

 

5:30 p.m.

SEC Tournament: Semifinal No. 2
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

ESPNU

Sat, May 9

1 p.m.

ACC Tournament: Championship Game
Cara Capuano, Cheri Kempf

ESPN

 

 

American Athletic Conference Tournament: Championship Game
Melissa Lee, Kayla Braud

ESPN2

 

3 p.m.

Oklahoma State at No. 4 Oklahoma
Mark Neely, Jenny Dalton-Hill

ESPN2

 

8 p.m.

SEC Tournament: Championship Game
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

ESPN

 

11:30 p.m.

No. 1 Oregon at No. 18 Arizona
Pam Ward, Leah Amico

ESPNU

Sun, May 10

11 a.m.

SWAC Tournament: Championship Game***
Thad Anderson, Jenny Ritter

***Taped Delayed (Live on ESPN3, Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.

ESPNU

ESPN3 College Softball Schedule (May 6 – May 10)
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Wed, May 6 Noon Horizon League Tournament
Cleveland State vs. Green Bay
  2:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
Valparaiso vs. Wright State
  3 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
Jacksonville vs. North Florida
  5 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
  5:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
Stetson vs. Kennesaw State
Thur, May 7 11 a.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
Boston College vs. No.10 Florida State
    Atlantic Sun Tournament
  Noon Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
Indiana State vs. Southern Illinois
    Horizon League Tournament
  12:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  1:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
NC State vs. Louisville
  2:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
Illinois State vs. Bradley
    Horizon League Tournament
  3 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  5 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina
    Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
    Horizon League Tournament
  5:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  7:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Quarterfinals**
Pittsburgh vs. No. 21 Notre Dame
    Missouri Valley Tournament: Quarterfinals
Fri, May 8 Noon Sun Belt Tournament
    Horizon League Tournament
  12:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament
  1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinals**
    Missouri Valley Tournament: Semifinals
  2:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
  3 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Semifinals
    Sun Belt Tournament: Semifinals
    Southland Tournament: Championship Game
  3:30 p.m. ACC Tournament: Semifinals**
    Missouri Valley Tournament: Semifinals
  5 p.m. Horizon Tournament
  5:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Semifinals
    Southland Tournament: Championship Game*
  6 p.m. Sun Belt Tournament: Semifinals
Sat, May 9 10 a.m. Big South Tournament
  Noon Horizon League Tournament: Championship Game
  12:30 p.m. Big South Tournament
  1 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Championship Game
    Southern Conference Championship Game
  2 p.m. SWAC Tournament: Championship Game
    Missouri Valley Tournament: Championship Game
    Sun Belt Tournament: Championship Game
  2:30 p.m. Horizon League Tournament: Championship Game*
  3 p.m. Big South Tournament*
  3:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Tournament: Championship Game*
  5:30 p.m. Big South Tournament*
Sun, May 10 2 p.m.

Big South Tournament: Championship Game*

*If necessary
**Subject to blackout

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