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ESPN will continue its commitment to NCAA Division I Softball with more than 650 games this season across its portfolio of networks. The industry-leading schedule features appearances by 23 of the USA Today / NFCA preseason Top 25 with more than 20 television appearances by the top five teams—No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Washington, and No. 5 UCLA. More than 80 televised games will spotlight ranked teams, with more than 40 of those match-ups featuring a head-to-head ranked showdown.

Games will be available on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra, and the ESPN App.

Highlights of this year’s blockbuster schedule include:

  • Marquee Match-Ups Throughout the Entire Season:
  • No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida Series (March 24-25)
  • No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 10 Baylor (March 31st)
  • No. 2 Florida at No. 11 Alabama Series (April 7-9)
  • No. 7 Arizona at No. 3 Oregon (April 7)
  • No. 2 Florida at No. 9 Florida State (April 11)
  • No. 5 UCLA at No. 7 Arizona (April 13)
  • N0. 6 Texas A&M at No. 8 LSU (April 22)
  • No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida (April 27-28)
  • No. 3 Oregon at No. 4 Washington (April 29)
  • No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 11 Alabama (May 5)

ESPN and ESPN2 Schedule Highlighted by Reigning Back-to Back Champions and No. 1 ranked Oklahoma: Head Coach Patty Gasso and the Sooners will have four televised matchups throughout the regular season, traveling to No. 10 Baylor (March 31), and hosting Texas (April 28 and 29) and No. 24 Oklahoma State (May 5). Last season, Oklahoma swept Florida in the WCWS Finals, including an epic 17-inning game one. The two-game sweep (June 5-6 on ESPN) averaged a total live audience (TV + streaming) of 1,720,000 viewers, the most-watched sweep in Women’s College World Series Finals history.

SEC Network: First pitch of a jam-packed schedule of more than 50 games is Tues, March 6, when No. 14 Ole Miss hosts Boston College in Oxford, Miss. Later that same week, conference play will be in full swing for “All Softball Weekend,” eight SEC match-ups across two days (March 10-11). All eight games feature an appearance by a member of the Top 25, with six of the eight games see ranked opponents facing off. Among the many highlights on the network this season, Bases Loaded—a three-hour special presentation featuring all 12 SEC teams—returns on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. ET. 

Longhorn Network: The home of the Longhorns will carry every regular season home game and feature a slate of 40 games total including appearances by ranked teams No. 4 Washington, No. 7 Arizona and No. 18 Michigan. The Longhorns face the Huskies early in the season (February 21), the Wolverines as part of the Texas Invitational (February 23-25) and the Wildcats in a regular season series (March 2-4). The schedule kicks off with the Texas Classic (February 9-11).The full Texas Longhorn schedule is available here. 

SEC Network +: More than 250 games will be available this season. The SEC has nine schools in the preseason Top 25—the most of any conference—including No. 2 Florida, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 LSU, No. 11 Alabama, No. 12 Tennessee,  No. 13 Auburn, No. 14 Ole Miss, No. 17 Kentucky, and No. 25 Georgia. 

ACC Network Extra: More than 220 games, featuring all 11 schools, will be available to stream via the ESPN App. The schedule is highlighted by 20 appearances of No. 9 Florida State. ACC Network Extra’s schedule will continue to be updated throughout the season.

ESPN App: All televised games, as well as SEC Network + and ACC Network Extra, will be available via the ESPN App. ESPN’s industry leading schedule features games from 19 conferences including—ACC, American, ASUN, American East, Big 12, Big South, Big Ten, Big West, Horizon League, Ivy, MEAC, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Pac-12, SEC, Southland, Sun Belt, SWAC and Western Athletic. 

Conference Championships: Wrapping up the regular season schedule again this year is a triple header of conference championships airing on ESPN and ESPN2 (May 12)—American, ACC and SEC. The first and second rounds of the SEC tournament will air on SEC Network and the semifinals will air on ESPNU. Early rounds of the ACC tournament will be available on ACC Network Extra. A full schedule of post-season play, including additional conferences, will be available at a later date. 

NCAA Division I Softball Championship: ESPN continues as the home of the postseason beginning with the selection show on Sunday, May 13 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU. Complete details for coverage of Regionals, Super Regionals and the Women’s College World Series will be available in the coming months.

Courtesy of  (espnmediazone.com)

Date Time Game Network
Fri, Feb 9 5:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at Texas LHN
  8 p.m. Wisconsin at Texas LHN
Sat, Feb 10 2 p.m. Colorado State at Texas LHN
  4:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Texas LHN
Sun, Feb 11 11 a.m. Colorado State vs. Wisconsin LHN
  1:30 p.m. Incarnate Word at Texas LHN
Wed, Feb 21 6 p.m. No. 4 Washington at Texas LHN
Fri, Feb 23 10 a.m. Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech   LHN
  12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech vs. No. 18 Michigan LHN
  3 p.m. Ohio State vs. Wichita State LHN
  6 p.m. No. 18 Michigan at Texas LHN
  8:30 p.m. Wichita State at Texas LHN
Sat, Feb 24 10:30 a.m. No. 18 Michigan vs. Virginia Tech LHN
  4 p.m. Virginia Tech at Texas LHN
  6:30 p.m. Ohio State at Texas LHN
  9 p.m. Ohio State vs. Wichita State LHN
Sun, Feb 25 Noon Virginia Tech vs. Wichita State LHN
  2:30 p.m. No. 18 Michigan at Texas LHN
Wed, Feb 28 7 p.m. TAMU CC at Texas LHN
Fri, Mar 2 5:30 p.m. No. 7 Arizona at Texas LHN
Sat, Mar 3 Noon No. 7 Arizona at Texas LHN
Sun, Mar 4 Noon No. 7 Arizona at Texas LHN
Tues, Mar 6 7 p.m. Boston College at No. 14 Ole Miss SEC Network
Sat, Mar 10 1 p.m. Arkansas at No. 25 Georgia SEC Network
  3:30 p.m. No. 14 Ole Miss at No. 6 Texas A&M SEC Network
  6 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at No. 2 Florida SEC Network
  8:30 p.m. No. 13 Auburn at No. 8 LSU SEC Network
Sun, Mar 11 Noon No. 17 Kentucky at No. 2 Florida SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 14 Ole Miss at No. 6 Texas A&M SEC Network
  5 p.m. No. 13 Auburn at No. 8 LSU ESPN2
  6 p.m. Arkansas at No. 25 Georgia ESPNU
Mon, Mar 12 7 p.m. Arkansas at No. 25 Georgia SEC Network
Tue, Mar 13 6 p.m. Texas at South Carolina SEC Network
Wed, Mar 14 7 p.m. Indiana at No. 17 Kentucky SEC Network
Sat, Mar 17 Noon No. 8 LSU at No. 17 Kentucky SEC Network
  5 p.m. Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network
  8 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 13 Auburn ESPNU
Sun, Mar 18 1 p.m. Mississippi State at Missouri SEC Network
  4:30 p.m. No. 8 LSU at No. 17 Kentucky ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 13 Auburn SEC Network
Mon, Mar 19 7 p.m. No. 8 LSU at No. 17 Kentucky SEC Network
Wed, Mar 21 7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Mississippi State SEC Network
  7 p.m. Texas State at Texas   LHN
Fri, Mar 23 5:30 p.m. Kansas at Texas LHN
Sat, Mar 24 1 p.m. Kansas at Texas LHN
  3 p.m. No. 12 Tennessee at South Carolina ESPN2
  5 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida ESPN2
  8 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at No. 13 Auburn SEC Network
Sun, Mar 25 Noon Kansas at Texas LHN
  2 p.m. North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPNU
  7 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida ESPN2
Mon, Mar 26 7 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 2 Florida SEC Network
Tue, Mar 27 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Texas LHN
Wed, Mar 28 7 p.m. Furman at South Carolina SEC Network
Sat, Mar 31 5 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 17 Kentucky ESPN2
    No. 25 Georgia at No. 12 Tennessee SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 10 Baylor ESPN
Sun, April 1 Noon South Carolina at No. 6 Texas A&M ESPNU
  6 p.m. No. 25 Georgia at No. 12 Tennessee SEC Network
Mon, April 2 7 p.m. No. 25 Georgia at No. 12 Tennessee SEC Network
Wed, April 4 7 p.m. Louisville at No. 17 Kentucky SEC Network
  7 p.m. UTSA at Texas LHN
Fri, April 6 4:30 p.m. North Carolina A&T at Florida A&M ESPNU
  6:30 p.m. No. 12 Tennessee at No. 13 Auburn ESPNU
  8:30 p.m. Texas A&M at Mississippi State ESPNU
Sat, April 7 Noon Samford at Texas LHN
  1 p.m. No. 2 Florida at No. 11 Alabama ESPN2
  2:30 p.m. Samford at Texas LHN
  3 p.m. No. 7 Arizona at No. 3 Oregon ESPN2
    No. 11 Tennessee at No. 13 Auburn ESPN2
  6 p.m. Missouri at No. 25 Georgia ESPNU
Sun, April 8 Noon Samford at Texas LHN
  3 p.m. No. 2 Florida at No. 11 Alabama ESPN2
    No. 6 Texas A&M at Mississippi State SEC Network
  5 p.m. Liberty at Longwood ESPNU
Mon, April 9 7 p.m. No. 2 Florida at No 101 Alabama SEC Network
Wed, April 11 6 p.m. Michigan State at No. 18 Michigan ESPNU
  8 p.m. No. 2 Florida at No. 9 Florida State ESPN2
Fri, Apr 13 6 p.m. No. 8 LSU at No. 12 Tennessee ESPNU
  8 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas LHN
  10:30 p.m. No. 5 UCLA at No. 7 Arizona ESPNU
Sat, Apr 14 Noon No. 11 Alabama at Arkansas ESPNU
  1 p.m. No. 8 LSU at No. 12 Tennessee ESPN2
  2 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas LHN
  3 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at No. 6 Texas A&M ESPN2
Sun, Apr 15 Noon Rutgers at No. 16 Michigan ESPNU
  Noon Texas Tech at Texas LHN
  3 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at No. 6 Texas A&M SEC Network
  7 p.m. Mississippi State at No. 14 Ole Miss ESPN2
Mon, Apr 16 7 p.m. NC State at North Carolina ESPNU
    Mississippi State at No. 14 Ole Miss SEC Network
Tue, Apr 17 5:30 p.m. No. 10 Baylor at Texas LHN
Wed, Apr 18 7 p.m. Southern Miss at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
Fri, Apr 20 5:30 p.m. Missouri at South Carolina  SEC Network
  5:30 p.m. No. 24 Oklahoma State at Texas LHN
Sat, Apr 21 Noon Missouri at South Carolina SEC Network
  2 p.m. No. 24 Oklahoma State at Texas LHN
  9:30 p.m. No. 4 Washington at No. 5 UCLA ESPNU
Sun, Apr 22 Noon No. 20 Tulsa at Houston ESPNU
  Noon No. 24 Oklahoma State at Texas LHN
  3 p.m. No. 12 Tennessee at No. 11 Alabama ESPN2
  4 p.m. Nebraska at No. 16 Minnesota ESPNU
  5 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 8 LSU SEC Network
Mon, April 23 7 p.m. Louisville at No. 6 Florida State ESPNU
    No. 12 Tennessee at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
Wed, April 25 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Texas LHN
Fri, April 27 5:30 p.m. No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida SEC Network
Sat, April 28 Noon No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida ESPN2
    Mississippi State at South Carolina SEC Network
  2 p.m. Texas at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPN2
    No. 13 Auburn at No. 6 Texas A&M SEC Network
  4 p.m. No. 3 Oregon at No. 4 Washington ESPN2
    No. 14 Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network
  6 p.m. No. 11 Alabama at No. 25 Georgia SEC Network
Sun, April 29 Noon No. 8 LSU at No. 2 Florida ESPN2
  2 p.m. Texas at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPN2
  4 p.m. No. 3 Oregon at No. 4 Washington ESPN2
  5 p.m. No. 14 Ole Miss at Arkansas ESPNU
Mon, April 30 7 p.m. No. 14 Ole Miss at Arkansas SEC Network
Wed, May 2 7 p.m. Incarnate Word at Texas LHN
Fri, May 4 7 p.m. Bases Loaded SEC Network
Sat, May 5 1 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 11 Alabama SEC Network
  3 p.m. No. 2 Florida at Missouri SEC Network
  7 p.m. No. 24 Oklahoma State at No. 1 Oklahoma ESPNU
Sun, May 6 2 p.m. Penn State at No. 16 Minnesota ESPNU
  3 p.m. No. 2 Florida at Missouri SEC Network
  5 p.m. Arkansas at No. 8 LSU SEC Network
Wed, May 9 Noon SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
  5 p.m. SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – First Round SEC Network
Thu, May 10 Noon SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
  2:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
  5 p.m. SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
  7:30 p.m. SEC Tournament – Second Round SEC Network
Fri, May 11 3 p.m. SEC Softball Semifinal ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Semifinal ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. UC Riverside at CSU Fullerton ESPNU
Sat, May 12 Noon American Softball Championship ESPN2
  Noon ACC Softball Championship ESPN
  8 p.m. SEC Softball Championship ESPN

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