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    2012 SEC Baseball Television Schedule Announced

    ‘Official Conference Package to Air Nearly 70 Broadcasts’

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference has announced its official 2012 SEC Baseball television schedule, the third under the league’s 15-year agreement with ESPN. The entire package will include 66 broadcasts in 2012. In addition, all games from the 2012 SEC Tournament will continue to be televised, with the championship game airing again nationally on ESPN2.

    “The success and popularity of baseball in our conference is at an all-time high,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “We are proud to be able to offer this amount of television coverage to both our teams and our fans.”
                   
    The television package is derived from broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN, SportSouth and CSS. In addition, ESPN3 will also stream most broadcasts live online.
                   
    “This package continues to move our baseball exposure to new levels,” SEC Consultant for Television Larry Templeton stated. “Fans of SEC Baseball will be able to follow the season like never before.”

    SEC schools maintain the rights to air additional games not included in the official SEC package with various television outlets, including official SEC television partners. More than 50-60 additional games are set to be broadcast, bringing the total number of SEC baseball games broadcast in 2012 to 120 games or more.

    ESPNU’s previously announced Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week will begin Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET and run eight weeks through May 17. The first Thursday night game will feature No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 South Carolina in a rematch of last season’s College World Series Finals. The weekly game will feature a live 30-minute pregame show from ESPNU studios at 7 p.m. ET each week, focusing on baseball news and updates from around the league.  ESPN networks will air 18 SEC baseball broadcasts this season.

    All games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be broadcast in high definition.
                   
    The 2012 SEC regular season begins Friday, February 17, with conference play set to begin Friday, March 16. The SEC Tournament will be played at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., May 22-27.

    2012 SEC Baseball TV Schedule

    Date Game Time Network
    March 6 Alabama vs. Auburn (Montgomery, Ala.) 8:00 p.m. CSS
    March 16 South Carolina at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS
    March 17 Vanderbilt at Florida 1:00 p.m. CSS
    March 17 Alabama at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. CSS
    March 17 Mississippi State at LSU 7:00 p.m. CSS
    March 22 Florida at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    March 23 Florida at South Carolina 7:00 p.m. CSS
    March 24 Florida at South Carolina 1:00 p.m. CSS
    March 25 Arkansas at Mississippi State 1:00 p.m. SPSO
    March 30 Arkansas at LSU 8:00 p.m. CSS
    March 31 Arkansas at LSU 8:00 p.m. ESPNU
    March 31 Kentucky at Georgia 4:00 p.m. FSSO
    March 31 Alabama at Tennessee 1:00 p.m. CSS
    March 31 South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4:00 p.m. CSS
    April 5 LSU at Florida 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    April 6 Auburn at Alabama 8:00 p.m. FSSO
    April 7 Tennessee at South Carolina 8:00 p.m. ESPNU
    April 7 Auburn at Alabama 4:00 p.m. CSS
    April 12 Ole Miss at Georgia 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    April 13 Auburn at Vanderbilt 7:00 p.m. CSS
    April 14 Florida at Tennessee 3:00 p.m. SPSO
    April 15 Alabama at LSU 1:00 p.m. ESPN2
    April 17 Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State (Pearl, Miss.) 7:30 p.m. CSS
    April 19 Tennessee at Mississippi State 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    April 20 Georgia at Florida 7:30 p.m. CSS
    April 21 South Carolina at Auburn 4:00 p.m. SPSO
    April 21 Georgia at Florida 8:00 p.m. CSS
    April 22 Georgia at Florida 3:00 p.m. ESPN2
    April 26 Alabama at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    April 27 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 8:00 p.m. SPSO
    April 28 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 3:00 p.m. SPSO
    April 28 Georgia at LSU 7:30 p.m. CSS
    April 29 Georgia at LSU 2:00 p.m. ESPN2
    April 29 Arkansas at Florida 3:30 p.m. ESPN
    April 29 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 2:30 p.m. CSS
    May 3 Florida at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    May 4 South Carolina at Arkansas 8:00 p.m. ESPNU
    May 4 Auburn at Georgia 7:00 p.m. SPSO
    May 4 Florida at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS
    May 5 South Carolina at Arkansas 1:00 p.m. ESPN2
    May 5 LSU at Ole Miss 3:00 p.m. SPSO
    May 5 Vanderbilt at Tennessee 1:00 p.m. CSS
    May 10 Auburn at Arkansas 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    May 11 SEC Wildcard Game 7:00 p.m. CSS
    May 12 Vanderbilt at LSU 8:00 p.m. SPSO
    May 13 Vanderbilt at LSU 2:00 p.m. SPSO
    May 17 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
    May 18 Kentucky at Mississippi State 8:00 p.m. SPSO
    May 19 SEC Wildcard Game 1:00 p.m. ESPNU
    May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 1 10:30 a.m. SPSO
    May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 2 TBD SPSO
    May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 3 5:30 p.m. CSS
    May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 4 TBD CSS
    May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 5 10:30 a.m. SPSO
    May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 6 TBD SPSO
    May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 7 5:30 p.m. CSS
    May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 8 TBD CSS
    May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 9 10:30 a.m. SPSO
    May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 10 TBD SPSO
    May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 11 5:30 p.m. CSS
    May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 12 TBD CSS
    May 25 SEC Tournament - Game 13 4:00 p.m. CSS
    May 25 SEC Tournament - Game 14 TBD CSS
    May 26 SEC Tournament - Game 15 1:00 p.m. CSS
    May 26 SEC Tournament - Game 16 TBD CSS
    May 27 SEC Tournament - Game 17 3:30 p.m. ESPN2


    All Times Eastern

    FSSO - Includes FOX Sports South, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Houston

    SPSO - Includes SportSouth, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports South in Kentucky

    CSS - Includes Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast, CST (Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida), Brighthouse Sports Network (Florida), Time Warner Cable (Carolinas), Insight Cable (Kentucky)

    Wildcard games to be selected in the weeks prior to event.

    Regular season games on ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU, as well as all games from the SEC Tournament, available in high definition.

    Most games will be streamed live on ESPN3