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    SEC Softball Television Schedule Released

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference announced its 2012 SEC Softball television schedule and due to the agreement with the ESPN networks and regional partners FOX Sports South/SportSouth and CSS, 30 games will be televised.

    The national schedule includes four games on ESPN, two on ESPN2 and 13 on ESPNU. The regional schedule includes six games on FOX Sports South/SportSouth and six games on CSS. Some schools may have additional televised games, depending on their school packages with their rights holders.

    The first broadcast of the season will feature Ole Miss at Alabama on March 17 on ESPNU. ESPN airs its first game on April 14 with LSU at Tennessee while ESPN2 will televise its first contest on April 19 with Alabama at Georgia.

    All SEC Softball Tournament games will be televised live on the ESPN networks. Three of the quarterfinal games and the two semifinal games will air on ESPNU. Thursday night’s quarterfinal game will air on ESPN as well as Saturday’s championship game. The SEC Tournament is May 10-12, hosted by the University of Alabama at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    The 2012 softball season begins Feb. 9 and the SEC portion of the season begins March 7.

    Date Day Time Network Matchup
    3/17 Sat. 6:00 p.m. ESPNU Ole Miss at Alabama
    3/27 Tue. 8:00 p.m. ESPNU Alabama at Auburn (second game)
    3/30 Fri. 8:00 p.m. ESPNU Florida at Georgia
    4/6 Fri. 8:00 p.m. ESPNU LSU at Alabama
    4/7 Sat. 2:00 p.m. ESPNU Tennessee at Auburn
    4/13 Fri. 8:15 p.m. ESPNU Georgia at Kentucky
    4/14 Sat. 12:00 p.m. ESPN LSU at Tennessee
    4/15 Sun. 4:00 p.m. ESPN LSU at Tennessee
    4/19 Thur. 8:00 p.m. ESPN2 Alabama at Georgia
    4/21 Sat. 1:00 p.m. ESPNU Kentucky at Mississippi State
    5/5 Sat. 4:00 p.m. ESPN2 Florida at Alabama
    5/6 Sun. 3:00 p.m. ESPNU Florida at Alabama
    5/10 Thur. 12:00 p.m. ESPNU SEC Quarterfinals
    5/10 Thur. 2:30 p.m. ESPNU SEC Quarterfinals
    5/10 Thur. 5:00 p.m. ESPNU SEC Quarterfinals
    5/10 Thur. 7:30 p.m. ESPN SEC Quarterfinals
    5/11 Fri. 3:00 p.m. ESPNU SEC Semifinal #1
    5/11 Fri. 5:30 p.m. ESPNU SEC Semifinal #2
    5/12 Sat. 8:00 p.m. ESPN SEC Championship


    FOX Sports South/SportSouth
    Date Day Time Network Matchup
    4/1 Sun. 1:00 p.m. FSSO Florida at Georgia
    4/8 Sun. 2:00 p.m. FSSO LSU at Alabama
    4/15 Sun. 2:00 p.m. FSSO Mississippi State at Ole Miss
    4/22 Sun. 1:00 p.m. FSSO Arkansas at Auburn
    4/29 Sun. 1:00 p.m. FSSO Ole Miss at Tennessee
    5/6 Sun. 2:00 p.m. SPSO South Carolina at Ole Miss


    Date Day Time Network Matchup
    3/21 Wed. 5:00 p.m. CSS Tennessee at Alabama*
    4/4 Wed. 5:00 p.m. CSS Georgia at Tennessee*
    4/24 Tue. 5:00 p.m. CSS LSU at Florida*

    *Games will be doubleheaders

    All times are Eastern