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[05/16/13 - 07:54 AM]
ESPN Networks to Carry up to 70 College Baseball Conference Tournament Games
ESPN platforms will carry 12 conference title games with each winner receiving an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN Networks to Carry up to 70 College Baseball Conference Tournament Games

ESPN will continue its extensive coverage of the 2013 college baseball season - including more than 200 regular-season games - with 70 conference tournament contests from Sunday, May 19 to Sunday, May 26. ESPN platforms will carry 12 conference title games with each winner receiving an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The schedule includes the entire ACC, BIG EAST, Missouri Valley Conference and SEC tournaments as well as contests from the America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Southern, Southland, SWAC, Sun Belt and West Coast.

Schedule of 2013 Conference Championship Games (complete schedule below)

Sun, May 19 2 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference: Championship Mike Morgan & Jay Walker ESPN3 **

Fri, May 24 8 p.m. America East Championship: Championship ESPN3

Sat, May 25 4 p.m. Big South Championship: Championship ESPN3 6 p.m. Southland Conference: Championship ESPN3 8 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Championship ESPN3 * 8 p.m. America East Championship: Championship ESPN3 ^ 10 p.m. West Coast Conference Championship: Championship Roxy Bernstein & Mike Rooney ESPNU

Sun, May 26 Noon BIG EAST Championship: Championship Clay Matvick & Chris Burke ESPNU 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Championship Dari Nowkhah & Danny Graves ESPN2 1 p.m. Atlantic Sun Conference: Championship ESPN3 2 p.m. Southern Conference: Championship ESPN3 2 p.m. Sun Belt Conference: Championship ESPN3 * 4:30 p.m. SEC Championship: Championship Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Conference: Championship ESPN3 ^

* Outermarket only; ** ESPNU will televise on May 20 at 9 p.m.; ^ If necessary

ESPNU will televise the announcement of the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship field of 64 teams on Monday, May 27, at Noon ET.

ESPN's extended commitment to college baseball this season includes covering all 16 sites of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship from Friday, May 31 to Monday, June 3. It will mark the first time every first-round game - up to seven contests from each of the 16 locations for a total of a possible 112 matchups over four days - will be available to fans live on a national platform. ESPN provided coverage of six sites in 2012, four in 2011 and two the previous six years.

ESPN will also launch Bases Loaded, a four-day platform providing unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous games, plus up-to-the-minute commentary from ESPN analysts each day of the Regionals. Bases Loaded will be available Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Monday, June 3, from 6 p.m. to midnight. ESPN3 will carry the network in its entirety while ESPNU and ESPN2 will simulcast at select times, including between games and rain delays when time permits.

In addition to the expanded Regionals schedule, ESPN will continue to cover every Super Regional site (up to 24 games from eight sites) and all possible 17 games of the College World Series.

College Baseball Conference Championship Schedule

Sun, May 19 2 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference: Championship Mike Morgan & Jay Walker ESPN3 **

Tue, May 21 10 a.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 1 ESPN3 10:30 a.m. SEC Championship: Game 1 ESPN3 * 1:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 2 ESPN3 2 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 2 ESPN3 * 5 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 3 ESPN3 5:30 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 3 ESPN3 * 8 p.m. BIG EAST Home Run Derby ESPN3 * 8:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 4 ESPN3 9 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 4 ESPN3 *

Wed, May 22 10 a.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 5 ESPN3 10 a.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 1 ESPN3 * 10:30 a.m. SEC Championship: Game 5 ESPN3 * 11 a.m. ACC Tournament: Game 1 ESPN3 * 1 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 2 ESPN3 * 1:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 6 ESPN3 2 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 6 ESPN3 * 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 2 ESPN3 * 5 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 7 ESPN3 5 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 3 ESPN3 * 5:30 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 7 ESPN3 * 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 3 ESPN3 * 8 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 4 ESPN3 * 8:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 8 ESPN3 9 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 8 ESPN3 *

Thu, May 23 10 a.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 9 ESPN3 10 a.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 5 ESPN3 * 10:30 a.m. SEC Championship: Game 9 ESPN3 * 11 a.m. ACC Tournament: Game 4 ESPN3 * 1 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 6 ESPN3 * 1:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 10 ESPN3 2 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 10 ESPN3 * 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 5 ESPN3 * 5 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 11 ESPN3 5 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 7 ESPN3 * 5:30 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 11 ESPN3 * 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 6 ESPN3 * 8 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 8 ESPN3 * 8:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 12 ESPN3 9 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 12 ESPN3 *

Fri, May 24 11 a.m. ACC Tournament: Game 7 ESPN3 * 1:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 13 ESPN3 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 8 ESPN3 * 3 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 9 ESPN3 * 4 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 13 ESPN3 * 5 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Game 14 ESPN3 6 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 10 ESPN3 * 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 9 ESPN3 * 7:30 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 14 ESPN3 * 8 p.m. America East: Championship ESPN3

Sat, May 25 10 a.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 11 ESPN3 * 11 a.m. ACC Tournament: Game 10 ESPN3 * 1 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 15 Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson ESPN3 & ESPNEWS 1 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 12 ESPN3 * 3 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 11 ESPN3 * 4 p.m. Big South: Championship ESPN3 5 p.m. SEC Championship: Game 16 Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson ESPN3 & ESPNEWS 5 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 13 ESPN3 * ^ 6 p.m. Southland Conference: Championship ESPN3 7 p.m. ACC Tournament: Game 12 ESPN3 * 8 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference Championship: Championship ESPN3 * 8 p.m. BIG EAST Championship: Game 14 ESPN3 * ^ 8 p.m. America East: Championship ESPN3 ^ 10 p.m. West Coast Conference: Championship Roxy Bernstein & Mike Rooney ESPNU

Sun, May 26 Noon BIG EAST Championship: Championship Clay Matvick & Chris Burke ESPNU 1 p.m. ACC Tournament: Championship Dari Nowkhah & Danny Graves ESPN2 1 p.m. Atlantic Sun Conference: Championship ESPN3 2 p.m. Southern Conference: Championship ESPN3 2 p.m. Sun Belt Conference: Championship ESPN3 * 4:30 p.m. SEC Championship: Championship Dave Neal & Kyle Peterson ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Sun Conference: Championship ESPN3 ^

* Outermarket only; ** ESPNU will televise on May 20 at 9 p.m.; ^ If necessary





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