44 Games Set for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU Featuring 19 Top-25 Teams
ESPN networks will present the largest schedule of college softball to date and boasting more ranked teams, beginning with No. 5 Tennessee at No. 15 Florida on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. ET. The regular-season schedule has 44 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU featuring 19 teams in the Top 25, including 13 conference tournament matchups.
In addition to conference play, the season will culminate with ESPN’s multiplatform coverage of every pitch in the NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals and the NCAA Women’s College World Series.
The schedule is highlighted by a record 15 games matching ranked opponents and 25 games with a ranked team, based on the ESPN.com/USA Softball pre-season Top 25 released today. Nine conferences are represented in the schedule, which is capped off with six conference championship games.
ESPN’s returning line-up of college softball analysts includes Garland Cooper, Jennie Finch, Cheri Kempf, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, and Amanda Scarborough with Beth Mowins, Pam Ward, Cara Capuano, Joe Davis, Holly Rowe and Adam Amin on deck bringing the play-by-play each week.