Alabama Softball to be Featured 12 Times on ESPN Family of Networks
Alabama softball is slated to appear 12 times on the SEC family of networks during the upcoming 2017 season, as the Southeastern Conference announced its full slate of TV games Thursday.
Six Crimson Tide home games and six road contests will appear on either the SEC Network or ESPN2. All Alabama home games and select SEC road contests will also be streamed online through the SEC Network + platform, available via the WatchESPN app or at WatchESPN.com.
Alabama’s first SEC Network appearance of the season comes on Saturday, March 11 as the Tide hosts Arkansas for game two of the weekend series, set for a 5 p.m. CT start. The next SEC Network appearance comes at Missouri on Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. CT before a pair of televised home contests against LSU on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. The two games against the Tigers are set for an 8 p.m. CT start on SEC Network and 2 p.m. CT start on ESPN2, respectively.
The following weekend, all three games of the Tide’s road swing at Tennessee are broadcast on the SEC Network. The series begins on Saturday, April 15 at 5 p.m. CT, continues on Sunday, April 16 at 6 p.m. CT and concludes on Monday, April 17 at 6 p.m. CT. The final two games of the road series at Ole Miss will appear on the SEC Network as well, slated for 6 p.m. CT starts on Sunday April 30 and Monday, May 1.
Alabama’s series opener against in-state rival Auburn on Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. CT will be part of the SEC Network’s Bases Loaded Coverage, a three-hour show that provides simultaneous coverage of seven games around the league. The final two games of the Alabama-Auburn series on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. CT and Sunday, May 7 at 12 p.m. CT will be on ESPN2.
Additionally, all 11 games at the 2017 SEC Tournament will be broadcast live, with SEC Network showing the eight first and second round games, ESPNU broadcasting the two semifinal games and ESPN hosting the championship final. This year’s tournament takes place in Knoxville, Tenn., and runs from Wednesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 13.
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2017 ALABAMA SOFTBALL TV SCHEDULE
- Saturday, March 11 vs. Arkansas – 5 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Saturday, April 1 at Missouri – 3 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Saturday, April 8 vs. LSU – 8 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Sunday, April 9 vs. LSU – 2 p.m. CT – ESPN2
- Saturday, April 15 at Tennessee – 5 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Sunday, April 16 at Tennessee – 6 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Monday, April 17 at Tennessee – 6 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Sunday, April 30 at Ole Miss – 6 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Monday, May 1 at Ole Miss – 6 p.m. CT – SEC Network
- Friday, May 5 vs. Auburn – 7 p.m. CT – SEC Network (Bases Loaded Coverage)
- Saturday, May 6 vs. Auburn – 6 p.m. CT – ESPN2
- Sunday, May 7 vs. Auburn – 12 p.m. CT – ESPN2