ESPNU to Feature Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week

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ESPNU to Feature Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week

 

SEC_SC_baseballESPNU’s inaugural Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week will begin Thursday, Apr. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and will run seven-straight weeks through May 19. A Thursday night national game of the week is a first for the college sport, and features all eight conference teams that earned NCAA postseason bids in 2010.

“ESPNU is thrilled to feature a seven-week SEC Thursday night baseball series,” said Rosalyn Durant, Vice President, ESPNU. “Showcasing the vast talent of SEC baseball is great for the sport, fans, league and ESPNU. We appreciate the partnership with the SEC in creating this consistent Thursday night national package.”

SEC baseball is coming off a successful season that saw South Carolina win the 2010 National Championship Series, Florida advanced to the College World Series and eight SEC teams overall earned a NCAA postseason bid. It marked the sixth time since 2000 and the third straight year an SEC team played for the national title.

ESPNU Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week schedule highlights include:

  • 2010 national champion South Carolina, SEC Tournament champion LSU and SEC regular-season champion Florida
  • Top 25 teams that advanced to the 2010 NCAA Championship – Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Vanderbilt

“The Thursday night package of SEC games on ESPNU is a great opportunity for us to showcase the outstanding baseball that is played in our conference,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “The ESPNU package will be able to draw attention to the outstanding game-day atmosphere we have at our baseball stadiums as well as the rich tradition and history of SEC baseball.”

ESPNU SEC Thursday Night Baseball Schedule (Schedule subject to change)

Date Time Game
Apr 7 7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee
Apr 14 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama
Apr 21 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn
Apr 28 7:30 p.m. Kentucky at LSU
May 5 7:30 p.m. Florida at Arkansas
May 12 7:30 p.m. Mississippi State at Ole Miss
May 19 7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Georgia

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Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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