2012 NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals Begin Thursday

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2012 NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals Begin Thursday

For the fifth straight year, ESPN will carry every game from all eight NCAA Division I Softball Super Regionals, beginning with Michigan vs. No. 2 Alabama from Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Thursday, May 24 at 8 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3.  Twelve of the top 16 seeds remain in the field and five of the eight matchups in the Super Regionals see seeded teams facing each other.

ESPN’s Super Regionals commenting pairs will be highlighted by five U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists providing analysis across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 from: Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Tempe, Ariz.; Norman Okla.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Knoxville, Tenn.; Columbia, Mo.; and Berkley, Calif.

Full details on ESPN’s Coverage of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship, including Women’s College World Series schedule.

Date Time (ET) Game Matchup (Location) Network
Thu, May 24 8 p.m. Game 1 Michigan vs. #2 Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Beth Mowins & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN2/ESPN3
10 p.m. Game 1 #14 Louisiana-Lafayette vs. #3 Arizona State (Tempe, Ariz.)
Adam Amin & Jennie Finch
ESPN2/ESPN3
Fri, May 25 2 p.m. Game 1 #13 Arizona vs. #4 Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.)
Pam Ward & Michele Smith
ESPNU/ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Game 2 #2 Alabama vs. Michigan (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Beth Mowins & Jessica Mendoza
ESPNU/ESPN3
  7 p.m. Game 3 (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) *
Beth Mowins & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN/ESPN3
  7 p.m. Game 1 Hofstra vs. South Florida (Tampa Bay, Fla.)
Holly Rowe & Leah Amico
ESPNU/ESPN3
  9 p.m. Game 1 #11 Oregon vs. #6 Texas (Austin, Texas)
Carter Blackburn & Amanda Scarborough
ESPN/ESPN3
  9 p.m. Game 2 #3 Arizona State vs. #14 Louisiana-Lafayette (Tempe, Ariz.)
Adam Amin & Jennie Finch
ESPNU/ESPN3
  11:30 p.m. Game 3 (Tempe, Ariz.)*
Adam Amin & Jennie Finch
ESPNU/ESPN3
Sat, May 26 noon Game 1 #10 Georgia vs. #7 Tennessee
(Knoxville, Tenn.)
Clay Matvick & Cheri Kempf
ESPNU/ESPN3
  noon Game 2 # 4 Oklahoma vs. #13 Arizona (Norman, Okla.)
Pam Ward & Michele Smith
ESPN/ESPN3
  2:30 PM Game 3 (Norman, Okla.) *
Pam Ward & Michele Smith
ESPN/ESPN3
  2:30 PM Game 2 South Florida vs. Hofstra (Tampa Bay, Fla.)
Holly Rowe & Leah Amico
ESPNU/ESPN3
  5 p.m. Game 3 (Tampa Bay, Fla.)*
Holly Rowe & Leah Amico
ESPNU/ESPN3
  5 p.m. Game 2 #6 Texas vs. #11 Oregon (Austin, Texas)
Carter Blackburn & Amanda Scarborough
ESPN/ESPN3
  7:30 PM Game 3 (Austin, Texas)*
Carter Blackburn & Amanda Scarborough
ESPN/ESPN3
  7:30 PM Game 1 LSU vs. #9 Missouri (Columbia, Mo.)
Cara Capuano & Garland Cooper
ESPNU/ESPN3
  10 p.m. Game 1 #16 Washington vs. #1 California (Berkley, Calif.)
Mark Neely & Amanda Freed
ESPN2/ESPN3
Sun, May 27 1 p.m. Game 2 #7 Tennessee vs. #10 Georgia (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Clay Matvick & Cheri Kempf
ESPN/ESPN3
  3:30 PM Game 3 (Knoxville, Tenn.)*
Clay Matvick & Cheri Kempf
ESPN/ESPN3
  3:30 PM Game 2 #9 Missouri vs. LSU (Columbus, Mo.)
Cara Capuano & Garland Cooper
ESPNU/ESPN3
  6 p.m. Game 3 (Columbia, Mo.) *
Cara Capuano & Garland Cooper
ESPNU/ESPN3
  7 p.m. Game 2 #1 California vs. #16 Washington (Berkley, Calif.)
Mark Neely & Amanda Freed
ESPN2/ESPN3
  9:30 PM Game 3 (Berkley, Calif.) *
Mark Neely & Amanda Freed
ESPN2/ESPN3

*If necessary games; home team will be decided by coin toss

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Gracie Blackburn

Gracie is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks. She handles all media requests and questions concerning SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Gracie also supports on college sports airing across ESPN networks.
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