SEC Network Studio Shows Hit the Road on May 13

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SEC Network Studio Shows Hit the Road on May 13

  • SEC Now and The Paul Finebaum Show Live from Gainesville
  • No.5 Vanderbilt at No.1 Florida Baseball Selected as SEC Network Wildcard Game; Entire Three-Game Series Now to be Televised
  • SEC Now in Starkville for SEC Softball Tournament; Games on SEC Network, ESPNU and ESPN 

SEC Network studio shows hit the road next week, with sets at Mississippi State and the University of Florida on Friday, May 13. SEC Now starts the day surrounding the SEC Softball Tournament Semifinals in Starkville, Ms. before tossing to The Paul Finebaum Show set live in Gainesville, Fla. attending a top five college baseball matchup featuring two SEC teams.

SEC Now, the home for Southeastern Conference news and information, is providing pre- and post-game analysis from the SEC Softball Tournament Semifinals games* airing on ESPNU at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Maria Taylor hosts the afternoon edition (2:30 p.m.) and is joined by college softball analysts Kayla Braud and Jenny Dalton-Hill and reporter Jane Slater. Beth Mowins, Amanda Scarborough, and Michele Smith will call the two semifinal softball games with Laura Rutledge reporting. SEC Now in Starkville will air from beyond the outfield wall of Nusz Park.

The Paul Finebaum Show (3 p.m.) makes its Florida baseball debut following SEC Now, for Game 1 of No.5 Vanderbilt at No.1 Florida (7 p.m.). The game was selected as SEC Network’s May 13 Wildcard Game, the third of four games slated as Wildcard selections this season. Tom Hart and Kyle Peterson will call the Commodores-Gators matchup. This will mark the second time Finebaum has traveled to a college baseball game. Last year, Finebaum took his show to South Carolina to see then No. 4 Vanderbilt play.

Immediately following the matchup on SEC Network, SEC Now closes out the action from Gainesville, capping a day of more than eight hours of live production from the two sets, in two states. Dari Nowkhah anchors the late edition of SEC Now with college baseball analysts Ben McDonald and Todd Walker. Both The Paul Finebaum Show and SEC Now sets are live from Dizney Plaza at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium.

*Please note: SEC Now will air from SEC Softball Tournament in Starkville beginning Wednesday, May 11, and continue through the duration of the tournament (May 11-14). Remaining details will be announced in the coming days. 

Time (ET) Program/Game Network
2:30 p.m. SEC Now SEC Network
3 p.m. The Paul Finebaum Show SEC Network
SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal ESPNU
5:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Semifinal ESPNU
7 p.m. SEC Baseball: No.5 Vanderbilt at No.1 Florida SEC Network
10 p.m. (approx.) SEC Now SEC Network

ESPN’s College Softball Conference Tournament Schedule
ESPN will televise the entire SEC Softball Championship with the first (May 11) and second rounds (May 12) on SEC Network, the aforementioned semifinals (May 13) on ESPNU and the championship game (May 14) on ESPN. Additionally, ESPN will televise the ACC and American Championship games (May 14), ESPNU will air the SWAC Championship (May 15), and ESPN3 will stream the Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, Missouri Valley, Southern, Southland and Sun Belt Conference Championship games (May 13-14). Full details will be released in the coming days.

ESPN’s College Baseball Schedule
As a result of the May 13 Vanderbilt-Florida matchup being selected as the SEC Network wildcard game, the entire three-game series between the SEC rivals will be televised, with the May 14 matchup on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. and the May 15 game on SEC Network at 1 p.m. A complete season schedule for ESPN’s college baseball schedule can be found here, while this week’s (May 3-May 9) schedule is below. ESPNU and SEC Network will each have another wildcard game on May 19 with that selection to be announced in the coming days.

 

Date Time (ET) Event/Commentators Network
Tue, May 3 6 p.m. Iona at St. Johns ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky SEC Network +
7 p.m. Illinois at Missouri

Mark Neely & Mike Rooney

SEC Network
Bethune-Cookman at No.1 Florida SEC Network +
  No.16 Virginia at Liberty ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at No.5 Vanderbilt SEC Network +
  8 p.m. New Mexico at New Mexico State ESPN3
Wed, May 4 6:30 p.m. No.8 Florida State at Stetson ESPN3
7 p.m. USC Upstate at No.7 South Carolina

Matt Stewart & Todd Walker

SEC Network
  No.17 Florida Atlantic at No.3 Miami (Fl.) ESPN3
  Northwestern at Illinois-Chicago ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No.10 Ole Miss SEC Network +
Thu, May 5 7 p.m. Missouri at No. 4 Mississippi State

Dave Neal &  Kyle Peterson

SEC Network
  No.5 Vanderbilt at No.2 Texas A&M

Tom Hart & Chris Burke

ESPN2
Fri, May 6 1 p.m. Valparaiso at Wright State ESPN3
  4:30 p.m. Valparaiso at Wright State ESPN3
  6 p.m. No.1 Florida at Tennessee SEC Network +
  No.6 Louisville at No.18 North Carolina ESPN3
  Florida Gulf Coast at USC Upstate ESPN3
  Butler at St. Johns ESPN3
  6:30 p.m. No.7 South Carolina at Kentucky SEC Network +
  No.18 North Carolina State at Clemson ESPN3
7 p.m. No.5 Vanderbilt at No.2 Texas A&M

Tom Hart & Chris Burke

SEC Network
No.10 Ole Miss at Georgia SEC Network +
  No.24 Coastal Carolina at Liberty ESPN3
  No. 10 Texas Tech at Kansas ESPN3
  Radford at High Point ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Indiana State at Wichita State ESPN3
  8 p.m. Missouri at No. 4 Mississippi State

Dave Neal &  Kyle Peterson

ESPNU
Arkansas at No.15 LSU SEC Network +
  Seattle at New Mexico State ESPN3
Auburn at Alabama SEC Network +
Sat, May 7 1 p.m. No.8 Louisville at No.20 North Carolina ESPN3
  Northern Kentucky at Illinois-Chicago ESPN3
  2 p.m. No.11 Ole Miss at Georgia SEC Network +
  Florida Gulf Coast at USC Upstate ESPN3
  3 p.m. No.10 Texas Tech at Kansas ESPN3
  Indiana State at Wichita State ESPN3
3:30 p.m. No.5 Vanderbilt at No.2 Texas A&M

Tom Hart & Chris Burke

SEC Network
  4 p.m. No.1 Florida at Tennessee SEC Network +
  No.9 NC State at Clemson ESPN3
  Cal Poly at Cal State Northridge ESPN3
  4:30 P.M. Northern Kentucky at Illinois-Chicago ESPN3
  5 p.m. Missouri at No.4 Mississippi State SEC Network +
  6:30 p.m. No.7 South Carolina at Kentucky SEC Network +
7 p.m. Auburn at Alabama

Mike Morgan & Gabe Gross

SEC Network
  No.24 Coastal Carolina at Liberty ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Arkansas at No.15 LSU

Matt Stewart & Ben McDonald

ESPNU
Sun, May 8 Noon Florida Gulf Coast at USC Upstate ESPN3
  Butler at St. Johns ESPN3
  Wright State at Oakland ESPN3
1 p.m. No.10 Ole Miss at Georgia SEC Network +
  No.6 Louisville at No.18 North Carolina ESPN3
  Youngstown State at Illinois-Chicago ESPN3
  No.9 NC State at Clemson ESPN3
  2 p.m. Arkansas at No.15 LSU SEC Network +
  Bradley at Illinois State ESPN3
No.1 Florida at Tennessee SEC Network +
  No.10 Texas Tech at Kansas ESPN3
  Appalachian State at No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
  Indiana State at Wichita State ESPN3
  No.24 Coastal Carolina at Liberty ESPN3
  3 p.m. No.7 South Carolina at Kentucky

Clay Matvick & Mike Rooney

ESPNU
4 p.m. Auburn at Alabama

Mike Morgan & Gabe Gross

SEC Network
4:30 p.m. Youngstown State at Illinois-Chicago ESPN3
Mon, May 9 7 p.m. No.3 Miami (FL) at No.20 Georgia Tech

Mike Couzens & Carlos Pena

ESPNU

 

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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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