The #MAYhem Begins as ESPN Kicks off Month-Long College Softball Post Season Coverage; More than 120 Conference Tournament Games & 17 Championships

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The #MAYhem Begins as ESPN Kicks off Month-Long College Softball Post Season Coverage; More than 120 Conference Tournament Games & 17 Championships

  • Conference Championships: ACC, American, Atlantic 10, ASUN, Big South, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, SEC, SoCon, Southland, Summit, Sun Belt and WAC
  • NCAA Softball Selection Special Presented by Capital One May 12 on ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET
  • SEC Now on Site at SEC Tournament in College Station, Texas
  • More than 100 Games Available Exclusively on ESPN+

ESPN’s coverage of the college softball post-season begins in earnest this week with an unprecedented slate of 120+ conference tournament games, capped by 17 conference championships available ESPN’s networks. More than 100 matchups will be available on ESPN+—the direct to consumer sports streaming service—another 15 games slated for ESPN’s television networks and multiple games on ESPN3 and ACC Network Extra. The action begins Wednesday, May 8, and concludes with the NCAA Softball Selection Special Presented by Capital One on May 12, at 9 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2.

‘Ships on ‘Ships on ‘Ships
Three days of preliminary round matchups will lead towards a full Saturday slate of conference championship games in which the winners earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship. ESPN will air the ACC Championship (noon) and the American (noon) and SEC (8 p.m.) Conference Championships will air on ESPN2. On the same day, ESPN+ will carry the Metro Atlantic (11 a.m.)  Big South (noon), Ohio Valley (Noon),  ASUN (1 p.m.), Atlantic 10 (1p.m.), Horizon League (1 p.m.), SoCon (1 p.m.), Ivy, (1: 30 p.m.), Missouri Valley (2 p.m.), Sun Belt (2 p.m.), Summit (2 p.m.) and WAC (4:30 p.m.) championship games.

The ASUN (3:30 p.m.), Atlantic 10 (3:30 p.m.), Big South (2:30 p.m.), Horizon (3:30 p.m.), Ivy (3:30 p.m.), Southern (3 p.m.), Summit (4:30 p.m.)  and WAC (7 p.m.) conferences could all go to a second “if necessary” championship game on Saturday, all on ESPN+.

The Southland tournament will conclude on Friday, May 10 (1 p.m.), on ESPNU with and “if necessary” game (3:15 p.m.) on ESPN3.

First to Last Pitch
Every game from the ACC, Atlantic 10, ASUN, Big South, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy League, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, SEC, Sun Belt, WAC tournaments will be available, with a full schedule complete with times and network designations below. SEC Network will air the first (Wednesday) and second (Thursday) rounds of the SEC Tournament with semifinals (Friday) on ESPN2. ACC Network Extra will stream all early round games of the ACC Tournament and ESPN+ will carry early round conference games from the eight additional conferences.

SEC Now Heads to College Station
In addition to airing the first and second rounds of the tournament, SEC Network will travel its flagship news show, SEC Now, to Texas A&M, the host school. SEC Now will go live from College Station on Wednesday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m., prior to first pitch at 11 a.m. The show will then air between each of the first and second round games with a recap show following the last game of the day. A one-hour recap show will air on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, following the semifinals and championship.

Molly McGrath will host the daytime editions of SEC Now on Wednesday and Thursday with SEC Network anchor Alyssa Lang handling the evening editions all four days. Analysts and SEC alums Kayla Braud and Madison Shipman will join McGrath and Lang throughout the entirety of the tournament.

#RoadtotheWCWS?
The voice of college softball, Beth Mowins, returns as host of the NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One, joined by lead softball analysts Michele Smith and Amanda Scarborough. The 64-team NCAA Division I Softball Championship bracket will be revealed live on Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.

ESPN will continue as the home of the college softball post season, covering every game of the Regionals, Super Regionals and Women’s College World Series. Further coverage details will be available in the coming weeks.

7Innings
On Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. 7Innings Road to the Women’s College World Series will air on ESPNU taking the podcast from behind the mic to the television screen to preview the post season once the 64-bracket is set.

In its second season, 7Innings Podcast continues to chronicle the Road to the WCWS with new episodes posted weekly to ESPN Audio, iTunes and Spotify. Beth Mowins, along with a rotating talent line-up that includes Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Amanda Scarborough, Holly Rowe, Kayla Braud, Jenny Dalton-Hill, Danielle Lawrie and Courtney Lyle, provide in-depth analysis, recaps and previews of what fans can expect in upcoming matchups.

ESPN’s Full Conference Tournament Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Wed, May 8 11 a.m. SEC Softball Tournament
Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
SEC Network
OVC Softball Tournament
UT Martin vs. Belmont
ESPN+
Sun Belt Softball Tournament
Georgia Southern vs. Coastal Carolina
ESPN+
Atlantic Ten Softball Tournament
Saint Joseph’s vs. Dayton
ESPN+
Noon Big South Softball Tournament
Charleston Southern vs. Winthrop
ESPN3
1 p.m. Conference USA Softball Tournament
UTSA vs. Southern Miss
ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament
IUPUI vs. Northern Kentucky
ESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament
NC State vs. Syracuse
ACC Network Extra
1:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
South Carolina vs. Florida
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
SEC Network
OVC Softball Tournament
SIUE vs. Eastern Kentucky
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
ULM vs. Appalachian State
ESPN+
Atlantic Ten Softball Tournament
St. Louis  vs. George Washington
ESPN+
2:30 p.m. Big South Softball Tournament
Radford vs. Campbell
ESPN3
3 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
North Florida vs. FGCU
ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Conference USA Softball Tournament
UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee
ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament
Oakland vs. Youngstown State
ESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia
ACC Network Extra
4 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
Auburn vs. Missouri
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
SEC Network
OVC Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN+
Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN+
5 p.m. Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Indiana State vs. Loyola-Chicago
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN3
5:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Kennesaw State vs. North Alabama
ESPN+
Western Athletic Softball Tournament
Kansas City vs. Utah Valley
ESPN+
6 p.m. Conference USA Softball Tournament ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament ESPN+
6:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
Arkansas vs. Georgia
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC Network
Ohio Valley Softball Tournament
Game #4
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
 Game #4
ESPN+
07:30 PM Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Valparaiso vs. Evansville
ESPN+
08:30 PM Western Athletic Softball Tournament                   CSU Bakersfield vs. Grand Canyon ESPN+
Conference USA Softball Tournament ESPN+
9 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
Texas A&M/Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss
SEC Network
Thu, May 9 10 a.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN+
11 a.m. OVC Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Quarterfinal #1
ESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament
Game #3
ACC Network Extra
Noon SEC Softball Tournament
TBD vs. LSU
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
SEC
Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #4
ESPN3
12:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Game #4
ESPN+
1 p.m. Horizon League Softball Tournament
Game #4
ESPN+
1:30 p.m. OVC Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Quarterfinal #2
ESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament
Game #4
ACC Network Extra
WAC Softball Tournament
Game #3
ESPN+
2 p.m. Metro Atlantic Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
2:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
TBD vs. Tennessee
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
SEC Network
Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Game #4
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN3
3 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
Conference USA Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Horizon League Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
4 p.m. OVC Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Quarterfinal #3
ESPN+
4:30 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament
Game #4
ESPN+
Metro Atlantic Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
5 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
TBD vs. Alabama
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
SEC
Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN3
ACC Softball Tournament
Game #5
ACC Network Extra
5:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
Conference USA Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
6 p.m. Horizon League Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
6:30 p.m. OVC Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
7:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
TBD vs. Kentucky
SEC Network
Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
WAC Softball Tournament
Game #5
ESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament
Game #6
ACC Network Extra
10:30 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament
Game #6
ESPN+
Fri, May 10 11 a.m. Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Semifinal #1
ESPN+
Metro Atlantic Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
Noon OVC Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
12:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
1 p.m. Conference USA Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
Southland Softball Championship ESPNU
ACC Softball Tournament
Game #7
ACC Network Extra
1:30 p.m. Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Semifinal #2
ESPN+
Ivy League Softball Championship
Columbia vs. Harvard
ESPN+
Metro Atlantic Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
2:30 p.m. OVC Softball Tournament
Game #10
ESPN+
Missouri Valley Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
3 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #10
ESPN+
3:15 PM Southland Softball Championship
Game #2 If Necessary
ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Conference USA Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
ACC Softball Tournament
Game #8
ACC Network Extra
4 p.m. Atlantic 10 Softball Tournament
Semifinal #3
ESPN+
Metro Atlantic Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
4:30 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
Semifinal #1
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
ESPN2
4:30 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament
Game #7
ESPN+
5 p.m. OVC Softball Tournament
Game #11
ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
5:30 p.m. ASUN Softball Tournament |
Game #9
ESPN+
6 p.m. Conference USA Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament
Game #11
ESPN+
7 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament
Semifinal #2
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough, Tiffany Greene
ESPN2
7:30 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament
Game #8
ESPN+
10:30 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament
Game #9
ESPN+
Sat, May 11 11 a.m. Metro Atlantic Softball Championship ESPN+
Noon ACC Softball Championship ESPN
American Athletic Softball Championship ESPN2
OVC Softball Tournament Championship ESPN+
Big South Softball Tournament
Game #10
ESPN+
1 p.m. Atlantic 10 Softball Championship ESPN+
ASUN Softball Championship ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Tournament Championship ESPN+
SoCon Softball Championship ESPN+
1:30 p.m. Ivy League Softball Championship
Columbia vs. Harvard
ESPN+
2 p.m. Missouri Valley Softball Championship ESPN+
Sun Belt Conference Softball Championship ESPN+
Summit League Softball Championship ESPN+
2:30 p.m. Big South Softball Tournament
Game #11 (If Necessary)
ESPN+
3 p.m. SoCon Softball Championship
Game #2 (If necessary)
ESPN+
3:30 p.m. Ivy League Softball Championship
Columbia vs. Harvard
ESPN+
Horizon League Softball Championship
Game #2 (If necessary)
ESPN+
Atlantic 10 Softball Championship
Game #2 (If necessary)
ESPN+
ASUN Softball Championship
Game #2 (If Necessary)
ESPN+
4:30 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament Championship ESPN+
Summit League Softball Championship
Game #2 (If Necessary)
ESPN+
7 p.m. WAC Softball Tournament Championship
Game #2 (If necessary)
ESPN+
8 p.m. SEC Softball Tournament Championship
Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Amanda Scarborough, Holly Rowe
ESPN2

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