2021 College Baseball Season Begins Today with More Than 20 Games Across ESPN Networks

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2021 College Baseball Season Begins Today with More Than 20 Games Across ESPN Networks

 

  • Nearly 200 Games Scheduled Across ESPN Networks Through February
  • Nineteen Top 25 Teams Featured; No. 21 Miami at No. 1 Florida Opener on SEC Network
  • Teams From 12 Different Conferences Represented

ESPN networks will carry more than 20 college baseball games today, marking the opening day of the 2021 season. In all, ESPN networks – SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network, Big 12 Now on ESPN+, ESPN3, ESPN+, SEC Network+ (SECN+) and ACC Network Extra (ACCNX) – will carry nearly 200 games through the end of February as the early-season schedule is unveiled today.

First pitches on ACC Network and SEC Network are set for 3 and 5 p.m. ET, respectively, on Friday. North Carolina faces James Madison on ACCN at 3 p.m., while preseason No. 1  Florida hosts No. 21 Miami at 5 p.m. on SECN – in the inaugural game at UF’s Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field. SECN+ will carry games two and three of the opening weekend series between the Gators and the Hurricanes.

Longhorn Network will carry the entire opening series for No. 9 Texas and BYU beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. to lead off its season-long baseball coverage on the network. LHN, the home of Texas baseball, will televise more than 30 games this season, including a dozen Big 12 matchups.

Notably, 12 conferences will be represented this month across ESPN platforms: A-10, ACC, American, ASUN, Big 12, Big East, Big South, SEC, SoCon, Southland, Sun Belt and WAC.

Ranked teams appearing on ESPN networks in February include: No. 1 Florida, No. 4 Vanderbilt, No. 5 Louisville, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Texas, No. 10 TCU, No. 12 LSU, No. 13 NC State, No. 14 West Virginia,  No. 15 Georgia Tech, No. 16 Virginia, No. 17 Wake Forest, No. 18 South Carolina, No. 19 Tennessee, No. 20 Oklahoma State, No. 21 Miami, No. 23 Auburn, No. 24 Florida State and No. 25 East Carolina.

Schedule subject to change.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Fri, Feb. 19 2 p.m. Evansville at Georgia SECN+
  Eastern Kentucky at No. 15 Georgia Tech ACCNX
  2:30 p.m. Towson at Western Carolina ESPN+
  3 p.m. James Madison at North Carolina

Anish Shroff, Mike Rooney

ACC Network
  Toledo at USC Upstate ESPN+
  UT Martin at Samford ESPN+
  Louisiana at Tulane ESPN+
  Texas Southern at Houston ESPN+
  4 p.m. McNeese State at Alabama SECN+
  Dayton at No. 18 South Carolina SECN+
  Cincinnati at Clemson ACCNX
  Northeastern at No. 17 Wake Forest ACCNX
  Longwood at The Citadel ESPN+
  Elon at UNC Greensboro ESPN+
  5 p.m. No. 21 Miami at No. 1 Florida

Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson

SEC Network
  Presbyterian at No. 23 Auburn SECN+
  Liberty at Campbell ESPN+
  6 p.m. Florida Atlantic at UCF ESPN+
  7 p.m. Rhode Island at No. 25 East Carolina ESPN+
  No. 19 Tennessee at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. No. 20 Oklahoma State at Sam Houston State ESPN+
Sat, Feb. 20 Noon Evansville at Georgia SECN+
  1 p.m. No. 21 Miami at No. 1 Florida SECN+
  Dayton at No. 18 South Carolina SECN+
  Bellarmine at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  UConn at No. 16 Virginia ACCNX
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at No. 12 LSU SECN+
  North Florida at No. 24 Florida State ACCNX
  Eastern Kentucky at No. 15 Georgia Tech ACCNX
  Bryant at High Point ESPN+
  Toledo at USC Upstate ESPN+
  Mississippi Valley State at SE Louisiana ESPN+
  No. 19 Tennessee at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  Duke at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
  Elon at UNC Greensboro ESPN+
  3 p.m. Presbyterian at No. 23 Auburn SECN+
  McNeese State at Alabama SECN+
  Wright State at No. 4 Vanderbilt SECN+
  Xavier at Texas A&M SECN+
  Cincinnati at Clemson ACCNX
  Liberty at Campbell ESPN+
  UT Martin at Samford ESPN+
  Texas Southern at Houston ESPN+
  Louisiana at Tulane ESPN+
  4 p.m. Longwood at The Citadel ESPN+
  6 p.m. Northeastern at No. 17 Wake Forest

John Schriffen, Gaby Sanchez

ACC Network
  6:30 p.m. Xavier at Texas A&M SECN+
Sun, Feb. 21 11 a.m. North Florida at Florida State ACCNX
  Kent State at Virginia Tech ACCNX
  Noon Evansville at Georgia SECN+
  Dayton at No. 18 South Carolina SECN+
  Bellarmine at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  Duke at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
  1 p.m. No. 21 Miami at No. 1 Florida SECN+
  Notre Dame at No. 12 LSU SECN+
  Xavier at Texas A&M SECN+
  UConn at No. 16 Virginia ACCNX
  Cincinnati at Clemson ACCNX
  Northeastern at No. 17 Wake Forest ACCNX
  Eastern Kentucky at No. 15 Georgia Tech ACCNX
  Liberty at Campbell ESPN+
  Toledo at USC Upstate ESPN+
  Longwood at The Citadel ESPN+
  No. 19 Tennessee at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  Texas Southern at Houston ESPN+
  Rhode Island at No. 25 East Carolina ESPN+
  Elon at UNC Greensboro ESPN+
  Bryant at High Point ESPN+
  2 p.m. SE Missouri State at South Alabama ESPN+
  UT Martin at Samford ESPN+
  Mississippi Valley State at SE Louisiana ESPN+
  Louisiana at Tulane ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Kent State at Virginia Tech ACCNX
  3 p.m. Bellarmine at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  3:30 p.m. Duke at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
Mon, Feb. 22 12:05 p.m. TBD at Kansas Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  5 p.m. UT Rio Grande Valley at Baylor Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  7 p.m. BYU at Texas State ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech at No. 12 LSU SECN+
Tue, Feb. 23 3 p.m. VMI at No. 16 Virginia

Anish Shroff, Mike Rooney

ACC Network
  Eastern Kentucky at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  UNC Greensboro at No. 13 NC State ACCNX
  4 p.m. Miami (OH) at Kentucky SECN+
  Winthrop at No. 18 South Carolina SECN+
  Radford at Virginia Tech ACCNX
  Coastal Carolina at No. 17 Wake Forest ACCNX
  Belmont at North Alabama ESPN+
  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Houston ESPN+
  Duke at No. 25 East Carolina ESPN+
  UNC Asheville at Western Carolina ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 19 Tennessee SECN+
  5 p.m. Arkansas State at No. 6 Ole Miss SECN+
  Alabama State at Samford ESPN+
  UALR at No. 20 Oklahoma State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at No. 4 Vanderbilt SECN+
  6 p.m. Stetson at UCF ESPN+
  6:30 p.m. No. 21 Miami at USF ESPN+
  7 p.m. New Orleans at Tulane ESPN+
  Louisiana Tech at Louisiana ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. Abilene Christian at Texas A&M SECN+
  Southern Miss at South Alabama ESPN+
  Texas Southern at No. 10 TCU Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Wed, Feb. 24 1 p.m. Mercer at No. 15 Georgia Tech

Clay Matvick, Roddy Jones

ACC Network
  4 p.m. UT Martin at Alabama SECN+
  North Carolina A&T at Liberty ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 19 Tennessee SECN+
  5 p.m. UALR at No. 20 Oklahoma State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  7 p.m. No. 12 LSU at Louisiana ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. BYU at No. 9 Texas

Keith Moreland, Greg Swindell

Longhorn Network
  Tarleton State at Texas A&M SECN+
Thu, Feb. 25 4 p.m. SE Missouri State at No. 8 Arkansas SECN+
  7:30 p.m. BYU at No. 9 Texas

Keith Moreland, Greg Swindell

Longhorn Network
Fri, Feb. 26 2 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Richmond ESPN+
  3 p.m. Boston College at Duke

Mike Monaco, Adam Greenberg

ACC Network
  Western Illinois at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  No. 16 Virginia at North Carolina ACCNX
  No. 15 Georgia Tech at No. 13 NC State ACCNX
  UMass Lowell at St. John’s ESPN3
  4 p.m. Milwaukee at Kentucky SECN+
  Wright State at Alabama SECN+
  SE Missouri State at No. 8 Arkansas SECN+
  No. 18 South Carolina at Clemson ACCNX
  Notre Dame at No. 17 Wake Forest ACCNX
  Western Michigan at Kansas State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  Bryant at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
  SIU Edwardsville at Wichita State ESPN+
  4:30 p.m. Indiana State at No. 19 Tennessee SECN+
  5 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Georgia SECN+
  UCF at No. 6 Ole Miss SECN+
  Dayton at Campbell ESPN+
  Illinois State at No. 20 Oklahoma State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. Georgia State at No. 4 Vanderbilt SECN+
  6 p.m. Pitt at No. 24 Florida State ACCNX
  6:30 p.m. Samford at No. 1 Florida SECN+
  7 p.m. Virginia Tech at No. 21 Miami ACCNX
  No. 25 East Carolina at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  7:30 p.m. BYU at No. 9 Texas

Keith Moreland, Greg Swindell

Longhorn Network
  Liberty at No. 10 TCU Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  8 p.m. Youngstown State at No. 12 LSU SECN+
  Oregon State at Grand Canyon ESPN3
Sat, Feb. 27 Noon Gardner-Webb at Georgia SECN+
  UMass Lowell at St. John’s ESPN3
  1 p.m. Western Illinois at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  2 p.m. Milwaukee at Kentucky SECN+
  Georgia State at No. 4 Vanderbilt SECN+
  Pitt at No. 24 Florida State ACCNX
  No. 16 Virginia at North Carolina ACCNX
  No. 15 Georgia Tech at No. 13 NC State ACCNX
  No. 25 East Carolina at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. Indiana State at No. 19 Tennessee SECN+
  UCF at No. 6 Ole Miss SECN+
  3 p.m. BYU at No. 9 Texas

Keith Moreland, Greg Swindell

Longhorn Network
  Wright State at Alabama SECN+
  Youngstown State at No. 12 LSU SECN+
  Dayton at Campbell ESPN+
  Western Michigan at Kansas State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  Liberty at No. 10 TCU Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  3:30 p.m. UMass Lowell at St. John’s ESPN3
  4 p.m. Clemson at No. 18 South Carolina SECN+
  SE Missouri State at No. 8 Arkansas SECN+
  Notre Dame at No. 17 Wake Forest ACCNX
  No. 14 West Virginia at Coastal Carolina ESPN+
  5 p.m. Illinois State at No. 20 Oklahoma State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  5:30 p.m. Georgia State at No. 4 Vanderbilt SECN+
  7 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech at No. 21 Miami ACCNX
  7:30 p.m. Nicholls State at No. 12 LSU SECN+
  8 p.m. Pitt at No. 24 Florida State

Roy Philpott, Gaby Sanchez

ACC Network
Sun, Feb. 28 Noon Mount St. Mary’s at Richmond ESPN+
  12:05 p.m. Boston College at Duke ACCNX
  1 p.m. Milwaukee at Kentucky SECN+
  Gardner-Webb at Georgia SECN+
  Indiana at No. 19 Tennessee SECN+
  Western Illinois at No. 5 Louisville ACCNX
  Pitt at No. 24 Florida State ACCNX
  No. 16 Virginia at North Carolina ACCNX
  Virginia Tech at No. 21 Miami ACCNX
  Notre Dame at No. 17 Wake Forest ACCNX
  Dayton at Campbell ESPN+
  No. 25 East Carolina at Georgia Southern ESPN+
  Navy at George Mason ESPN+
  UMass Lowell at St. John’s ESPN3
  1:30 p.m. Clemson at No. 18 South Carolina SECN+
  2 p.m. Wright State at Alabama SECN+
  SE Missouri State at No. 8 Arkansas SECN+
  Georgia State at No. 4 Vanderbilt SECN+
  Western Michigan at Kansas State Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  Liberty at No. 10 TCU Big 12 Now on ESPN+
  2:30 p.m. UCF at No. 6 Ole Miss SECN+
  3 p.m. Kennesaw State at Coastal Carolina ESPN+

 

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