There’s no Road to Omaha this year, but college baseball will still take center stage on ESPN platforms as a multi-platform effort to celebrate the game’s greatest players swings into action on Monday, June 15.
College baseball is making a highly-anticipated return to television this Thursday, June 4, with the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI). ESPN2 will have the event’s debut live at 7 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. with the first two games of the invite. The CSBI serves as the last chance for elite players to impress scouts prior to the upcoming MLB draft.
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ESPN today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced it will nationally televise the 2020 MLB Draft on Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11. The first round will air June 10, from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN and the second round through fifth round will air June 11, from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In total, ESPN platforms will carry nearly 10 hours of live MLB Draft coverage. The event will also stream via the ESPN App.
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SEC Network’s weekly TV lineup will welcome a second edition of SEC For Now, the digital and social media complement to SECN’s signature studio show, on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. ET following Marty & McGee. In addition, SEC Network will finish out its ‘Friday Fan Night’ polls next week, while continuing its primetime programming surrounding throwbacks to the Women’s College World Series and College World Series.
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While conference baseball and softball seasons would be getting into full swing in April and May, SEC Network is stepping up to the plate with some of the best SEC baseball and softball showdowns on deck. The network will feature championship-clinching games from SEC teams in the College World Series and Women’s College World Series, highlighted matchups from the SEC Softball Tournament, and debut ‘Friday Fan Night’ on Friday, April 17.
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ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, adds four vibrant baseball personalities to its already dynamic roster of on-air personalities. Joining ACCN this spring are former college and major league baseball standouts Doug Mientkiewicz, Javier Lopez, Gaby Sanchez and Adam Greenberg. The quartet will contribute to game and studio coverage with analysis of the conference’s season-long baseball action.
ESPN has reached a multiyear contract extension with ESPN baseball analyst Kyle Peterson to continue in his role as one of the lead voices on ESPN and SEC Network’s college baseball coverage, the NCAA College World Series and Little League World Series on ESPN. He will continue his expert analysis in the booth and in studio across ESPN platforms.
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ESPN will present more than 1,600 NCAA baseball games during the 2020 regular season across ESPN networks, with 20 college conferences highlighted in ESPN’s industry-leading coverage.
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The rise of one of the most successful college baseball programs of the last decade will be chronicled with 1186 To Omaha: 2015 Virginia Baseball the story of the Virginia baseball team’s incredible run to the 2015 College World Series title. The one-hour documentary will debut on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m., exclusively on ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports.
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The winner-take-all Game 3 of the 2019 NCAA College World Series saw more than 2 million viewers tune in to watch the Vanderbilt Commodores defeat the Michigan Wolverines and capture their second NCAA title in six years. The game’s 2,020,596 viewers, up +7% year-over-year, resulted in the most-watched baseball game on ESPN in 2019 and the most-watched Game 3 since 2014.