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[05/21/14 - 12:36 PM]
NCAA Division I Softball Championship: Super Regionals Begin Thursday, Jennie Finch Joins Coverage
ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will televise up to 24 games (eight best-of-three series) from eight campus sites.

[via press release from ESPN]

NCAA Division I Softball Championship: Super Regionals Begin Thursday, Jennie Finch Joins Coverage

ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship continues this week with exclusive coverage of the Super Regionals (May 22 - 25). ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will televise up to 24 games (eight best-of-three series) from eight campus sites. Jennie Finch, national champion (2001 Arizona) and gold medal winner (2004 Olympics), joins ESPN's elite roster of analysts to call the Lafayette Super Regional. ESPN will continue to offer multiplatform coverage on espnW.com and through @ESPNU and @espnW.

The top eight nationally seeded teams advanced from the Regional round to host a Super Regional, highlighted by No. 1 Oregon. Overall, 14 nationally seeded teams advanced, setting up six Super Regionals which feature nationally seeded teams versus one-another (No. 16 Minnesota vs. No. 1 Oregon, No. 14 Kentucky vs. No. 3 UCLA, No. 13 Baylor vs. No. 4 Georgia, No. 12 Washington vs. No. 5 Florida, No. 11 Arizona vs. No.6 Louisiana-Lafayette and No.10 Tennessee vs. No.7 Oklahoma). Nebraska and Michigan, the two unseeded teams in action this weekend, will be at No. 2 Alabama and at No. 8 Florida State, respectively. A complete schedule is below and an interactive bracket can be found here.

ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Division I Softball Championship began on Friday, May 16, with the Regional round. ESPN will have exclusive coverage throughout the duration of the tournament, including televising every game from the Super Regionals and Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla. (May 29 - June 5). Complete coverage information can be found here.

ESPN Super Regionals Television Schedule (May 22-25)

Please note: A day-by-day schedule can be found here: Day-by-Day

Region by Region Schedule

Tallahassee Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Thur, May 22 7 p.m. Game No. 1: Michigan vs. No. 8 Florida State Pam Ward, Michele Smith ESPN

Fri, May 23 4 p.m. Game No. 2: No. 8 Florida State vs. Michigan ESPNU 7 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPN

Tuscaloosa Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Thur, May 22 9 p.m. Game No. 1: Nebraska vs. No.2 Alabama Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough ESPN

Fri, May 23 6 p.m. Game No. 2: No. 2 Alabama vs. Nebraska ESPNU 9 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPN

Athens Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Fri, May 23 2 p.m. Game No. 1: No. 13 Baylor vs. No. 4 Georgia Cara Capuano, Cheri Kempf ESPNU

Sat, May 24 Noon Game No. 2: No. 4 Georgia vs. No. 13 Baylor ESPN 3 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPN

Norman Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Fri, May 23 7 p.m. Game No. 1: No. 10 Tennessee vs. No. 7 Oklahoma Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza ESPN2

Sat, May 24 5 p.m. Game No. 2: No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 Tennessee ESPN 8 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPN2

Lafayette Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Fri, May 23 9 p.m. Game No. 1: No. 11 Arizona vs. No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette Melissa Lee, Jennie Finch ESPNU

Sat, May 24 3 p.m. Game No. 2: No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette vs. No. 11 Arizona ESPNU 6 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPNU

Gainesville Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Sat, May 23 1 p.m. Game No. 1: No. 12 Washington vs. No. 5 Florida Mark Neely, Jenny Dalton-Hill ESPNU

Sun, May 24 Noon Game No. 2: No. 5 Florida vs. No. 12 Washington ESPN 3 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPN

Los Angeles Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Sat, May 23 8 p.m. Game No. 1: No. 14 Kentucky vs. No. 3 UCLA Holly Rowe, Amanda Freed ESPNU

Sun, May 24 3 p.m. Game No. 2: No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Kentucky ESPNU 6 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPNU

Eugene Super Regional

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network

Sat, May 23 10 p.m. Game No. 1: No. 16 Minnesota vs. No. 1 Oregon Joe Davis, Leah O'Brien-Amico ESPN2

Sun, May 24 5 p.m. Game No. 2: No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 16 Minnesota ESPN 8 p.m. Game No. 3: (if nec) ESPN2

Networks and times are subject to change

The higher seed in each Super Regional has home/away choice in a decisive Game 3 (if nec)





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