South Carolina will have nine baseball games televised in 2016 across ESPN channels or the SEC Network, it was announced Thursday.
That’s down from 13 regular-season games in 2015. All home games not televised are carried on the SEC Network Plus platform, which is streamed online or through the WatchESPN app.
TV games include:
▪ 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26: South Carolina at Ole Miss (SEC Network)
▪ 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31: South Carolina at Vanderbilt (ESPNU)
▪ 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2: South Carolina at Vanderbilt (SEC Network)
▪ 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5: Coastal Carolina at South Carolina (SEC Network)
▪ 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12: North Carolina vs. South Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. (SEC Network)
▪ 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4: USC Upstate at South Carolina (SEC Network)
▪ 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8: South Carolina at Kentucky (ESPNU)
▪ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network)
▪ 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15: Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network)
Overall, more than 90 SEC baseball games have been slated to air in 2016 on ESPN channels, including 75 on SEC Network. Each SEC team, on average, has 10 games televised. Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Auburn and Florida each has 11 games on TV, while Kentucky has eight.
All 56 regular season USC games will be available on the Gamecock Radio Network via 107.5 FM. In the event of a conflict with men’s and women’s basketball in Columbia, the baseball games can be heard on sister station, WISW, 1320 AM.
USC is No. 17 in D1Baseball Top 25 and No. 35 in Collegiate Baseball poll.
The Gamecocks begin the 2016 season on Friday, Feb. 19, hosting Albany at Founders Park. The first weekend of preseason scrimmages is Jan. 29-31.