Cox Sports Television to air some, if not all, of LSU baseball’s nonconference road games _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU's Alex Bregman fields a grounder before the Tigers' game against Houston on Monday, June 2, 2014 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium during the championship game of the first round of NCAA regionals.

More LSU baseball games will be televised than originally expected.

Cox Sports Television has requested to air all seven of the Tigers’ nonconference road games, said Jeff Brenner, the outlet’s executive producer.

The network received permission to air LSU’s games at Southern on March 17 and at Zephyr Field in Metairie against Louisiana-Lafayette on March 31, the Wally Pontiff Classic.

Cox submitted requests to air the other five games, including games at UNO and Tulane and against Houston, Baylor and Nebraska in the Houston College Classic on March 6-8.

TV coverage for LSU’s nonconference home games and Southeastern Conference games are controlled by the SEC, but Cox is able to cover non-SEC road games.

LSU expects to stream most of its nonconference home baseball games, said Kevin Wagner, LSU’s assistant athletic director for television operations. Those games will be shown on SEC Network+, the online arm of the SEC Network.

All 30 of LSU’s SEC baseball games this season will air on one of five ESPN networks or be streamed online, network officials told SEC baseball coaches earlier this fall.

The full SEC baseball TV schedule is expected to be released in the next two weeks.

Renewal at 98 percent

About 98 percent of LSU baseball season-ticket holders renewed their tickets for the 2015 season, said Brian Broussard, the school’s associate athletic director for ticket sales.

About 150 season tickets will be offered to some of the 400 people who requested tickets during the August through October sign-up period. LSU normally sells about 9,000 season tickets, and the school expects to meet that number again for 2015, Broussard said.

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