BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference has announced its official 2012 SEC Baseball television schedule, the third under the league’s 15-year agreement with ESPN. The entire package will include 66 broadcasts in 2012. In addition, all games from the 2012 SEC Tournament will continue to be televised, with the championship game airing again nationally on ESPN2.

Ten of those games will feature LSU.

“The success and popularity of baseball in our conference is at an all-time high,”?said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “We are proud to be able to offer this amount of television coverage to both our teams and our fans.”

The television package is derived from broadcasts on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FSN, SportSouth and CSS. In addition, ESPN3 will also stream most broadcasts live online.

“This package continues to move our baseball exposure to new levels,” SEC Consultant for Television Larry Templeton stated. “Fans of SEC Baseball will be able to follow the season like never before.”

SEC schools maintain the rights to air additional games not included in the official SEC package with various television outlets, including official SEC television partners. More than 50-60 additional games are set to be broadcast, bringing the total number of SEC baseball games broadcast in 2012 to 120 games or more.

ESPNU’s previously announced Thursday Night SEC Baseball Game of the Week will begin Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET and run eight weeks through May 17. The first Thursday night game will feature No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 South Carolina in a rematch of last season’s College World Series Finals. The weekly game will feature a live 30-minute pregame show from ESPNU studios at 7 p.m. ET each week, focusing on baseball news and updates from around the league. ESPN networks will air 18 SEC baseball broadcasts this season.

All games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be broadcast in high definition.

The 2012 SEC regular season begins Friday, February 17, with conference play set to begin Friday, March 16. The SEC Tournament will be played at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., May 22-27.

2012 SEC Baseball TV Schedule

Date Game Time Network

March 6 Alabama vs. Auburn (Montgomery, Ala.) 8:00 p.m. CSS

March 16 South Carolina at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS

March 17 Vanderbilt at Florida 1:00 p.m. CSS

March 17 Alabama at Arkansas 4:00 p.m. CSS

March 17 Mississippi State at LSU 7:00 p.m. CSS

March 22 Florida at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

March 23 Florida at South Carolina 7:00 p.m. CSS

March 24 Florida at South Carolina 1:00 p.m. CSS

March 25 Arkansas at Mississippi State 1:00 p.m. SPSO

March 30 Arkansas at LSU 8:00 p.m. CSS

March 31 Arkansas at LSU 8:00 p.m. ESPNU

March 31 Kentucky at Georgia 4:00 p.m. FSSO

March 31 Alabama at Tennessee 1:00 p.m. CSS

March 31 South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4:00 p.m. CSS

April 5 LSU at Florida 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

April 6 Auburn at Alabama 8:00 p.m. FSSO

April 7 Tennessee at South Carolina 8:00 p.m. ESPNU

April 7 Auburn at Alabama 4:00 p.m. CSS

April 12 Ole Miss at Georgia 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

April 13 Auburn at Vanderbilt 7:00 p.m. CSS

April 14 Florida at Tennessee 3:00 p.m. SPSO

April 15 Alabama at LSU 1:00 p.m. ESPN2

April 17 Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State (Pearl, Miss.) 7:30 p.m. CSS

April 19 Tennessee at Mississippi State 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

April 20 Georgia at Florida 7:30 p.m. CSS

April 21 South Carolina at Auburn 4:00 p.m. SPSO

April 21 Georgia at Florida 8:00 p.m. CSS

April 22 Georgia at Florida 3:00 p.m. ESPN2

April 26 Alabama at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

April 27 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 8:00 p.m. SPSO

April 28 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 3:00 p.m. SPSO

April 28 Georgia at LSU 7:30 p.m. CSS

April 29 Georgia at LSU 2:00 p.m. ESPN2

April 29 Arkansas at Florida 3:30 p.m. ESPN

April 29 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 2:30 p.m. CSS

May 3 Florida at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

May 4 South Carolina at Arkansas 8:00 p.m. ESPNU

May 4 Auburn at Georgia 7:00 p.m. SPSO

May 4 Florida at Kentucky 7:00 p.m. CSS

May 5 South Carolina at Arkansas 1:00 p.m. ESPN2

May 5 LSU at Ole Miss 3:00 p.m. SPSO

May 5 Vanderbilt at Tennessee 1:00 p.m. CSS

May 10 Auburn at Arkansas 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

May 11 SEC Wildcard Game 7:00 p.m. CSS

May 12 Vanderbilt at LSU 8:00 p.m. SPSO

May 13 Vanderbilt at LSU 2:00 p.m. SPSO

May 17 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 7:30 p.m. ESPNU

May 18 Kentucky at Mississippi State 8:00 p.m. SPSO

May 19 SEC Wildcard Game 1:00 p.m. ESPNU

May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 1 10:30 a.m. SPSO

May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 2 TBD SPSO

May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 3 5:30 p.m. CSS

May 22 SEC Tournament - Game 4 TBD CSS

May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 5 10:30 a.m. SPSO

May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 6 TBD SPSO

May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 7 5:30 p.m. CSS

May 23 SEC Tournament - Game 8 TBD CSS

May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 9 10:30 a.m. SPSO

May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 10 TBD SPSO

May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 11 5:30 p.m. CSS

May 24 SEC Tournament - Game 12 TBD CSS

May 25 SEC Tournament - Game 13 4:00 p.m. CSS

May 25 SEC Tournament - Game 14 TBD CSS

May 26 SEC Tournament - Game 15 1:00 p.m. CSS

May 26 SEC Tournament - Game 16 TBD CSS

May 27 SEC Tournament - Game 17 3:30 p.m. ESPN2