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Entire LSU Baseball 2015 Season To Be Broadcast

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The SEC and LSU released the SEC baseball television schedule for 2015 and it's pretty close to the dream broadcast situation we've always had. Every LSU home game is under the rights control of ESPN under the SEC Network deal, so every LSU home game, from opening night on, will be on some combination of ESPN/2/U/SEC Network or the SEC Network+ platform. Additionally, the tradition of LSU baseball's home station, the Jumbo Sports produced Cox Sports TV games will continue with all 3 of the games at the Houston Classic and LSU's 4 in-state road games (@ Southern, @ Tulane, @ UNO, and the previously announced Wally Pontiff Classic vs ULL in Metaire ). So for the first time in history, the entirety of LSU baseball's schedule, all 56 games, will be televised.

And yes, I'm counting SECN+ games as full-on television. When the SEC Network's original plans for the digital side of things was first announced, many including myself wondered if it would be nothing more than the Geaux Zone with a new coat of paint. However, if you've watched any of LSU's SECN+ exclusive volleyball, soccer, or men's and women's hoops games (and if you haven't, what are you doing here?) you already know that it's been more than that. While we have no details yet, don't expect LSU Baseball on SECN+ to be a radio call and minimal camera work. In fact, if the LSU men's hoops OOC games earlier this year are any indication, Lynn Rollins and Ronnie Rantz will probably be in the booth most games (maybe even Ben McDonald, though he is slated to be one of ESPNs main college baseball on-air talents this season.)

Is it less LSU baseball on "actual" TV? Yes. 20 games on a combination of ESPN Networks and Cox Sports is less than the 30+ we had last year, but remember most of those games were on Cox Sports. I don't want to diminish the great friend that network has been to LSU baseball fans, but if you didn't have Cox cable, those games might as well have not been on TV. Now, more of LSU Baseball is available to a national audience. And I expect SECN+ to be an experience miles better than what the Geaux Zone ever was, if only for the fact that it is dead simple these days to get SECN+ content on your TV. We're talking ~$40 bucks for a chromecast or amazon stick, plus the cable subscription you already have. The only people who lose out on this are folks who cannot be bothered to watch any sports that aren't on the cable dial. And if you consider yourself a sports fan in 2014, in a world where stuff like MLB.tv is not just an afterthought but a must have for the modern professional baseball fan, and you read your LSU news on, say, an electronic journal posted on the internet, it's past time for you to get with the whole web sports thing.

And I haven't even brought up the rest of the league yet. A total north of 450 SEC baseball games will be carried by some form of ESPN/2/U/SEC Net and the SECN+ service, including the entirety of the league slate, a first for college baseball. No longer will we have to shell out money to State or Vandy or SCar to use their questionable streaming service for a weekend, we've got access to it all. The Tournament gets an upgrade as well with the entire bracket live on SEC Network (NO BLACKOUTS!) and the Championship game on ESPN2. Even the highly popular Thursday Night showcase game is returning, expanding to two games across ESPNU and SEC Network.

The SEC Network will be airing baseball in a manner that is light years ahead of the pitiful lip service the sport gets from the likes of the Pac12 and Big Ten networks. Only Texas, who has the Longhorn Network to air every game it can live, will get better TV coverage this season, and given the current BXII TV rights, I'm not even sure if that's still true.

Date Opponent Location (Arena) Time (CT) Results On the Air
Fri, Feb 13 Kansas Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Feb 14 Kansas Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 2:00 p.m.
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Sun, Feb 15 Kansas Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 1:00 p.m.
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Wed, Feb 18 Nicholls Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Feb 20 Boston College Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Feb 21 Boston College Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 3:00 p.m.
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Sun, Feb 22 Boston College Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 1:00 p.m.
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Wed, Feb 25 Southeastern Louisiana Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Feb 27 Princeton Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Feb 28 Princeton Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 4:00 p.m.
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Sun, Mar 01 Princeton Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 12:00 p.m.
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Tue, Mar 03 Stephen F. Austin Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Wed, Mar 04 Grambling Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 3:00 p.m.
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Houston College Classic
Fri, Mar 06 Houston at Houston, Texas (Minute Maid Park) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Mar 07 Baylor at Houston, Texas (Minute Maid Park) 3:30 p.m.
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Sun, Mar 08 Nebraska at Houston, Texas (Minute Maid Park) 11:00 a.m.
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Wed, Mar 11 McNeese St. Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Mar 13 Ole Miss * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Mar 14 Ole Miss * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sun, Mar 15 Ole Miss * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 3:00 p.m.
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Tue, Mar 17 Southern at Baton Rouge, La. (Lee-Hines Field) 6:00 p.m.
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Thu, Mar 19 Arkansas * at Fayetteville, Ark. (Baum Stadium) 6:00 p.m.
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Fri, Mar 20 Arkansas * at Fayetteville, Ark. (Baum Stadium) 8:00 p.m.
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Sat, Mar 21 Arkansas * at Fayetteville, Ark. (Baum Stadium) 1:00 p.m.
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Tue, Mar 24 Tulane at New Orleans, La. (Turchin Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Mar 27 Kentucky * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Mar 28 Kentucky * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Sun, Mar 29 Kentucky * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 11:00 a.m.
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Tue, Mar 31 UL-Lafayette at Metairie, La. (Zephyr Field) 7:00 p.m.
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Thu, Apr 02 Alabama * at Hoover, Ala. (Hoover Metropolitan Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Fri, Apr 03 Alabama * at Hoover, Ala. (Hoover Metropolitan Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Apr 04 Alabama * at Hoover, Ala. (Hoover Metropolitan Stadium) 2:00 p.m.
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Tue, Apr 07 New Orleans Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Wed, Apr 08 Northwestern St. Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Apr 10 Auburn * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Apr 11 Auburn * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Sun, Apr 12 Auburn * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 1:00 p.m.
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Wed, Apr 15 Lamar Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Apr 17 Georgia * at Athens, Ga. (Foley Field) 6:00 p.m.
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Sat, Apr 18 Georgia * at Athens, Ga. (Foley Field) 1:00 p.m.
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Sun, Apr 19 Georgia * at Athens, Ga. (Foley Field) 12:00 p.m.
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Tue, Apr 21 Tulane Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Thu, Apr 23 Texas A&M * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, Apr 24 Texas A&M * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, Apr 25 Texas A&M * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 1:00 p.m.
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Tue, Apr 28 Alcorn St. Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 6:30 p.m.
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Thu, Apr 30 Mississippi St. * at Starkville, Miss. (Dudy Noble Field) 6:30 p.m.
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Fri, May 01 Mississippi St. * at Starkville, Miss. (Dudy Noble Field) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, May 02 Mississippi St. * at Starkville, Miss. (Dudy Noble Field) 3:00 p.m.
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Fri, May 08 Missouri * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, May 09 Missouri * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 7:30 p.m.
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Sun, May 10 Missouri * Baton Rouge, La. (Alex Box Stadium) 2:00 p.m.
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Tue, May 12 New Orleans at New Orleans, La. (Maestri Field at Privateer Park) TBA
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Thu, May 14 South Carolina * at Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Stadium) 6:00 p.m.
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Fri, May 15 South Carolina * at Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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Sat, May 16 South Carolina * at Columbia, S.C. (Carolina Stadium) 7:00 p.m.
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