It has been 229 days since a college baseball game has aired on television *insert crying emoji*, however with season starting this Friday, you will finally be able to watch college baseball once again!
ESPN has announced that it will cover more than 1,600 regular season games this spring on their various networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, SEC Network, Big 12 Now, Longhorn Network, ESPN+, and the ESPN App. In addition, 23 of the USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25 will appear on ESPN networks this season. That means we are not only getting more college baseball coverage as a whole, but more coverage of the top talent the sport has to offer.
In 2019, the final game of the College World Series was the most viewed ESPN Baseball or Softball broadcast of the year with 2,020,596 viewers. Yes, Vanderbilt vs Michigan amassed more viewers than the Red Sox vs Yankees, the highest viewed MLB broadcast of the season! Since it is obvious that fans are dying for more college baseball, it makes sense that ESPN would try to attract more viewers by offering more games throughout the regular season.
In addition to the regular season, ESPN will also cover every game of the D1 Regionals, Super Regionals, and College World Series, just as they have been doing for the past 17 years.
How To Watch
For the average fan, you can catch more than enough games on the free ESPN App or on the various ESPN channels; but for die-hard fans, it is worthwhile to invest in ESPN+. The service only costs $4.99/month, or $49.99/year, giving you access to thousands of additional games and the ability to watch them at any time.
And of course, make sure you're following College Baseball Hub on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to get your fix of college baseball this season!