BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A total of 50 Auburn baseball regular season games will be broadcast in 2018, including nine games that will air on national television as a part of the SEC’s TV package announced by the league office Monday.
Auburn’s TV slate will begin opening weekend of conference play as a part of the SEC Network’s Bases Loaded special. The show features a live compilation of seven games – all 14 teams – taking place on Friday, March 16.
Florida at South Carolina (6 p.m.)
Vanderbilt at Mississippi State (6 p.m.)
Georgia at Alabama (6 p.m.)
Kentucky at Arkansas (6:30 p.m.)
Missouri at LSU (6:30 p.m.)
Tennessee at Ole Miss (7 p.m.)
Texas A&M at Auburn (7 p.m.)
Every Bases Loaded game is also available in its entirety on SEC Network +.
At least one game in eight of Auburn’s conference series will be broadcast on SEC Network or ESPNU. The Tigers will play on SEC Network at Kentucky (Mar. 24), Missouri (Mar. 31-Apr. 1), Arkansas (Apr. 8) and Alabama (Apr. 21) and against Mississippi State (Apr. 13). The series openers at Florida (Apr. 26) and Ole Miss (May 10) will air on ESPNU.
Another 38 games will air on SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra and ESPN3. Those games can be found on the Auburn baseball schedule page.
Additionally, the Tigers’ road games at South Alabama (Feb. 27) will be broadcast on Jag Nation TV, at UAB (Mar. 6) will be available on C-USA TV and at Samford (Apr. 10) will air on the SoCon Digital Network.
This year’s TV schedule also includes seven wildcard selections on SEC Network and ESPNU during the last weekend of the regular season. The wildcard selections will allow the networks the opportunity to determine the best TV matchups at a later date.
The SEC Network will also air the entirety of the SEC Baseball Tournament, outside of the championship game on ESPN2.
ESPN will cover up to 153 postseason games beginning with NCAA Regionals. ESPNU starts the slate with the NCAA Baseball Selection Show on Monday, May 28 at noon. Complete postseason coverage will be announced at a later date.
Auburn’s 2018 schedule includes eight series against teams ranked inside the top-12 of a preseason poll and a pair of midweek matchups against a preseason top-20 program in South Alabama. Florida begins the season as the consensus preseason No. 1, while Arkansas, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt each appear in the top-10 of at least one preseason poll. Mississippi State is also ranked as high as No. 12 by D1 Baseball.
Auburn begins the 2018 season as Longwood comes to town for a three-game series beginning Friday, Feb. 16 at Plainsman Park. Season tickets, which are $185 per seat, cover the Tigers’ 35-game home schedule and include 15 SEC contests. Single-game and specialty-pack tickets are also available. Fans can reach the Auburn ticket office by phone at 334-844-4040 or 1-855-282-2010 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To order tickets online, visit www.aubtix.com.