College baseball season begins anew this weekend, and I'm sure you're wondering where you can catch all the games this season.
The SEC and ESPN together with FSN and Comcast will feature 46 SEC baseball games on TV this season. If you want the complete, ginormous list, you can download the PDF here.
The Big 10, the cold-weather conference that's been largely irrelevant in college baseball for the past, oh, 40 years, will be showing 33 games on the Big 10 Network, you know, that one that features "second and third tier sporting events". They're most likely all going to be in HD, too. Imagine that, college baseball in HD. Wow, technology.
Up next, the Big 12. After the jump comes your enormous, humongous long-listing of the Big 12 games that will be shown on television this season. I had to move it after the jump because it would take up the whole front page.
Sunday, March 28: Texas at Texas Tech, Noon
Saturday, April 10: Missouri at Oklahoma, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 17: Texas at Texas A&M, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 24: Kansas State at Missouri, 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: Kansas at Oklahoma State 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 30: Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, 1 p.m. AT&T Bricktown Ballpark; Oklahoma City
Five. Five friggin' Big 12 games on television, not including the Big 12 championship game. My hands were worn out from typing all that. I'm sure that had they added a sixth game it might have overwhelmed Fox Sports ability to carry the signal.
Might I remind everyone that the Big 12 features Texas, the #1-ranked Texas Longhorns, probably the finest college baseball program in the nation (and if you don't think it pains me to say that you can kiss my patootie)?
Oh, but, hey, at least we're ahead of Conference USA..... oh, wait! We're not. They'll have 13 games on television, including one that features (gasp!), the Texas Longhorns and Rice which will be well worth watching because both teams will feature great pitching.
Is it any wonder why schools might be considering leaving this conference? Is there any question whatsoever about how far beyond it's fallen? Who runs this damned thing, anyway?