Note: this post was edited to acknowledge the accidental failure to include the May 10 game versus Missouri.
The SEC released its regular season conference baseball schedule on Thursday afternoon, and the Gamecocks feature in
seven eight of the conference's over 70 televised contests.
The conference placed five teams in the pre-season top 25 poll, and the fact that South Carolina only plays two of those teams (it avoids LSU and Mississippi State, and obviously does not play itself) may have led to the fact that the Gamecocks only feature
seven eight times on television, as compared to LSU, who shows up 13 times on the back of its run to Omaha last season.
Below is a listing of the seven times South Carolina plays on television in conference. Other out-of-conference games may also end up on television; potential television for those games will be announced at a later time.
|Saturday, March 22, 2014||South Carolina @ Kentucky||2pm||FSN|
|Thursday, April 03, 2014||South Carolina @ Arkansas||8pm||ESPNU|
|Saturday, April 19, 2014||South Carolina @ Auburn||5pm||CBSCSN|
|Sunday, April 20, 2014||South Carolina @ Auburn||2pm||CSS|
|Saturday, April 26, 2014||Alabama @ South Carolina||2pm||ESPN|
|Sunday, April 27, 2014||Alabama @ South Carolina||1pm||ESPN|
|Saturday, May 03, 2014||South Carolina @ Georgia||1pm||CSS|
|Saturday, May 10, 2014||Missouri @ South Carolina||3:15pm||FSN|
For comparison's sake, here's a breakdown of how often each team plays on television in SEC play this season. As you can see, for one of the league's premier programs, the Gamecocks are treated
no only slightly better than a middling Alabama program, and equal to or worse worse than programs with far less recent success such as Tennessee and Ole Miss.
The team continues to practice in preparation for its 2014 season opener on Friday, February 14, in the first game of a three-game series against the Bucknell Bison in Columbia. First pitch is scheduled for 3pm.
- The South Carolina Recruiting Constellation
- Steve Spurrier's signing day presser, via Google Translate
- National Signing Day 2014: South Carolina Gamecocks among Big Winners
- South Carolina-Auburn Final Score: Gamecocks can't get over the hump, lose 79-74
- National Signing Day 2014: Kalan Ritchie signs with South Carolina