BATON ROUGE - LSU Soccer fans will have the opportunity to see the Tigers in action like never before as they will be featured in an SEC-leading four live television broadcasts during the 2012 season in the fourth year of the league's historic television agreement that was announced Thursday afternoon.
The Tigers were only matched by the four television selections for the Florida Gators among the 14 teams competing in the first year of the expanded Southeastern Conference.
Defending SEC champion South Carolina, SEC newcomer Texas A&M and Mississippi State are each set to compete as part of three television broadcasts this fall. Each of the 14 SEC programs will be featured in at least one broadcast on such networks as ESPNU, SportSouth, CSS and Cox Sports Television.
ESPNU, which is available in more than 73 million households across the country, is set to broadcast four SEC regular-season matches this season. That includes LSU's road match at Georgia on Sunday, Sept. 30, that is now set to kickoff at 3 p.m. CT at the Turner Soccer Complex in Athens.
ESPNU will also broadcast the championship match of the 2012 SEC Women's Soccer Tournament at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., live on Sunday, Nov. 4, beginning at 2:30 p.m. CT.
In addition, three SEC regular-season matches will air live from the LSU Soccer Stadium in Baton Rouge with an SEC West derby against the Alabama Crimson Tide leading the way on Sunday, Sept. 16, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. on CSS. SportSouth will also broadcast back-to-back home matches in Baton Rouge against Florida on Friday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and Vanderbilt on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m.
The defending SEC Western Division champion LSU Tigers will kick off their 2012 season on the road at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, Aug. 20, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Every ESPNU match will be streamed on WatchESPN. SportSouth, CSS and CST matches will also be made available on ESPN3.com.
2012 Women's Soccer Television Schedule
Sept. 16 Sunday Missouri at South Carolina ESPNU 1 p.m. CT
Sept. 16 Sunday Alabama at LSU CSS 1 p.m. CT
Sept. 23 Sunday Georgia at Florida CSS 1 p.m. CT
Sept. 30 Sunday South Carolina at Vanderbilt CSS 1 p.m. CT
Sept. 30 Sunday Texas A&M at Mississippi State CST 2 p.m. CT
Sept. 30 Sunday LSU at Georgia ESPNU 3 p.m. CT
Oct. 5 Friday Florida at LSU SportSouth 6:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 7 Sunday Tennessee at Auburn CSS 1 p.m. CT
Oct. 7 Sunday Vanderbilt at LSU SportSouth 1 p.m. CT
Oct. 7 Sunday Florida at Texas A&M ESPNU 2 p.m. CT
Oct. 14 Sunday Mississippi State at Florida CSS 1 p.m. CT
Oct. 19 Friday South Carolina at Kentucky SportSouth 5:30 p.m. CT
Oct. 21 Sunday Tennessee at Ole Miss SportSouth 1 p.m. CT
Oct. 21 Sunday Arkansas at Mississippi State ESPNU 3 p.m. CT
Oct. 25 Thursday Missouri at Texas A&M SportSouth 7 p.m. CT
Nov. 4 Sunday SEC Tournament Championship ESPNU 2:30 p.m. CT