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Baseball's Game Against Liberty on May 1 to be Televised on ESPNU

Baseball's Game Against Liberty on May 1 to be Televised on ESPNU

Portions taken from the Big South Conference CHARLOTTE, N.C.ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will televise the Friday, May 1 Liberty at Coastal Carolina baseball game live from Charles L. Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field at 6:00pm ET, it was announced today.  ESPNU is televising a regular-season Big South baseball game for the fourth consecutive year, as the network aired two ballgames in 2006 and one contest each in 2007 and 2008.  It also will be the fifth-straight year that Big South baseball will be televised. The Liberty-Coastal Carolina contest will be a rematch of last year’s Big South Tournament title game, which was won by Coastal Carolina, 9-2.  The two teams have met in the League final each of the past two years, with the Chanticleers winning the championship both times. Coastal Carolina is coming off the most successful run in Big South baseball history, as the Chanticleers reached the NCAA Super Regional for the first time in school and League history.  Coastal Carolina won 50 games for the third time in four seasons and was a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Regionals for the third time as well.  The Chanticleers enter 2009 ranked in two preseason Top 25 polls and feature preseason All-Americans David Anderson and Scott Woodward. Liberty tied for second last year and reached the finals of the Big South Tournament for the third consecutive season.  The Flames return All-Conference catcher Errol Hollinger, who is on the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List for college baseball’s national player of the year award. Coastal Carolina will now have a televised game for the fifth straight year. Last season, ESPNU showed the Chanticleers defeat UNC Asheville 3-2 April 20. The network also showed both games of the 2008 NCAA Cary Super Regional against North Carolina. In 2007, all six games of the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional were shown on ESPNU. Coastal Carolina opens the 2009 season Friday, Feb. 20, hosting the Caravelle Resort Tournament. The Chanticleers host Southern Illinois that day at 4 p.m. ABOUT ESPNU
ESPNU launched on March 4, 2005. The 24-hour college sports television network features more than 550 live events annually, including college football, college basketball and Olympic sports from more than 25 Division I conferences, as well as premier high school content. The network also has a wide-ranging, long-term agreement with the NCAA for enhanced coverage of 22 NCAA Championships.
  ESPNU also offers comprehensive studio programming, including live simulcasts of ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, and replays the best games of the week from ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television. The brand is also available in high definition on ESPNU HD and online at ESPNU.com. In addition, ESPNU Campus Connection, a multi-platform student-generated content initiative, was introduced in August 2007.
  ESPNU is available nationwide in more than 23 million households and has long-term carriage agreements with several top 10 providers, including Charter, Cox, DIRECTV (Channel 614), DISH Network (Channel 148), Insight Communications, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and Time Warner. ESPNU is also available on Verizon FIOS TV and AT&T U-verse.