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2011 CWS Dates and Times Announced

FROM NCAA PRESS RELEASE
OMAHA—The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 65th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha from June 18-28/29.

The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (CT) and features the only first time participant and No. 6 national seed, Vanderbilt (52-10), against No. 3 national seed North Carolina (50-14). Saturday’s second game pits No. 2 national seed Florida (50-17) against No.7 national seed Texas (49-17), and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT)

The doubleheader on Sunday features California (47-20) vs. No. 1 national seed Virginia (54-10) at 1 p.m. (CT), and Texas A&M (47-20) squaring off against No. 4 national seed and defending national champion South Carolina (50-14) at 6 p.m. (CT)

The losers of Saturday’s two games will play one another at 1 p.m. (CT) on Monday, while Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. (CT) Monday. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, while Sunday’s winners meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. (CT)

The winners of the two brackets will play best-of-three championship finals, with the first game set for 7 p.m. (CT) on Monday, June 27. The second game is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 28, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 7 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, June 29. Every College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.

2011 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 18
Game 1 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) (V) No. 6 Vanderbilt (52-10) vs. (H) No. 3 North Carolina (50-14)

Game 2 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) (V) No. 7 Texas (49-17) vs. (H) No. 2 Florida (50-17)

Sunday, June 19

Game 3 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) (V) California (37-21) vs. (H) No. 1 Virginia (54-10)

Game 4 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) (V) Texas A&M (47-20) vs. (H) No. 4 South Carolina (50-14)

Monday, June 20
Game 5 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 6 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Tuesday, June 21
Game 7 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 8 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Wednesday, June 22
Game 9 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Thursday, June 23
Game 10 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

Friday, June 24
Game 11 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6

Game 12 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

Saturday, June 25

Game 13 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) or 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11. If it is the only game scheduled for that day, the game will start at 6 p.m.

Game 14 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12. If it is the only game scheduled for that day, the game will start at 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 26

No games scheduled

MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS

Monday, June 27
Game 1 – 7 p.m. (ESPN HD) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Tuesday, June 28

Game 2 – 7 p.m. (ESPN HD) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Wednesday, June 29

Game 3 – 7 p.m. (ESPN HD) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner (if necessary)

ALL TIMES CENTRAL