NCAA

2012 College World Series Schedule Announced

FROM NCAA RELEASE
OMAHA—The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 66th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha from June 15-25/26, 2012.

The first game on Friday is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. (CT) and features the only first time participant, Stony Brook (52-13), against No. 2 national seed UCLA (47-14). Friday’s second game pits No. 3 national seed Florida St. (48-15) against Arizona (43-17), and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. (CT).

The doubleheader on Saturday features Arkansas vs. Kent State at 4 p.m. (CT), and No. 1 national seed Florida (47-18) squaring off against No. 8 national seed and defending national champion South Carolina (45-17) at 8 p.m. (CT)

The losers of Friday’s two games will play one another at 4 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, while Friday’s winners face off at 8 p.m. (CT) Sunday. The losers of Saturday’s games will play each other at 4 p.m. (CT) on Monday, while Saturday’s winners meet Monday at 8 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 Sunday, June 24. The second game is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) on Monday, June 25, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 7 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 26.

2012 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE

Friday, June 15
Game 1 – 4 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) (V) Stony Brook (52-13) vs. (H) No. 2 UCLA (47-14)
Game 2 – 8 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) (V) Arizona (43-17) vs. (H) No. 3 Florida St. (48-15)

Saturday, June 16
Game 3 – 4 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Eugene Super Regional Winner vs. Waco Super Regional Winner
Game 4 – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) (V) No. 8 South Carolina (45-17) vs. (H) No. 1 Florida (47-18)

Sunday, June 17
Game 5 – 4 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6 – 8 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Monday, June 18
Game 7 – 4 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 8 – 8 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Tuesday, June 19
Game 9 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Wednesday, June 20
Game 10 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

Thursday, June 21
Game 11 – 4 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 12 – 8 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

Friday, June 22
Game 13 – 4 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) or 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) 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 8 p.m.

Game 14 – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) 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 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 23
No games scheduled

MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS
Sunday, June 24
Game 1 – 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Monday, June 25
Game 2 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Tuesday, June 26
Game 3 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner
(if necessary)