ESPN NCAA Division I Baseball Championship TV Schedule

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June 1st, 2011

via press release:

Record NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Game Coverage

New: Up to 69 Games, Every Telecast in HD & on ESPN3.com; Entire Super Regionals Available Nationally

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV will combine to provide a record schedule of up to 69 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship games from June 3 to June 29. The increase over the previous high of a maximum 55 games – each year of the past six NCAA Baseball Championships – is from the addition of a possible 14 games from two Regional series offered exclusively on ESPN3.com.

New elements include every telecast produced in high definition and every Super Regional game nationally televised (select games were previously regionalized).

The schedule includes complete coverage of four Regional (June 3-6) and all eight Super Regional sites (June 10-13) and every College World Series game (June 18-29) from the new TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. For the first time, ESPN3.com will offer exclusive Regional series action and simulcasts of every telecast. For the ninth straight year, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise the entire NCAA Men’s College World Series, including the best-of-three Series Finals.

Coverage will begin Friday, June 3, on ESPNU and ESPN3.com with eight Regional games from four sites.

  • The Gainesville, Fla., site on ESPNU: Jacksonville vs. Miami at noon and Manhattan vs. Florida at 4 p.m.
  • The Fullerton, Calif., site on ESPNU: Kansas State vs. Stanford at 7 p.m. and Illinois vs. Cal State Fullerton at 11 p.m.
  • The Fort Worth, Texas, site on ESPN3.com: Dallas Baptist vs. Oklahoma at 3 p.m. and Oral Roberts vs. TCU at 8 p.m.
  • The Corvallis, Ore., site on ESPN3.com: Georgia vs. Creighton at 4 p.m. and Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Oregon State at 9 p.m.

In addition to traditional coverage, ESPN.com and other digital platforms will provide unique, original coverage of the NCAA Baseball Championship. For the third consecutive year, ESPN will use social networking sites Facebook (ESPNOmaha) and Twitter (@ESPN_Omaha) to provide fans with updates and behind-the-scenes insight into the tournament. ESPN.com content includes a behind the scenes look at Oklahoma as it attempts to return to the College World Series, bracket analysis, and writers at many of the Regional and Super Regional sites.

Five of the analysts working the Regionals, Super Regionals and College World Series have played in the College World Series, highlighted by one who won the National Championship (Morgan Ensberg with USC in 1998), along with Robin Ventura (Oklahoma State), Kyle Peterson (Stanford), Nomar Garciaparra (Georgia Tech) and Paul Lo Duca (Arizona State).

Regionals (June 3-6): For the seventh consecutive year, ESPNU will offer complete and exclusive coverage from two Regional sites, beginning with four games Friday, June 3. This year will mark the first time ESPN3.com will offer exclusive coverage of a Regional series:

  • Each site will feature four teams competing in a double-elimination format and each site winner (a total of 16 sites) will advance to the Super Regionals. 
  • Clay Matvick and Peterson will work games from Gainesville, Fla.; Justin Kutcher and Ensberg from Fullerton, Calif.; Brian Estridge and John Gregory from Fort Worth, Texas; and Mark Neely and Nick Belmonte from Corvallis, Ore .

NCAA Baseball Regionals Presented by Capital One

Date Time (ET) Matchup / Commentators Game Network
Fri, Jun 3 Noon Jacksonville vs. Miami (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
1 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
3 p.m. Dallas Baptist vs. Oklahoma (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
1 ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Manhattan vs. Florida (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
2 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Georgia vs. Creighton (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
1 ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Kansas State vs. Stanford (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
1 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Oral Roberts vs. TCU (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
2 ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Oregon State (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
2 ESPN3.com
11 p.m. Illinois vs. Cal State Fullerton (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
2 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
Sat, Jun 4 noon Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
3 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
3 p.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
3 ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
4 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
3 ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
3 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
4 ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
4 ESPN3.com
11 p.m. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
4 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
Sun, Jun 5 noon Loser Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3 (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
5 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
3 p.m. Loser Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
5 ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
6 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Loser Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3 (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
5 ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Loser Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3 (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
5 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
6 ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
6 ESPN3.com
11 p.m. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
6 ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
Mon, Jun 6 7 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (Gainesville, Fla.)
Clay Matvick & Kyle Peterson
7* ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Brian Estridge & John Gregory
7* ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (Corvallis, Ore.)
Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
7* ESPN3.com
11 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 (Fullerton, Calif.)
Justin Kutcher & Morgan Ensberg
7* ESPNU HD /ESPN3.com

* If necessary

Super Regionals (June 10-13): ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV will combine to televise every game of the eight best-of-three Super Regionals (up to 24 games):

  • ESPNU will televise up to eight games exclusively, an increase from four last year.
  • Each Super Regional winner will advance to the College World Series.
  • Coverage will feature announcers Mike Patrick, Matvick, Kutcher, Dave Neal, Carter Blackburn, Dan McLaughlin, Mark Neely and Mike Gleason, and analysts Peterson, Ensberg, Garciaparra, Frank Thomas, Lo Duca, Mike Rooney, Nick Belmonte and Jay Walker. Announcer pairings are to be determined.

NCAA Baseball Super Regionals Presented by Capital One

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Fri, Jun 10 Noon Site 1 - Game 1 ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
3 p.m. Site 2 - Game 1 ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. Site 3 - Game 1 ESPN HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
10:30 p.m. Site 4 - Game 1 ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
Sat, Jun 11 Noon Site 1 - Game 2 ESPN HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
1 p.m. Site 5 - Game 1 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
3 p.m. Site 2 - Game 2 ESPN HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
4:30 p.m. Site 6 – Game 1 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
6 p.m. Site 7 - Game 1 ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. Site 3 - Game 2 ESPN HD / ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Site 8 - Game 1 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Site 4 - Game 2 ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
Sun, Jun 12 1 p.m. Site 1 - Game 3* ESPN HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
1 p.m. Site 5 - Game 2 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
4 p.m. Site 2 - Game 3* ESPN HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
4 p.m. Site 6 - Game 2 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Site 3 - Game 3* ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Site 7 - Game 2 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
10 p.m. Site 4 - Game 3* ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
10 p.m. Site 8 - Game 2 ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com
Mon, Jun 13 1 p.m. Site 5 - Game 3* ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
4 p.m. Site 6 - Game 3* ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. Site 7 - Game 3* ESPN2 HD / ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Site 8 - Game 3* ESPNU HD / ESPN3.com

* If necessary

College World Series: For the ninth straight year, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3.com and ESPN Mobile TV will combine to televise the entire College World Series (up to 17 games), including the best-of-three College World Series Finals. ESPN’s 32nd consecutive year of coverage will begin June 18 and conclude June 29.

  • For the fourth year, all three games of the Championship Series will be televised live in prime time (all on ESPN Monday, June 28, to Wednesday, June 30, at 8 p.m.).
  • SportsCenter segments will originate from Omaha from June 20-22. On-site analysts Orel Hershiser, Robin Ventura and Nomar Garciaparra will contribute.
  • Commentators include Mike Patrick, Jon Sciambi and Dave O’Brien, Orel Hershiser, Robin Ventura and Nomar Garciaparra and reporters Kyle Peterson and Jenn Brown.
  • Patrick will call the Championship Series with Hershiser, Ventura, Peterson and Brown.

NCAA College World Series Presented by Capital One

Date Time (ET) Game Matchups / Commentators Network
Sat, Jun 18 2 p.m. 1 Game 1 – TBD
Mike Patrick, Robin Ventura & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. 2 Game 2 – TBD
Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra & Kyle Peterson
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
Sun, Jun 19 2 p.m. 3 Game 3 - TBD
Mike Patrick, Robin Ventura & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. 4 Game 4 – TBD
Dave O’Brien, Nomar Garciaparra & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2 HD/ESPN3.com
Mon, Jun 20 2 p.m. 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Mike Patrick, Robin Ventura & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. 6 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Jon Sciambi, Orel Hershiser & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2 HD/ESPN3.com
Tue, Jun 21 2 p.m. 7 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Jon Sciambi, Nomar Garciaparra & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser & Kyle Peterson
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
Wed, Jun 22 7 p.m. 9 Loser Game 6 vs. Winner Game 5
Jon Sciambi, Robin Ventura & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2 HD/ESPN3.com
Thu, Jun 23 7 p.m. 10 Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 7
Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2 HD/ESPN3.com
Fri, Jun 24 2 p.m. 11 Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 9
Jon Sciambi, Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. 12 Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10
Mike Patrick, Robin Ventura & Kyle Peterson
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
Sat, Jun 25 2 p.m. 13 If necessary
Jon Sciambi, Nomar Garciaparra & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
7 p.m. 14 If necessary
Mike Patrick, Robin Ventura & Kyle Peterson
ESPN2 HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
Mon, Jun 27 8 p.m. 1 Series Final
Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser, Robin Ventura, Kyle Peterson & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
Tue, Jun 28 8 p.m. 2 Series Final
Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser, Robin Ventura, Kyle Peterson & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV
Wed, Jun 29 8 p.m. 3 * Series Final
Mike Patrick, Orel Hershiser, Robin Ventura, Kyle Peterson & Jenn Brown
ESPN HD/ESPN3.com/ ESPN Mobile TV

* If necessary

 

 
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