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Posted by Michael Humes on May 29, 2013

ESPN to Cover Every NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Game for First Time

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ESPN’s record-setting coverage of the 2013 college baseball season – more than 200 regular-season games plus 70 conference tournament contests – will continue with every NCAA Division I Baseball Championship matchup on an ESPN platform for the first time. The schedule includes complete coverage of all 16 Regionals sites (up to 112 games from May 31-June 3) for the first time; all eight Super Regionals sites (up to 24 games from June 7-10) and the entire College World Series (up to 17 games from June 15-26).

This year’s schedule of up to 153 games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 surpasses the previous high of a possible 83 scheduled contests last year. The additional games come from coverage of all 16 Regional sites for the first time, an increase over six sites in 2012, four in 2011 and two each of the previous six years. Every game will also be available on WatchESPN. 

Bases Loaded
ESPN will also launch Bases Loaded, a four-day platform providing unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous games, plus up-to-the-minute commentary from ESPN analysts each day of the Regionals. Bases Loaded will be available Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. ET to midnight; Sunday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Monday, June 3, from 6 p.m. to midnight. ESPN3 will carry the network in its entirety while ESPNU and ESPN2 will simulcast at select times, including between games and rain delays when time permits.

Kyle Peterson will serve as the analyst on all four days of Bases Loaded. Dari Nowkhah and Anish Shroff will share hosting responsibilities.

Regionals Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will offer complete and exclusive coverage of all 16 Regionals sites. Network assignments for Saturday, Sunday and Monday games will be determined each day Each site will feature four teams competing in a double-elimination format and each site winner will advance to the Super Regionals.   

Site: Nashville
Commentators: Carter Blackburn & Ben McDonald
Teams: Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Illinois & East Tennessee State
Networks: ESPNU, ESPN3 or ESPN2
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 2 p.m. (ESPN3) & 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Manhattan, Kan.
Commentators: Kevin Dunn & Danny Graves
Teams: Kansas State, Arkansas, Bryant & Wichita State
Networks: ESPNU, ESPN3 or ESPN2
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 3 p.m. (ESPNU) & 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 8 p.m.
 
Site: Tallahassee, Fla.
Commentators: Adam Amin & Rod Delmonico
Teams: Florida State, Alabama, Troy & Savannah State
Networks: ESPNU, ESPN3 or ESPN2
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at noon (ESPNU) & 5 p.m. (ESPN3)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at noon & 5 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at noon & 5 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 4 p.m.
 
Site: Columbia, S.C.
Commentators: Dave Neal & Chris Burke
Teams: South Carolina, Clemson, Liberty & Saint Louis
Networks: ESPNU, ESPN3 or ESPN2
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 1 p.m. (ESPN3) & 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Fullerton, Calif.
Commentators: Clay Matvick & Paul LoDuca
Teams: Cal State Fullerton, Arizona State, New Mexico & Columbia
Networks: ESPNU or ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 7 p.m. (ESPN3) & 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 11 p.m.
 
Site: Corvallis, Ore.
Commentators: Tom Hart & Mike Rooney
Teams: Oregon State, Texas A&M, UC Santa Barbara & Texas-San Antonio
Networks: ESPNU or ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 3 p.m. (ESPN3) & 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 8 p.m.
 
Site: Starkville, Miss.
Commentators: Joe Davis & Jay Walker
Teams: Mississippi State, South Alabama, Mercer & Central Arkansas
Networks: ESPNU, ESPN3 or ESPN2
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 3 p.m. (ESPN3) & 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 3 p.m.
 
Site: Louisville
Commentators: Mike Morgan & Danny Kanell
Teams: Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State & Bowling Green
Networks: ESPNU, ESPN3 or ESPN2
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 2 p.m. (ESPN3) & 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at noon & 5 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at noon & 4 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Commentators: Jones Angell & John Manual
Teams: North Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Towson & Canisius
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 6 p.m.
 
Site: Baton Rouge, La.
Commentators: Doug Sherman & Leland Maddox
Teams: LSU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Sam Houston State & Jackson State
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 8 p.m.
 
Site: Charlottesville, Va.
Commentators: Dave Weekley & John Gregory
Teams: Virginia, UNC Willington, Elon & Army
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 6 p.m.
 
Site: Eugene, Ore.
Commentators: Brett Dolan & Randy Flores
Teams: Oregon, Rice, San Francisco & South Dakota State
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 9 p.m.
 
Site: Raleigh, N.C.
Commentators: Andrew Sanders & Sean McNally
Teams: NC State, Ole Miss, William & Mary & Binghamton
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Los Angeles
Commentators: Trey Bender & Jerry Kindall
Teams: UCLA, Cal Poly, San Diego & San Diego State
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 9 p.m.
 
Site: Blacksburg, Va.
Commentators: Mark Neely & Nick Belmonte
Teams: Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Coastal Carolina & Connecticut
Networks: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Bloomington, Ind.
Commentators: Jim Barbar & Rusty Ensor
Teams: Indiana, Austin Peay, Florida & Valparaiso
Network: ESPN3
Games 1 & 2: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 3 & 4: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 2 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 3 at 7 p.m.

Super Regionals (June 7-10): ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise every game of the eight best-of-three Super Regionals (up to 24 games). Each Super Regional winner will advance to the College World Series.  

College World Series: For the 11th straight year, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise the entire College World Series (up to 17 games), including the best-of-three College World Series Finals. ESPN’s 34th consecutive College World Series will begin June 15 and conclude June 26. 

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