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Posted by Michael Humes on May 27, 2014

Exclusive Coverage of Entire NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Begins Friday

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ESPN’s second consecutive season of exclusive coverage of every NCAA Division I Baseball Championship matchup will begin with the scheduled 112 games from the 16 Regional sites on ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3 from Friday, May 30, to Monday, June 2. Contests from all Super Regional sites (up to 24 games from June 6-9) and the entire College World Series (up to 17 games from June 14-25) will be available on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Every NCAA Division I Baseball Championship game will also be available on WatchESPN.

The Regional round action will be highlighted by the return of Bases Loaded, ESPN’s four-day platform providing unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous games, plus up-to-the-minute commentary from ESPN analysts. Bases Loaded will be available Friday, May 30; Saturday, May 31; and Sunday, June 1, from 2 p.m. ET to midnight; and Monday, June 2, from 7 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. Dari Nowkhah and Matt Schick will host the Bases Loaded coverage with analysts Kyle Peterson and Mike Rooney.

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 the evening before the games. Each site will feature four teams competing in a double-elimination format and each site winner will advance to the Super Regionals. 

 

Site: Corvallis, Ore.
Commentators: Adam Amin & Danny Kanell
Teams: Oregon State, UNLV, UC Irvine & North Dakota State
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – UC Irvine vs. UNLV: May 30 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – North Dakota State vs. Oregon State: May 30 at 11 p.m., ESPNU
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 5 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 5 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 11 p.m.
 
Site: Stillwater, Okla.
Commentators: Mark Neely & Randy Flores
Teams: Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Cal State Fullerton & Binghamton
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – Cal State Fullerton vs. Nebraska: May 30 at 1 p.m., ESPNU
Game 2 - Binghamton vs. Oklahoma State: May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Houston, Texas
Commentators: Tom Hart & Ben McDonald
Teams: Rice, Texas, Texas A&M & George Mason
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – Texas A&M vs. Texas: May 30 at 4 p.m., ESPNU
Game 2 – George Mason vs. Rice: May 30 at 8 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Baton Rouge, La.
Commentators: Brett Dolan & Nick Belmonte
Teams: LSU, Houston, Bryant & Southeastern La.
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – Southeastern La. vs. LSU: May 30 at 3 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Bryant vs. Houston: May 30 at 8 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 8 p.m.
 
Site: Tallahassee, Fla.
Commentators: Joe Davis & Greg Swindell
Teams: Florida State, Alabama, Kennesaw State & Georgia Southern
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – Kennesaw State vs. Alabama: May 30 at noon, ESPN3
Game 2 – Georgia Southern vs. Florida State: May 30 at 6 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at noon & 5 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Louisville, Ky.
Commentators: Clay Matvick & Gabe Gross
Teams: Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas & Kent State
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – Kansas vs. Kentucky: May 30 at 2 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Kent State vs. Louisville: May 30 at 6 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at noon & 5 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Nashville, Tenn.
Commentators: Dave Neal & Chris Burke
Teams: Vanderbilt, Oregon, Clemson & Xavier
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – Clemson vs. Oregon: May 30 at 1 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Xavier vs. Vanderbilt: May 30 at 8 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Bloomington, Ind.
Commentators: Jim Barbar & John Gregory
Teams: Indiana, Indiana State, Stanford & Youngstown State
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – Stanford vs. Indiana State: May 30 at 2 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Youngstown State vs. Indiana: May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 5:30 p.m.
 
Site: Gainesville, Fla.
Commentators: Trey Bender & Rusty Ensor
Teams: Florida, Long Beach State, North Carolina & College of Charleston
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – North Carolina vs. Long Beach State: May 30 at 1 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – College of Charleston vs. Florida: May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Coral Gables, Fla.
Commentators: Doug Sherman & Leland Maddox
Teams: Miami (Fla.), Texas Tech, Columbia & Bethune-Cookman
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1- Columbia vs. Texas Tech: May 30 at 2 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Bethune-Cookman vs. Miami (Fla.): May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Commentators: Roxy Bernstein & Wes Clements
Teams: Cal Poly, Arizona State, Pepperdine & Sacramento State
Network: ESPN3
Game 1 – Pepperdine vs. Arizona State: May 30 at 4 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Sacramento State vs. Cal Poly: May 30 at 9 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 4 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 4 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 9 p.m.
 
Site: Fort Worth, Texas
Commentators: Wayne Hagan & Jerry Kindall
Teams: TCU, Dallas Baptist, Sam Houston State & Siena
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – Sam Houston State vs. Dallas Baptist: May 30 at 3:30 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Siena vs. TCU: May 30 at 8 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 8 p.m.
 
Site: Lafayette, La.
Commentators: Kevin Dunn & Keith Moreland
Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, San Diego State & Jackson State
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – San Diego State vs. Mississippi State: May 30 at 2 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Jackson State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette: May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Oxford, Miss.
Commentators: Mike Morgan & Dave Perno
Teams: Ole Miss, Washington, Georgia Tech & Jacksonville State
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – Georgia Tech vs. Washington: May 30 at 4 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Jacksonville State vs. Ole Miss: May 30 at 8 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 8 p.m.
 
Site: Columbia, S.C.
Commentators: Dave Weekley & Chip Fridrich
Teams: South Carolina, Maryland, Old Dominion & Campbell
Networks: ESPN3
Game 1 – Old Dominion vs. Maryland: May 30 at 1 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Campbell vs. South Carolina: May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.
 
Site: Charlottesville, Va.
Commentators: Paul Loeffler & Jay Walker
Teams: Virginia, Arkansas, Liberty & Bucknell
Networks: ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3
Game 1 – Bucknell vs. Virginia: May 30 at 2 p.m., ESPN3
Game 2 – Liberty vs. Arkansas: May 30 at 7 p.m., ESPNU
Games 3 & 4: May 31 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Games 5 & 6: June 1 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Game 7 (if necessary): June 2 at 7 p.m.

Super Regionals (June 6-9): 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 12th straight year, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise the entire College World Series (up to 17 games), including the best-of-three College World Series Finals. ESPN’s 35th consecutive College World Series will begin June 14 and conclude June 25. 

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