As the week winds down, several college baseball teams — eight, to be specific — are gearing up to make their dreams come true of taking home the College World Series trophy in Omaha over the next couple of weeks. From today through June 29, the best of college baseball will be played out and the greatest eight teams have staked their claim in the 2011 CWS. Here’s all the details you’ll need to know.
Bracket Play begins today and pares down the competition to the final two teams with a double elimination format. Those games are played throughout the next week at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha and can be found on ESPN and ESPN2 all week. By next weekend, the final two teams will be christened and the championship series begins on that following Monday with a best-of-three series beginning at that point.
We will keep you posted with results and updated schedules as the series progresses, but here’s the opening weekend slate of games and TV times:
Saturday’s Games (All Times Eastern):
North Carolina v. Vanderbilt – 2pm – ESPN
Texas v. Florida – 7pm – ESPN
California v. Virginia – 2pm – ESPN
South Carolina v. Texas A&M – 7pm – ESPN2
You can check out more coverage of the CWS here.