College World Series Schedule 2012: Dates, Matchups, Live Stream and TV Info

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College World Series Schedule 2012: Dates, Matchups, Live Stream and TV Info
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Every college baseball team begins the season with dreams of earning a trip to Omaha for the College World Series. After months of games and two rounds of regional play, eight teams have accomplished the feat and are now just a handful of wins away from a national title.

It's no surprise to see teams like Florida, Florida State and UCLA in the field, but appearances by Stony Brook and Kent State give the CWS a unique atmosphere. The format gives smaller schools a legitimate chance to compete with power programs.

The final stage of the tournament begins as two separate double-elimination brackets. One team will emerge from each, and those two schools will battle it out in a three-game series to become the 2012 national champion.

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Here's a look at all the key information for the College World Series.

 

Where: TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

When: Friday, June 15 through Tuesday, June 26

Watch: ESPN and ESPN2

Live Stream: ESPN3.com

 

Bracket 1

(1) Arizona

(1) Florida State

(1) UCLA

(4) Stony Brook

Game 1: Stony Brook vs. UCLA—Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 2: Arizona vs. Florida State—Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2—Sunday, June 17 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2—Sunday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4—Tuesday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5—Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 7: Rematch of Game 6 (if neither team has two losses)—Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2

 

Bracket 2

(1) South Carolina

(1) Florida

(2) Arkansas

(3) Kent State

Game 1: Kent State vs. Arkansas—Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN

Game 2: South Carolina vs. Florida—Saturday, June 16 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2—Monday, June 18 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2—Monday, June 18 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4—Wednesday, June 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5—Thursday, June 21 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 7: Rematch of Game 6 (if neither team has two losses)—Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

 

Championship Round

Winner of Bracket 1 vs. Winner of Bracket 2

Game 1: Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 2: Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

Game 3: Tuesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN (if necessary)

 

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