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

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 28:  (L-R) Brady Thomas #36 and Scott Wingo #8 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate with the team while holding the trophy after winning the men's 2011 NCAA College Baseball World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha on June 28, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 5-2 and won the series 2-0.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Tim DanielsFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2012

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.

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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