2006 Men's NCAA College World Series
OMAHA -- The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men's College World Series have been announced. The 60th MCWS will be played at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha from June 16-25/26.
The double-elimination tournament features the winners of the eight super regionals, and includes seven teams that did not make it to Omaha last year. It is the second time since 1991 that as many as seven schools were not part of the field the previous year.
The first game on Friday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. CST and features No. 8 seed Georgia Tech (50-16) and Atlantic Coast Conference rival No. 1 seed Clemson (52-14). Friday's second game at 6 p.m. pits North Carolina (50-13) and No. 5 seed Cal St. Fullerton (48-13). The doubleheader on Saturday features No. 7 Georgia (47-21) squaring off against No. 2 Rice (55-11) at 1 p.m., and Miami (Fla.) (41-22) is taking on the lone 2005 MCWS participant Oregon St. (44-14) at 6 p.m.
The losers of Friday's two games will play one another at 1 p.m. on Sunday, while Friday's winners face off at 6 p.m. Sunday. The losers of Saturday's games will play each other at 1 p.m. on Monday, while Saturday's winners meet Monday at 6 p.m.
The winners of the two brackets will play a best-of-three championship series, with the first game set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. The second game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 6 p.m. on Monday, June 26. Every Men's College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high definition.