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June 7, 2011

Columbia, S.C. –
Game times and dates have been announced for the 2011 NCAA Super Regional in Columbia, S.C. between South Carolina (48-14) and Connecticut (45-18-1). The super regional at Carolina Stadium is set to begin on Saturday, June 11 with first pitch at 6 p.m. and the game televised on ESPN2. Sunday’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. The if necessary game for Monday will either start at 1, 4 or 7 p.m. and be televised on ESPN2. South Carolina is making its ninth NCAA Super Regional appearance in the last 12 years, one of only four schools in the country to have accomplished the feat since the 2000 season.

NCAA Super Regional Appearances The Last 12 Years (2000-2011)
1. Florida State – 10 2000-01-02-03-04-05-08-09-10-11
2. South Carolina – 9 2000-01-02-03-04-06-07-10-11
Cal State Fullerton – 9 2001-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10
Miami (Fla.) – 9 2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-08-10

A minimum of 45 hours of super-regional television will be provided by family of ESPN channels, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Consult local listings for specific games shown in each area of the country. As many as 15 national broadcast windows could appear on the three ESPN networks from June 10-13.

The following four super regionals will be played Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12 (if necessary). The national seed is indicated before the team name, while updated records through the regionals are in parenthesis.

GAMES BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – All Times are Eastern

Mississippi St. (37-23) at No. 2 Florida (48-16)
Noon (ESPN2HD), Noon (ESPNHD), 1 p.m. (ESPNHD)

Arizona St. (42-16) at No. 7 Texas (47-16)
7 p.m. (ESPNHD), 7 p.m. (ESPNHD), 7 p.m. (ESPN2HD)

Stanford (35-20) at No. 3 North Carolina (48-14
3 p.m. (ESPN2HD), 3 p.m. (ESPNHD), 4 p.m. (ESPNHD)

Oregon St. (41-17) at No. 6 Vanderbilt (50-10)
8 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 9 p.m. (ESPN2HD), 4/7/10 p.m. (ESPNHD/ESPN2HD/ESPN2HD)

The following four best-of-three super regionals will be played Saturday, June 11, Sunday, June 12, and Monday, June 13 (if necessary).

GAMES BEGIN SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – All times are Eastern

UC Irvine (42-16) at No. 1 Virginia (52-6)
1 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 1 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 1/4/7 p.m. (ESPN2HD/ ESPN2HD/ESPN2HD or ESPNUHD)

California (35-21) vs. Dallas Baptist (42-18) (Site to be determined later today)
8 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 10 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 4/7 p.m. (ESPN2HD/ESPN2HD or ESPNUHD)

Texas A&M (45-19)/Arizona (40-20) at No. 5 Florida St. (45-17)
4:30 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 4 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 1/4/7 p.m. (ESPN2HD/ ESPN2HD/ESPN2HD or ESPNUHD)

Connecticut (45-18-1) at No. 3 South Carolina (48-14)
6 p.m. (ESPN2HD), 7 p.m. (ESPNUHD), 1/4/7 p.m. (ESPN2HD/ ESPN2HD/ESPN2HD or ESPNUHD)

The determination of the Men’s College World Series order of first-round games both Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, will be announced Monday, June 13. The ESPN family of networks and will release the CWS game dates and times as soon as they are available.

The 65th College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.