Men’s College World Series Begins Saturday, June 17 on ESPN

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Men’s College World Series Begins Saturday, June 17 on ESPN

  • ESPN to Present Every Matchup of the College World Series
  • SEC Network to Provide Special Coverage with SEC Now live from Omaha

ESPN’s coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship culminates with the College World Series Presented by Capital One, beginning Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, on ESPN and ESPN2. For the 15th consecutive year, ESPN will provide coverage of every game in the College World Series, resulting in potentially 17 games over a 12-day span. The CWS will see eight teams vying for the title of national champion, with No. 1 Oregon State from the Pac-12, Cal State Fullerton from the Big West, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 LSU and Texas A&M representing the SEC, two ACC teams in No. 7 Louisville and Florida State, and TCU from the Big 12.

Two commentator teams will make their way to Nebraska for the finale of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, with play-by-play commentator Tom Hart, analysts Chris Burke and Ben McDonald, and field analyst Mike Rooney calling the day games. Play-by-play commentator Karl Ravech, analysts Kyle Peterson and Eduardo Perez and reporter Laura Rutledge are set to call the night games, as well as the College World Series Finals.

Coverage Highlights

  • UmpCam Returns:For the third consecutive year, UmpCamp returns to ESPN’s CWS coverage. A high definition camera affixed to the mask of the home plate umpires will provide fans with a field-level view of the game from the umpire’s perspective. UmpCam will be used as both a live camera and for replays.
  • In addition to the UmpCam, game officials will also wear microphones, providing on-field dialogue throughout the telecast
  • ESPN3 Surround Coverage: For the fourth year, ESPN will offer an “ESPN3 Surround” presentation of every College World Series game. The experience made its debut on the College World Series Finals in 2014. ESPN3 Surround provides a complimentary viewing experience to the traditional telecast with enhanced access to ESPN camera and audio feeds such as robotic cameras mounted in the dugouts, and on the screen behind home plate.
  • At The Podium: In addition to surround coverage, ESPN3 will also be the home of every postgame press conference throughout the series
  • Béisbol En Español: ESPN3 will carry the CWS Finals in Spanish

SEC Network
SEC Network is hitting the road and will provide onsite coverage from Omaha, Neb., as three SEC schools vie for the national championship. Beginning Saturday, June 17, SEC Now will be live from TD Ameritrade Park with host Peter Burns and analyst Gabe Gross. Coverage will continue throughout the College World Series, so long as a Southeastern Conference school advances. Dari Nowkhah will assume hosting duties on Saturday, June 24. Additional details are available here.

ESPN’s College World Series Presented by Capital One Schedule (Subject to change)
All games are available to stream via the ESPN app
* – if needed

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Sat, June 17 3 p.m. Game 1
Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 1 Oregon State
Tom Hart, Chris Burke/Ben McDonald, Mike Rooney
  8 p.m. Game 2
Florida State vs. No. 4 LSU
Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson/Eduardo Perez, Laura Rutledge
Sun, June 18 2 p.m. Game 3
Texas A&M vs. No. 7 Louisville
Hart, Burke/McDonald, Rooney
  7 p.m. Game 4
No. 6 TCU vs. No. 3 Florida
Ravech, Peterson/Perez, Rutledge
Mon, June 19 2 p.m. Game 5 ESPN
  7 p.m. Game 6 ESPN
Tue, June 20 2 p.m. Game 7 ESPN
  7 p.m. Game 8 ESPN
Wed, June 21 7 p.m. Game 9 ESPN
Thu, June 22 8 p.m. Game 10 ESPN2
Fri, June 23 3 p.m. Game 11 ESPN
  8 p.m. Game 12 ESPN
Sat, June 24 3 p.m. Game 13* ESPN
  8 p.m. Game 14* ESPN
Mon, June 26 7 p.m. Finals: Game 1 ESPN
Tue, June 27 8 p.m. Finals: Game 2 ESPN
Wed, June 28 8 p.m. Finals: Game 3* ESPN


Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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