On Saturday, June 18, the NCAA Baseball Tournament and College World Series began. The double elimination series is being held in Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park. The College World Series Finals will begin on Monday, June 28, with the Commodores and Bulldogs playing a best-of-three series for the national championship.
The tournament field was announced on March 26 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Thirty-two teams entered the competition, which begins with four regions consisting of eight schools each advancing to the next round. The winners from each region then advance to the super region to compete for the title. The 2016 college baseball season opened last week with most programs hosting regional tournaments to determine who will play in their league and school-wide tournaments to determine final rankings. The 2015 champion University of Texas dominated the 2014 season winning all 36 games they played and claiming their fifth national title. Last year's runner-up Vanderbilt made it to the finals but fell to Florida State 3-1.
You can find out more information about the College World Series by visiting its website: http://wwwr.commodores.edu/cws/index.aspx. You can also follow all the action from home video coverage by subscribing to the ESPN TV channel or downloading the ESPN app for mobile devices.
The 2012 College World Series, which took place in Omaha, Nebraska from June 15 to June 25, finished the 64-team double elimination competition. The 64 NCAA Division I collegiate baseball teams were chosen from a pool of 297 clubs. The 2012 CWS was the final one held at TD Ameritrade Park before it was announced that 2013 would be the series' last season due to renovations being done to Vivian Smith Park.
The event is an annual tournament held by the NCAA to determine its national champion. It is sponsored by the brewing company Anheuser-Busch and is named for Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker, who were brothers who played first base and third base for the Chicago White Sox team that won the first modern World Series in 1905.
The tournament has been held every year but one since 1934 (1935 was canceled because of the Great Depression), except for a three-year hiatus during World War II. Through 2012, 83 different universities have had at least one player selected in the MLB Draft, and 26 of those schools have had multiple players picked. South Carolina and Florida each have four total picks in the draft. Texas has the most overall with 120 picks over the past 11 years. UCLA and North Carolina are the only two schools to have their pitchers lead the league in victories three seasons in a row.
Take photos of your local culture, contribute to Wikipedia, and win! The 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament kicked off the 2012 NCAA Division I baseball season on Friday, June 1, 2012. UCLA's victory over Arkansas in the final game of the series is their first championship in school history.
The tournament consists of four regions with 12 teams in each region. The winners of these groups advance to the super regionals, which are single-elimination tournaments designed to determine who advances to the national championship series. This year's super regions are: East Coast (New York City), Midwest (Cleveland), South Central (Houston), and West Coast (San Francisco).
Each region begins its tournament at a different site. The East Region opened play at TD Ameritrade Park at Lincoln Park in New York City. The Midwest opened at Cleveland Ballpark in Cleveland. The South Central opened at Louis Armstrong Stadium in Houston. And the West Region opened at AT&T Park in San Francisco. All games in the tournament will be televised by either ESPN or CBS.
UCLA has won more than any other school in NCAA baseball history. The Bruins have won three straight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) baseball championships - the most recent coming in 2012.