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Florida State Faces Stanford In Opening Game Of College World Series

June 10, 2008





Omaha, Neb. – The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 62nd MCWS will be played at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha from June 14-24/25.

The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (CT) and features No. 4 national seed Florida State (54-12) and Stanford (39-22-2). Friday’s second game pits No. 8 national seed Georgia (41-23-1) against No.1 national seed Miami (Fla.) (52-9), and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT)

The doubleheader on Sunday features Fresno State (42-29) vs. No. 6 national seed Rice (47-13) at 1 p.m. (CT), and No. 7 national seed LSU (48-17-1) squaring off against No. 2 national seed North Carolina (51-12) at 6 p.m. (CT)

The losers of Saturday’s two games will play one another at 1 p.m. (CT) on Monday, while Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. (CT) Monday. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, while Sunday’s winners meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. (CT)

The winners of the two brackets will play best-of-three championship finals, with the first game set for 6 p.m. (CT) on Monday, June 23. The second game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 24, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 6 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, June 25. Every Men’s College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.

Wednesday, June 25. Every Men’s College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.

2008 MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 14
Game 1: 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) – (V) Stanford (39-22-2) vs. (H) No. 4 Florida St. (54-12)
Game 2: 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) – (V) No. 8 Georgia (41-23-1) vs. (H) No. 1 Miami (Fla.) (52-9)

Sunday, June 15
Game 3: 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) – (V) Fresno St. (42-29) vs. No. 6 Rice (47-13)
Game 4: 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – (V) No. 7 LSU (48-17-1) vs. (H) No. 2 North Carolina (51-12)

Monday, June 16
Game 5: 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6: 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Tuesday, June 17
Game 7: 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 8: 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Wednesday, June 18
Game 9: 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Thursday, June 19
Game 10: 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) – Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

Friday, June 20
Game 11: 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 12: 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) – Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

Saturday, June 21
Game 13: 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) or 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11. If it is the only game scheduled for that day, the game will start at 6 p.m.

Game 14: 6 p.m. (ESPN HD)
Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12. If it is the only game scheduled for that day, the game will start at 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 22
No games scheduled

MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS
Monday, June 23
Game 1: 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Tuesday, June 24
Game 2: 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) – Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Wednesday, June 25
Game 3: 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) – Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner
(if necessary)

ALL TIMES CENTRAL
-courtesy of the NCAA

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