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2018 Men’s College World Series of NCAA Division I Baseball Schedule on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU

ESPN’s coverage of the 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship culminates with the College World Series, beginning Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, on ESPN and ESPN2. For the 16th 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 Washington and Oregon State from the Pac-12; Florida, Arkansas and Mississippi State representing the SEC; North Carolina from the ACC; and, Texas and Texas Tech from the Big 12.

The 72nd MCWS will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, June 16-26/27.

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  • The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; subject to change), locations, respective networks and announcing teams:

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Game 1: 3:00 p.m. on ESPN
    [#6] North Carolina vs. [#3] Oregon State
    Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Ben McDonald, Mike Rooney

    Game 2: 8:00 p.m. on ESPN
    Washington vs. Mississippi State
    Announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge

    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Game 3: 2:00 p.m. on ESPN
    [#13] Texas vs. [#5] Arkansas
    Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Ben McDonald, Mike Rooney

    Game 4: 9:55 p.m. on ESPN2
    Texas Tech vs. [#1] Florida
    Announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Game 5: 2:00 p.m. on ESPN
    [#3] Oregon State (Game 1 loser) vs. Washington (Game 2 loser)
    Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Ben McDonald, Mike Rooney

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Game 6: 11:00 a.m. on ESPN2
    [#6] North Carolina (Game 1 winner) vs. Mississippi State (Game 2 winner)
    Announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge

    Game 7: 3:38 p.m. on ESPN
    [#13] Texas (Game 3 loser) vs. [#1] Florida (Game 4 loser)
    Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Ben McDonald, Mike Rooney

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Game 8: 3:20 p.m. on ESPN
    [#5] Arkansas (Game 3 winner) vs. Texas Tech (Game 4 winner)
    Announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge

    Game 9: 8:05 p.m. on ESPN
    [#3] Oregon State (Game 5 winner) vs. [#6] North Carolina (Game 6 loser)
    Announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Game 10: 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU
    [#1] Florida (Game 7 winner) vs. Texas Tech (Game 8 loser)
    Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Mike Rooney

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Game 11: 3:00 p.m. on ESPN
    Oregon State (Game 5 winner) vs. Mississippi State (Game 6 winner)
    Announcers: Tom Hart, Chris Burke, Eduardo Pérez, Mike Rooney

    Game 12: 8:00 p.m. on ESPN
    [#5] Arkansas (Game 8 winner) vs. [#1] Florida (Game 10 winner)
    Announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Game 13: 8:00 p.m. on ESPN
    Oregon State vs. Mississippi State

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Championship Series Game 1: 7:00 p.m. on ESPN
    [#5] Arkansas vs. Oregon State
    ESPN announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge
    Westwood One radio announcers: Kevin Kugler, Scott Graham, Ted Emrich

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Championship Series Game 2: 7:00 p.m. on ESPN
    [#5] Arkansas vs. Oregon State
    ESPN announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge
    Westwood One radio announcers: Kevin Kugler, Scott Graham, Ted Emrich

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Championship Series Game 3: 7:00 p.m. on ESPN (if necessary)
    [#5] Arkansas vs. Oregon State
    ESPN announcers: Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez, Laura Rutledge
    Westwood One radio announcers: Kevin Kugler, Scott Graham, Ted Emrich

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    1. 2018 college World Series Omaha.

      The ESPN producer for this series needs to find a new job. All three of the announcers , Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson, Eduardo Pérez were absolutely terrible. This series was not a JOKE ! I thought I was watching Comedy Central.

      Very poor ESPN.