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Mississippi State football: Bulldogs running game could be even better in 2017

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Historically, and over the last two decades especially, Mississippi State football maintained a proud tradition at running back. Workhorses Anthony Dixon, Jerious Norwood, Josh Robinson and Vick Ballard, all of whom made it to the NFL, pepper the program record books.

Mississippi State’s typically productive ground game took new shape in 2015-16, as quarterbacks Dak Prescott and then Nick Fitzgerald led the team in rushing. Prescott accounted for 10 rushing touchdowns as a senior, and Fitzgerald ran for 1,375 yards and 16 scores last fall as a sophomore.

We can in part attribute that lack of balance to inconsistent offensive line play; since 2014, only one former Bulldogs lineman was drafted into the NFL (Justin Senior). But tailbacks Brandon Holloway and Ashton Shumpert were found wanting as seniors at times in 2016, hence the emergence of Aeris Williams last November.

The return of Williams, who ran for 720 yards as a sophomore and has receiving skills, gives Mississippi State a potential do-it-all back in 2017. More important, the running backs room should be stronger, deeper and more competitive this fall.

“We’ve got three backs capable of being really, really good SEC backs,” running backs coach Greg Knox said last month, referring to Williams, redshirt sophomore Nick Gibson and redshirt junior Dontavian Lee.

Gibson rushed for 108 yards on 17 carries during Mississippi State’s spring game and had a handful of impressive runs, including a 25-yarder in the first half. It was only a glorified scrimmage, of course, but the tough running Gibson displayed had to be promising for Dan Mullen and his coaching staff.

“We kept it really simple for [Gibson],” Mullen said after the game. “And you saw he has some ability running the football. Now what we got to see is the other things from him.

“And that’s always been the case for him. Route running, pass protections, blocking, some of those things. The consistency of performance. He’s got the running part down. We want to see the complete game.”

A former 4-star recruit in the 247Sports composite rankings, Gibson said he gained 10 pounds this offseason so that he “could take more punishment” in the fall. He was 5-foot-11, 211 pounds on the spring roster.

“He got smarter as well,” Williams said. “Just being around Coach Knox, he’s going to get smarter anyways, man. His pad level got better over the spring. He’s been running the ball pretty good.”

Then there’s Lee, a rising junior from Hattiesburg listed at 6-1 and 235 pounds. He ran for 49 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in the spring game and, according to coaches, is a lot healthier than he was last season.

“That ankle injury held him back,” Knox said. “And then mentally, he’s making better decisions.”

Four-star signee Kylin Hill deepens Mississippi State’s running back options. (247Sports)

The Mississippi State running backs room will add talent once Kylin Hill, a prized 4-star signee out of Columbus (Miss.) High School, begins participating in fall camp. Without committing to anything, Knox made it clear he expects his newest blue-chip standout to compete for early playing time.

“We’ll get him here, give him every opportunity and see how he does,” Knox said. “We’ll go from there with it. But he’s going to get every shot.”

If any combination of Gibson, Lee and Hill can establish themselves as reliable options in the running game, that would not only ease the workload for Williams but also Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald ran the ball 195 times last season — more than Alabama’s Jalen Hurts did — and while it’s obvious the junior quarterback can handle the beating he takes on those inside option runs, Mississippi State might consider managing his workload a little more carefully this year. For a Mississippi State rushing attack that finished fourth in the SEC as The Nick Fitzgerald Show, throwing more bodies into the mix should give the unit a boost.

The X-factor, of course, again will be the offensive line. Tackle Senior and center Jamaal Clayborn graduated, and two of the projected starters missed all of spring practice while injured (Elgton Jenkins and Deion Calhoun). The result was a first-team line that looked like this: Greg Eiland at left tackle, Dareuan Parker at left guard, Martinas Rankin at center, Darryl Williams at right guard and Stewart Reese at right tackle. Of those players, only Rankin started last season, and that was at left tackle.

When Jenkins and Calhoun return to the fold, there will be more shuffling up front and adjustments from there. It’s a tricky situation for position coach John Hevesy.

If Williams’ opinion counts for anything, though, Mississippi State fans can expect more performances reminiscent of what they saw during the spring game, in which Williams and Gibson each averaged more than 6 yards per carry.

“It is going to be a lot of days like this in the fall,” Williams said. “I promise you that.”

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Ole Miss-Saint Louis: Game time, schedule, how to watch online (June 1, 2018)

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The Ole Miss baseball team takes on Saint Louis in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Tournament. Below you can find information on the game time, schedule and how to watch the game online.

Ole Miss is the No. 4 overall seed and won the SEC Tournament last week. The other two teams in the Oxford Regional are Tennessee Tech and Missouri State.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: Game Time

The Ole Miss Baseball-Saint Louis game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Swayze Field in Oxford, Miss.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: TV

The Ole Miss Baseball-Saint Louis game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.

Tennessee Tech-Missouri State: Schedule

The Ole Miss Baseball game will follow the Tennessee Tech-Missouri State game, which starts at 3 p.m. on Friday. If Ole Miss wins, the Rebels will play at 7 p.m. on Saturday. If Ole Miss loses it will play at 1 p.m.

Below is the full schedule for the Oxford Regional.

Oxford Regional

Game 1: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network
Game 2: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Ole Miss-Saint Louis: How to watch online

The Ole Miss vs. Saint Louis game can be live streamed on WatchESPN.

Ole Miss Baseball Preview

Ole Miss enters the NCAA Baseball Tournament as the No. 4 overall seed. The Rebels dropped their first game of the SEC Tournament to Auburn, but rallied to beat Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M and LSU on the way to winning to the conference tournament title.

The Rebels enter the NCAA Tournament with a 46-15 record. Also in the region is Tennessee Tech (46-9), Missouri State (39-15) and Ole Miss’ Friday opponent, Saint Louis (38-18).  The Billikens enter as the champions of the Atlantic 10.  Ole Miss enters having won 11 of its final 13 games.

Ole Miss is one of 10 SEC teams in the tournament. Ole Miss is also one of the four SEC teams that are hosting a regional and have the potential to host a Super Regional. The other three are Florida, Arkansas and Georgia. The winner of the Oxford Regional will meet the winner of the Austin Regional, which has Texas, Indiana, Texas A&M and Texas Southern.

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2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for Regionals game on Friday (June 1, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball tournament will begin on Friday, June 1. Below you can find a full schedule, list of key dates as well as a projected field.

Florida is the defending champion, as the Gators beat LSU in the championship series a season ago. A total of 10 SEC teams made the field, the most by any conference.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket for Regionals

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2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Scores

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State  10 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: Samford 7, No. 7 Florida State 6,  | FINAL  | Box score

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Clemson 4, Morehead State 3  | FINAL | Box score

Conway Regional

Game 1: Washington 7, UConn 1 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 15 Coastal Carolina 16, LIU Brooklyn 1 | FINAL | Box score|

Gainesville Regional

Game 1: No. 1 Florida 13, Columbia 5 | FINAL | Box score | 
Game 2: Florida Atlantic 5, Jacksonville 3 | FINAL  | Box score  |

DeLand Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma State 9, South Florida 2 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 11 Stetson 8, Hartford 3  | FINAL  | Box score |  

Chapel Hill Regional

Game 1: Houston 9, Purdue 1 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 6 North Carolina 11, North Carolina A&T 0 | FINAL | Box score |

Athens Regional 

Game 1: Troy 6, Duke 0 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 8 Georgia vs. Campbell  |  June 2 |Noon  |  WatchESPN

Lubbock Regional

Game 1: No. 9 Texas Tech 9, New Mexico State 2 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2:  Louisville  13,Kent State 6| FINAL | Box score |

Greenville Regional

Game 1: South Carolina 8, Ohio State 3 | FINAL  | Box score |
Game 2: No. 12 East Carolina 16, UNC-Wilmington 7 | FINAL | Box score |

Raleigh Regional

Game 1: Auburn 13, Northeastern 4 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: Army 5 , No. 16 N.C. State 1 | FINAL | Box score

Minneapolis Regional

Game 1: UCLA 6, Gonzaga 5 | FINAL  | Box score |
Game 2: No. 14 Minnesota 10, Canisius 1 |  FINAL  |  Box score

Fayetteville Regional

Game 1: No. 5 Arkansas 10, Oral Roberts 2  | FINAL | Box score
Game 2 Southern Miss 9, Dallas Baptist 0 | FINAL  | Box score

Oxford Reginoal

Game 1: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 12 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 6 p.m.  | SEC Network

Corvallis Regional

Game 1: LSU 6, San Diego State 4 | FINAL | Box score | ESPNU
Game 2: No. 3 Oregon State vs. Northwestern State  | Friday, June 1  | 10:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Austin Regional

Game 1: Texas A&M 10, Indiana 3 | FINAL| Box score
Game 2: No. 13 Texas 10, Texas Southern 0   | FINAL   |Box score

Palo Alto Regional

Game 1: Cal State Fullerton 3, Baylor 2 | TOP 7 | Live updates WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 2 Stanford vs. Wright State | Friday, June 1  | 10 p.m.  | ESPN2

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Schedule for Regioals

Gainesville Regional

Game 1: No. 1 Florida 13, Columbia 5 | FINAL | Box score | 
Game 2: Florida Atlantic 5, Jacksonville 3 | FINAL  | Box score  |
Game 3: Columbia  vs. Jacksonville | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Florida  vs. Florida Atlantic | Saturday, June 2  |7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Palo Alto Regional

Game 1: No. 2 Stanford vs. Wright State | Friday, June 1  | 10 p.m.  | ESPN2
Game 2: Cal State Fullerton vs. Baylor | Friday, June 1  | 5 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |6:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |11:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |4:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |10:00 p.m.

Corvallis Regional

Game 1: LSU 6, San Diego State 4 | FINAL | Box score | ESPNU
Game 2: San Diego State vs. LSU |  Friday, June 1 | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |4:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |10:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |9:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |10:00 p.m.

Oxford Reginoal

Game 1: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network
Game 2: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Fayetteville Regional

Game 1: No. 5 Arkansas 10, Oral Roberts 2  | FINAL | Box score
Game 2 Southern Miss 9, Dallas Baptist 0 | FINAL  | Box score
Game 3: Oral Roberts vs. Dallas Baptist | Saturday, June 2  |3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Arkansas vs. Southern Miss | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |8:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill Regional

Game 1: Houston 9, Purdue 1 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 6 North Carolina 11, North Carolina A&T 0 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 3: Purdue vs. North Carolina A&T | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Houston vs. North Carolina | Saturday, June 2  |6:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State  10 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: Samford 7, No. 7 Florida State 6,  | FINAL  | Box score
Game 3: Mississippi State vs. Florida State | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Oklahoma vs. Samford | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Athens Regional 

Game 1: Troy 6, Duke 0 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 8 Georgia vs. Campbell  |  June 2 |Noon  |  WatchESPN
Game 3:  Duke vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |4:00 p.m.
Game 4: Troy vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:30 p.m.

Lubbock Regional

Game 1: No. 9 Texas Tech 9, New Mexico State 2 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2:  Louisville  13, Kent State 6| FINAL | Box score |
Game 3: New Mexico State vs.  Kent State | Saturday, June 2  |3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Texas Tech vs. Louisville | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Clemson 4, Morehead State 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 3: St John’s  vs. Morehead State | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Vanderbilt vs. Clemson | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

DeLand Regional

Game 1: No. 11 Stetson vs. Hartford  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Oklahoma State vs. South Florida | Friday, June 1 | 1 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Greenville Regional

Game 1: South Carolina 8, Ohio State 3 | FINAL  | Box score |
Game 2: No. 12 East Carolina 16, UNC-Wilmington 7 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 3: Ohio State vs. UNC-Wilmington | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: South Carolina vs. East Carolina | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

Austin Regional

Game 1: Texas A&M 10, Indiana 3 | FINAL| Box score
Game 2: No. 13 Texas 10, Texas Southern 0   | FINAL   |Box score
Game 3:Indiana vs. Texas Southern | Saturday, June 2  |2:30 p.m.
Game 4: Texas A&M vs. No. Texas | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |9:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Regional

Game 1: UCLA 6, Gonzaga 5 | FINAL  | Box score |
Game 2: No. 14 Minnesota 10, Canisius 1 |  FINAL  |  Box score
Game 3: Gonzaga vs. Canisius | Saturday, June 2  |2:00 p.m.
Game 4: UCLA vs. Minnesota | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Conway Regional

Game 1: Washington 7, UConn 1 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: No. 15 Coastal Carolina 16, LIU Brooklyn 1 | FINAL | Box score|
Game 3: UConn vs. LIU Brooklyn | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Washington vs. Coastal Carolina | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Raleigh Regional

Game 1: Auburn 13, Northeastern 4 | FINAL | Box score |
Game 2: Army 5 , No. 16 N.C. State 1 | FINAL | Box score
Game 3: Northeastern vs. N.C. State | Saturday, June 2  |2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Army vs. Auburn | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Dates

  • The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018, on ESPNU at Noon ET.
  • The regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4
  • The Super Regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.
  • The College World Series begins on June 16 and will be played at the at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018
  • The finals of the College World Series will wrap up on either June 26 or June 27.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Schedule

  • The SEC Baseball Tournament will take place in Hoover, Ala., from May 22-27.
  • The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018, on ESPNU at Noon ET.
  • The regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4
  • The Super Regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.
  • The College World Series begins on June 16 and will be played at the at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018
  • The finals of the College World Series will wrap up on either June 26 or June 27.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Automatic bids

The projected field will be made up of 64 teams, with automatic bids going to the following conferences.  Bolded means they have officially clinched the automatic bid.

  • America East: Hartford
  • American: East Carolina
  • ACC: Florida State
  • Atlantic Sun: Stetson
  • Atlantic 10: Saint Louis
  • Big 12: Baylor
  • Big East: Saint John’s
  • Big South: Campbell
  • Big Ten: Minnesota
  • Big West: Cal-State Fullerton
  • Colonial: UNC-Wilmington
  • Conference USA: Southern Miss
  • Horizon: Wright State
  • Ivy League: Columbia
  • Metro Atlantic: Canisius
  • Mid-American: Kent State
  • Mid-Eastern: North Carolina A&T
  • Missouri Valley: Missouri State
  • Mountain West: San Diego State
  • Northeast: Long Island
  • Ohio Valley: Morehead State
  • Pac-12: Stanford
  • Patriot: Army
  • Southeastern: Ole Miss
  • Southern: Samford
  • Southland: Northwestern State
  • Southwestern Athletic: Texas Southern
  • Summit: Oral Roberts
  • Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina
  • West Coast: Gonzaga
  • Western Athletic: New Mexico State

 

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Regional hosts, top seeds

Below is the list of teams that will host regionals. Seeds will be announced on Monday. The top 16 seeds are thus regional hosts for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The top 8 seeds would host Super Regionals.

  1. Florida
  2. Stanford
  3. Oregon State
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Arkansas
  6. North Carolina
  7. Florida State
  8. Georgia
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Clemson
  11. Stetson
  12. East Carolina
  13. Texas
  14. Minnesota
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. N.C. State

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Past results

2017 College World Series participants: Florida (winner), LSU (runner-up), Florida State, Texas A&M, Louisville, Cal-State Fullerton, TCU, Oregon State

2016 College World Series participants: Coastal Carolina (winner), Arizona (runner-up), Miami, TCU, Texas Tech, UC-Santa Barbra, Florida, Oklahoma State

2015 College World Series participants: Virginia (winner), Vanderbilt (runner-up), Florida, TCU, LSU, Cal-State Fullerton, Miami, Arkansas

2014 College World Series participants: Vanderbilt (winner), Virginia (runner-up), Texas, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, UC Irvine, Louisville

2013 College World Series participants: UCLA (winner), Mississippi State (runner-up), North Carolina, NC State, LSU, Louisville, Indiana, Oregon State

2012 College World Series participants: Arizona (winner), South Carolina (runner-up), Florida, Florida State, Kent State, Stony Brook, UCLA, Arkansas

2011 College World Series participants: South Carolina (winner), Florida (runner-up), Virginia, Vanderbilt, Cal, North Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M

2010 College World Series participants: South Carolina (winner), UCLA (runner-up), Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, TCU

2009 College World Series participants: LSU (winner), Texas (runner-up), Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina, Southern Miss, Virginia

2008 College World Series participants: Fresno State (winner), Georgia (runner-up), Florida State, LSU, Miami, North Carolina, Rice, Stanford

 

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2018 Women’s College World Series: Bracket, scores, schedule for Monday game (June 4, 2018)

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The 2018 Women’s College World Series continues on Monday, June 3. Below, find the bracket, scores and schedule for the tournament.

All top-8 seeds advanced to the Women’s College World Series, which is being played in Oklahoma City. Washington will meet Florida State in the final.

2018 Women’s College World Series: Bracket

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2018 Women’s College World Series: Sunday scores

Women’s College World Series Finals (Best of 3)

Monday, June 4

Game 1: Florida State 1, Washington 0 | Box score |FINAL | Florida State leads series 1-0

Sunday, June 3

Game 11 : Washington 3, Oklahoma 0 | FINAL | Box score | Oklahoma eliminated

Game 12 : Florida State 3, UCLA 1 | FINAL | Box score |

Game 13 : Florida State 12, UCLA 6 | FINAL | Box score  | UCLA eliminated

Saturday, June 2

Game 7 : Oklahoma 2, Arizona State 0 | FINAL | Box score | Arizona State eliminated

Game 8: Florida State 7, Georgia 2 | FINAL | Box score | Georgia eliminated

Game 9: Oklahoma 2, Florida 0 | FINAL | Box score | Florida eliminated

Game 10: Florida State 4, Oregon 1 | FINAL | Box score  | Oregon eliminated

Friday, June 1

Game 5: Washington 6, Oregon 2 FINAL | Box score

Game 6 : UCLA 6, Florida 5  FINAL | Box score

Thursday, May 31

Game 1: No. 1 Oregon 11, No. 8 Arizona State 6 |Box score | FINAL

Game 2: No. 5 Washington 2, No. 4 Oklahoma 0 | Box score | FINAL

Game 3: No. 2 Florida 11, No. 7 Georgia 3 |Box score | FINAL

Game 4: No. 3 UCLA 7, No. 6 Florida State 4 | Box score | FINAL

2018 Women’s College World Series: Schedule

Women’s College World Series Finals (Best of 3)

Monday, June 4

Game 1: Washington vs. Florida State| 7 p.m. | ESPN

Tuesday, June 5

Game 2: Washington vs. Florida State | 8 p.m. | ESPN

Wednesday, June 6

Game 3 (if necessary): Washington vs. Florida State| 8 p.m. | ESPN

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Scores for Super Regionals

Eugene Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 16 Kentucky 9, No. 1 Oregon 6  | FINAL | Box score | Kentucky leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 1 Oregon 6, No. 16 Kentucky 1 | FINAL  | Box score | Series tied 1-1
  • Game 3 : No. 1 Oregon 11, No. 16 Kentucky 1 | FINAL | Box score | Oregon advances to College World Series

Gainesville Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 2 Florida 5,  No. 15 Texas A&M 4  | FINAL | Box score | Florida leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 15 Texas A&M 5, No. 2 Florida 4  | FINAL | Box score | Series tied 1-1
  • Game 3: No. 2 Florida 5, No. 15 Texas A&M 3 | FINAL | Box score | Florida advances to College World Series

Los Angeles Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 3 UCLA 7, No. 14 Arizona 1 | FINAL | Box score | UCLA leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 3 UCLA 3, No. 14 Arizona 2 | FINAL | Box score | UCLA advances to College World Series

Norman Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 4 Oklahoma 7, No. 13 Arkansas 2 | FINAL | Box score | Oklahoma leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 4 Oklahoma 9, No. 13 Arkansas 0  | FINAL | Box score | Oklahoma advances to College World Series

Seattle Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 5 Washington 3, No. 12 Alabama 2  | FINAL  | Box score | Washington leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 5 Washington 6, No. 12 Alabama 0  | FINAL | Box score | Washington advances to College World Series

Tallahassee Super Regional

  • Game 1:  No. 11 LSU 6, No. 6 Florida State 5  | FINAL | Box score | LSU leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 6 Florida State 8, No. 11 LSU 5 | FINAL | Series tied 1-1
  • Game 3: No. 6 Florida State 3, No. 11 LSU 1 | FINAL | Box score | Florida State advances to College World Series

Athens Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 7 Georgia 4, No. 10 Tennessee 3  | FINAL | Box score | Georgia leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 7 Georgia 2, No. 10 Tennessee 1 | FINAL | Box score | Georgia advances to College World Series

Tempe Super Regional

  • Game 1: No. 8 Arizona State 5, No. 9 South Carolina 2  | FINAL  | Box score  | Arizona State leads 1-0
  • Game 2: No. 8 Arizona State 5, No. 9 South Carolina 2 | FINAL | Box score | Arizona State advances to College World Series

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Scores, results for regionals

Eugene Regional

Thursday, May 17

Game 1 FINAL: Drake 3, BYU 2 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 1 Oregon 4, Albany 0 | Box score

Friday, May 18

Game 3 FINAL: No. 1 Oregon 5, Drake 0 | Box score | Oregon to regional final

Game 4 FINAL: BYU 16, Albany 0 (5 innings) | Albany eliminated | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Drake 3, BYU 0 | BYU eliminated | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 6 FINAL: Oregon 3, Drake 0 | Box score  |  Oregon advances to Super Regional

Lexington Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Notre Dame 4, Michigan 1 |  Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 2 FINAL: No. 16 Kentucky 10, UIC 1 | Box score

Game 3 FINAL: Michigan 6, UIC 0 |  Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Kentucky 10, Notre Dame 0 |  Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 5 FINAL: Notre Dame 2, Michigan 1 | Box score

Game 6 FINAL: Kentucky 8, Notre Dame 0 | Box score | Kentucky advances to Super Regional

Columbia Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Liberty 2, Hofstra 0 (10 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 9 South Carolina 3, UNC Greensboro 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Liberty 3, South Carolina 1 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Hofstra 6, UNC Greensboro 0 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL:  South Carolina 5, Hofstra 4 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: South Carolina 2, Liberty 0 | Box score

Game 7 FINAL: South Carolina 5, Liberty 0 | Box score  | South Carolina advances to Super Regional

Tempe Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Ole Miss 4, Long Beach State 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 8 Arizona State 2, New Mexico State 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Arizona State 7, Ole Miss 1| Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Long Beach State 9, New Mexico State 0 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Ole Miss 1, Long Beach State 0 |  Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Arizona State 9, Ole Miss 0 |  Box score  |  Arizona State advances to Super Regional

Seattle Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Texas 2, Minnesota 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 5 Washington 8, Boise State 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Washington 2, Texas 1 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Minnesota 11, Boise State 3 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Minnesota 3, Texas 0 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Washington 5, Minnesota 2 | Box Score  | Washington advances to Super Regional

Tuscaloosa Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Wisconsin 9, Oregon State 3 (8 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 12 Alabama 8, Middle Tennessee 0 (6 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Alabama  9,  Wisconsin 1 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Oregon State 4, Middle Tennessee 0 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Oregon State 5, Wisconsin 1 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Alabama 6, Oregon State 0 | Box score  | Alabama advances to Super Regional

Fayetteville Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Wichita State 8, Oklahoma State 2 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 13 Arkansas 2, DePaul 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Arkansas 5, Wichita State 0 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Oklahoma State 6, DePaul 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Wichita State 5, Oklahoma State 4  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Arkansas 6, Wichita State 4 | Box score  | Arkansas advances to Super Regional

Norman Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Tulsa 9, Missouri 1 (5 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 4 Oklahoma 9, Boston University 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Oklahoma 8, Tulsa 0  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Missouri 10, Boston University 7 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 5 FINAL:  Missouri 6, Tulsa 5 | Box score

Game 6 FINAL: Oklahoma 7, Missouri 0 | Box score | Oklahoma advances to Super Regional

Los Angels Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: CSU Fullerton 2, Texas State 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 3 UCLA 3, Sacramento State 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: CSU Fullerton 3, UCLA 2  |  Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Texas State 8, Sacramento State 4 | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: UCLA 14, Texas State 1  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: UCLA 3, CSU Fullerton 0  | Box score

Game 7 FINAL: ULCA 6, CSU Fullerton 4  | Box score | UCLA advances to Super Regional

Tucson Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: North Dakota State 5, Mississippi State 4 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 14 Arizona 1, St. Francis (Pa.) 0 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Arizona 6, North Dakota State, 0  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Mississippi State 11, St. Francis (Pa.) 5  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Mississippi State 12, North Dakota State 0  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Arizona 4, Mississippi State 3 | Box score  | Arizona advances to Super Regional

Baton Rouge Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Houston 1, Louisiana 0 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 11 LSU 9, Fordham 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: LSU 1, Houston 0  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Louisiana 15, Fordham 3  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Louisiana 7, Houston 2 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Louisiana 5, LSU 4 | Box score

Game 7 FINAL:  LSU 3, Louisiana 1 | Box score    LSU advances to Super Regional

Tallahassee Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Auburn 5, Kennesaw State 2 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 6 Florida State 8, Jacksonville State 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Florida State 2, Auburn 1 (8 innings) | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Jacksonville State 5, Kennesaw State 3  (10 innings) | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Jacksonville State 3, Auburn 2 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Florida State 10, Jacksonville State 0 | Box score  | Florida State advances to Super Regional

Athens Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Northwestern 3, Cal 2 (8 innings) | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 7 Georgia 6, Harvard 2 | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Georgia 4,  Northwestern 3 | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: California 10, Harvard 1 (5 innings) | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Northwestern 4, California 3 | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL: Georgia 9, Northwestern 7  | Box score | Georgia advances to Super Regional

Knoxville Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: James Madison 2, Ohio 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 10 Tennessee 9, Monmouth 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Tennessee 12, James Madison 3  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Ohio 4, Monmouth 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Ohio 7, James Madison 3  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Tennessee 5, Ohio 1 | Box score  | Tennessee advances to Super Regional

College Station Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: McNeese State 11, Baylor 10 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 15 Texas A&M 9, Prairie View A&M 0 (5 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Texas A&M 10, McNeese State 1  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: Baylor 9, Prairie View A&M 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Baylor 6, McNeese 0  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Texas A&M 10, Baylor 4  | Box score | Texas A&M advances to Super Regional

Gainesville Regional

Friday, May 18

Game 1 FINAL: Ohio State 3, South Florida 1 | Box score

Game 2 FINAL: No. 2 Florida 8, Bethune-Cookman 0 (6 innings) | Box score

Saturday, May 19

Game 3 FINAL: Florida 10, Ohio State 2  | Box score

Game 4 FINAL: South Florida 2, Bethune-Cookman 0  | Box score

Game 5 FINAL: Ohio State 3, South Florida 2  | Box score

Sunday, May 20

Game 6 FINAL:  Florida 4, Ohio State 0 | Box score | Florida advances to Super Regional

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Top 16 seeds

No. 1: Oregon
No. 2: Florida
No. 3: UCLA
No. 4: Oklahoma
No. 5: Washington
No. 6: Florida State
No. 7: Georgia
No. 8: Arizona State
No. 9 South Carolina
No. 10 Tennessee
No. 11 LSU
No. 12 Alabama
No. 13 Arkansas
No. 14 Arizona
No. 15 Texas A&M
No. 16 Kentucky

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Dates

Here’s the complete schedule, by rounds, for the 2018 NCAA Softball Tournament.

Selection Show

  • Sunday, May 13
  • The entire 64-team bracket will be announced at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Regionals

  • Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20
  • 16 campus sites will have four-team, double-elimination tournaments, with the winners advancing to the Super Regionals.

Super Regionals

  • Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27
  • Eight campus sites will have two teams playing in a best-of-three format. Winners advance to the NCAA Women’s College World Series.

2018 Women’s College World Series

  • Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6
  • Eight teams compete in a double-elimination bracket, with the last two teams playing in a best-of-three championship series.
  • The Women’s College World Series will be played at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City.

2018 NCAA Softball Tournament: Automatic Bids

  • America East: Albany
  • American: Tulsa
  • ACC: Florida State
  • Atlantic 10: Fordham
  • Atlantic Sun: Kennesaw State
  • Big 12: Oklahoma
  • Big East: DePaul
  • Big Sky: Sacramento State
  • Big South: Liberty
  • Big Ten: Minnesota
  • Big West: Cal State Fullerton
  • Colonial: Hofstra
  • Conference USA: Middle Tennessee State
  • Horizon League: University of Illinois Chicago
  • Ivy League: Harvard
  • MAC: Northern Illinois
  • MAAC: Monmouth
  • MEAC: Bethune-Cookman
  • Missouri Valley: Drake
  • Mountain West: Boise State
  • Northeastern: Saint Francis
  • Ohio Valley: Jacksonville State
  • Pac-12: Oregon
  • Patriot League: Boston University
  • SEC: Florida
  • Southern Conference: UNC Greensboro
  • Southland: McNeese State
  • SWAC: Prairie View A&M
  • Summit League: North Dakota State
  • Sun Belt: Texas State
  • WAC: New Mexico State
  • WCC: BYU

NCAA Softball Tournament: Results, history

Oklahoma, seeded No. 10, swept No. 1 Florida in the championship series a year ago. No. 3 Oregon, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Washington, No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 13 LSU and No. 15 Baylor also made the 2017 Women’s College World Series.

In the first game of the championship series, Oklahoma beat Florida 7-5, in 17 innings. The Sooners then won the second game, 5-4. Before Oklahoma won the last two titles, Florida won back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015.

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Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Friday game (June 8, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament continues on Friday, June 8 as Mississippi State takes on Vanderbilt in one of the Super Regionals. Below you can find live updates and score information.

The winner of this series will advance to the College World Series. This series is one of three All-SEC Super Regionals.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State : Game Time

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Nashville.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: TV Channel

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State : How to watch online

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game can be live-streamed using the WatchESPN app.

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt schedule for the weekend series. The game will be played Friday through Sunday.

Nashville Super Regional

Game 1: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Friday, June 8 | 8 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Saturday, June 9 | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3:(*if necessary) Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Sunday, June 10 | 6 p.m. | ESPN2

Vanderbilt Baseball-Mississippi State: Preview

Neither team hosted a regional, but that didn’t stop either team from being one of the six SEC teams to advance to the super regionals. Mississippi State was one out from elimination after losing the first game 20-10 to Oklahoma. Trailing regional host Florida State 2-0 in the top of the ninth. Then Elijah MacNamee hit a 3-run home run to give the Bulldogs a stunning 3-2 victory. The Bulldogs then squeaked by Samford and beat Oklahoma twice to claim the regional.

Vanderbilt meanwhile had none of the problems that Mississippi State did, as the Commodores did not drop a game in the Clemson Regional. In the clinching game of the regional, Vanderbilt smashed Clemson 19-6.

These two teams did meet for a series during the regular season but it took place in Starkville, Miss. The Commodores dominated that series as Vanderbilt won all three games and outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 over the course of the series. Vanderbilt will enter the series with an extra day of rest, as Mississippi State had to play on Monday.

Below you can find the full results of the two regoinals that Mississippi State and Vanderbilt played in. The other two all-SEC super regionals are Florida-Auburn and Arkansas-South Carolina.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State 10 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Samford 7, No. 7 Florida State 6  | FINAL  | Box score
Game 3: Mississippi State 3, Florida State 2 | FINAL | Box score  | Florida State eliminated
Game 4: Oklahoma 4, Samford 0 |FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Mississippi State 9, Samford 8 |FINAL  | Box score  | Samford eliminated.
Game 6: Mississippi State 13, Oklahoma 5 | FINAL | Box score
Game 7: Mississippi State 8, Oklahoma 1 | FINAL |Box score  | Mississippi State advances to Super Regional | Oklahoma eliminated.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Clemson 4, Morehead State 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 3: St John’s 11, Morehead State 5 | FINAL  | Box score  |  Morehead State eliminated
Game 4: Vanderbilt 4, Clemson 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Clemson 9 , St John’s 8 | FINAL |Box score |  St. John’s eliminated
Game 6: Vanderbilt 19, Clemson 6 | FINAL | Box score| Vanderbilt advances to Super Regional | Clemson eliminated

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Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Game Time, TV Channel, how to watch online for Friday game (June 8, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament continues on Friday, June 8 as Mississippi State takes on Vanderbilt in one of the Super Regionals. Below you can find game time, TV Channel and online stream information.

The winner of this series will advance to the College World Series. This series is one of three All-SEC Super Regionals.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Game Time

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will begin at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be played in Nashville.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: TV Channel

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: How to watch online

The Mississippi State baseball-Vanderbilt game can be live-streamed using the WatchESPN app.

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Schedule

Below is the schedule for the Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt schedule for the weekend series. The game will be played Friday through Sunday.

Nashville Super Regional

Game 1: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Friday, June 8 | 8 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 2: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Saturday, June 9 | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN
Game 3:(*if necessary) Mississippi State at Vanderbilt | Sunday, June 10 | 6 p.m. | ESPN2

Mississippi State Baseball-Vanderbilt: Preview

Neither team hosted a regional, but that didn’t stop either team from being one of the six SEC teams to advance to the super regionals. Mississippi State was one out from elimination after losing the first game 20-10 to Oklahoma. Trailing regional host Florida State 2-0 in the top of the ninth. Then Elijah MacNamee hit a 3-run home run to give the Bulldogs a stunning 3-2 victory. The Bulldogs then squeaked by Samford and beat Oklahoma twice to claim the regional.

Vanderbilt meanwhile had none of the problems that Mississippi State did, as the Commodores did not drop a game in the Clemson Regional. In the clinching game of the regional, Vanderbilt smashed Clemson 19-6.

These two teams did meet for a series during the regular season but it took place in Starkville, Miss. The Commodores dominated that series as Vanderbilt won all three games and outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 over the course of the series. Vanderbilt will enter the series with an extra day of rest, as Mississippi State had to play on Monday.

Below you can find the full results of the two regoinals that Mississippi State and Vanderbilt played in. The other two all-SEC super regionals are Florida-Auburn and Arkansas-South Carolina.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State 10 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Samford 7, No. 7 Florida State 6  | FINAL  | Box score
Game 3: Mississippi State 3, Florida State 2 | FINAL | Box score  | Florida State eliminated
Game 4: Oklahoma 4, Samford 0 |FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Mississippi State 9, Samford 8 |FINAL  | Box score  | Samford eliminated.
Game 6: Mississippi State 13, Oklahoma 5 | FINAL | Box score
Game 7: Mississippi State 8, Oklahoma 1 | FINAL |Box score  | Mississippi State advances to Super Regional | Oklahoma eliminated.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score
Game 2: Clemson 4, Morehead State 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 3: St John’s 11, Morehead State 5 | FINAL  | Box score  |  Morehead State eliminated
Game 4: Vanderbilt 4, Clemson 3  | FINAL | Box score
Game 5: Clemson 9 , St John’s 8 | FINAL |Box score |  St. John’s eliminated
Game 6: Vanderbilt 19, Clemson 6 | FINAL | Box score| Vanderbilt advances to Super Regional | Clemson eliminated

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Alabama baseball: Game time, details for matchup with Jacksonville State (May 8, 2018)

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Alabama baseball will host Jacksonville State on Tuesday evening at Sewell-Thomas Stadium in the Crimson Tide’s final nonconference matchup of the 2018 season. The two teams are set for a 6 p.m. CT first pitch on SEC Network+ with the tandem of Eli Gold and Scott McClanahan on the call.

How to follow Alabama baseball vs. Jacksonville State

FOLLOW THE TIDE

Fans can follow the game Tuesday via the following outlets:

Watch: SEC Network+

Listen: 102.9 FM/CTSN/TuneIn App

Twitter: @AlabamaBSB

Live Stats: RollTide.com

What you should know about Alabama baseball vs. Jacksonville State

  • Alabama baseball took off the workweek for finals before hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs for three games over the weekend. The Tide won the middle game of the series to register win No. 6 of the SEC slate, surpassing their 2017 win total of five games in conference play. Also on that Saturday, the Crimson Tide saw seniors Cody Henry and Jake Walters graduate from the University of Alabama.
  • The Crimson Tide offense was led on the weekend by Joe Breaux. The junior batted .545 (6 for 11) with a double, 2 RBI and 4 runs scored while walking 3 times. Also finishing above the .500 mark for Alabama was Keith Holcombe, who batted .538 (7 for 13) and tallied at least 1 hit in all three contests to extend his hitting streak to eight games and his conference hitting streak to seven. The junior’s 7 hits, 2 doubles and 6 RBI paced the Tide hitters and he added 2 walks and a hit by pitch to his series totals.
  • Alabama and Jacksonville State will square off for the 39th time in series history when the two teams meet in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday evening. Both games of the 2018 pairing will have been played at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Probable pitching matchup

UA — Mason Duke (Jr., RHP) vs. JSU — Andrew Naismith (So., LHP)

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2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket, scores, schedule for Regionals game on Friday (June 1, 2018)

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The 2018 NCAA Baseball tournament will begin on Friday, June 1. Below you can find a full schedule, list of key dates as well as a projected field.

Florida is the defending champion, as the Gators beat LSU in the championship series a season ago. A total of 10 SEC teams made the field, the most by any conference.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Bracket for Regionals

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2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Scores

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma 20, Mississippi State  10 | FINAL | Box score | ESPNU
Game 2: No. 7 Florida State vs. Samford  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Clemson Regional

Game 1: Vanderbilt 2, St. John’s 0 | FINAL | Box score | SEC Network
Game 2: No. 10 Clemson  vs. Morehead State | Friday, June 1 | 6 p.m. |  WatchESPN

Conway Regional

Game 1: Washington 7, UConn 1 | FINAL | Box score WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 15 Coastal Carolina 2, LIU Brooklyn 0 | BOT 3 | Live updates WatchESPN

Gainesville Regional

Game 1: No. 1 Florida 13, Columbia 5 | FINAL | Box score | WatchESPN
Game 2: Florida Atlantic 2, Jacksonville 0 | BOT 2  | Live updates  | WatchESPN

DeLand Regional

Game 1: Oklahoma State 9, South Florida 2 | FINAL | Box score WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 11 Stetson 0, Hartford 0  | TOP 1  | Live updates WatchESPN

Chapel Hill Regional

Game 1: Houston 0, Purdue 0 | TOP 1  | Live updates WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 6 North Carolina 11, North Carolina A&T 0 | FINAL | Box score WatchESPN

Athens Regional 

Game 1: Troy 5, Duke 0 | BOT 5 | Live updates WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 8 Georgia vs. Campbell  |  June 1 | 7:30 p.m  |  WatchESPN

Lubbock Regional

Game 1: No. 9 Texas Tech 9, New Mexico State 2 | FINAL | Box score WatchESPN
Game 2: Kent State 0, Louisville 0 | TOP 1 | Live updates WatchESPN

Greenville Regional

Game 1: South Carolina 8, Ohio State 3 | FINAL  | Box score | ESPN2
Game 2: No. 12 East Carolina 0, UNC-Wilmington 0 | TOP 1 | Live updates WatchESPN

Raleigh Regional

Game 1: Auburn 13, Northeastern 4 | FINAL | Box score WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 16 N.C. State 0, Army 0 | TOP 1 | Live updates WatchESPN

Minneapolis Regional

Game 1: UCLA 6, Gonzaga 5 | FINAL  | Box score WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 14 Minnesota vs. Canisius  | Friday, June 1  | 8 p.m. |  WatchESPN

Fayetteville Regional

Game 1: No. 5 Arkansas 10, Oral Roberts 2  | FINAL | Box score |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Dallas Baptist vs. Southern Miss | Friday, June 1  | 8 p.m.  |  WatchESPN

Oxford Reginoal

Game 1: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network

Corvallis Regional

Game 1: LSU 6, San Diego State 4 |  TOP 9 | Live updates | ESPNU
Game 2: No. 3 Oregon State vs. Northwestern State  | Friday, June 1  | 10:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Austin Regional

Game 1: Texas A&M 9, Indiana 2 | BOT 7 | Live updates | ESPN2
Game 2: No. 13 Texas vs. Texas Southern   | Friday, June 1   | 9 p.m. ET | Longhorn Network

Palo Alto Regional

Game 1: Cal State Fullerton 3, Baylor 2 | TOP 7 | Live updates WatchESPN
Game 2: No. 2 Stanford vs. Wright State | Friday, June 1  | 10 p.m.  | ESPN2

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Schedule for Regioals

Gainesville Regional

Game 1: No. 1 Florida vs.  Columbia  | Friday, June 1  | 1 p.m.  | WatchESPN
Game 2: Jacksonville vs. Florida Atlantic | Friday, June 1  |6:30 p.m.  | WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Palo Alto Regional

Game 1: No. 2 Stanford vs. Wright State | Friday, June 1  | 10 p.m.  | ESPN2
Game 2: Cal State Fullerton vs. Baylor | Friday, June 1  | 5 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |6:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |11:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |4:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |10:00 p.m.

Corvallis Regional

Game 1: No. 3 Oregon State vs. Northwestern State  | Friday, June 1  | 10:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 2: San Diego State vs. LSU |  Friday, June 1 | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |4:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |10:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |9:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |10:00 p.m.

Oxford Reginoal

Game 1: No. 4 Ole Miss vs. St. Louis  | Friday June, 1  | 7:30 p.m.  | SEC Network
Game 2: Missouri State vs. Tennessee Tech| Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Fayetteville Regional

Game 1: No. 5 Arkansas vs. Oral Roberts  | Friday, June 1  | 3 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Dallas Baptist vs. Southern Miss | Friday, June 1  | 8 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |8:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:30 p.m.

Chapel Hill Regional

Game 1: No. 6 North Carolina vs. North Carolina A&T  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Houston vs. Purdue | Friday, June 1  | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |6:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

Tallahassee Regional

Game 1: No. 7 Florida State vs. Samford  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 2: Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State | Friday, June 1   | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Athens Regional 

Game 1: No. 8 Georgia vs. Campbell  |  June 1 | 7:30 p.m  |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Troy vs. Duke | June 1   | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:30 p.m.

Lubbock Regional

Game 1: No. 9 Texas Tech  vs. New Mexico State | Friday, June 1   | 2 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Kent State vs. Louisville | June 1   | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Clemson Regional

Game 1: No. 10 Clemson  vs. Morehead State | Friday, June 1 | 6 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: St. John’s vs. Vanderbilt| Friday, June 1  | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

DeLand Regional

Game 1: No. 11 Stetson vs. Hartford  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Oklahoma State vs. South Florida | Friday, June 1 | 1 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |1:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |1:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Greenville Regional

Game 1: No. 12 East Carolina vs. UNC-Wilmington  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Ohio State vs. South Carolina | Friday, June 1   | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |4:00 p.m.

Austin Regional

Game 1: No. 13 Texas vs. Texas Southern   | Friday, June 1   | 9 p.m. ET | Longhorn Network
Game 2: Texas A&M vs. Indiana| Friday, June 1  | 5 p.m. ET  | ESPN2
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |2:30 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |9:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Regional

Game 1: No. 14 Minnesota vs. Canisius  | Friday, June 1  | 8 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Gonzaga vs. UCLA | Friday, June 1  | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |8:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |3:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

Conway Regional

Game 1: No. 15 Coastal Carolina vs. LIU Brooklyn  | Friday, June 1  | 6 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Washington vs. UConn | Friday, June 1  | 12 p.m.  |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |12:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |5:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |12:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |6:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |1:00 p.m.

Raleigh Regional

Game 1: No. 16 N.C. State vs. Army  | Friday, June 1  | 7 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 2: Northeastern vs. Auburn | Friday, June 1  | 2 p.m. |  WatchESPN
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |2:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 | Saturday, June 2  |7:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 | Sunday , June 3  |2:00 p.m.
Game 6: Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5 | Sunday , June 3  |7:00 p.m.
Game 7(*if necessary) | Monday , June 4  |7:00 p.m.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Dates

  • The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018, on ESPNU at Noon ET.
  • The regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4
  • The Super Regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.
  • The College World Series begins on June 16 and will be played at the at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018
  • The finals of the College World Series will wrap up on either June 26 or June 27.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Schedule

  • The SEC Baseball Tournament will take place in Hoover, Ala., from May 22-27.
  • The 2018 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 28, 2018, on ESPNU at Noon ET.
  • The regionals will be played from June 1 through June 4
  • The Super Regionals will be played from June 8 through June 11.
  • The College World Series begins on June 16 and will be played at the at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018
  • The finals of the College World Series will wrap up on either June 26 or June 27.

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Automatic bids

The projected field will be made up of 64 teams, with automatic bids going to the following conferences.  Bolded means they have officially clinched the automatic bid.

  • America East: Hartford
  • American: East Carolina
  • ACC: Florida State
  • Atlantic Sun: Stetson
  • Atlantic 10: Saint Louis
  • Big 12: Baylor
  • Big East: Saint John’s
  • Big South: Campbell
  • Big Ten: Minnesota
  • Big West: Cal-State Fullerton
  • Colonial: UNC-Wilmington
  • Conference USA: Southern Miss
  • Horizon: Wright State
  • Ivy League: Columbia
  • Metro Atlantic: Canisius
  • Mid-American: Kent State
  • Mid-Eastern: North Carolina A&T
  • Missouri Valley: Missouri State
  • Mountain West: San Diego State
  • Northeast: Long Island
  • Ohio Valley: Morehead State
  • Pac-12: Stanford
  • Patriot: Army
  • Southeastern: Ole Miss
  • Southern: Samford
  • Southland: Northwestern State
  • Southwestern Athletic: Texas Southern
  • Summit: Oral Roberts
  • Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina
  • West Coast: Gonzaga
  • Western Athletic: New Mexico State

 

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Regional hosts, top seeds

Below is the list of teams that will host regionals. Seeds will be announced on Monday. The top 16 seeds are thus regional hosts for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The top 8 seeds would host Super Regionals.

  1. Florida
  2. Stanford
  3. Oregon State
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Arkansas
  6. North Carolina
  7. Florida State
  8. Georgia
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Clemson
  11. Stetson
  12. East Carolina
  13. Texas
  14. Minnesota
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. N.C. State

2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Past results

2017 College World Series participants: Florida (winner), LSU (runner-up), Florida State, Texas A&M, Louisville, Cal-State Fullerton, TCU, Oregon State

2016 College World Series participants: Coastal Carolina (winner), Arizona (runner-up), Miami, TCU, Texas Tech, UC-Santa Barbra, Florida, Oklahoma State

2015 College World Series participants: Virginia (winner), Vanderbilt (runner-up), Florida, TCU, LSU, Cal-State Fullerton, Miami, Arkansas

2014 College World Series participants: Vanderbilt (winner), Virginia (runner-up), Texas, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, UC Irvine, Louisville

2013 College World Series participants: UCLA (winner), Mississippi State (runner-up), North Carolina, NC State, LSU, Louisville, Indiana, Oregon State

2012 College World Series participants: Arizona (winner), South Carolina (runner-up), Florida, Florida State, Kent State, Stony Brook, UCLA, Arkansas

2011 College World Series participants: South Carolina (winner), Florida (runner-up), Virginia, Vanderbilt, Cal, North Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M

2010 College World Series participants: South Carolina (winner), UCLA (runner-up), Arizona State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, TCU

2009 College World Series participants: LSU (winner), Texas (runner-up), Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, North Carolina, Southern Miss, Virginia

2008 College World Series participants: Fresno State (winner), Georgia (runner-up), Florida State, LSU, Miami, North Carolina, Rice, Stanford

 

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Kentucky basketball: EJ Montgomery explains what happened with Duke at the McDonald’s All-American Game

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MARIETTA, Ga. — There was a long pause and EJ Montgomery looked at both of his parents to ask without words how much he should share.

The question was simple: So what happened the week of the McDonald’s All-American Game that changed your mind about Duke? The answer is complicated.

“Ummmmmm …” said the 5-star forward, stalling. “Just didn’t think it was a great fit for me. Just … I don’t know. I couldn’t see myself in that situation. I … don’t know how I want to say it.”

Going into that week in late March, the Blue Devils were considered the favorite to land the 6-foot-10 Montgomery, the nation’s No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2018, adding to a ridiculous haul that already included three top-five players and the best point guard in the country.

Less than two weeks later, Montgomery committed instead to Kentucky. So what happened? His mother, Glenda, a former junior-college coach, stepped in to explain.

“After having the opportunity to play with some of the guys that he would play with in college, I think that kind of helped him solidify his decision,” she said during the family’s wide-ranging interview with SEC Country last week, “understanding the type of players he wanted to play with.”

There have been rumors since Montgomery’s commitment to the Wildcats that something about Duke’s four burger boys — forwards R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish and Zion Williamson and point guard Tre Jones — turned him off during the lead-up to the McDonald’s game.

“Duke was his leader for a long time,” said Larry Thompson, Montgomery’s coach at Wheeler (Ga.) High School. “I think it kind of changed after the McDonald’s game, after just being around the guys. EJ had a little concern about the Zion situation: Is he a four? Where’s he going to play? Is he a five? So that was one of his concerns.”

Also of note: Montgomery was one of three elite recruits who left prep powerhouse Montverde Academy in the summer of 2016 after playing a year with Barrett, the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 class. Montgomery and his family did not discuss that departure on the record with SEC Country.

Rather than focus on whatever he didn’t like about the future Blue Devils — although his father conceded it’s “fair to say” an incoming freshman class that now features four 6-foot-7 small forwards and one guard was a real concern — the Montgomery family talked mostly about what they did like about Kentucky’s other two McDonald’s All-Americans: wing Keldon Johnson and guard Immanuel Quickley.

“We were just thinking about which group he would fit best with, and it’s those tough guys who really get after it. He really got that feel from the Kentucky guys,” said his father, Efrem Mongtomery. Added mother Glenda: “Guys like Keldon, who goes hard all the time. Not to say those [Duke] kids aren’t, but he just felt those are the type of players that he wanted to play with.”

After one McDonald’s practice, Johnson told SEC Country that he aims to “dominate and kill” when he’s on the court. Then he demonstrated that during high school basketball’s most famous all-star game by playing defense like a championship was on the line. That included locking down Barrett late in a close game.

“That was really my first time speaking to him and meeting him, and we just had that good vibe — and I saw what he was about on the court,” Montgomery said. “I’ve been knowing Immanuel, and he’s like that too: He picks up 94 feet [defensively]. So I just feel like I can win with those guys.”

Duke has the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class and Kentucky’s ranks No. 2, but they’ll be in a virtual dead heat when the top point guard in the Class of 2019, Ashton Hagans, officially reclassifies and enrolls at UK this summer. That’s the plan.

So which group is better? We won’t have to wait long to find out. The Blue Devils and Wildcats collide in the first game of the season, Nov. 6 at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. Montgomery is well aware.

“I’ve circled it big-time,” he said. “I’m ready to play against those guys. It’s going to be a lot of trash talking going on. Just a good competition.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: SEC Country traveled to Georgia last week to spend time with both Montgomery and Hagans and profile both future Wildcats. We’re rolling out a series of stories to help you get to know them better. Stay tuned. 

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What game will bring biggest challenge to Alabama in 2018?

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A-Day and spring practice are behind us, but there are still plenty of questions to answer about Alabama football. The players are away from the team to focus on finishing classes, recovering and personal development before summer workouts begin. Here we’ll take a look at a question each day. Check out our archives here.

What game will bring biggest challenge to Alabama football in 2018?

Nick Saban won’t like me saying this, but there isn’t a single game on Alabama’s schedule that should scare the Crimson Tide or their fans.

The only game you can even make the case for Alabama not being at least a two-touchdown favorite is at LSU on Nov. 3. That’s only because the Tigers have played the Crimson Tide tough in Baton Rouge every year since 2008. Even then, though, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if Alabama was a 10-point favorite or more.

Alabama opens the year against Louisville. With 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson off to the NFL, the Cardinals don’t have a prayer of beating Alabama in Orlando, Fla.

The rest of the nonconference schedule is truly garbage, so we won’t mention any of the teams.

Alabama plays at Ole Miss, at Arkansas and at Tennessee, but all of those teams are rebuilding so they don’t appear to be tough tests.

Alabama gets Texas A&M, Missouri, Mississippi State and Auburn all at home, which easily swings things in the Crimson Tide’s favor.

Alabama should be favored to win every game, and it probably would be a disappointment if it didn’t go 12-o in the regular season.

One more note: If you think the 2018 nonconference schedule is bad, don’t forget Alabama’s marquee nonconference opponent in 2019 is Duke. Yuck.

For more answers to prior Questions of the Day, we have you covered.

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