Oregon State Named One of Eight Super Regional Hosts for 2006 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship

June 5, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS - The eight super-regional hosts were announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, which then announced the dates of the eight best-of-three series.

Oregon State will play host to Stanford in the NCAA Corvallis Super Regional baseball tournament on Sat., June 10, Sun., June 11 and Mon., June 12 (if necessary) at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field. Game times between the Beavers (42-14) and the Cardinal (33-25) will be announced by the NCAA on Tuesday morning.

A minimum of 45 hours of super-regional television will be provided by family of ESPN channels, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Consult local listings for specific games shown in each area of the country. As many as 15 national broadcast windows could appear on the three ESPN networks from June 9-12.

Only one of last year's College World Series participants can return to Omaha, in Oregon State. Leading all schools in appearances is Miami (Fla.). The Hurricanes have made it eight straight, and their 10 super regional wins are tied with Stanford for the most since the NCAA changed its format to include the super regional round in 1999.

Cal State Fullerton is in its sixth super regional and fourth in a row, joining four other institutions that are also making it sixth appearance, Clemson, Rice, South Carolina and Stanford. Georgia Tech is making its fifth trip, while this will be the third time playing in a super regional for Georgia. Mississippi and Oregon State are making its second consecutive and overall appearance, while Alabama and North Carolina are in for the second time as well. College of Charleston, Missouri, Oklahoma and Oral Roberts are all in their first-ever super regional.

MCWS games scheduled for Friday, June 16 include the winner of the Oral Roberts-Clemson super regional playing the winner of the College of Charleston-Georgia Tech super regional, and the winner of the Missouri-Cal State Fullerton super regional facing the North Carolina-Alabama winner. MCWS games scheduled for Saturday, June 17 include the winner of the Oklahoma-Rice super regional squaring off against the South Carolina-Georgia super regional, and the Miami (Fla.)-Mississippi super regional winner facing the Stanford-Oregon State winner.

Miami (Fla.) has earned a berth in the Men's College World Series 21 times, while Stanford has reached the MCWS on 15 occasions. Others in double figures include Cal State Fullerton playing in 13 and Clemson has made 10 appearances. Oklahoma has made nine and South Carolina has made eight trips to Omaha, while Missouri has made six appearances. Alabama has made five appearances while Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Rice have been in Omaha four times. Georgia Tech and Oregon State, seeking its second straight, have made the MCWS twice. Oral Roberts has advanced to the College World Series once and Col. of Charleston is after its first berth.

The 60th College World Series begins play Friday, June 16, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. The determination of the order of first-round games both Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, will be announced Monday, June 12, depending on the if-necessary games for the four super regionals scheduled for June 9-12. The ESPN family of networks and www.NCAAsports.com will release the MCWS game times as soon as they are available.

NCAA Super Regional Schedule
Best-of-three series at campus sites

Fri., June 9 - Sun., June 11 (if necessary)
Oral Roberts (41-14) at No. 2 Clemson (50-14)
College of Charleston (46-15) at No. 8 Georgia Tech (48-16)
Missouri (35-26) at No. 5 Cal State Fullerton (46-13)
North Carolina (48-13) at No. 4 Alabama (44-19)
Winners to play first CWS games on Fri., June 16

Sat., June 10 - Mon., June 12 (if necessary)
Oklahoma (44-20) at No. 2 Rice (53-10)
South Carolina (40-23) at No. 7 Georgia (45-20)
Miami (Fla.) (39-21) at Mississippi (43-20)
Stanford (33-25) at Oregon State (42-14)
Winners to play first CWS games on Sat., June 17

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