Championships

2012 C-USA Baseball Championship

2012 C-USA Baseball Championship
May 23-27
Pearl, MS
Event site: Trustmark Park
Schedule of Events

2012 Conference USA Championship Schedule
G# Teams Time Coverage
Wednesday, May 23
1 Memphis 14, Southern Miss 3
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11 a.m. Highlights
Schoenrock Postgame
Berry Postgame
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2 Rice 7, Houston 5
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3 p.m. Highlights
Graham Postgame
Whitting Postgame
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3 Tulane 4, East Carolina 3
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7 p.m. Highlights
Coaches Postgame
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Thursday, May 24
4 UAB 15, UCF 1
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11 a.m. Coaches Postgame
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5 Southern Miss 8, Houston 7
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3 p.m. Highlights
Coaches Postgame
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6 Memphis 3, Rice 2
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7 p.m. Highlights
Coaches Postgame
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Friday, May 25
7 UAB 6, Tulane 3
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11 a.m. Highlights
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8 UCF 11, East Carolina 1
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3 p.m. Highlights
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9 Houston 7, Memphis 3
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7 p.m. Highlights
Coaches Interviews
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Saturday, May 26
10 Tulane 2, UCF 6
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11 East Carolina 10, UAB 3
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3 p.m. Highlights
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12 Southern Miss 4, Rice 2
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7 p.m. Berry Postgame
Brown Postgame
Graham Postgame
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Sunday, May 27 (televised by CBS Sports Network)
13 UAB 5, Memphis 0
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1 p.m. UAB Head Coach Brian Shoop
UAB Reliever & Championship MVP Michael Busby
UAB Pitcher Ryan Nance
UAB Outfielder Jeff Schalk
UAB Trophy Presentation
Memphis Head Coach Daron Schoenrock
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Note: Pairings with game times are announced after seeds are determined following the final league series of the season. All times Central.
Makeup of the Pods and Schedule of Play
Pod 1 (Seeds 1, 4, 5 and 8)Pod 2 (Seeds 2, 3, 6 and 7)
Rice vs. Southern Miss, Memphis and HoustonUCF vs. Tulane, East Carolina and UAB
Southern Miss vs. Rice, Memphis and HoustonTulane vs. UCF, East Carolina and UAB
Memphis vs. Rice, Southern Miss and HoustonEast Carolina vs. UCF, Tulane and UAB
Houston vs. Rice, Southern Miss and MemphisUAB vs. UCF, Tulane and East Carolina
C-USA Championship Format
The 2012 Conference USA Championship will feature the top eight teams in regular-season league play. Those six will be split into two four-team pools (or pods), with the winner of each pod playing in a single championship game. Teams will be assigned pods based on seed, which will be determined by the order of finish in regular-season conference play. Each team will be guaranteed to play three games. Teams in each pod will play the other three teams in its pod. The team with the best composite record in each pod would advance to the championship game. Two-way ties in a pod would be broken by head-to- head play. In case of a three-way tie, the highest seed would advance.

Games are played at 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm the first four days of the Championship, with the championship game Sunday at 1 pm. Pairings with game times are announced after seeds are determined following the final league series of the season.

All games - except the championship final game - of the 2012 C-USA Baseball Championship will be available for viewing exclusively on the C-USA Digital Network. CBS Sports Network is televising the championship game. Current subscribers to the C-USA Digital Network can click on the watch links above and enter your password information to view the games. New and school-only subscribers, please see below.

C-USA Digital Network

The C-USA Digital Network combines streaming audio and video content from all 12 member institutions to provide the most thorough coverage of Conference USA athletics anywhere in the world. Sign-up now to access live game broadcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences from 25 men's and women's sports across the league, with additional coverage from conference postseason tournaments and events. Fans only looking for access to a single school's content can still subscribe to just that school on monthly and annual renewing terms.

To learn more about the C-USA Digital Network, click here.

Note: If you're currently a subscriber to an All-Access product at a member institution and would like to upgrade your subscription to C-USA Digital Network, you'll need to cancel your current subscription and purchase a C-USA Digital Network subscription package separately.

Trustmark Park

The 2012 Conference USA Championship will be played at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. The stadium in suburban Jackson is the home of Mississippi Braves, the AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The ballpark, which opened April 18, 2005, has capacity for nearly 7,500 fans. There are 5,500 chair-back seats in the reserved seating areas. The grass berm beyond the outfield walls has room for an additional 2,000 general admission customers.

The Farm Bureau Grill, beyond the right-field wall, is a full-service restaurant and there are nine baseball-themed concession stands that offer a wide variety of ballpark treats. Twenty-two luxury suites that seat between 16 and 20 fans are equipped with hardwood floors, a bar, flat screen TVs, refrigerator and sliding doors that open up to two rows of seats. The ballpark also includes the Alltel picnic pavilion, 150 closed-circuit monitors positioned around the park televising the game, two merchandise shops and a kids play area beyond the center-field wall.

The field dimensions are 330 feet down the left-field line, 332 feet down the right-field line, and 400 feet to center-field.

Past C-USA Tournament Champions

2011Rice
2010Southern Miss
2009Rice
2008Houston
2007Rice
2006Rice
2005TCU/Tulane*
2004TCU
2003Southern Miss
2002East Carolina
2001Tulane
2000Houston
1999Tulane
1998Tulane
1997Houston
1996Tulane
*declared co-champions after championship game was cancelled due to weather

2012 NCAA College World Series

The 65th Annual College World Series will take place June 15-25/26 at TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha, Neb. This is the 62nd time that the CWS will be played in Omaha and the second year at the new downtown stadium.

The field consists of 64 teams, with 29 conference champions being joined by 35 at-large selections. Sixteen double-elimination regionals consisting of four teams each will take place from Friday to Monday, June 1-4. The winners of those regionals advance to the Super Regionals, which will be a best of three format with two teams playing at eight different sites during June 8-11.

The eight winners will play in the 2012 College World Series, which will employ its familiar pair of four-team double-elimination brackets leading to a best-of-three championship series between the winners of the two brackets. The CWS will run from Friday, June 15 Monday, June 25 or Tuesday, June 26.

National television coverage of the 2012 College World Series will be provided by ESPN, including the championship series, June 24, 25 and 26.

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