C-USA Championship FormatThe 2014 Conference USA Championship will return to Hattiesburg, Miss. for the fourth time in the league's history. Southern Miss also hosted the 2009, 2005 and 1996 C-USA Championships at Pete Taylor Park. The Championship will feature the top eight teams in regular-season league play and the format returns to two double-elimination brackets, with a single-elimination championship game.
C-USA Digital NetworkAll games - except the championship final game - of the 2014 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.
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Pete Taylor ParkPete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field has been the home of Southern Miss baseball since 1984, when the facility was opened. "The Pete" as it is nicknamed, has seated more than a million fans who have entered its gates. During that time, the Golden Eagles have been regularly among the top teams in the nation in attendance.
The stadium features chairback seating for 2,054 fans and bleacher seating for 1,212, after its current renovation prior to the 2012 season. The facility upgrade extended the main grandstand past each dugout to give it a more overall stadium look. The extended grandstands eliminated the bleacher seating that had been utilized down each of the base lines. The stadium also has a popular right field lounge area known as the "Right Field Roost," which has reserved parking for 40 vehicles and is equipped with barbeque grills.
Over the years, additions have included expanded sunken dugouts, an automatic underground watering system, underground french drainage system, a full-size infield tarp, Triple A specification lighting system, a state-of-the-art public address system, four covered batting cages equipped with pitching machines and covered bullpen mounds. A new scoreboard was added in the 2005 summer with an electronic video board. The 2008 season saw the addition of 12 luxury suites and a new press box. This addition makes "The Pete" one of the few collegiate baseball stadium in the nation that offers luxury suites. The playing field was resurfaced during the summer of 2013.
Past C-USA Tournament Champions
2014 NCAA College World SeriesThe 67th Annual College World Series will take place June 14-24/25 at TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha, Neb. This is the 64th time that the CWS will be played in Omaha and the third 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, May 30-June 2. 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 6-9.
The eight winners will play in the 2014 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 Saturday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 24 or Wednesday, June 25.
National television coverage of the 2014 College World Series will be provided by ESPN, including the championship series, June 23, 24 and 25.