2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Regional Schedule

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Regional Schedule

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament teams have been announced. 64 teams will compete to play in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The bracket can be found here at the NCAA.com website.

Regional play begins on Friday, June 3 with 16 host sites with four teams in each regional employing a double-elimination format. Below are the 16 schools hosting a regional as well as the 64 teams that made the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball tournament.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida47-13SEC
2Louisville47-12ACC
3Miami (FL)45-11ACC
4Texas A&M45-14SEC
5Texas Tech41-16Big 12
6Mississippi State41-16-1SEC
7Clemson42-18ACC
8LSU42-18SEC
Regional HostNorth Carolina State35-20ACC
Regional HostSouth Carolina42-15SEC
Regional HostLouisiana Lafayette41-19Sun Belt
Regional HostVirginia37-20ACC
Regional HostTCU42-15Big 12
Regional HostOle Miss43-17SEC
Regional HostVanderbilt43-17SEC
Regional HostFlorida State37-20ACC

ConferenceTeamRecordRouteRegional
American EastBinghamton30-23Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
AmericanConnecticut37-23Tournament ChampionsGainesville
ACCClemson42-18Tournament ChampionsClemson
Atlantic 10Rhode Island30-25Tournament ChampionsColumbia
Atlantic SunStetson29-29Tournament ChampionsCoral Gables
Big 12TCU42-15Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Big EastXavier30-28Tournament ChampionsNashville
Big SouthCoastal Carolina44-15Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
Big TenOhio State43-18-1Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Big WestCal State Fullerton35-21Regular Season ChampionsStarkville
ColonialWilliam & Mary29-29Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
C-USASouthern Miss40-18Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
HorizonWright State44-15Tournament ChampionsLouisville
IvyPrinceton24-19Championship Series WinnerLafayette
Metro AtlanticFairfield32-24Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mid-AmericanWestern Michigan22-32Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Mid-EasternBethune-Cookman29-25Tournament ChampionsGainesville
Missouri ValleyDallas Baptist41-17Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mountain WestNew Mexico38-21Tournament ChampionsLubbock
NortheastBryant47-10Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
Ohio ValleySoutheast Missouri State39-19Tournament ChampionsStarkville
Pac-12Utah25-27Regular Season ChampionsOxford
PatriotNavy42-14-1Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
SECTexas A&M45-14Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
SouthernWestern Carolina30-29Tournament ChampionsClemson
SouthlandSam Houston State41-20Tournament ChampionsLafayette
SWACAlabama State38-15Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
SummitOral Roberts38-19Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Sun BeltLouisiana Lafayette41-19Tournament ChampionsLafayette
WACUtah Valley37-21Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
West CoastSaint Mary's33-23Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
ACCBoston College31-20At-LargeOxford
ACCDuke33-22At-LargeColumbia
ACCFlorida State37-20At-LargeTallahassee
ACCGeorgia Tech36-23At-LargeGainesville
ACCLouisville47-12At-LargeLouisville
ACCMiami (FL)45-11At-LargeCoral Gables
ACCNorth Carolina State35-20At-LargeRaleigh
ACCVirginia37-20At-LargeCharlottesville
ACCWake Forest34-25At-LargeCollege Station
AmericanEast Carolina34-21At-LargeCharlottesville
AmericanTulane39-19At-LargeOxford
Big 12Oklahoma State36-20At-LargeClemson
Big 12Texas Tech41-16At-LargeLubbock
Big TenMinnesota34-20At-LargeCollege Station
Big TenNebraska37-20At-LargeClemson
Big WestLong Beach State36-20At-LargeCoral Gables
Big WestUC Santa Barbara37-18At-LargeNashville
ColonialUNC Wilmington39-17At-LargeColumbia
C-USAFlorida Atlantic38-17At-LargeCoral Gables
C-USALouisiana Tech40-18At-LargeStarkville
C-USARice35-22At-LargeBaton Rouge
Pac-12Arizona38-20At-LargeLafayette
Pac-12Arizona State34-21At-LargeFort Worth
Pac-12Washington32-21At-LargeNashville
SECFlorida47-13At-LargeGainesville
SECLSU42-18At-LargeBaton Rouge
SECMississippi State41-16-1At-LargeStarkville
SECOle Miss43-17At-LargeOxford
SECSouth Carolina42-15At-LargeColumbia
SECVanderbilt43-17At-LargeNashville
SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana39-19At-LargeBaton Rouge
Sun BeltSouth Alabama40-20At-LargeTallahassee
West CoastGonzaga35-19At-LargeFort Worth

Regional Schedules

Below are the schedules for each of the 16 regionals. Game times for the first day are known, while the game times for other days will be filled in as they are known.

Gainesville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #11 PMConnecticutGeorgia Tech7-6
6/3/2016Game #26 PMBethune-Cookman#1 Florida3-9
6/4/2016Game #312 PMGeorgia TechBethune-Cookman12-3Bethune-Cookman
6/4/2016Game #46 PM#1 FloridaConnecticut6-5
6/5/2016Game #512 PMGeorgia TechConnecticut7-5Connecticut Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67:30 PM#1 FloridaGeorgia Tech10-1Georgia Tech Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Tallahassee Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #112 PMSouth AlabamaSouthern Miss2-14
6/3/2016Game #26 PMAlabama StateFlorida State6-18
6/4/2016Game #312 PMAlabama StateSouth Alabama3-6Alabama State Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #46 PMSouthern MissFlorida State2-7
6/5/2016Game #512 PMSouthern MissSouth Alabama5-7Southern Miss Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #66 PMFlorida StateSouth Alabama18-6South Alabama Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Raleigh Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12 PMSaint Mary's (CA)Coastal Carolina2-5
6/3/2016Game #27 PMNavyNC State8-13
6/4/2016Game #31 PMNavySaint Mary's (CA)8-5 (13 Innings)Saint Mary's (CA) Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #412:30 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State4-0Game postponed due to weather
6/5/2016Game #51 PMNC StateNavy17-1Navy Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #61 PMNC StateCoastal Carolina8-1Possible Elimination Game
6/6/2016Game #76 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State7-5NC State Eliminated

Baton Rouge Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMUtah Valley#8 LSU1-7
6/5/2016Game #212 PMSE LouisianaRice2-7Game postponed to 6/5/16 due to weather
6/5/2016Game #34 PMSE LouisianaUtah Valley3-2Utah Valley Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #48 PMRice#8 LSU2-4
6/6/2016Game #53 PMRiceSE Louisiana15-0SE Louisiana Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #68 PM#8 LSURice6-10Possible Elimination Game
6/7/2016Game #78 PM#8 LSURice5-2Rice Eliminated

Lubbock Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMFairfield#5 Texas Tech1-12
6/3/2016Game #27 PMNew MexicoDallas Baptist12-6
6/4/2016Game #33 PMDallas BaptistFairfield8-5Fairfield Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47 PM#5 Texas TechNew Mexico4-3
6/5/2016Game #53 PMDallas BaptistNew Mexico5-3New Mexico Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67 PM#5 Texas TechDallas Baptist6-10Possible Elimination Game
6/6/2016Game #73 PMDallas Baptist#5 Texas Tech3-5Dallas Baptist Eliminated

Charlottesville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #111 AMWilliam & MaryVirginia4-17
6/3/2016Game #26 PMEast CarolinaBryant9-1
6/4/2016Game #311 AMBryantWilliam & Mary3-4Bryant Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #44 PMVirginiaEast Carolina6-8
6/5/2016Game #511 AMVirginiaWilliam & Mary4-5Virginia Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #63 PMWilliam & MaryEast Carolina4-8William & Mary Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Fort Worth Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMGonzagaArizona State5-1
6/3/2016Game #27:30 PMOral RobertsTCU0-7
6/4/2016Game #33 PMArizona StateOral Roberts4-1Oral Roberts Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47:30 PMTCUGonzaga4-3
6/5/2016Game #53 PMArizona StateGonzaga6-3Gonzaga Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67:30 PMTCUArizona State8-1Arizona State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

College Station Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #14 PMWake ForestMinnesota5-3
6/3/2016Game #29 PMBinghamton#4 Texas A&M2-4
6/4/2016Game #34 PMMinnesotaBinghamton8-5Binghamton Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #49 PM#4 Texas A&MWake Forest22-2
6/5/2016Game #54 PMMinnesotaWake Forest8-3Wake Forest Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #69 PM#4 Texas A&MMinnesota8-2Minnesota Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #79 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Louisville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12 PMWright StateOhio State6-7
6/3/2016Game #26 PMWestern Michigan#2 Louisville1-6
6/4/2016Game #312 PMWright StateWestern Michigan10-3Western Michigan Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #44 PMOhio State#2 Louisville3-15
6/5/2016Game #512 PMOhio StateWright State3-7Ohio State Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #64 PM#2 LouisvilleWright State3-1Wright State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #74 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Nashville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #13 PMWashingtonUC Santa Barbara2-3 (14 Innings)
6/4/2016Game #21 PMXavierVanderbilt15-1Game Postponed to 6/4 due to weather
6/4/2016Game #35 PMVanderbiltWashington8-9Vanderbilt Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #43 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier5-4Game Postponed to 6/5 due to late start
6/5/2016Game #59 PMXavierWashington7-5Washington Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #63 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier14-5Xavier Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #79 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Columbia Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #11 PMDukeUNC Wilmington1-11
6/3/2016Game #27 PMRhode IslandSouth Carolina5-4
6/4/2016Game #312 PMSouth CarolinaDuke4-2Duke Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #46 PMUNC WilmingtonRhode Island11-7
6/5/2016Game #512 PMSouth CarolinaRhode Island23-2Rhode Island Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #66 PMUNC WilmingtonSouth Carolina1-10
6/7/2016Game #72 PMSouth CarolinaUNC Wilmington10-5UNC Wilmington Eliminated

Clemson Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #112 PMNebraskaOklahoma State0-6
6/3/2016Game #27 PMWestern Carolina#7 Clemson10-24
6/4/2016Game #312 PMWestern CarolinaNebraska4-1Nebraska Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47 PMOklahoma State#7 Clemson12-2
6/5/2016Game #55 PM#7 ClemsonWestern Carolina15-3Western Carolina Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #69 PM#7 ClemsonOklahoma State2-9Clemson Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Starkville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12:30 PMSE Missouri State#6 Mississippi State5-9
6/3/2016Game #27:30 PMLouisiana TechCal State Fullerton0-1
6/4/2016Game #32:30 PMSE Missouri StateLouisiana Tech4-9SE Missouri State Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #47:30 PM#6 Mississippi StateCal State Fullerton4-1
6/5/2016Game #52:30 PMCal State FullertonLouisiana Tech2-6Cal State Fullerton Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67:30 PMLouisiana Tech#6 Mississippi State0-4Louisiana Tech Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Lafayette Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #12 PMSam Houston StateArizona3-7
6/3/2016Game #28 PMPrincetonLouisiana Lafayette3-5
6/4/2016Game #32 PMPrincetonSam Houston State2-7Princeton Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #42 PMArizonaLouisiana Lafayette3-10
6/5/2016Game #58 PMArizonaSam Houston State6-5Sam Houston State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #62 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona3-6Possible Elimination Game
6/6/2016Game #78 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona1-3Louisiana Lafayette Eliminated

Oxford Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #14 PMBoston CollegeTulane7-2
6/3/2016Game #28 PMUtahOle Miss5-4 (10 Innings)
6/4/2016Game #32 PMTulaneOle Miss6-5Ole Miss Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #46 PMUtahBoston College3-4
6/5/2016Game #52 PMTulaneUtah4-1Utah Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #66 PMBoston CollegeTulane6-3Tulane Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #78 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Coral Gables Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/3/2016Game #11 PMLong Beach StateFlorida Atlantic5-1
6/3/2016Game #27 PMStetson#3 Miami (FL)2-4
6/4/2016Game #31 PMFlorida AtlanticStetson8-4Stetson Elminated
6/4/2016Game #47 PM#3 Miami (FL)Long Beach State4-3 (11 Innings)
6/5/2016Game #51 PMFlorida AtlanticLong Beach State1-5Florida Atlantic Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #67 PMLong Beach State#3 Miami (FL)8-9Long Beach State Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Friday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Friday’s regional action sorted by game time.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/3/201611:00 AMWilliam & MaryVirginia4-17Charlottesville
6/3/201612:00 PMNebraskaOklahoma State0-6Clemson
6/3/201612:00 PMSouth AlabamaSouthern Miss2-14Tallahassee
6/3/20161:00 PMConnecticutGeorgia Tech7-6Gainesville
6/3/20161:00 PMLong Beach StateFlorida Atlantic5-1Coral Gables
6/3/20161:00 PMDukeUNC Wilmington1-11Columbia
6/3/20162:00 PMSaint Mary'sCoastal Carolina2-5Raleigh
6/3/20162:00 PMWright StateOhio State6-7Louisville
6/3/20162:00 PMSam Houston StateArizona3-7Lafayette
6/3/20162:30 PMSE Missouri State#6 Mississippi State5-9Starkville
6/3/20163:00 PMFairfield#5 Texas Tech1-12Lubbock
6/3/20163:00 PMUtah Valley#8 LSU1-7Baton Rouge
6/3/20163:00 PMGonzagaArizona State5-1Fort Worth
6/3/20163:00 PMWashingtonUC Santa Barbara2-3 (14 Innings)Nashville
6/3/20164:00 PMWake ForestMinnesota5-3College Station
6/3/20164:00 PMBoston CollegeTulane7-2Oxford
6/3/20164:00 PMEast CarolinaBryant9-1Charlottesville
6/3/20166:00 PMBethune-Cookman#1 Florida3-9Gainesville
6/3/20166:00 PMWestern Michigan#2 Louisville1-6Louisville
6/3/20166:00 PMAlabama StateFlorida State6-18Tallahassee
6/3/20167:00 PMNew MexicoDallas Baptist12-6Lubbock
6/3/20167:00 PMRhode IslandSouth Carolina5-4Columbia
6/3/20167:00 PMNavyNC State8-13Raleigh
6/3/20167:00 PMWestern Carolina#7 Clemson10-24Clemson
6/3/20167:00 PMStetson#3 Miami (FL)2-4Coral Gables
6/3/20167:30 PMOral RobertsTCU0-7Fort Worth
6/3/20167:30 PMLouisiana TechCal State Fullerton0-0 B7; Will be finished on 6/4Starkville
6/3/20168:00 PMUtahOle Miss6-5 (10 Innings)Oxford
6/3/20168:00 PMSE LouisianaRiceGame postponed to 6/4/16 due to weatherBaton Rouge
6/3/20168:00 PMPrincetonLouisiana Lafayette3-5Lafayette
6/3/20168:00 PMXavierVanderbiltGame postponed to 6/4/16 due to weatherNashville
6/3/20169:00 PMBinghamton#4 Texas A&M2-4College Station

Saturday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Saturday’s regional action sorted by game time. Please note that some match ups are not known due to weather delays, but will be input when they are known.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/4/201610:00 AMSE LouisianaRice1-4 T7; Game will resume at 12 PM ET on 6/5/16Baton Rouge
6/4/201611:00 AMBryantWilliam & Mary3-4Bryant EliminatedCharlottesville
6/4/201611:00 AMLouisiana TechCal State Fullerton0-1Completion of Game from 6/3Starkville
6/4/201612:00 PMArizona StateOral Roberts4-1Oral Roberts EliminatedFort Worth
6/4/201612:00 PMSouth CarolinaDuke4-2Duke EliminatedColumbia
6/4/201612:00 PMAlabama StateSouth Alabama3-6Alabama State EliminatedTallahassee
6/4/201612:00 PMWestern CarolinaNebraska4-1Nebraska EliminatedClemson
6/4/201612:00 PMGeorgia TechBethune-Cookman12-3Bethune-Cookman EliminatedGainesville
6/4/201612:00 PMWright StateWestern Michigan10-3Western Michigan ElimiantedLouisville
6/4/20161:00 PMFlorida AtlanticStetson8-4Stetson EliminatedCoral Gables
6/4/20161:00 PMXavierVanderbilt15-1Game Postponed From 6/3Nashville
6/4/20161:00 PMNavySaint Mary's (CA)8-5 (13 Innings)Saint Mary's (CA) EliminatedRaleigh
6/4/20162:00 PMTulaneOle Miss6-5Ole Miss EliminatedOxford
6/4/20162:00 PMPrincetonSam Houston State2-7Princeton EliminatedLafayette
6/4/20162:30 PMSE Missouri StateLouisiana Tech4-9SE Missouri State EliminatedStarkville
6/4/20163:00 PMDallas BaptistFairfield8-5Fairfield EliminatedLubbock
6/4/20163:00 PMUtah ValleyGame #2 LoserGame Postponed to 6/5 due to weatherBaton Rouge
6/4/20164:00 PMVirginiaEast Carolina6-8Charlottesville
6/4/20164:00 PMMinnesotaBinghamton8-5Binghatmon EliminatedCollege Station
6/4/20164:00 PMOhio State#2 Louisville3-15Louisville
6/4/20165:00 PMVanderbiltWashington8-9Vanderbilt EliminatedNashville
6/4/20166:00 PMUtahBoston College3-4Oxford
6/4/20166:00 PM#1 FloridaConnecticut6-5Gainesville
6/4/20166:00 PMSouthern MissFlorida State2-7Tallahassee
6/4/20166:00 PMUNC WilmingtonRhode Island11-7Columbia
6/4/20166:00 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State3-0 T9; Game postponed due to weatherRaleigh
6/4/20167:00 PM#5 Texas TechNew Mexico4-3Lubbock
6/4/20167:00 PM#3 Miami (FL)Long Beach State4-3 (11 Innings)Coral Gables
6/4/20167:00 PMOklahoma State#7 Clemson12-2Clemson
6/4/20167:30 PMTCUGonzaga4-3Fort Worth
6/4/20167:30 PM#6 Mississippi StateCal State Fullerton4-1Starkville
6/4/20168:00 PM#8 LSUGame #2 WinnerGame postponed to 6/5 due to weatherBaton Rouge
6/4/20168:00 PMArizonaLouisiana LafayetteGame postponed due to late startLafayette
6/4/20169:00 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavierGame postponed to 6/5 due to late startNashville
6/4/20169:00 PM#4 Texas A&MWake Forest22-2College Station

Sunday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Sunday’s regional action sorted by game time. Please note that some match ups are not known due to weather delays, but will be input when they are known.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/5/201611:00 AMVirginiaWilliam & Mary4-5Virginia EliminatedCharlottesville
6/5/201612:00 PMSouth CarolinaRhode Island23-2Rhode Island EliminatedColumbia
6/5/201612:00 PMOhio StateWright State3-7Ohio State EliminatedLouisville
6/5/201612:00 PMSE LouisianaRice2-7Finish of Postponed GameBaton Rouge
6/5/201612:00 PMSouthern MissSouth Alabama5-7Southern Miss EliminatedTallahassee
6/5/201612:00 PMGeorgia TechConnecticut7-5Connecticut EliminatedGainesville
6/5/201612:30 PMCoastal CarolinaNC State4-0Finish of Postponed GameRaleigh
6/5/20161:00 PMNC StateNavy17-1Navy EliminatedRaleigh
6/5/20161:00 PMFlorida AtlanticLong Beach State1-5Florida Atlantic EliminatedCoral Gables
6/5/20162:00 PMArizonaLouisiana Lafayette3-10Lafayette
6/5/20162:00 PMTulaneUtah4-1Utah EliminatedOxford
6/5/20162:30 PMCal State FullertonLouisiana Tech2-6Cal State Fullerton EliminatedStarkville
6/5/20163:00 PMWilliam & MaryEast Carolina4-8William & Mary EliminatedCharlottesville
6/5/20163:00 PMDallas BaptistNew Mexico5-3New Mexico EliminatedLubbock
6/5/20163:00 PMArizona StateGonzaga6-3Gonzaga ElimiantedFort Worth
6/5/20163:00 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier5-4Nashville
6/5/20164:00 PM#2 LouisvilleWright State3-1Wright State EliminatedLouisville
6/5/20164:00 PMSE LouisianaUtah Valley3-2Utah Valley EliminatedBaton Rouge
6/5/20164:00 PMMinnesotaWake Forest8-3Wake Forest EliminationCollege Station
6/5/20165:00 PM#7 ClemsonWestern Carolina15-3Western Carolina EliminatedClemson
6/5/20166:00 PMFlorida StateSouth Alabama18-6South Alabama EliminatedTallahassee
6/5/20166:00 PMBoston CollegeTulane6-3Tulane EliminatedOxford
6/5/20166:00 PMUNC WilmingtonSouth Carolina1-10Possible Elimination GameColumbia
6/5/20167:00 PM#5 Texas TechDallas Baptist6-10Possible Elimination GameLubbock
6/5/20167:00 PMLong Beach State#3 Miami (FL)8-9Long Beach State EliminatedCoral Gables
6/5/20167:30 PMTCUArizona State8-1Arizona State EliminatedFort Worth
6/5/20167:30 PMLouisiana Tech#6 Mississippi State0-4Louisiana Tech EliminatedStarkville
6/5/20167:30 PM#1 FloridaGeorgia Tech10-1Georgia Tech EliminatedGainesville
6/5/20168:00 PMArizonaSam Houston State6-5Sam Houston State EliminatedLafayette
6/5/20168:00 PMRice#8 LSU2-4Possible Elimination GameBaton Rouge
6/5/20169:00 PM#7 ClemsonOklahoma State2-9Clemson EliminatedClemson
6/5/20169:00 PM#4 Texas A&MMinnesota8-2Minnesota EliminatedCollege Station
6/5/20169:00 PMXavierWashington7-5Washington EliminatedNashville

Monday Schedule by Game Time

Below is a table showing the schedule for Monday’s regional action sorted by game time. Please note that some match ups are not known due to weather delays over the weekend, but will be input when they are known.

DateTimeTeam #1Team #2Final ScoreNotesRegional
6/6/20161:00 PMNC StateCoastal Carolina8-1Possible Elimination GameRaleigh
6/6/20162:00 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona3-6Possible Elimination GameLafayette
6/6/20163:00 PMRiceSE Louisiana15-0SE Louisiana EliminatedBaton Rouge
6/6/20163:00 PMDallas Baptist#5 Texas Tech3-5Dallas Baptist EliminatedLubbock
6/6/20163:00 PMUC Santa BarbaraXavier14-5Xavier EliminatedNashville
6/6/20166:00 PMCoastal CarolinaNC StateFinish postponed to 6/7; Elimination GameRaleigh
6/6/20166:00 PMSouth CarolinaUNC WilmingtonElimination Game; Postponed to 6/7Columbia
6/6/20168:00 PM#8 LSURice6-10Possible Elimination GameBaton Rouge
6/6/20168:00 PMLouisiana LafayetteArizona1-3Louisiana Lafayette EliminatedLafayette

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Teams Released

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament Teams Released

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament teams have been announced by the NCAA. 64 teams will compete to play in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The bracket can be found here at the NCAA.com website.

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament begins on Friday, June 3 with regional play. The regionals will be broken down into 16 host locations featuring a double elimination. The 16 winners from the Regional round will then move on to play in the Super Regionals starting Friday, June 10 with a best of three format.

The 8 winners of the Super Regionals will then contest the 2016 College World Series starting on Saturday, June 18 and end on June 28 or 29. The College World Series is held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Below are the 8 National Seeds as well as the 8 other hosts for the regional round.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida47-13SEC
2Louisville47-12ACC
3Miami (FL)45-11ACC
4Texas A&M45-14SEC
5Texas Tech41-16Big 12
6Mississippi State41-16-1SEC
7Clemson42-18ACC
8LSU42-18SEC
Regional HostNorth Carolina State35-20ACC
Regional HostSouth Carolina42-15SEC
Regional HostLouisiana Lafayette41-19Sun Belt
Regional HostVirginia37-20ACC
Regional HostTCU42-15Big 12
Regional HostOle Miss43-17SEC
Regional HostVanderbilt43-17SEC
Regional HostFlorida State37-20ACC

Below are the 64 teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The automatic bids that were handed out to conference winners are listed first followed by the at-large bids. The table is sortable by any of the column headers (Conference, Team, Record, Route, or Regional).

ConferenceTeamRecordRouteRegional
American EastBinghamton30-23Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
AmericanConnecticut37-23Tournament ChampionsGainesville
ACCClemson42-18Tournament ChampionsClemson
Atlantic 10Rhode Island30-25Tournament ChampionsColumbia
Atlantic SunStetson29-29Tournament ChampionsCoral Gables
Big 12TCU42-15Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Big EastXavier30-28Tournament ChampionsNashville
Big SouthCoastal Carolina44-15Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
Big TenOhio State43-18-1Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Big WestCal State Fullerton35-21Regular Season ChampionsStarkville
ColonialWilliam & Mary29-29Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
C-USASouthern Miss40-18Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
HorizonWright State44-15Tournament ChampionsLouisville
IvyPrinceton24-19Championship Series WinnerLafayette
Metro AtlanticFairfield32-24Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mid-AmericanWestern Michigan22-32Tournament ChampionsLouisville
Mid-EasternBethune-Cookman29-25Tournament ChampionsGainesville
Missouri ValleyDallas Baptist41-17Tournament ChampionsLubbock
Mountain WestNew Mexico38-21Tournament ChampionsLubbock
NortheastBryant47-10Tournament ChampionsCharlottesville
Ohio ValleySoutheast Missouri State39-19Tournament ChampionsStarkville
Pac-12Utah25-27Regular Season ChampionsOxford
PatriotNavy42-14-1Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
SECTexas A&M45-14Tournament ChampionsCollege Station
SouthernWestern Carolina30-29Tournament ChampionsClemson
SouthlandSam Houston State41-20Tournament ChampionsLafayette
SWACAlabama State38-15Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
SummitOral Roberts38-19Tournament ChampionsFort Worth
Sun BeltLouisiana Lafayette41-19Tournament ChampionsLafayette
WACUtah Valley37-21Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
West CoastSaint Mary's33-23Tournament ChampionsRaleigh
ACCBoston College31-20At-LargeOxford
ACCDuke33-22At-LargeColumbia
ACCFlorida State37-20At-LargeTallahassee
ACCGeorgia Tech36-23At-LargeGainesville
ACCLouisville47-12At-LargeLouisville
ACCMiami (FL)45-11At-LargeCoral Gables
ACCNorth Carolina State35-20At-LargeRaleigh
ACCVirginia37-20At-LargeCharlottesville
ACCWake Forest34-25At-LargeCollege Station
AmericanEast Carolina34-21At-LargeCharlottesville
AmericanTulane39-19At-LargeOxford
Big 12Oklahoma State36-20At-LargeClemson
Big 12Texas Tech41-16At-LargeLubbock
Big TenMinnesota34-20At-LargeCollege Station
Big TenNebraska37-20At-LargeClemson
Big WestLong Beach State36-20At-LargeCoral Gables
Big WestUC Santa Barbara37-18At-LargeNashville
ColonialUNC Wilmington39-17At-LargeColumbia
C-USAFlorida Atlantic38-17At-LargeCoral Gables
C-USALouisiana Tech40-18At-LargeStarkville
C-USARice35-22At-LargeBaton Rouge
Pac-12Arizona38-20At-LargeLafayette
Pac-12Arizona State34-21At-LargeFort Worth
Pac-12Washington32-21At-LargeNashville
SECFlorida47-13At-LargeGainesville
SECLSU42-18At-LargeBaton Rouge
SECMississippi State41-16-1At-LargeStarkville
SECOle Miss43-17At-LargeOxford
SECSouth Carolina42-15At-LargeColumbia
SECVanderbilt43-17At-LargeNashville
SouthlandSoutheastern Louisiana39-19At-LargeBaton Rouge
Sun BeltSouth Alabama40-20At-LargeTallahassee
West CoastGonzaga35-19At-LargeFort Worth

The ACC tied the all-time record with 10 teams placed in the tournament while those 10 teams set a conference record. The SEC had 7 teams in the field with all 7 teams hosting a regional, which is also a record.

The first timers for 2016 include Alabama State, Fairfield, St. Mary’s (CA), and Utah Valley. There will be no regionals in the Mountain or Pacific time zones as the southeast corridor dominated with the regional hosting sites.

The match ups and schedule for each regional can be found here.

2016 Women’s College World Series Schedule

Softball pic

2016 Women’s College World Series Schedule

The final eight teams in the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball season will be playing for the chance to win the Women’s College World Series with an updated bracket here. Each game of the 2016 Women’s College World Series will take place from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 8 teams will compete in a double elimination format until only two teams are left. Those two remaining teams will then play in a best of three championship series to determine the National Champion.

The two-time defending National Champions, the Florida Gators, were knocked out in the Super Regional round by Georgia so there will be a new Champion crowned in 2016. All of the schools in the 2016 WCWS have previously been to the Women’s College World Series. Results for the Regional round can be found here while the Super Regional results can be found here.

Returning from the 2015 WCWS are Michigan, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, and UCLA.

Below are the eight teams that made the 2016 Women’s College World Series.

SeedTeamRecordConferenceWCWS Appearances (Including 2016)
2Michigan51-5Big Ten12th
3Oklahoma52-7Big 1210th
4Auburn54-10SEC2nd
6Alabama51-12SEC11th
8Florida State53-8ACC9th
10LSU50-16SEC5th
12UCLA40-14-1Pac-1226th
16Georgia45-18SEC3rd

The Women’s College World Series will get underway on Thursday, June 2 with four games scheduled for the opening day. The entire schedule can be found in the table below with the Championship Series located in a separate table. The tables below will be updated with final scores as the games go final each day.

6/2/2016 Update: The final two games scheduled for Thursday, June 2 were postponed to Friday due to weather. If games 13 and/or 14 are needed to be played, they will take place on Monday, June 6, pushing back the start to the Championship Series to Tuesday, June 7. If games 13 and/or 14 are not needed, the Championship Series will begin on Monday, June 6 as scheduled.

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)
TV
Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/2/2016Game #112 PM
ESPN
#16 Georgia#8 Florida State5-4
6/2/2016Game #22:45 PM
ESPN
#12 UCLA#4 Auburn3-10
6/3/2016Game #37 PM
ESPN2
#6 Alabama#3 Oklahoma0-3 (8 Innings)Postponed to 6/3 due to weather
6/3/2016Game #49:30 PM
ESPN2
#10 LSU#2 Michigan0-2Postponed to 6/3 due to weather
6/4/2016Game #57 PM
ESPN2
#4 Auburn#16 Georgia4-3
6/4/2016Game #69:30 PM
ESPN2
#3 Oklahoma#2 Michigan7-5
6/4/2016Game #712 PM
ESPN
#8 Florida State#12 UCLA8-4UCLA Eliminated
6/4/2016Game #83:20 PM
ESPN
#10 LSU#6 Alabama6-4Alabama Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #91 PM
ESPN
#2 Michigan#8 Florida State0-1Michigan Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #103:35 PM
ESPN2
#16 Georgia#10 LSU1-4Georgia Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #117 PM
ESPN2
#8 Florida State#4 Auburn7-8 (8 Innings)Florida State Eliminated
6/5/2016Game #1210:40 PM
ESPN2
#3 Oklahoma#10 LSU7-3LSU Eliminated
6/6/2016Game #137 PM
ESPN2
Game #11 LoserGame #11 WinnerIf Necessary
6/6/2016Game #149:30 PM
ESPN2
Game #12 LoserGame #12 WinnerIf Necessary

2016 Women’s College World Series Championship Series

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)
TV
Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
6/6/2016Game #18 PM
ESPN
#4 Auburn#3 Oklahoma2-3Recap
6/7/2016Game #28 PM
ESPN
#3 Oklahoma#4 Auburn7-11 (8 Innings)Recap
6/8/2016Game #37 PM
ESPN
#4 Auburn#3 Oklahoma1-2Oklahoma Wins 2016 National Championship

Euro 2016 Group and Knockout Stage Schedules

The French National Team training in March 2016. Ousmane Dembele is pictured trying to control the ball. Euro 2016 will be held across France in June and July. (AFP / Franck Fife)

Euro 2016 Group and Knockout Stage Schedules

We are just two weeks away from the start of Euro 2016 and the group stage schedule is known along with the composition of the groups. Below are the groups as well as the schedule for each game in that group. Game times are Eastern Standard Time for the United States. The stadium and location of the stadia are also noted below.

Also provided are the daily schedules of the games that can be found near the bottom of this post. TV channels will be provided when they are known. Below the group standings and schedules are the daily schedules

Group A

TeamPlayedWDLGFGAGDPts
France (A)32104137
Switzerland (A)31202115
Albania (Elim)310213-23
Romania (Elim)301224-21

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
10-Jun-20163:00 PMFrance2:1RomaniaESPN2Stade de FranceSaint-Denis
11-Jun-20169:00 AMAlbania0:1SwitzerlandESPNStade Bollaert-DelelisLens
15-Jun-201612:00 PMRomania1:1SwitzerlandESPNParc des PrincesParis
15-Jun-20163:00 PMFrance2:0AlbaniaESPNStade VelodromeMarseille
19-Jun-20163:00 PMSwitzerland0:0FranceESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLille
19-Jun-20163:00 PMRomania0:1AlbaniaESPN2Parc Olympique LyonnaisLyon

Group B

TeamPlayedWDLGFGAGDPts
Wales (A)32016336
England (A)31203215
Slovakia (A)31113304
Russia (Elim)301226-41

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
11-Jun-201612:00 PMWales2:1SlovakiaESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeaux
11-Jun-20163:00 PMEngland1:1RussiaESPNStade VelodromeMarseille
15-Jun-20169:00 AMRussia1:2SlovakiaESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLille
16-Jun-20169:00 AMEngland2:1WalesESPNStade Bollaert-DelelisLens
20-Jun-20163:00 PMSlovakia0:0EnglandESPNStade Geoffroy-GuichardSaint-Etienne
20-Jun-20163:00 PMRussia0:3WalesESPN2Stade MunicipalToulouse

Group C

TeamPlayedWDLGFGAGDPts
Germany (A)32103037
Poland (A)32102027
Northern
Ireland (A)
31022203
Ukraine (Elim)300305-50

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
12-Jun-201612:00 PMPoland1:0N IrelandESPNAllianz RivieraNice
12-Jun-20163:00 PMGermany2:0UkraineESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLille
16-Jun-201612:00 PMUkraine0:2N IrelandESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyon
16-Jun-20163:00 PMGermany0:0PolandESPNStade de FranceSaint-Denis
21-Jun-201612:00 PMN Ireland0:1GermanyESPNParc des PrincesParis
21-Jun-201612:00 PMUkraine0:1PolandESPN2Stade VelodromeMarseille

Group D

TeamPlayedWDLGFGAGDPts
Croatia (A)32105327
Spain (A)32015236
Turkey (Elim)310224-23
Czech Republic (Elim)301225-31

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
12-Jun-20169:00 AMTurkey0:1CroatiaESPNParc des PrincesParis
13-Jun-20169:00 AMSpain1:0Czech Rep.ESPNStade MunicipalToulouse
17-Jun-201612:00 PMCzech Rep.2:2CroatiaESPNStade Geoffroy-GuichardSaint-Etienne
17-Jun-20163:00 PMSpain3:0TurkeyESPNAllianz RivieraNice
21-Jun-20163:00 PMCroatia2:1SpainESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeaux
21-Jun-20163:00 PMCzech Rep.0:2TurkeyESPN2Stade Bollaert-DelelisLens

Group E

TeamPlayedWDLGFGAGDPts
Italy (A)32013126
Belgium (A)32014226
Rep. of Ireland (A)311124-24
Sweden (Elim)301213-21

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
13-Jun-201612:00 PMRep. Ireland1:1SwedenESPNStade de FranceSaint-Denis
13-Jun-20163:00 PMBelgium2:0ItalyESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyon
17-Jun-20169:00 AMItaly1:0SwedenESPNStadium MunicipalToulouse
18-Jun-20169:00 AMBelgium3:0Rep. IrelandESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeaux
22-Jun-20163:00 PMItaly0:1Rep. IrelandESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLille
22-Jun-20163:00 PMSweden0:1BelgiumESPN2Allianz RivieraNice

Group F

TeamPlayedWDLGFGAGDPts
Hungary (A)31206425
Iceland (A)31204315
Portugal (A)30304403
Austria (Elim)301114-31

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
14-Jun-201612:00 PMAustria0:2HungaryESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeaux
14-Jun-20163:00 PMPortugal1:1IcelandESPNStade Geoffroy-GuichardSaint-Etienne
18-Jun-201612:00 PMIceland1:1HungaryESPNStade VelodromeMarseille
18-Jun-20163:00 PMPortugal0:0AustriaESPNParc des PrincesParis
22-Jun-201612:00 PMHungary3:3PortugalESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyon
22-Jun-201612:00 PMIceland2:1AustriaESPN2Stade de FranceSaint-Denis

June 10 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
10-Jun-20163:00 PMFrance2:1RomaniaESPN2Stade de FranceSaint-DenisGroup A

June 11 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
11-Jun-20169:00 AMAlbania0:1SwitzerlandESPNStade Bollaert-DelelisLensGroup A
11-Jun-201612:00 PMWales2:1SlovakiaESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeauxGroup B
11-Jun-20163:00 PMEngland1:1RussiaESPNStade VelodromeMarseilleGroup B

June 12 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
12-Jun-20169:00 AMTurkey0:1CroatiaESPNParc des PrincesParisGroup D
12-Jun-201612:00 PMPoland1:0N IrelandESPNAllianz RivieraNiceGroup C
12-Jun-20163:00 PMGermany2:0UkraineESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLilleGroup C

June 13 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
13-Jun-20169:00 AMSpain1:0Czech Rep.ESPNStade MunicipalToulouseGroup D
13-Jun-201612:00 PMRep. Ireland1:1SwedenESPNStade de FranceSaint-DenisGroup E
13-Jun-20163:00 PMBelgium0:2ItalyESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyonGroup E

June 14 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
14-Jun-201612:00 PMAustria0:2HungaryESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeauxGroup F
14-Jun-20163:00 PMPortugal1:1IcelandESPNStade Geoffroy-GuichardSaint-EtienneGroup F

June 15 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
15-Jun-20169:00 AMRussia1:2SlovakiaESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLilleGroup B
15-Jun-201612:00 PMRomania1:1SwitzerlandESPNParc des PrincesParisGroup A
15-Jun-20163:00 PMFrance2:0AlbaniaESPNStade VelodromeMarseilleGroup A

June 16 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
16-Jun-20169:00 AMEngland2:1WalesESPNStade Bollaert-DelelisLensGroup B
16-Jun-201612:00 PMUkraine0:2N IrelandESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyonGroup C
16-Jun-20163:00 PMGermany0:0PolandESPNStade de FranceSaint-DenisGroup C

June 17 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
17-Jun-20169:00 AMItaly1:0SwedenESPNStadium MunicipalToulouseGroup E
17-Jun-201612:00 PMCzech Rep.2:2CroatiaESPNStade Geoffroy-GuichardSaint-EtienneGroup D
17-Jun-20163:00 PMSpain3:0TurkeyESPNAllianz RivieraNiceGroup D

June 18 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
18-Jun-20169:00 AMBelgium3:0Rep. IrelandESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeauxGroup E
18-Jun-201612:00 PMIceland1:1HungaryESPNStade VelodromeMarseilleGroup F
18-Jun-20163:00 PMPortugal0:0AustriaESPNParc des PrincesParisGroup F

June 19 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
19-Jun-20163:00 PMSwitzerland0:0FranceESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLilleGroup A
19-Jun-20163:00 PMRomania0:1AlbaniaESPN2Parc Olympique LyonnaisLyonGroup A

June 20 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
20-Jun-20163:00 PMSlovakia0:0EnglandESPNStade Geoffroy-GuichardSaint-EtienneGroup B
20-Jun-20163:00 PMRussia0:3WalesESPN2Stade MunicipalToulouseGroup B

June 21 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
21-Jun-201612:00 PMN Ireland0:1GermanyESPNParc des PrincesParisGroup C
21-Jun-201612:00 PMUkraine0:1PolandESPN2Stade VelodromeMarseilleGroup C
21-Jun-20163:00 PMCroatia2:1SpainESPNNouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeauxGroup D
21-Jun-20163:00 PMCzech Rep.0:2TurkeyESPN2Stade Bollaert-DelelisLensGroup D

June 22 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocationGroup
22-Jun-201612:00 PMHungary3:3PortugalESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyonGroup F
22-Jun-201612:00 PMIceland2:1AustriaESPN2Stade de FranceSaint-DenisGroup F
22-Jun-20163:00 PMItaly0:1Rep. IrelandESPNStade Pierre-MauroyLilleGroup E
22-Jun-20163:00 PMSweden0:1BelgiumESPN2Allianz RivieraNiceGroup E

Knockout Stages

Below is the schedule for each of the knockout stages starting with the Round of 16 followed by the Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, and Final. The schedules will be updated as the participants are known.

Round of 16 Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
25-Jun-20169 AMSwizterland1:1 (4:5 PK)PolandESPNStade Geoffroy-GulchardSaint-Etienne
25-Jun-201612 PMWales1:0Northern IrelandESPNParc de PrincesParis
25-Jun-20163 PMCroatia0:1 (aet)PortugalESPNStade Bollaert-DelelisLen
26-Jun-20169 AMFrance2:1Republic of IrelandESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyon
26-Jun-201612 PMGermany3:0SlovakiaESPNStade Pierre-MauroyVilleneuve-d'Ascq
26-Jun-20163 PMHungary0:4BelgiumESPNStadium MunicipalToulouse
27-June-201612 PMItaly2:0SpainESPN2Stade de FranceSaint-Denis
27-June-20163 PMEngland1:2IcelandESPN2Allianz RiveriaNice

Quarter-Finals Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
30-Jun-20163 PMPoland1:1 (3:5 PK)PortugalESPN2Stade VelodromeMarseille
1-Jul-20163 PMWales3:1BelgiumESPN2Stade Pierre-MauroyVilleneuve-d'Asq
2-Jul-20163 PMGermany1:1 (6:5 PK)ItalyESPN2Nouveau Stade de BordeauxBordeaux
3-Jul-20163 PMFrance5:2IcelandESPNStade de FranceSaint-Denis

Semi-Finals Schedule

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
6-Jul-20163 PMPortugal2:0WalesESPNParc Olympique LyonnaisLyon
7-Jul-20163 PMGermany0:2FranceESPNStade VelodromeMarseille

Final

DateTime (EST)Team #1ScoreTeam #2TVStadiumLocation
10-Jul-20163 PMPortugal1:0 (aet)FranceESPNStade de FranceSaint-Denis

2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Super Regionals

Softball pic

2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Super Regionals

After one weekend of play, the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball tournament has been cut down to 16 teams. The bracket can be found here. Those 16 teams will meet in a best-of-three series to decide the 8 teams that will comprise the 2016 Women’s College World Series.

Two national seeds were knocked out in the regional round in #9 Kentucky and #13 Tennessee, both from the SEC and both would have been on the road. Below are the 16 teams that made the Super Regional.

SeedTeamRecordConferenceSuper Regional Appearances
(Including 2016)
1Florida56-5SEC9th
2Michigan49-5Big Ten11th
3Oklahoma50-7Big 1210th
4Auburn52-9SEC2nd
5Oregon47-8Pac-127th
6Alabama49-12SEC12th
7James Madison49-4Colonial1st
8Florida State51-8ACC5th
10LSU48-15SEC5th
11Washington39-13Pac-1210th
12UCLA38-13-1Pac-128th
14Louisiana Lafayette46-7Sun Belt7th
15Missouri42-14SEC8th
16Georgia43-18SEC9th
Not SeededArizona39-19Pac-1211th
Not SeededUtah35-20Pac-121st

The Super Regionals will take place between Thursday, May 26 and Sunday, May 29. Dates and times are subject to change and updated information will be provided as soon as possible.

Gainesville Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/26/2016Game #17 PM#16 Georgia#1 Florida3-0
5/27/2016Game #25 PM#1 Florida#16 Georgia2-3Florida Eliminated
5/27/2016Game #38 PM#16 Georgia#1 FloridaIf Necessary

Tallahassee Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/27/2016Game #15 PMUtah#8 Florida State2-6
5/28/2016Game #24:30 PM#8 Florida StateUtah3-0Utah Eliminated
5/28/2016Game #37:30 PMUtah#8 Florida StateIf Necessary

Eugene Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/28/2016Game #19:30 PM#12 UCLA#5 Oregon1-8
5/29/2016Game #27 PM#5 Oregon#12 UCLA1-2 (9 Innings)
5/29/2016Game #310:15 PM#12 UCLA#5 Oregon2-1Oregon Eliminated

Auburn Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/28/2016Game #16:30 PMArizona#4 Auburn5-3
5/29/2016Game #22 PM#4 AuburnArizona4-1
5/29/2016Game #35 PMArizona#4 Auburn1-6Arizona Eliminated

Norman Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/26/2016Game #19 PM#14 Louisiana Lafayette#3 Oklahoma2-8
5/27/2016Game #27 PM#3 Oklahoma#14 Louisiana Lafayette7-6Louisiana Lafayette Eliminated
5/27/2016Game #310 PM#14 Louisiana Lafayette#3 OklahomaIf Necessary

Tuscaloosa Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/27/2016Game #18 PM#11 Washington#6 Alabama1-2 (8 Innings)
5/28/2016Game #24:30 PM#6 Alabama#11 Washington5-2Washington Eliminated
5/28/2016Game #37:30 PM#11 Washington#6 AlabamaIf Necessary

Harrisonburg Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/27/2016Game #13 PM#10 LSU#7 James Madison2-3
5/28/2016Game #212 PM#7 James Madison#10 LSU0-2
5/28/2016Game #33 PM#10 LSU#7 James Madison3-2James Madison Eliminated

Ann Arbor Super Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/28/2016Game #13 PM#15 Missouri#2 Michigan3-5
5/29/2016Game #212 PM#2 Michigan#15 Missouri5-4Missouri Eliminated
5/29/2016Game #33 PM#15 Missouri#2 MichiganIf Necessary

Women’s College World Series

The 2016 Women’s College World Series will take place between Thursday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 8 with every game shown on one of the ESPN family of network channels. All of the games will take place at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and OGE Energy Field from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We will have a post when the teams and schedules are known for the 2016 WCWS.

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Conference Tournaments

Virginia defeated Vanderbilt to win the 2015 College World Series. Who will win in 2016? (Peter Aiken/Getty Images North America)
Virginia defeated Vanderbilt to win the 2015 College World Series. Who will win in 2016? (Peter Aiken/Getty Images North America)

2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball Conference Tournaments

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 baseball season is closing in on the postseason with the pivotal conference tournaments offering a final chance to make the final field of 64. There are 31 automatic bids handed out for the NCAA Tournament with only three going to regular season champions. Those three conferences are the Big West, Ivy League, and Pac-12 with the Ivy League two playing a best of 3 series to determine their champion.

The regular season champion is included below for each conference. The Horizon League has the regular season champion host the tournament while the Patriot League has the higher seeded team host the Championship Series.  In all, there are 31 automatic bids handed out while another 33 at-large bids will be determined by the Baseball Selection Committee.

ConferenceRegular Season ChampTournament ChampDatesLocationHost
American EastBinghamtonBinghamtonMay 25 - 28Lowell, MassachusettsUMass Lowell
AmericanTulaneConnecticutMay 24 - 29Clearwater, FloridaNeutral Site
ACCMiami (FL)ClemsonMay 24 - 29Durham, North CarolinaDuke
Atlantic 10Rhode IslandRhode IslandMay 25 - 28Bronx, New YorkFordham
Atlantic SunKennesaw StateStetsonMay 24 - 28Nashville, TennesseeLipscomb
Big 12Texas TechTCUMay 25 - 29Oklahoma City, OklahomaNeutral Site
Big EastXavierXavierMay 26 - 29Aberdeen, MarylandNeutral Site
Big SouthCoastal CarolinaCoastal CarolinaMay 24 - 28Lexington, South CarolinaNeutral Site
Big TenMinnesotaOhio StateMay 25 - 29Omaha, NebraskaNeutral Site
Big WestCal State FullertonNo Post Season Tournament
ColonialUNC WilmingtonWilliam & MaryMay 25 - 29Mount Pleasant, South CarolinaCollege of Charleston
C-USAFlorida AtlanticSouthern MissMay 25 - 29Hattiesburg, MississippiSouthern Mississippi
HorizonWright State*Wright StateMay 25 - 28Fairborn, OhioWright State
Ivy LeaugeLou Gehrig: Princeton
Red Rolfe: Yale
PrincetonMay 14 - 15Princeton, New JerseyPrinceton
Metro AtlanticFairfieldFairfieldMay 25 - 28Wappingers Falls, New YorkManhattan
Mid-AmericanKent StateWestern MichiganMay 25 - 29Avon, OhioNeutral Site
Mid-EasternNorth: Norfolk State
South: Florida A&M
Bethune-CookmanMay 19 - 22Salisbury, New YorkMaryland Eastern Shore
Missouri ValleyDallas BaptistDallas BaptistMay 25 - 28Terre Haute, IndianaIndiana State
Mountain WestFresno StateNew MexicoMay 25 - 29Albuquerque, New MexicoNew Mexico
NortheastBryantBryantMay 26 - 29 Norwich, ConnecticutNeutral Site
Ohio ValleySoutheast Missouri StateSoutheast Missouri StateMay 25 - 29Jackson, TennesseeNeutral Site
Pac-12UtahNo Post Season Tournament
PatriotNavy*NavyMay 14 - 15 &
May 20 - 22
Annapolis, MarylandNavy
SECMississippi StateTexas A&MMay 24 - 29Hoover, AlabamaNeutral Site
SouthernMercerWestern CarolinaMay 24 - 29Greenville, South CarolinaNeutral Site
SouthlandSam Houston StateSam Houston StateMay 25 - 29Sugar Land, TexasNeutral Site
SWACAlabama StateAlabama StateMay 18 - 22New Orleans, LouisianaNeutral Site
SummitOral RobertsOral RobertsMay 25 - 28Tulsa, OklahomaOral Roberts
Sun BeltLouisiana LafayetteLouisiana LafayetteMay 25 - 29San Marcos, TexasTexas State
WACSeattle UniversityUtah ValleyMay 26 - 28Stockton, CaliforniaNeutral Site
West CoastBYU
Gonzaga
Saint Mary's
Saint Mary'sMay 25 - 28Mesa, ArizonaNeutral Site

* Denotes Highest Seed Hosts Conference Tournament or Final Series

There have already been two champions decided as Princeton who came back from a 1-0 deficit in the Ivy League Championship series to clinch their postseason berth while Alabama State won the SWAC tournament.

As the conference tournament champions are known, the table above will be filled out. The conference tournaments listed above will help determine the field for the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Baseball tournament. We will find out which teams made the tournament on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12 PM Eastern Time on ESPNU with the Selection Show.

Regional action will commence on Friday, June 3 and end on Monday, June 6 with 16 regionals at designated sites determined by the Selection Committee under a double-elimination format. The 16 regional winners will then play in the Super Regional round from June 10 through June 12 in a best of three series. The Super Regional hosts will be determined after the Regional round.

The tournament wraps up in Omaha, Nebraska with the 8 Super Regional winners advancing to College World Series. The CWS will take place from Saturday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 29. The two teams that remain standing will take place in the CWS Championship Series, which is a best of three.

2016 Preakness and Black Eyed Susan Fields

Nyquist is looking to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico (Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America)
Nyquist is looking to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico (Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America)

2016 Preakness and Black Eyed Susan Fields

The 2016 Preakness Stakes and Black Eyed Susan fields are now known. Nyquist, the 2016 Kentucky Derby winner, is looking to make it 9 for 9 in his career with a win in the Preakness. Meanwhile, the three year old fillies will be in action on Friday with the Black Eyed Susan.

2016 Preakness Stakes

The 2016 Preakness Stakes will have a field of 11 males going 1 3/16 miles on the main track for the Grade 1 event. The forecast in Baltimore, Maryland is calling for rain on Saturday which will make for a sloppy going. The field of 11 is running for purse of $1.5 million with the top two finishers in the Kentucky Derby returning in Nyquist and Exaggerator with that duo heavily favored over the other nine entrants.

Also entered is the highly regarded new shooter Stradivari, who won his latest race at Keeneland by nearly 15 lengths though he did only beat five horses and there are questions about the quality of that field.

Post time for the Preakness Stakes is scheduled for 6:45 PM Eastern time and is listed as the 13th race on a 14 race card. Free past performances can be found here. The full field can be found in the table below along with the jockey, trainer, and morning line odds listed.

Program NumberHorseJockeyTrainerMorning Line Odds
1Cherry WineCorey LanerieDale Romans20-1
2Uncle LinoFernando Hernandez PerezGary Sherlock20-1
3NyquistMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill3-5
4Awesome SpeedJevian ToledoAlan Goldberg30-1
5ExaggeratorKent DesormeauxKeith Desormeaux3-1
6LaniYutaka TakeMikio Matsunaga30-1
7CollectedJavier CastellanoBob Baffert10-1
8LaobanFlorent GerouxEric Guillot30-1
9Abiding StarJ.D. AcostaEdward Allard30-1
10FellowshipJose LezcanoMark Casse30-1
11StradivariJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher8-1

2016 Black Eyed Susan Stakes

The Black Eyed Susan Stakes is a full field of 14 fillies going 1 1/8 miles on the main track for a purse of $250,000 in the Grade 2 race. Unlike the Preakness, the forecast for Friday does not include rain. The Kentucky Oaks runner up, Land Over Sea, returns as does the fourth place finisher in that race Go Maggie Go. No other fillies that ran in the Kentucky Oaks are entered in this race.

The 2016 Black Eyed Susan stakes is scheduled for 4:50 PM Eastern time as the 11th race on a 14 race card. Free past performances can be found here. The full field is listed in the table below.

Program NumberHorseJockeyTrainerMorning Line Odds
1A P MajesticVictor CarrascoMichael Tombetta30-1
2Dothraki QueenJulien LeparouxKen McPeek15-1
3Land Over SeaMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill2-1
4Ma Can Do ItBrian Hernandez Jr.Dale Romans30-1
5Go Maggie GoLuis SaezDale Romans5-2
6She's A WarriorGary StevensPeter Eurton6-1
7DowndraftAngel CruzJames Lawrence II30-1
8Double EntendreScott SpiethPeter R. Walder30-1
9Midnight On OconeeGabriel SaezLarry Jones15-1
10Kinsley KissesJohn VelazquezTodd Pletcher6-1
11In The Navy NowTrevor McCarthyMichael Trombetta30-1
12Flora DoraJunior AlvaradoMarialice Coffey30-1
13CcedFlorent GerouxSteven Asmussen15-1
14Mom's On StrikeJoseph Rocco Jr.Joe Sharp15-1

2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Bracket Announced

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Bracket Announced

The 2016 NCAA Division I Softball bracket is now known and the bracket can be found here. The Florida Gators are going for their third straight National Championship after winning in 2014 and 2015. The only time a team has won three straight Championships was from 1988 to 1990 when the UCLA Bruins completed the feat.

The tournament will get started with the regionals between Friday, May 20 and Monday, May 23. Below are the 16 National Seeds as ranked by the NCAA.

SeedTeamRecordConference
1Florida53-5SEC
2Michigan46-5Big Ten
3Oklahoma47-7Big 12
4Auburn49-9SEC
5Oregon44-8Pac-12
6Alabama46-12SEC
7James Madison46-4Colonial
8Florida State48-8ACC
9Kentucky43-12SEC
10LSU45-15SEC
11Washington36-13Pac-12
12UCLA35-13-1Pac-12
13Tennessee41-14SEC
14Louisiana Lafayette43-7Sun Belt
15Missouri39-14SEC
16Georgia40-17SEC

2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Teams

Below are all 64 teams that have made the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball tournament. In the sortable table below, the automatic bids are listed first followed by the at-large bids listed in order of conference. The records for each team and which regional they have been assigned to are provided as well.

ConferenceTeamRecordRouteRegional
American EastMaine28-19Tournament ChampionsAthens
AmericanTulsa35-19Tournament ChampionsNorman
ACCFlorida State48-8Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
Atlantic 10Fordham39-19Tournament ChampionsEugene
Atlantic SunSouth Carolina Upstate42-13Tournament ChampionsAuburn
Big 12Oklahoma47-7Regular Season ChampionsNorman
Big EastButler28-22Tournament ChampionsLexington
Big SkyWeber State37-17Tournament ChampionsSeattle
Big SouthLongwood38-18Tournament ChampionsHarrisonburg
Big TenMinnesota41-12Tournament ChampionsSeattle
Big WestCal State Fullerton43-14Regular Season ChampionsLos Angeles
ColonialJames Madison46-4Tournament ChampionsHarrisonburg
C-USAFlorida Atlantic50-7Tournament ChampionsGainesville
HorizonValparaiso18-32Tournament ChampionsAnn Arbor
IvyPrinceton23-26Championship Series WinnerHarrisonburg
Mid-AmericanMiami (OH)34-21Tournament ChampionsAnn Arbor
Metro AtlanticMarist45-11Tournament ChampionsKnoxville
Mid-EasternFlorida A&M27-28Tournament ChampionsTallahassee
Missouri ValleyWichita State35-19Tournament ChampionsNorman
Mountain WestFresno State41-10-1Regular Season ChampionsLos Angeles
NortheastLIU Brooklyn30-25Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
Ohio ValleyJacksonville State41-15Tournament ChampionsAuburn
Pac-12Oregon44-8Regular Season ChampionsEugene
PatriotBoston Univeristy28-22Tournament ChampionsLafayette
SECAuburn49-9Tournament ChampionsAuburn
SouthernSamford40-18Tournament ChampionsTuscaloosa
SouthlandMcNeese State42-12Tournament ChampionsBaton Rouge
SWACAlabama State28-25Tournament ChampionsGainesville
SummitNorth Dakota State38-13Tournament ChampionsSeattle
Sun BeltLouisiana Lafayette43-7Tournament ChampionsLafayette
WACCal State Bakersfield16-32Tournament ChampionsLos Angeles
West CoastBYU35-19Regular Season ChampionsColumbia
ACCLouisville35-15At-LargeColumbia
ACCNorth Carolina31-23At-LargeHarrisonburg
ACCNotre Dame41-11At-LargeAnn Arbor
AmericanCentral Florida36-20At-LargeGainesville
AmericanSouth Florida44-14At-LargeTallahassee
Big 12Baylor43-12At-LargeEugene
Big 12Oklahoma State29-24At-LargeAthens
Big 12Texas37-14At-LargeLafayette
Big TenIllinois35-21At-LargeLexington
Big TenNebraska33-19At-LargeColumbia
Big TenNorthwestern26-26At-LargeAthens
Big TenMichigan46-5At-LargeAnn Arbor
Big TenOhio State33-18-1At-LargeKnoxville
Big WestLong Beach State32-20At-LargeEugene
Pac-12Arizona36-19At-LargeKnoxville
Pac-12Arizona State30-25At-LargeBaton Rouge
Pac-12California31-22-1At-LargeTuscaloosa
Pac-12Oregon State30-18-1At-LargeAuburn
Pac-12UCLA35-13-1At-LargeLos Angeles
Pac-12Utah32-19At-LargeLexington
Pac-12Washington36-13At-LargeSeattle
SECAlabama46-12At-LargeTuscaloosa
SECFlorida53-5At-LargeGainesville
SECGeorgia40-17At-LargeAthens
SECKentucky43-12At-LargeLexington
SECLSU45-15At-LargeBaton Rouge
SECMissouri39-14At-LargeColumbia
SECOle Miss39-20At-LargeNorman
SECSouth Carolina36-21At-LargeTallahassee
SECTennessee41-14At-LargeKnoxville
SECTexas A&M37-18At-LargeLafayette
Sun BeltTexas State39-20At-LargeTuscaloosa

Regionals

The 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball tournament will kick off with 16 regionals with four teams in each regional. Each regional employs the double-elimination format with the 16 National Seeds hosting a regional. The regionals are listed in order of the potential Super Regional matchup (i.e. #1 vs #16, #9 vs #8, #13 vs. #4, etc.).

All dates and times listed below are tentative. Updates, along with final scores, will be made as the changes are known.

Gainesville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #112 PMCentral FloridaFlorida Atlantic1-0
5/20/2016Game #22:30 PMAlabama State#1 Florida0-11, (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#1 FloridaCentral Florida5-0
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMFlorida AtlanticAlabama State8-0Alabama State Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55:30 PMFlorida AtlanticCentral Florida1-2 (8 Innings)Florida Atlantic Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #612 PMCentral Florida#1 Florida0-8 (5 Innings)Central Florida Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #72:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Athens Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #11 PMNorthwesternOklahoma State2-1
5/20/2016Game #23:30 PMMaine#16 Georgia0-6
5/21/2016Game #31 PM#16 GeorgiaNorthwestern5-2
5/21/2016Game #44 PMOklahoma StateMaine10-1Maine Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #56:30 PMOklahoma StateNorthwestern3-2 (9 Innings)Northwestern Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #61 PM#16 GeorgiaOklahoma State3-5
5/22/2016Game #73:30 PMOklahoma State#16 Georgia0-6Oklahoma State Eliminated

Lexington Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #111 AMIllinoisUtah0-1
5/21/2016Game #211 AMButler#9 Kentucky1-6Postponed to 5/21 due to weather
5/21/2016Game #32 PMUtah#9 Kentucky3-0
5/21/2016Game #44:30 PMButlerIllinois1-2 (8 Innings)Butler Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57 PM#9 KentuckyIllinois3-2 (8 Innings)Illinois Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #61 PM#9 KentuckyUtah4-0
5/22/2016Game #74 PMUtah#9 Kentucky5-3Kentucky Eliminated

Tallahassee Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #112 PMSouth CarolinaSouth Florida2-0
5/20/2016Game #22:30 PMFlorida A&M#8 Florida State0-1No Hitter thrown by FSU's Jessica Burroughs
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#8 Florida StateSouth Carolina4-0
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMSouth FloridaFlorida A&M6-4Florida A&M Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55 PMSouth FloridaSouth Carolina0-6South Florida Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #612 PMSouth Carolina#8 Florida State1-2South Carolina Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #72:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Eugene Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #19 PMLong Beach StateBaylor2-3
5/20/2016Game #211:30 PMFordham#5 Oregon0-8 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #35 PMBaylor#5 Oregon0-6
5/21/2016Game #47:30 PMFordhamLong Beach State1-9 (6 Innings)Fordham Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #510 PMBaylorLong Beach State11-2Long Beach State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #67 PM#5 OregonBaylor8-1Baylor Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #79 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Los Angeles Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #16 PMCal State FullertonFresno State6-4
5/20/2016Game #29 PMCal State Bakersfield#12 UCLA0-7No hitter pitched by UCLA's Johanna Grauer
5/21/2016Game #33 PM#12 UCLACal State Fullerton3-2
5/21/2016Game #46 PMFresno StateCal State Bakersfield8-5Cal State Bakersfield Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #59 PMFresno StateCal State Fullerton1-7Fresno State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #63 PMCal State Fullerton#12 UCLA4-5Cal State Fullerton Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #76 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Knoxville Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/21/2016Game #110 AMOhio StateArizona0-2Game postponed to 5/21/16 due to weather
5/21/2016Game #212 PMMarist#13 Tennessee2-10 (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PMArizona#13 Tennessee4-0
5/21/2016Game #45 PMMaristOhio State1-6Marist Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #512 PM#13 TennesseeOhio State10-1 (5 Innings)Ohio State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62:30 PM#13 TennesseeArizona3-4 (8 Innings)Tennessee Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Auburn Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #112 PMSouth Carolina UpstateOregon State5-2
5/20/2016Game #22:30 PMJacksonville State#4 Auburn1-2
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PM#4 AuburnSouth Carolina Upstate6-1
5/21/2016Game #45 PMOregon StateJacksonville State4-5 (14 Innings)Oregon State Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #510:15 PMJacksonville StateSouth Carolina Upstate3-2South Carolina Upstate Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62:30 PM#4 AuburnJacksonville State14-2 (5 Innings)Jacksonville State Eliinated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Norman Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #16:30 PMTulsaOle Miss1-5
5/20/2016Game #29 PMWichita State#3 Oklahoma2-7
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PMOle Miss#3 Oklahoma1-9 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #45 PMWichita StateTulsa2-1Tulsa Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57:30 PMOle MissWichita State4-0Wichita State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #64:30 PM#3 OklahomaOle Miss3-0Ole Miss Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Lafayette Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #14:30 PMTexasTexas A&M5-0
5/20/2016Game #27 PMBoston University#14 Louisiana Lafayette5-9
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#14 Louisiana LafayetteTexas9-1
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMTexas A&MBoston University6-0Boston University Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55:45 PMTexas A&MTexas9-3Texas Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #64:30 PM#14 Louisiana LafayetteTexas A&M9-8 (9 Innings)Texas A&M Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #77 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Seattle Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #17:30 PMNorth Dakota StateMinnesota2-7
5/20/2016Game #210 PMWeber State#11 Washington6-14 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #34 PMMinnesota#11 Washington2-5
5/21/2016Game #46:30 PMWeber StateNorth Dakota State2-5Weber State Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #59 PMMinnesotaNorth Dakota State7-5North Dakota State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #63 PM#11 WashingtonMinnesota15-7 (6 Innings)Minnesota Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Tuscaloosa Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #12:30 PMTexas StateCalifornia0-1
5/20/2016Game #25 PMSamford#6 Alabama0-3
5/21/2016Game #32:30 PMCalifornia#6 Alabama1-3
5/21/2016Game #45 PMSamfordTexas State0-2Samford Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57:30 PMCaliforniaTexas State4-3California Elimintaed
5/22/2016Game #62:30 PM#6 AlabamaCalifornia8-0California Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Harrisonburg Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #12 PMLongwoodNorth Carolina4-6
5/20/2016Game #24:30 PMPrinceton#7 James Madison0-7
5/21/2016Game #32 PMNorth Carolina#7 James Madison1-10 (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #44:30 PMPrincetonLongwood1-2Princeton Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57 PMNorth CarolinaLongwood4-5 (9 Innings)North Carolina Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62 PM#7 James MadisonLongwood5-1Longwood Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #74:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Baton Rouge Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #14 PMArizona StateMcNeese State2-5
5/20/2016Game #27 PMLIU Brooklyn#10 LSU2-10 (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #31 PMMcNeese State#10 LSU1-4
5/21/2016Game #44 PMLIU BrooklynArizona State0-1LIU Brooklyn Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #57 PMMcNeese StateArizona State2-3 (14 Innings)McNeese State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62 PM#10 LSUArizona State2-0Arizona State Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Columbia Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/19/2016Game #15:30 PMLouisvilleNebraska2-3
5/19/2016Game #28 PMBYU#15 Missouri0-9, (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/20/2016Game #32 PMNebraska#15 Missouri0-8, (6 Innings)Game shortened to 6 innings due to run rule
5/20/2016Game #44:30 PMBYULouisville6-4Louisville Eliminated
5/20/2016Game #57 PMNebraskaBYU2-0BYU Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #62:30 PM#15 MissouriNebraska9-0 (5 Innings)Nebraska Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #75 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Ann Arbor Regional

DateGame NumberTime (Eastern)Team #1Team #2Final ScoreNotes
5/20/2016Game #14:30 PMMiami (OH)Notre Dame3-2
5/20/2016Game #27 PMValparaiso#2 Michigan0-8 (5 Innings)Game shortened to 5 innings due to run rule
5/21/2016Game #312 PM#2 MichiganMiami (OH)6-0
5/21/2016Game #42:30 PMNotre DameValparaiso8-0 (5 Innings)Valparaiso Eliminated
5/21/2016Game #55 PMNotre DameMiami (OH)5-0Miami (OH) Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #62 PM#2 MichiganNotre Dame6-2Notre Dame Eliminated
5/22/2016Game #74:30 PMGame #6 WinnerGame #6 LoserIf Necessary

Super Regionals

The Super Regional round of the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Tournament will be a best of three series between the dates of Thursday, May 26 and Sunday, May 30. The campus sites for each Super Regional will be determined upon completion of the Regionals by the NCAA.

Women’s College World Series

The 2016 Women’s College World Series will take place between Thursday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 8 with every game shown on one of the ESPN family of network channels. All of the games will take place at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and OGE Energy Field from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Conference Tournaments

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2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball Conference Tournaments

The regular season is coming to a close for the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball season, but there is still a chance for teams to make the NCAA Softball Tournament with a win in the Conference Tournament. Below are the tournaments for all conferences in NCAA Division 1 Softball.

Five conferences do not have a post season tournament and instead will award their automatic bid to the regular season champion. Those five conferences are the Big 12, Big West, Mountain West, Pac-12, and West Coast.

The regular season champion is included below for each conference because there are several cases where the top seed in the conference is hosting the tournament. In all, there are 32 automatic bids handed out while another 32 at-large bids will be determined by the Softball Selection Committee.

ConferenceRegular Season ChampTournament ChampDatesLocationHost
American EastBinghamton*MaineMay 11 - 14Binghamton, New YorkBinghamton
AmericanSouth FloridaTulsaMay 12 - 14Tulsa, OklahomaTulsa
ACCFlorida StateFlorida StateMay 12 - 14Raleigh, North CarolinaNC State
Atlantic 10FordhamFordhamMay 11 - 15Arlington, VirginiaGeorge Washington
Atlantic SunFlorida Gulf CoastSouth Carolina UpstateMay 11 - 14Fort Myers, FloridaFlorida Gulf Coast
Big 12OklahomaNo Post Season Tournament
Big EastDePaulButlerMay 13 - 14Rosemont, IllinoisDePaul
Big SkyWeber State*Weber StateMay 12 - 14Ogden UtahWeber State
Big SouthLongwoodLongwoodMay 11 - 14Rock Hill, South CarolinaWinthrop
Big TenMichiganMinnesotaMay 12 - 14University Park, PennsylvaniaPenn State
Big WestCal State FullertonNo Post Season Tournament
ColonialJames Madison*James MadisonMay 11 - 13Harrisonburg, VirginiaJames Madison
C-USAFlorida AtlanticFlorida AtlanticMay 11 - 14Denton, TexasNorth Texas
HorizonIllinois-ChicagoValparaisoMay 11 - 14Chicago, IllinoisIllinois-Chicago
IvyNorth: Harvard
South: Princeton
PrincetonMay 7 - 8Cambridge, MassachusettsHarvard
Mid-AmericanKent StateMiami (OH)May 11 - 14Akron, OhioAkron
Metro AtlanticMarist*MaristMay 11 - 14Poughkeepsie, New YorkMarist
Mid-EasternDelaware StateFlorida A&MMay 12 - 14Ormond Beach, FloridaBethune-Cookman
Missouri ValleyWichita StateWichita StateMay 12 - 14Carbondale, IllinoisSouthern Illinois
Mountain WestFresno StateNo Post Season Tournament
NortheastLong Island University*Long Island UniversityMay 12 - 14Brooklyn, New YorkLIU Brooklyn
Ohio ValleyJacksonville StateJacksonville StateMay 11 - 14Oxford, AlabamaNeutral Site
Pac-12OregonNo Post Season Tournament
PatriotLehigh*Boston UniversityMay 12 - 15Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaLehigh
SECFloridaAuburnMay 11 - 14Starkville, MississippiMississippi State
SouthernSamfordSamfordMay 11 - 14Greensboro, North CarolinaUNC Greensboro
SouthlandMcNeese StateMcNeese StateMay 11 - 13Lake Charles, LouisianaMcNeese State
SWACTexas SouthernAlabama StateMay 11 - 14Irondale, AlabamaNeutral Site
SummitNorth Dakota StateNorth Dakota StateMay 11 - 14Fargo, North DakotaNorth Dakota State
Sun BeltLouisiana LafayetteLouisiana LafayetteMay 11 - 14Mobile, AlabamaSouth Alabama
WACNew Mexico StateCal State BakersfieldMay 12 - 14Seattle, WashingtonSeattle University
West CoastBYUNo Post Season Tournament

* Denotes Highest Seed Hosts Conference Tournament

As the conference tournament champions are known, the table above will be filled out. The conference tournaments listed above will help determine the field for the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Softball tournament. We will find out which teams made the tournament on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10 PM Eastern Time on ESPNU with the Selection Show.

The 2016 NCAA Softball Tournament will begin on May 20, 2016 at 16 campus sites in the Regional round in a double elimination format. Each regional will have four teams. The 16 teams who win their regional will move on to the Super Regional where they will compete in a best-of-three series to be held between May 26 and May 29.

The 8 winners of the Super Regional round will move on to the 2016 Women’s College World Series to be played in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma starting on Thursday, June 2. The Championship Series will begin Monday, June 6 with a best-of-three format to determine the winner of the 2016 Women’s College World Series.

Four Year Trends Under The Kentucky Derby Points System

Mario Gutierrez rode Nyquist to the victory in the 142nd Kentucky Derby (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Four Year Trends Under The Kentucky Derby Points System

The dust has hardly settled on Nyquist’s win in the 142nd Kentucky Derby, but that does not stop us from looking back on his race as well several other Kentucky Derbies. 2016 marked the fourth year of the Kentucky Derby Points System that helps determine the entrants into the race. Below we will take a look at the last four years (2013 through 2016) under the Points System as well as the four years prior to the Points System (2009 through 2012).

Some trends have become apparent in the last few years, but keep in mind that 4 years of data is hardly enough to start planning a strategy around betting the 2017 Kentucky Derby. And anyone who has followed horse racing knows this sport can turn in a hurry. Let’s look at the first trend of the winners in the last eight years.

Favorites Dominate Kentucky Derby Under Points System

The favorites have won each of the first four runnings of the Kentucky Derby under the points system. In the four years prior to the Points System, the favorite never won and only one to hit the board was Bodemeister in 2012 with his wonderful front running effort. The tables below show each of the last 8 years.

4 Years Since Start of Kentucky Derby Points System
Year Winner $2 Win $2 Exacta Field Size Favorite Finish
2016 Nyquist $6.60 (Fav) $30.60 20 Winner
2015 American Pharoah $7.80 (Fav) $72.60 18 Winner
2014 California Chrome $7.00 (Fav) $340.00 19 Winner
2013 Orb $12.80 (Fav) $981.60 19 Winner

 

4 Years Prior to Start of Kentucky Derby Points System
Year Winner $2 Win $2 Exacta Field Size Favorite Finish
2012 I’ll Have Another $30.60 $306.60 20 2nd
2011 Animal Kingdom $43.80 $329.80 19 8th
2010 Super Saver $18.00 $152.40 20 6th
2009 Mine That Bird $103.20 $2,074.80 19 18th

One thing to keep is mind is that the favorites are so for a reason: they are considered to be one of the best going into the race. This is quite true for each of the last four horses. Nyquist was considered the best three year old, though there were concerns whether he could handle a mile and a quarter. American Pharoah and California Chrome were considered stand outs against their peers while Orb was a tepid favorite, but still highly regarded to get the distance and had a beloved trainer in his corner.

Even the exactas have gotten chalkier since the start of the Points System. Orb’s exacta paid just short of a grand, but is has been shorter since then including a paltry $30.60 with Nyquist and Exaggerator going 1-2 this year. It is hard to see the payout getting much smaller than that unless there are two towering choices in 2017.

California Based Horses Rise To The Top Under Points System

California horse racing is known for its speed. The horses are bred to go as fast as possible as soon as possible. That does not exactly seem like a recipe for getting a mile and a quarter, but we have seen a shift of 3 year old dominance to the West Coast.

Consider this: 4 of the last 5 horses to win the Kentucky Derby have spent significant time based in California during their two and/or three year old season.

Nyquist (2016): Ran five of his eight races in California. His three races outside of the state have been in Kentucky (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and now Derby) and Florida (Florida Derby), which happens to be the site of his three biggest career wins.

American Pharoah (2015): Ran all three of his two year old races in California before being shipped between California and Arkansas for his Derby Preps. It worked well as he went on to become the first Triple Crown Winner since Affirmed in 1978.

California Chrome (2014): He ran 10 races in California prior to the Kentucky Derby.

Orb (2013): He wintered in Florida where he won three races before winning the Kentucky Derby.

I’ll Have Another (2012): He raced twice in California as a two year old before a poor race at Saratoga to end his season. At three, he stayed in California before heading to the Kentucky Derby.

Animal Kingdom (2011) and Super Saver (2010) were nomadic in their careers prior to the Derby. Mine That Bird (2009) did have a race in California as a two year old, but it was a stopover in the Breeders’ Cup after his career started in Canada. He eventually landed at Sunland Park before his unlikely Derby win.

For whatever reasons, California has churned out the Kentucky Derby prospects and they are not just winning. They are also doing well enough to hit the board the last two years. Nyquist and Exaggerator went 1-2 this year while American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund went 1-2-3 in 2015. Again, two years of data in dominating the exacta is far from a serious trend, but is still worth noting.

Position of Winners Under Points System

Another trend that has begun to emerge from the last four years is not just favorites or Californian horses winning the Kentucky Derby. It is also how they are winning the race. Each of the last three years the winning horses have been very close to the lead with none of the them being worse than third during their race. The tables below provide some insight as to where the winners were during their race.

4 Years Since Start of Kentucky Derby Points System
Year Winner 1/4 Split 1/2 Split 3/4 Split 1 Mile Split Final Time Field Size Track Condition Winning Style
2016 Nyquist 22.58 45.72 1:10.40 1:35.61 2:01.31 20 Fast Near Front / Presser
2015 American Pharoah 23.24 47.34 1:11.29 1:36.45 2:03.02 18 Fast Near Front / Presser
2014 California Chrome 23.04 47.37 1:11.80 1:37.45 2:03.66 19 Fast Near Front / Presser
2013 Orb 22.57 45.33 1:09.80 1:36.16 2:02.89 19 Sloppy (Sealed) Deep Closer

 

4 Years Prior to Start of Kentucky Derby Points System
Year Winner 1/4 Split 1/2 Split 3/4 Split 1 Mile Split Final Time Field Size Track Condition Winning Style
2012 I’ll Have Another 22.32 45.39 1:09.80 1:35.19 2:01.83 20 Fast Off Leaders / Stalking
2011 Animal Kingdom 23.24 48.63 1:13.40 1:37.49 2:02.04 19 Fast Mid Pack / Closer
2010 Super Saver 22.63 46.16 1:10.58 1:37.65 2:04.45 20 Sloppy (Sealed) Off Leaders / Stalking
2009 Mine That Bird 22.98 47.23 1:12.09 1:37.49 2:02.66 19 Sloppy (Sealed) Deep Closer

In the five previous Kentucky Derbies (2009-2013), runners close to the pace were usually nowhere to be found. As previously mentioned, Bodemeister set the pace in the 2012 Kentucky Derby won by I’ll Have Another and finished second. Shackleford tried to wire the field in 2011, but finished fourth by 3 3/4 lengths. Super Saver was close to the lead in terms of position, but was more than 5 lengths off the pace until the mile marker. Pioneerof the Nile (Sire of American Pharoah) was close throughout his Kentucky Derby run (never more than 3 lengths off the lead) while finishing second to Mine That Bird.

One of the hardest conclusions to draw is from race position. Each Kentucky Derby is completely different in how it is run. How many horses were setting the pace? Was there any pressure on the leader(s)? How was the track condition? How did the track condition affect the shape of the race? Did one of the speed horses not break well? Those are just a few of the many questions that can have different answers each year in how the race was run.

Nevertheless, the trend is there that horses near the front are doing well. However, keep in mind that the last three years, the top 3 year old entering the Derby was considered above the rest of the crop. Perhaps this is nothing more than the best horse in the race having a similar style and just being better than their peers.

Speed Under the Kentucky Derby Points System

Last year I postulated that the Kentucky Derby was slowing down in terms of time. After three years of data it appeared to be correct, but then 2016 happened. This year the Kentucky Derby went in 22.58 for the quarter and 45.72 for the opening half-mile. 2015 saw the same fractions go in 23.24 and 47.34, respectively. As stated two paragraphs above, the shape of the race is contingent on many different factors. The draw, the track condition, if a bias is present on the track, the break at the start of the race, etc. all can completely change how a race is run and won, especially in a race with as many as 20 horses.

Conclusion

What you have read above was worth pointing out, but by no means should sculpt one’s handicapping for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. The favorites have dominated the last four years and the winner has run the same race in the last three years. Does that mean it will continue? Not at all, but the trend can also still continue in 2017.

What makes the Derby so different (and difficult) is there is no race to compare it. There are no other races for 3 year olds that are run at a mile and a quarter AND allow 20 horses. The uniqueness of it allows it to be one of, if not the, most popular races each year. That uniqueness also makes it hard to find parallels as noted above.

Horse racing is a fickle sport. The highest highs can be followed by the lowest lows. The trends laid out above could easily be blown apart when a horse completely changes tactics (see Palace Malice in the 2013 Kentucky Derby). A real, concrete pattern may not emerge for another decade or more (four years is hardly a great basis for drawing a solid conclusion). A lot of things can change in the next decade which may show this four year trend as an anomaly. 

One trend that will not probably change is my picking of the Kentucky Derby Toss. I had #9 Destin this year and he finished 6th. In addition, there will probably be an article like this one looking back at five year trends instead of four year trends. Enjoy the Triple Crown!