The Florida Gators baseball team will open play in the College World Series at 7 p.m. Saturday against Texas (49-17), NCAA officials announced today.
The Gators (50-17) will be making their second consecutive appearance in the CWS.
The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and will feature North Carolina (50-14) vs. Vanderbilt (52-10).
The doubleheader on Sunday features California (37-21) vs. UC Irvine (43-17) or Virginia (53-10) at 2 p.m., and either Florida State (46-18) or Texas A&M (46-20) vs. defending national champion South Carolina (50-14) at 7 p.m.
The losers of Saturday's two games will play each other at 2 p.m. on Monday, while Saturday's winners face off at 7 p.m. Monday. The losers of Sunday's games will play each other at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, while Sunday's winners meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The winners of the two brackets will play in the best-of-three championship finals, beginning at 8 p.m. on June 27. The second game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on June 29, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is scheduled for 8 p.m. on June 29.
All games will be televised live on ESPN or ESPN2.