May 21, 2001

2001 Baseball College World Series Div. I Championship Information

Important Dates | Ticket Information | 2001 Baseball Committee
Championship Structure | What to Do, Where to Stay

Important Dates

April 16 Telephone conference to prepare for selections 10 a.m. CT
May 7 First evaluation conference 10 a.m. CT
May 14 Second evaluation conference and selection of regional sites 10 a.m. CT
May 14 Regional site announcement and press conference 2 p.m. CT
May 18 Regional tournament directors telephone conference 10 a.m. CT
May 20-21 Selection meeting in Indianapolis Noon CT
Sunday, May, 21
May 21 ESPN selection show 2 p.m. CT
May 21 Telephone press conference regarding selections 3 p.m. CT
May 25-27 Regional competition
May 27 Conference call to confirm super-regional sites 9 p.m. CT
May 28 Telephone press conference regarding championship results and to announce super-regional sites 2 p.m. CT
June 1-3 Super-regional competition
June 4 College World Series conference call 1 p.m. CT
June 4 Telephone press conference regarding championship results and CWS order of games 3 p.m. CT
June 8-16 College World Series

College World Series Ticket Information

Contact: TicketMaster
1905 Harney, Suite 708
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Charge by Phone: 402/422-1212

Box Seats $20 single session, $25 championship game
Reserved Seats - $15 single session, $20 championship game
General Admission - $30 per 10 ticket book, $5 single session

For a brochure regarding hotel accommodations, contact the Omaha Convention and Visitors Center at 800/332-1819.

For additional questions regarding College World Series activities, contact the tournament manager in Omaha at 402/554-4404.

2000-01 NCAA Division I Baseball Committee

The administration and conduct of the NCAA Division I Men's Baseball Championship shall be under the immediate jurisdiction of the NCAA Division I Men's Baseball Committee. Members of the committee are:

Mitch Barnhart
Director of Athletics
Oregon State University
Gill Coliseum Corvallis, OR 97331-4105
541/737-7374
Fax: 541/737-4002
E-mail:
mitch.barnhart@orst.edu

Jay Bergman
Baseball Coach
University of Central Florida
Box 163555 Wayne Densh Building 39, Room 125
Orlando, FL 32816
407/823-0140
Fax: 407/823-5266
E-mail: jbergman@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

Charlie Carr Sr.
Associate Director of Athletics
Florida State University
P.O. Box 2195
Tallahassee, FL 21316
850/644-2648
Fax: 850/644-7293
E-mail: sparrish@mailer.fsu.edu

Joseph T. Durant
Head Baseball Coach
Florida A&M University
205 G.O.C.
Tallahassee, FL 32307
850/599-3202
Fax: 850/599-3206
E-mail: jclyde35@aol.com

Wally W. Groff, chair
Director of Athletics
Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 30017
Room 241, Koldus Building TAMU
College Station, TX 77842-3017
409/845-5129
Fax: 409/845-6825
E-mail: wgroff@athletics.tamu.edu

Tom Jurich Director of Athletics
University of Louisville Student Activities Center
Louisville, KY 40292
502/852-5732
Fax: 502/852-6557
E-mail: jurich@louisville.edu

Chris Monasch
Commissioner America East Conference
10 High Street, Suite 860
Boston, MA 02110
617/695-6369
Fax: 617/695-6380
E-mail: monasch@americaeast.com

John W. Shafer
Director of Athletics
University of Mississippi
All-American Drive
Athletic Department
University, MS 38677
662/915-7546
Fax: 662/915-7683
E-mail: jshafer@olemiss.edu

Robert Steitz
Associate Commissioner
Atlantic 10 Conference
2 Penn Center Plaza Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19102
214/751-0550
Fax: 214/751-0770
E-mail: rsteitz@atlantic10.org

Bob Todd
Head Baseball Coach
Ohio State University
410 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Office: 614/292-1075
Fax: 614/688-8707
E-mail: welsh.67@osu.edu

Championship Structure

The National Collegiate Division I Baseball Championship provides for a field of 64 teams. 30 conference champions qualify automatically. The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee selects the balance of the field (34 teams) at large. Winners of the 16 regional tournaments advance to eight super-regional tournaments. Super-regional winners qualify for the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Conferences Eligible for Automatic Qualification

The following 30 conferences have been granted automatic qualification for the 2001 championship:

America East Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Atlantic-10 Conference Mountain West Conference
Big East Conference Northeast Conference
Big South Conference OhioValley Conference
Big Ten Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Big 12 Conference Patriot League
Big West Conference Southeastern Conference
Colonial Athletic Association Southern Conference
Conference USA Southland Conference
Ivy Group Southwestern Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sun Belt Conference
Mid-American Conference Trans America Athletic Conference
Mid-Continent Conference Western Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference West Coast Conference


As a reminder, all automatic qualifiers must be determined no later than Sunday, May 20, 2001.

Dates Format
Regionals (16) May 25-26-27 Four teams, double elimination
Super Regionals (8) June 1-2-3 (if necessary) Two teams, best of three
College World Series June 8-16 Eight teams with two, four-team brackets
Single championship game

Other Key Dates
Monday, May 14 - 16 regional sites announced
Monday, May 21 - 64-team bracket, regional pairings announced
Monday, May 28 - Host teams announced for super regionals
Monday, June 4 - Order of first-round games announced for College World Series
Thursday, June 7 - Opening ceremonies, Home Run Challenge, 7 p.m. (telecast live, ESPN2)

Tournament Field
64 teams
30 conference automatic qualifiers and 34 at-large selections
281 teams sponsor Division I baseball

Regional Site Selection
Deadline to submit site host is Friday, May 11
Sixteen sites announced Monday, May 14
Lights are preferred, but not required
Minimum guarantee is $35,000
Host institution receives at-large bid if not already an automatic qualifier

Regional and National Seeding Procedure
Committee selects 16, No. 1 regional seeds
Committee selects 16, No. 2 regional seeds
Committee selects 16, No. 3 regional seeds
Committee selects 16, No. 4 regional seeds
From the 16, No. 1 regional seeds, the committee selects the top eight national seeds and ranks them 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

Placement of Teams in Bracket
The 16, No. 1 regional seeds will each be placed in a separate regional.
The national top eight seeds will be separated in the bracket so they cannot meet until the first round of the College World Series.
The eight remaining No. 1 regional seeds will be placed geographically in the 64-team bracket for a potential super-regional meeting with one of the top eight national seeds.
Teams from the same conference will not be placed in the same regional.
Teams from the same conference that are one of the 16, No. 1 regional seeds cannot meet in the super regionals.
The 64-team field will not be reseeded once the initial bracket is announced on May 21.

Regional Format

Friday, May 25
*Game 1 - No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed
*Game 2 - No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed

Saturday, May 26
Game 3 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 4 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 5 - Loser Game 4 vs. Winner Game 3

Sunday, May 27
Game 6 - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 7 - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 (if necessary)
* Host may change order of games on May 26 only
Game times determined by host

Super-Regional Site Selection
Deadline to submit site host proposal is Friday, May 11
Eight sites announced Monday, May 28
Lights are preferred, but not required
Minimum guarantee is $35,000

Where to Eat, What Else to Do, Where to Stay

The Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau would be delighted to answer your questions and send additional information. Their toll-free number is 800/332-1819.

On those days when you are between ball games at Rosenblatt, Omahas world-famous Henry Doorly Zoo is just across the street. It features the worlds largest indoor jungle as well as one of North Amer­icas largest cat complexes and aviaries.

Omahas Old Market historic district is a hit with tourists. It features a variety of restaurants and shops, and is just minutes from Rosenblatt Stadium. Contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau for more in­formation.

College World Series Hotline: 402/554-4404

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