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The ultimate 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic college hoops viewing guide

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The ultimate 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic college hoops viewing guide

Not all college basketball games are created equal and sometimes it is hard to keep track of which games should be kept track of.

In terms of all the teams in the Mid-Atlantic area (Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.) we've got you covered.

Below is the ultimate Mid-Atlantic college hoops guide for the 2018-19 season. 

The following games were selected based on:

  1. Significance to the Mid-Atlantic program
  2. No overlapping games
  3. Rivalry games got prioroity
  4. Home games in the Mid-Atlantic are a priority
  5. Being on television had an impact as well

Of course we could have chosen a game each night, but we understand that some people need a break.

The Ultimate 2018-19 Mid-Atlantic College Hoops Viewing Guide

NOVEMBER
Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m.: George Mason vs. Cincinnati (CBS Sports Network)
Nov. 24 at 1:00 p.m.: American at UMBC
Nov. 25 at 6:00 p.m.: Loyola vs. Towson
Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Penn State (ESPN2/ ESPNU)
Nov. 28 at 7:15 p.m.: Virginia vs. Maryland (ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m.: Hampton vs. Norfolk State
Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m.: Radford vs. Texas (Longhorn Network)

DECEMBER
Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m.: Mount St. Mary's vs. Loyola (MASN)
Dec. 1 at 3:00 p.m.: Longwood vs. VMI 
Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.: Wake Forest vs. Richmond (NBCSN)
Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m.: UMBC vs. Coppin State
Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m.: Radford vs. James Madison
Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.: VCU vs. Texas (ESPNU)
Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m.: James Madison vs. George Mason (MASN)
Dec. 8 at 1:00 p.m.: Morgan State vs. Towson
Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m.: Georgetown vs. Syracuse (ESPN)
Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m.: VCU vs. Virginia (ACC Regional Networks)
Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m.: Loyola vs. Maryland (BTN)
Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m.: Howard vs. George Washington (ESPN+)
Dec. 15 at 12:00 p.m.: Old Dominion vs. Syracuse
Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m.: MD-Eastern Shore vs. Pittsburgh
Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Washington (ESPN)
Dec. 16 at TBA: Florida Gulf Coast vs. UMBC
Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Mount St. Mary's vs. American 
Dec. 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Navy vs. George Mason
Dec. 22 at 12:00 p.m.: MD-Eastern Shore vs. American
Dec. 22 at 2:00 p.m.: Virginia vs. William & Mary (ACC Network)
Dec. 22 at 4:00 p.m.: VCU vs. Wichita State (ESPN2)
Dec. 28 at 7:00 p.m.: James Madison vs. William & May
Dec. 29 at TBA: UMBC vs. Penn State
Dec. 29 at 12:00 p.m.: Georgetown vs. Howard (FS1)
Dec. 29 at 2:00 p.m.: American vs. George Washington
Dec. 29 at 6:00 p.m.: Radford vs. Maryland (ESPNU)
Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m.: George Mason vs. Kansas State (ESPN3)
Dec. 30 at 4:00 p.m.: Towson vs. William & Mary

JANUARY
Jan. 5 at 1:00 p.m: St. John's vs. Georgetown (CBS)
Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Longwood vs. Radford
Jan. 5 at 7:00 p.m.: Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion (Stadium FB Live)
Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.: Georgtown vs. Xavier (FS1)
Jan. 15 at 8:00 p.m.: Virginia Tech vs. Virginia (Raycom Sports)
Jan. 19 at TBA: Virginia vs. Duke (ESPN2)
Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Radford vs. Longwood 
Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m.: George Washington vs. George Mason (ESPN+)

FEBRUARY
Feb. 2 at 4:00 p.m.: Norfolk State vs. Howard
Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.: George Mason vs. VCU (NBCSN)
Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m.: American vs. Navy
Feb. 9 at 6:00 p.m.: Duke vs. Virginia (ESPN2)
Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m.: Richmond vs. VCU (ESPN2)
Feb. 18 at 7:00 p.m.: Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN)
Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Villanova vs. Georgetown (FS1)
Feb. 21 at TBA: Vermont vs. UMBC
Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m.: George Washington vs. VCU (ESPN+)
Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m./ 9:00 p.m.: Duke vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN)

MARCH
March 2 at 4:00 p.m.: VCU vs. Richmond (CBS Sports Network)
March 5 at 7:30 p.m.: VCU vs. George Mason (Stadium)
March 7 at 8:00 p.m.: Howard vs. Norfolk State
March 8 at 7:00 p.m.: Miami vs. Virginia Tech  (ESPN2)
March 9 at 2:00 p.m.: George Washington vs. George Mason (Stadium)
 

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2019 College World Series Central: Bracket, favorites, viewing information

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2019 College World Series Central: Bracket, favorites, viewing information

The four matchups in the first round of the College World Series are set after the final two games of the tournament Super Regionals finished on Monday.

Arkansas and Auburn were the last two teams to make the CWS bracket, after each team won the rubber match in its respective Super Regional, scoring 14 runs apiece.

Of the eight teams vying for the prized college baseball title, two (Michigan and Florida State) were amongst the last four teams in the field of 64 to make the tournament. Now, they join some of the other top teams across the country. 

Michigan beat a No. 1 UCLA team 2-1 in the Los Angeles Super Regional, a Bruins team which hadn't lost a series all season. The Wolverines proved they are a force to be reckoned with as they head to their first CWS appearance since 1984.

Like Michigan, Auburn made the CWS for the first time in over 10 years (the Tigers' last CWS appearance was in 1997).

It's the second consecutive year that Mississippi State, Arkansas and Texas Tech have made the final bracket. Last year, Arkansas was the runner-up after losing to Oregon State in the finals. Mississippi State made it to the semifinals before Oregon State defeated the Bulldogs and went on to win the tournament. 

2019 NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES BRACKET & BROADCAST SCHEDULE

CWS Final Game 3*: Michigan vs. Vanderbilt, Wed. 6/26 at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

(*if necessary)

FINALIZED RESULTS

Game 1: Michigan 5, Texas Tech 3, Sat. 6/15
Game 2: Florida State 1, Arkansas 0, Sat. 6/15 
Game 3:  Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 1 Sun 6/16
Game 4: Mississippi State 5, Auburn 4, Sun. 6/16 
Game 5: Texas Tech 5, Arkansas 4, Mon. 6/17 | Arkansas eliminated
Game 6: Michigan 2, Florida State 0, Mon. 6/17
Game 7: Louisville 5, Auburn 3, Wed. 6/19 | Auburn eliminated
Game 8: Vanderbilt 6, Mississippi State 3, Wed. 6/19  
Game 9: Texas Tech 4, Florida State 1, Wed. 6/19 | Florida State eliminated
Game 10: Louisville 4, Mississippi State 3, Thurs. 6/20 | Mississippi State eliminated
Game 11: Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3, Fri. 6/21 | Texas Tech eliminated, Michigan advances to final
Game 12: Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2, Fri. 6/21 | Louisville eliminated, Vanderbilt advances to final

CWS Final Game 1: Michigan 7, Vanderbilt 4, Mon. 6/24 | Michigan leads series 1-0
CWS Final Game 2: Vanderbilt 4, Michigan 1, Tues. 6/25 | Series tied 1-1

FUN FACTS

  • Vandy Rockstar: The Commodores' freshman right-hander Kumar Rocker threw a complete game no-hitter (and 19 Ks) in Game 2 against Duke in the Nashville Super Regional to keep Vanderbilt's championship hopes alive. 
  • Sweeps on Sweeps: Florida State, Louisville and Mississippi State each swept its respective Super Regional. The most notable was the Cardinals' sweep of the East Carolina Pirates, where Louisville outscored ECU 26-1. 
  • No Repeats: Texas Tech defeated the reigning champion Oregon State in the Lubbock Super Regional to ensure there will be a new school crowned champion. 

 

Maryland hosts Notre Dame, Purdue faces Virginia in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

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Maryland hosts Notre Dame, Purdue faces Virginia in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups

The annual matchup continues and we’ve got big news. For the 21st season, two of the prominent conferences will face off in the 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge.   

All 14 Big Ten teams will battle against 14 of the 15 ACC teams, with Virginia Tech the lone school not participating. The Challenge will include a total of 14 games spread across Monday, Dec 2nd - Wednesday, Dec. 4th.  

This year’s Challenge will feature eight first-time meetings in the event: Maryland at Notre Dame, Penn State at Wake Forest, Boston College at Northwestern, Florida State at Indiana, Georgia Tech at Nebraska, Iowa at Syracuse, Louisville at Michigan, Pitt at Rutgers. 

Maryland will host Notre Dame on Wednesday, December 4th. The matchup will be the first meeting between the Terps and the Fighting Irish since the 2013-14 season, before the Terps left the ACC. 

In 2018-19, Maryland finished 23-11 overall, good for fifth in the Big Ten. Notre Dame tied for last place in the ACC, finishing a disappointing 14-19. 

Virginia, the reigning national champions will travel to Indiana to take on Purdue. Virginia and Purdue will battle for the third time in the Challenge and fourth time overall. In the 2000 Challenge between the Cavaliers and the Boilermakers, Virginia won 98-79. A few years later in 2006, Purdue beat Virginia 61-59. 'In the Challenge, UVA has an all-time record of 13-6, including a five-game winning streak. UVA beat former ACC rival Maryland 76-71 in last season’s Challenge. 

The Cavaliers and Boilermakers recently faced off against each other in this year’s Elite Eight game. Virginia defeated Purdue 80-75 in overtime.

The ACC has not lost the Challenge since 2015. 

Tip-off times, networks and more information have not yet been provided.

The 2019 Challenge matchups:

Monday, December 2:

Clemson at Minnesota 

Miami at Illinois

Tuesday, December 3:

Michigan at Louisville 

Iowa at Syracuse 

Rutgers at Pitt

Northwestern at Boston College 

Duke at Michigan State 

Florida State at Indiana 

Wednesday, December 4:

Notre Dame at Maryland 

Virginia at Purdue 

Wisconsin at NC State 

Wake Forest at Penn State 

Nebraska at Georgia Tech 

Ohio State at North Carolina

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