Winner of 21 of its last 25 games, No. 3 national seed North Carolina opens its second straight College World Series appearance - and the sixth in program history - against Southeastern Conference foe Mississippi State Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2 from Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium. The Tar Heels (53-13) and Bulldogs (38-20)
will be joined in their half of the bracket by No. 2 national seed Rice
No. 5 seed Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine and Oregon
State round out the other side of the eight-team field.
In addition to the national television coverage, Jones Angell and Adam
Lucas will have the radio call of each game for the Tar Heel Sports
Network on AM-1360 WCHL and TarHeelBlue.com.