College World Series on CBS

College World Series on CBS

From 1988-2002, CBS Sports televised a portion of the annual College World Series.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Format change 1.1
    • The end of CBS' coverage 1.2
  • Commentators 2
    • 2000s 2.1
    • 1990s 2.2
    • 1980s 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

From 1988-1990, CBS only televised the championship game. From 1991 until the end of their coverage in 2002, CBS televised one game on the first Saturday of the World Series besides the championship game.

Format change

Prior to 1988, the College World Series was a pure double-elimination event. Beginning in 1988, the tournament was divided into two four-team double-elimination brackets, with the survivors of each bracket playing in a single championship game. The single-game championship was made for broadcast television, with the final game on CBS on Saturday afternoon.

The end of CBS' coverage

In 2003, the tournament was shifted entirely to cable on ESPN, which had begun covering all of the other games of the CWS since 1982 (and a partial schedule since 1980). The championship final became a best-of-three series between the two bracket winners, with games scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evenings.

Commentators

2000s

Year Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
2002[1][2] Greg Gumbel[3] Rick Cerone
2001[4][5] Greg Gumbel Ray Knight
2000[6][7] Greg Gumbel Jerry Kindall

1990s

Year Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1999[8][9] Sean McDonough Joe Carter
1998[10][11] Sean McDonough Fred Lynn
1997[12] Sean McDonough Fred Lynn
1996[13][14] Sean McDonough Steve Garvey
1995[15][16] Sean McDonough Jeff Torborg
1994[17][18] Greg Gumbel Jeff Torborg
1993[19][20] Greg Gumbel Jim Kaat
1992[21][22] Greg Gumbel Jim Kaat
1991[23][24] Greg Gumbel Jim Kaat
1990[25] Greg Gumbel Jim Kaat

1980s

Year Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1989[26] Brent Musburger Joe Morgan
1988[27] Brent Musburger Rick Monday

See also

References

  1. ^ 2002 NCAA College World Series Part 2 on YouTube
  2. ^ 2002 College World Series on CBS
  3. ^ 2002 CWS - Texas v South Carolina on YouTube
  4. ^ 2001 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  5. ^ 2001 College World Series on CBS
  6. ^ 2000 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  7. ^ 2000 College World Series on CBS
  8. ^ 1999 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  9. ^ 1999 College World Series on CBS
  10. ^ 1998 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  11. ^ 1998 College World Series on CBS
  12. ^ 1997 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  13. ^ 1996 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  14. ^ 1996 College World Series on CBS
  15. ^ 1995 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  16. ^ 1995 College World Series on CBS
  17. ^ 1994 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  18. ^ 1994 College World Series on CBS
  19. ^ 1993 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  20. ^ 1993 College World Series on CBS
  21. ^ 1992 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  22. ^ 1992 College World Series on CBS
  23. ^ 1991 NCAA College World Series on YouTube
  24. ^ 1991 College World Series on CBS
  25. ^ 1990 College World Series on CBS
  26. ^ 1989 College World Series on CBS
  27. ^ 1988 College World Series on CBS

External links

  • College Baseball - CBSSports.com
    • Going Yard