The NCAA has announced the 16 Regional host sites for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The entire 64-team field will be announced Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records, are as follows:
• Atlanta – Georgia Tech (40-19)
• Austin, Texas – Texas (43-15)
• Fullerton, California – *Cal State Fullerton (39-15)
• Chapel Hill, North Carolina – North Carolina (45-14)
• Charlottesville, Virginia – *Virginia (48-9)
• Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (41-18)
• College Station, Texas – *Texas A&M (41-18)
• Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (45-14)
• Corvallis, Oregon – *Oregon State (38-16)
• Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (42-17)
• Gainesville, Florida – *Florida (44-16)
• Houston – Rice (41-19)
• Los Angeles – *UCLA (33-21)
• Nashville, Tennessee – *Vanderbilt (47-9)
• Tallahassee, Florida – *Florida State (42-16)
• Tempe, Arizona – *Arizona State (38-16)
* – indicates teams that are playing on Sunday
By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions also hsve been selected to the 64-team field.
Each regional field features four teams, playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 3 to Monday, June 6 (if necessary).
Three institutions are hosting for the 20th time or more, as Florida State leads the list of schools with 28. Texas is hosting for the 26th time, while this will be the 21st time that Arizona State has hosted a regional. Clemson and South Carolina are hosting for 13th time. Georgia Tech (11th), Cal State Fullerton (10th) and Florida (10th) are the only other institutions to host 10 or more times since the NCAA went to the regional format in 1975.
Rice is hosting for the ninth time, while Texas A&M is hosting a regional for the seventh time and North Carolina for the sixth time. Virginia is hosting for the fifth time, while Oregon State, TCU and UCLA are hosting for a third time. Rounding out the list is Vanderbilt, hosting for only the second time.
Nine institutions (Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Texas, TCU, UCLA and Virginia) also hosted in 2010.
The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at 12:30 p.m. ET, Monday, May 30. The half-hour program will be shown live on ESPNHD. The committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the Super Regionals and the first round of the College World Series and will not reseed the field after play begins.
Selection of the eight Super Regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws, Monday, June 6, at approximately 11 p.m. ET.
There are 30 Division I conferences that will receive an automatic berth in the field of 64, along with 34 at-large selections. The 65th College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at the new TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb.