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    May 22, 2010

    2010 C-USA Championship Schedule Get Acrobat Reader | C-USA Championship Central

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston Athletics Department will proudly play host to the 2010 Conference USA Baseball Championship, beginning Wednesday at Cougar Field.

    First pitch of the Championship is slated for 11 a.m., Wednesday. Games are set to be played at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., during the first three days of the Championship. The Championship game - which airs live on CBS College Sports - is scheduled for 7 p.m., Saturday.

    The Championship schedule was released Saturday evening following the completion of the regular season. Rice clinched the No. 1 seed with Southern Miss, Memphis, Marshall, Houston and East Carolina earning the remaining seeds.

    Fans will have the best times to see Houston compete. As the host school, the Cougars will play at 7 p.m., each night, beginning Wednesday against No. 4 seed Marshall.

    From there, the Cougars meet No. 1 seed Rice at 7 p.m., Thursday and face No. 2 seed Southern Miss at 7 p.m., Friday.

    The Championship begins Tuesday with official practices and select members of each team visiting Texas Children's Hospital. The players will meet and play with children and hand out autographed memorabilia.

    Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or at Fans also can visit the Athletics Ticket Office on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All-Session tickets (100 Level) are on sale now for only $95 with All-Session general admission (200 Level) tickets selling for $75.

    Day Passes and single-session tickets go on sale at 8 a.m., Tuesday. Day Passes will cost $35 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission. Single-session tickets can be purchased for $15 for adult reserved tickets and $12 adult/$8 youth for general admission.

    Fans can buy tickets for Saturday's Championship game for $20 for adult reserved tickets and $15 adult/$12 youth for general admission.

    Students from all C-USA schools are admitted free with a valid school ID.

    All-Session Tickets * On Sale Now
    Reserved Seating (100 Level) * $95
    General Admission (200 Level) * $75

    Day Passes * On sale at 8 a.m., Tuesday
    Reserved Seating * $35
    General Admission * $25

    Single-Session Tickets * On sale at 8 a.m. Tuesday
    Adult Reserved * $15
    Adult General Admission * $12
    Youth General Admission * $8

    Saturday Championship Tickets
    Adult Reserved * $20
    Adult General Admission * $15
    Youth General Admission * $12

    For the first time in the history of the event, the C-USA Championship consists of pool play with each team guaranteed three games. The six teams will be split into two pods with the first pod containing the No. 1, No. 4 and No. 5 seeds and the second pod having the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 6 seeds.

    Each team plays the two other opponents in its pod and one opponent outside of its pod. The team with the best composite record in each pod advances to the championship game.

    2010 Conference USA Baseball Championship Schedule
    Wednesday, May 26 (Higher seed team will be home team)
    Game 1(2) Southern Miss vs. (3) Memphis11 a.m.
    Game 2(1) Rice vs. (6) East Carolina3 p.m.
    Game 3(4) Marshall vs. (5) Houston7 p.m.
    Thursday, May 27 (Teams that were visitors on Wed., will be home team on Thur.)
    Game 4(2) Southern Miss vs. (6) East Carolina11 a.m.
    Game 5(3) Memphis vs. (4) Marshall3 p.m.
    Game 6(1) Rice vs. (5) Houston7 p.m.
    Friday, May 28 (Higher seed team will be home team)
    Game 7(3) Memphis vs. (6) East Carolina11 a.m.
    Game 8(1) Rice vs. (4) Marshall3 p.m.
    Game 9(2) Southern Miss vs. (5) Houston7 p.m.
    Saturday, May 29 (Higher seed team will be home team)
    Championship GameWinner of each pod7 p.m.
    Broadcast live on CBS College Sports



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