Tennessee Has Been Selected As Potential NCAA Regional Host

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As the college baseball regular season starts to come towards an end and conference tournaments will soon begin, the NCAA has released the 20 sites it has chosen to potentially host an NCAA regional and Super regional.

The NCAA decided last month that they would select 20 sites they felt could host a regional, after bids were submitted by schools who felt they would have a chance. The plan was to select 16 sites out of the 20 selected on Friday and grant them the right to host a regional. The sites that are chosen out of the twenty, will be announced on May 30th.

The Tennessee Vols, sitting currently at #4 in the country, has been selected in the first group. The Vols are projected to host a regional and as they play their final two SEC series of the season, those chances should be solidified. According to most college baseball experts, Tennessee is pretty much a lock to be hosting a regional and potential super regional.

As the Vols battle the #1 Arkansas Razorbacks this weekend, all eyes will be on the atmosphere, as they’ve opened it up to 100% capacity. If Tennessee is selected to host a regional, it will be the first time since 2006, a season in which they went to the College World Series in Omaha.

So, as it stands now, it sounds like there will be baseball being played in Knoxville come June.

Trey Wallace is a Knoxville-based journalist who has been covering University of Tennessee athletics since early 2018. His passion for sports is evident in his work and has led him to break some of college football's biggest stories. His vast social media reach and natural podcast proficiency continue to make Wallace one of Vol Nation's most trusted sources. Wallace was born and raised in Mobile, AL and graduated from the University of South Alabama. He loves the mountains as much as the beach and looks forward to living in East Tennessee for many years to come.