Clay Matvick and former major league infielder Eduardo Perez will call the NCAA baseball tournament’s Stillwater Super Regional this weekend, with late-night games in the best-of-three series between Oklahoma State and UC Irvine scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday (if necessary) on ESPNU.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU are combining to televise every game of the eight Super Regionals from Friday through Monday.
Dari Nowkhah, Danny Kanell and Kaylee Hartung will broadcast the Houston at Texas series, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday on ESPN2.
The two other series involving Big 12 teams debut Saturday: College of Charleston at Texas Tech (Joe Davis and Jay Walker), noon Saturday, ESPNU; Pepperdine at TCU (Adam Amin and Keith Moreland), 3 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU.
•California Chrome tries to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 as NBC Sports Group presents 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes — more than double the number of hours initially scheduled. Coverage from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., begins at 4 p.m. Friday on NBCSN, and culminates with NBC’s coverage at 3:30 p.m Saturday. For those who want to skip the prerace hype, post time is 5:35 p.m. Commentators include Bob Costas, Tom Hammond, analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; and race caller Larry Collmus.
•Turner Sports will begin its 32nd consecutive year of NASCAR coverage with the prerace “Countdown to Green” at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Pocono (Pa.) Raceway at noon. Adam Alexander will call the race and host the studio show with analysts Kyle Petty, Wally Dallenbach and Larry McReynolds.
•At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, NBC will present “Kurt Busch: 36,” an all-access look into the preparation and logistics surrounding Kurt Busch’s participation in the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.
•The Texas Rangers will make a Fox Sports 1 appearance Saturday, hosting Cleveland at 3 p.m. (Justin Kutcher and Mark McLemore). The regional Fox game will feature the New York Yankees at Kansas City (Kenny Albert and Eric Karros) at 6 p.m. Saturday on KOKH-25.