Sure, the basketball season may be over, but it doesn't mean that the sports world has to stop too. With great baseball, soccer and the biggest tennis tournament of the year taking center stage, this is a fantastic time to start following sports that are not necessarily on your radar.
Here is what to watch out for in sports this week.
Monday, June 27
College World Series: Arizona vs Coastal Carolina Game 1 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
The end of the college baseball series is upon with arguably the two biggest long shots in the CWS making it to the finals (well, at least according to oddsmakers in Las Vegas). If you're a fan of baseball in general, you owe it to yourself to watch this series.
The College World Series always provides us with great moments and these two teams have already done it. They both had to win three straight elimination games each just to get to the finals.
The Wildcats have allowed six runs in five games in Omaha, or 1.2 runs per game. Before this season, only four teams had allowed fewer than 1.5 runs per game for an entire run through Omaha, while Coastal Carolina is the first team to ever make it to the Championship series on its first trip to the CWS.
Tuesday, June 28
College World Series: Arizona vs Coastal Carolina Game 2 (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
This is the second game of the College World Series in Omaha (It's that place that Peyton keeps yelling during every snap).
Expect a lot of power coming from both teams, especially Coastal Carolina. According to ESPN, Coastal Carolina has hit 95 home runs this season, the most in Division I in the past six seasons. Four Chanticleers have at least 15 home runs this season, while no other team in the nation has more than two players with that many homers.
Wednesday, June 29
Mets vs Nationals (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
*Obligatory MLB game of the week now that the NBA season is over*
Battle of the top two teams in the National League East division. Probable starters are Steven Matz of the Mets and Max Scherzer for the Nationals, so you know that it is going to be a great pitcher's duel.
This series could be an indication of who is going to be in charge of a loaded NL East division and a great launching point for anyone that was waiting for the NBA season to end to start watching MLB.
College World Series: Arizona vs Coastal Carolina Game 3 (If necessary) (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
If we get a Game 3, congrats. You're watching college baseball's equivalent to Game 7 of the NBA Finals or the World Series.
Thursday, June 30
UEFA Euro 2016: Poland vs Portugal (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
After Argentine star Lionel Messi promptly and unexpectedly shocked the football world with his sudden retirement from international play, look for Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo to take the reins as the best international player with a solid performance against scrappy Poland in the quarterfinals.
While Portugal has struggled a bit in the group stage, Poland has looked very sharp, tying with reigning FIFA World Cup Champions Germany and edging out Switzerland in a penalty shootout in the round of 16.
While this is no Spain vs. Italy, this match could be a little gem when it is all said and done.
Saturday, July 2
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Daytona (7:45 p.m. ET, NBC)
Kyle Busch is in first place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings while there are eight drivers who have more points than Busch (yeah NASCAR's point system sure is hella confusing). Daytona is one of the biggest races in the NASCAR season and look for this race to be an extremely competitive one.
UEFA Euro 2016: Germany vs Italy (3 p.m. ET, ESPN)
This is definitely a World Cup Final caliber match and probably the most high profile game in this tournament so far. While it's only the quarterfinals, it might as well be the actual championship.
What to watch out for in this match is how Germany's offense, which has scored six goals in four games, will fare against Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Buffon, 38, is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and shut out defending European Champions Spain in the round of 16.
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Wimbledon (ESPN Networks)
Perhaps the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. There really isn't much to say about Wimbledon that can entice sports fans to watch it. Everybody knows what Wimbledon is.
The two biggest names right now in tennis right now, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, are on path for history. Djokovic just won the French Open, completing the Career Slam, winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in a career. Now he is in pursuit of the Golden Slam, doing a Career Slam and win an Olympic Medal.
Serena Williams right now is second in career women's Grand Slam titles with 21, one behind the all-time record. Unfortunately, she has faltered in the last two major tournament finals, so she will once again try to go for career major tournament win number 22.