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College World Series feels a draft

College World Series feels a draft

The Tampa Bay Rays are the winners of the College World Series – at least until play begins. The American League franchise selected three high-round draft picks competing in the eight-team championship stage of the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.Louisville first baseman...

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

Omaha a big little city for college baseball

Omaha a big little city for college baseball

Omaha is Nebraska’s largest city with a 400,000-plus population big enough to suffer problems found in any American metropolis. It comes with the territory for big cities.But for two weeks every late June, the frontier city that grew up with building the Transcontinental Railroad...

Coastal Carolina writes final script

Coastal Carolina writes final script

It’s not quite as if Butler’s Gordon Hayward hit that buzzer-beating shot from just inside half court to shock Duke for the NCAA basketball title, but nevertheless Coastal Carolina touched off a celebration for small schools and mid-majors alike.The Chanticleers (55-18) won their...

Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

How did Arizona do it?A young Wildcat baseball team with a new head coach, picked to finish ninth in the Pac-12, has advanced to the College World Series finals to extend a season that was once projected to end May 29, the day of the regular-season finale. ... Click here for...

Coastal Carolina more than a Cinderella

Coastal Carolina more than a Cinderella

First, Coastal Carolina took down the ACC’s North Carolina State in the regional the Wolfpack hosted.Then, the Chanticleers eliminated the SEC’s LSU on the Tigers’ field in the Super Regionals to advance to the program’s first College World Series. ... Click here for the...

CWS results on Friday tale of two aces

CWS results on Friday tale of two aces

The College World Series’ two games on Friday were a story of a winning team’s ace delivering and a losing team’s ace rested by his coach.The rested ace was Oklahoma State’s Thomas Hatch, who watched as starter Jensen Elliott was knocked out of the game after two innings in a 9-3...

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

The Arizona Wildcats improved to 4-0 in elimination games in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Their No. 3 starter, a junior college transfer, was on the winning end of that equation.J.C. Cloney pitched seven innings of shutout ball as the Wildcats eliminated UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in...

TCU wins first two CWS games with inspiration

TCU wins first two CWS games with inspiration

TCU baseball gained an inspirational boost from one of their “scholarship teammates” who joined the Horned Frogs just in time for their second College World Series game, a 6-1 win Tuesday night over Coastal Carolina.TCU’s players consider 7-year-old Micah Ahern of Arlington,...

Florida third national seed to suffer CWS loss

Florida third national seed to suffer CWS loss

We’re just two days into the College World Series yet the all three national seeds from the 64-team NCAA Tournament to advance to Omaha, Neb., have lost their opening game.Florida, the No. 1 national seed, fell 2-1 to Coastal Carolina Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park. The...