06.15.2011 / It is College World Series time again in Omaha!

We have a shiny new stadium, an incredible downtown location, and eight teams that have finished on the road to Omaha. Here is a look at who they are:

"We have got a shiny new stadium, an incredible downtown location, and eight teams "
  • University of Virginia – The Cavaliers are the top seed with their second ever appearance at the College World Series.  While they were at the top of the rankings this year, they’ll have to battle with the California Golden Bears on Sunday.
  • University of Florida – The Florida Gators are a favorite coming into the series, as they are tied for 2011 SEC regular season champion and 2011 SEC tournament champion.  To keep it up they have to sweep past the Texas Longhorns in their first matchup of the series on Saturday.
  • University of North Carolina – The Tarheels make another appearance at the College World Series.  While considered middle of the pack, they are a solid team who just needs to beat Vanderbilt in the opening game of the series on Saturday to make their way forward.
  • University of South Carolina – Last year’s CWS Champions, the South Carolina Gamecocks are looking for a repeat performance this year.  To do so, the first team they have to beat is the surprise team, Texas A&M.
  • Vanderbilt – The Vanderbilt Commodores make a historical appearance in this year’s College World Series – the first in the school’s history.  To move forward, they have to beat the University of North Carolina in the CWS opener on Saturday. To add more fun to their appearance, their coach – Kevin Stallings – has a family tie to another team in the Series.  His son, Jacob, pitches for the UNC Tarheels.
  • Texas – The Texas Longhorns are a long shot to win the College World Series this year, as they meet up against the Florida Gators on Saturday.
  • Texas A&M – The Aggies make their first appearance in the College World Series since 1999 – and to stay in the game they have to triumph over last year’s champions, South Carolina in their first game on Sunday.
  • University of California – The California Golden Bears are keeping the College World Series from being a super Southern show-off this year, but to stay in the game, they have to overcome one of the top ranked favorites – University of Virginia.

Who do you have your eye on? Let us know!

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