College World Series Preview History
2015 College World SeriesThe 2015 College World Series returns to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha with a packed bracket. Last year’s champion Vanderbilt returns, as well as last year’s runner up Virginia Cavaliers. The ACC is looking for their first baseball national championship, and will have two strong teams in Miami and Virginia. The SEC is also well represented with Florida, Arkansas, and LSU. TCU makes its 3rd CWS appearance since 2010, and 2nd in a row. Throw in a strong Cal State Fullerton team and the 2014 College World Series looks to be one of the best fields in years. Will Vanderbilt repeat as champions? Or will a new champion arise?
2014 College World Series heads to Omaha with Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, UC Irvine, Virginia, Ole Miss, Louisville, and Vanderbilt as the top teams in college baseball. The Red Raiders will be making the schools first ever CWS appearance while in-state rival, UT, has combined for more appearances than all the 2014 CWS Schools combined. With some of the best college baseball of the year still to be played, the 2014 College World Series is setting up nicely for a great finish this year.
2013 World Series Preview: Mississippi State and UCLA made it to the end of the College World Series and match up at TD Ameritrade park for the finals. Both teams entered the tournament unranked pulling out upset after upset to make it to the finals. Mississippi State landed in the finals after taking down the #3 Beavers in the semi's 4 -1 while UCLA captured a 4 - 1 win over the #1 Tar Heels. With three games left in the CWS only one can leave the field as champions.
2010 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES PREVIEW:
The Road to Omaha will officially begin on June 4, when a field of 64 teams kicks off the NCAA Division Baseball Championship with a double elimination regional round. On Memorial Day, an NCAA selection committee chose the nation's top teams to compete for an appearance at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium and a prized College World Series title.
The Arizona State Sun Devils, who already have 21 College World Series appearances and 5 titles, have claimed the number one seed in this year's tournament. The team finished the season 47-8 and won the Pac-10 league title. Other automatic bids included conference champions Texas, Florida, Coastal Carolina, Virginia, UCLA, Louisville and Georgia Tech.
But it doesn't take a national seed to win the tournament. The TCU Horned Frogs are expected to make some noise in Omaha this year, as their top-10 pitching staff and top-20 offense takes the field for tournament play. The first round pits defending champions LSU against UC Irvine. When the two teams met for regional play in 2008, LSU scored 5 runs in the 9th inning to edge out a 9-7 victory, and a heated rivalry is sure to pursue.
Fans attending this year's College World Series may witness history, as Florida International's Garrett Wittels takes his 54-game hitting streak - four shy of Robin Ventura's Division I record - into the tournament.
2009 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES PREVIEW:
The 2009 College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska will feature some of the best college baseball teams in the country. The 2009 CWS field will include a handful of college baseball's traditional powers who are regular visitors to Omaha. Fans of Cal State Fullerton, LSU & North Carolina don't need a map to get to Rosenblatt Stadium; they've all been there enough times to know every detail of the CWS. The first pitch of the 2009 CWS will be on Saturday, June 13th. The 3-game Championship Series will begin on Monday, June 22nd.