The UW-Whitewater Warhawks accomplished something Monday never before seen in the history of collegiate sports.
With their 7-0 win over the Emory Eagles in the championship game of the NCAA Division III College World Series, the Warhawks completed a historic triple crown sweep in men’s sports, becoming the first school in NCAA history at any level to win the national championships in football, basketball, and baseball in the same academic year.
There was a bench clearing brawl during the Florida St./Florida baseball game.
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is on the Florida St. baseball roster. So, Jameis Winston was in a bench-clearing brawl.
I need to hear from fans of Indiana University, and I need to hear from alums of Indiana University.
Do you have a clue on what your baseball program has been accomplishing? Do you realize the program coach Tracy Smith has built, which has become the first Big Ten team in 29 years to reach the College World Series?
Or did your support of Hoosiers athletics end in ephemeral fashion when Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, and Victor Oladipo were eliminated from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament?
The committee stresses geography much more than what you would see in basketball due to budgetary concerns, virtually none of the top teams will be playing too far away from home. One charm is Omaha being the College World Series venue since literally the beginning of time, which is a nice, central location that continues to work, especially now in a modern new venue.
And despite the top teams having home-field advantage, do not necessarily look for chalk to advance to Omaha. In 2012 upstart Stony Brook shocked perennial power LSU in a Super Regional and were joined in Omaha by MAC representative Kent State, who upset Oregon to become part of the final eight.
The most notable team left out of the field is 2012 National Champion Arizona, they finished with a RPI of #60, not good enough to get the Wildcats even into this year’s dance. The Pac-12 in all has just four representatives this year.
Ari Kaufman and Kurt Crowley discuss the recently completed college baseball Super Regionals that captured the nation’s attention then turn their attention towards the College World Series, which features a number of traditional powers and a few surprising entrants.