OMAHA, Neb. -- The tagline of the College World Series is “history happens here.” Perhaps more accurately, history happened here. From memorable games to broken records, from old Rosenblatt Stadium to TD Ameritrade Park, history has indeed happened here.

Finals just ended for these student-athletes, but we sent their coaches to the classroom to test their College World Series knowledge.

Among all the chaos of Media Day at TD Ameritrade Park, we sat down with the head coaches of the eight participating teams to see how well they knew the history behind college baseball’s marquee event.

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Mike Gillespie, UC Irvine Anteaters

QUESTION GILLESPIE'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
What was the first year the CWS was played in Omaha? 1951 1950 Buzz!
Who won the last CWS played at Rosenblatt Stadium? South Carolina South Carolina Ding!
What was the first year that ESPN broadcast the CWS? 1985 1980 Buzz!
Which school has won the most CWS titles? USC USC Ding!
When was the last inside-the-park home run in the CWS? 2011 2001 (Chris Burke, Tenn.) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     2 out of 5

 

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Augie Garrido, Texas Longhorns

QUESTION GARRDIO'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
When did the CWS debut in Omaha? 1950 1950 Ding!
When did ESPN first broadcast the CWS? 1982 1980 Buzz!
Who has the most innings pitched in a single CWS? Walt Peterson, USC Bob Garibaldi (27.2 in 1962) Buzz!
Who was the last player to hit for the cycle? Brooks Kieschnick, Texas Jerry Kindall in 1956 (Minn.) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     1 out of 4

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Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt Commodores

QUESTION CORBIN'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
Who won the last CWS played at Rosenblatt Stadium? Oregon State South Carolina Buzz!
When did ESPN first broadcast the CWS? 1982 1980 Buzz!
What is the record for the most RBI in one CWS? 9 31 (Stan Holmes, 1981) Buzz!
When was the last inside-the-park home run in the CWS? 1998 2001 (Chris Burke, Tenn.) Buzz!
When was the last time a player hit for the cycle? 1998 1956 (Jerry Kindall, Minn.) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     0 out of 5

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Dan McDonnell, Louisville Cardinals

QUESTION MCDONNELL'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
What was the first year the CWS was played in Omaha? 1953 1950 Buzz!
Who won the last CWS played at Rosenblatt Stadium? South Carolina South Carolina Ding!
Which team has the most appearances without a title? Florida State Florida State (21) Ding!
What's the most innings pitched in a single CWS? 24 27.2 Buzz!
What is the highest batting avg. in a CWS (min. 10 AB)? .600 .714 (Jim Morris, 1957) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     2 out of 5

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Jim Schlossnagle, TCU Horned Frogs

QUESTION SCHLOSSNAGLE'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
When did the CWS debut in Omaha? 1950 1950 Ding!
Which team has the most appearances without a title? Florida State Florida State (21) Ding!
What is the record for most RBI in a single CWS? 18 31 (Stan Holmes, 1981) Buzz!
Which school has won the most CWS titles? USC USC Ding!
What is the highest batting avg. in a CWS (min. 10 AB)? .637 .714 (Jim Morris, 1957) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     3 out of 5

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Tim Tadlock, Texas Tech Red Raiders

QUESTION TADLOCK'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
Who won the last CWS played at Rosenblatt Stadium? South Carolina South Carolina Ding!
When did ESPN first broadcast the CWS? 1982 1980 Buzz!
When was the last inside-the-park home run in the CWS? 2010 2001 (Chris Burke, Tenn.) Buzz!
Which school has won the most CWS titles? USC USC Ding!
When was the last time a player hit for the cycle? 1959 1956 (Jerry Kindall, Minn.) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     2 out of 5

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Brian O'Connor, Virginia Cavaliers

QUESTION O'CONNOR'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
Who won the last CWS played at Rosenblatt Stadium? South Carolina South Carolina Ding!
When did ESPN first broadcast the CWS? 1982 1980 Buzz!
When was the last inside-the-park home run in the CWS? 2007 2001 (Chris Burke, Tenn.) Buzz!
Which school has won the most CWS titles? LSU USC Buzz!
When was the last time a player hit for the cycle? 1995 1956 (Jerry Kindall, Minn.) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     1 out of 5

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Mike Bianco, Mississippi Rebels

QUESTION BIANCO'S GUESS CORRECT ANSWER RESULT
When did the CWS debut in Omaha? 1958 1950 Buzz!
Which team has the most appearances without a title? Florida State Florida State (21) Ding!
What is the record for the most RBI in a single CWS? 16 31 (Stan Holmes, 1981) Buzz!
Which school has won the most CWS titles? USC USC Ding!
What is the highest batting avg. in a CWS (min. 10 AB)? .670 .714 (Jim Morris, 1957) Buzz!
TOTAL SCORE     2 out of 5