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Abby Hill | NCAA.com | June 12, 2014

Hill: Destination Omaha

  #RoadToOmaha -- A: UC Irvine; C: Texas; E: Louisville; G: Vandy; I: Texas Tech; K; TCU; M: UVa.; O: Ole Miss
  #RoadToOmaha -- A: UC Irvine; C: Texas; E: Louisville; G: Vandy; I: Texas Tech; K; TCU; M: UVa.; O: Ole Miss

Major leaguers remember their #RoadToOmaha
Omaha's Diner exemplifies city's small-town feel
Eight teams make the trek to Omaha to make their mark
Friends make living in sports memorabilia
Omaha's vibrance goes beyond stadium
ULL fans and the best seat on the house
A visit to historic Monticello
The ragin' beards of the Ragin’ Cajuns
CWS fever in full swing in Austin
Fans visit Vandy parking deck to get unique view
Wagner's Pharmacy is 'where champions gather'
Meet Maryland's head 'Turtle'
ULL fans thrilled to reprsent state at Supers
Baseball's smallest fans take in Austin
Nerd Nation rises up for Stanford
Roads to Omaha, triple crown both start in Louisville
UVa. fans' mad dash to create their own row
Ole Miss has come oh so close to CWS recently
Cougar country comes north to Austin
Stanford-Vandy -- fans' battle of the brains
Batter up! First stop is the Slugger museum
Sweating the details began in September
See more in the Coke Zero Social Arena
WHO'S WHERE ON THE #RoadToOmaha
Abby Hill Louisville, Ky.
Andrew Prezioso Nashville, Tenn.
Doug Kroll Lafayette, La.
Eric Vander Voort Charlottesville, Va.
Sarah Higgins Austin, Texas
OMAHA, Neb. -- For centuries, Omaha has been a destination for the American people.

Beginning with the expedition of Lewis and Clark in August of 1804. Lewis and Clark passed through what is now the metro area of Omaha in their quest to explore the newly-accquired American frontier.

In 1869, Omaha became a hub of the transcontinental railroard when Union Pacific connected California to the east coast for the first time.

Today, Omaha is a destination for sports fans during the month of June, when thousands of people travel to TD Ameritrade Park for the College World Series.

Of course, these fans travel to watch their favorite teams play baseball.

This year's teams literally come from coast to coast -- from Charlottesville, Virginia, all the way to Irvine, California, from Louisville, Kentucky, to Austin, Texas.

The trek is a long one, essentially beginning in February and the last leg on the #RoadToOmaha requires some travel. The team with the shortest distance to travel was Louisville; however, the trip still spanned 700 miles. UC Irvine traveled the furthest, covering 1,551 miles.

Teams make the journey to Omaha, not in search of new opportunities or the new world, but instead in search for a championship title and the chance to be remembered as the best team in the country.