The Omaha World-Herald | The wonderful world of Omaha Read the Story
Welcome to our little corner of the world, where the grass is green, the sky is blue, the spirit is young and the Anteaters can compete for a national championship against Texas. The Eaters from UC Irvine defeated Texas on a College World Series Saturday, but the CWS won just by having them in the building.
It has been 42 years since Jake Gibbs led Ole Miss to an appearance at the College World Series. For members of the 1972 baseball team, the College World Series was great. But that was merely the end; it was the journey that elicits the strongest feeling all these years later.
The Los Angeles Times | 'Small ball' has big payoff for UC Irvine Read the Story
A steal of home. A suicide squeeze play with two strikes on the batter. Mike Gillespie's strategies can be chancy, quirky, or even defy logic. He has used them at the major college level for 27 years — 20 at USC, the past seven at Irvine — and won more than 1,000 games.
Dallas Morning News | How the Big 12 crashed the CWS Read the Story
Even in a tournament rife with upsets, this is the unlikeliest of trios. How Texas, Texas Tech and TCU became joined at the hip, crashing the College World Series field of eight this weekend is a story that defies the odds.