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Finnegan excels in another big spot

Only four months after he pitched in the College World Series, 21-year-old reliever Brandon Finnegan trotted into a troubling seventh inning, got two key outs and helped the Kansas City Royals hold off San Francisco 3-2 Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series.

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Swim Trials, College World Series to overlap in 2016

The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials and College World Series will briefly cross paths again in 2016, with a portion of …

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Banner Years: Past CWS champions

See our growing home for historical information about past NCAA baseball championships, which have been played in Omaha since 1950. You can re…

Interactive: CWS bracket

Track the entire NCAA tournament as the top college baseball teams compete for a spot in the College World Series.

CWS hits tracker

Some of the nation's best hitters (and the best pitchers) cap each season with a trip to Omaha for the College World Series. There are clutch …

Photos: A CWS history

See a file cabinet drawer's worth of our CWS photo collection, dating back to the beginning.

All-Access: TD Ameritrade Park

The World-Herald provides your all-access pass to Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park with a detailed look at everything from the number of suites to t…

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Crescent Moon Ale House

The corner of 36th & Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska has been the place to for craft beer since 1996! Anchored by the Crescent Moon …

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The Sixth Element Therapeutic Massage

Massage therapy is effective in relieving stress and anxiety as it directly affects your autonomic nervous system, reducing heart rate and the…

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Thursday night's Home Run Derby, fireworks show shouldn't have to compete with storms

Fine summer weather, home runs and a sky full of dazzling explosions are in the Thursday evening forecast.

BASEBALL

Sluggers to get another crack at TD Ameritrade

The defending champion slugger and three 2014 College World Series participants will headline this year’s eight-man field at Thursday’s College Home Run Derby.

BASEBALL

Pivovar: Same old story as CWS offenses stagnate

Generations of Omahans have grown up loving the CWS. Legendary coach Rod Dedeaux used to call it the “greatest show on dirt.” Finding a way to keep it from being “Groundhog Day” has to be a priority.

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Commodores savor championship, look to program’s promising future

The Vanderbilt team that left Omaha Thursday morning with a national championship trophy will have a good shot at adding another in 12 months.

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Shatel: It’s a broken record, but 
Omaha loves its CWS

This was a year they could have given out 347,740 MOP trophies. We sometimes take the fans for granted. But the 347,740 fans who set a CWS attendance record were the outstanding players this week. Make that weeks.

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Vanderbilt wins College World Series

A College World Series dominated by pitching and defense ended with a blast, thanks to Vanderbilt’s John Norwood. Norwood rocketed a 97 mph fastball from Virginia closer Nick Howard into the left-field bullpen in the eighth inning Wednesday night to give the Commodores a 3-2 win.

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Cavaliers come close, but can’t capitalize on late scoring chances

Virginia, the pick by many to start the college baseball season No. 1, looked ready to end the year in that spot, too, late in Wednesday’s College World Series finale.

BASEBALL

Bumps in the road help Vandy reach the summit

Vanderbilt’s run to the College World Series championship wasn’t without its bumps on the base paths. Far from it.

BASEBALL

CWS notes: Proposal gives Vandy pitcher Miller another reason to celebrate

While many of his teammates were hugging and celebrating a national title on the field, Brian Miller was in the right-field corner rejoicing for an entirely different reason.

BASEBALL

Wait over for long-suffering Vanderbilt fans

“Who are you with?” “V-U!” Vanderbilt senior Austin Brown shouted with what was left of his voice to the rest of the Commodore faithful who had gathered to celebrate the university’s first baseball national championship. 

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College World Series Live Updates, June 25

Log on each day to track live updates from our reporters at the College World Series, plus see the top Twitter posts from World-Herald photographers, national analysts and fans.

Hansen: For some north downtown businesses hoping for a financial windfall — like coffee shop — CWS has struck out

The College World Series is certainly a boon for some businesses, the kind that serve booze and all but exist to serve the CWS fan. But it’s a different story for the businesses that aren’t ready-made to fit the series. 

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Shatel: Collision gives jolt 
to low-impact College World Series

We may not have home runs, but the College World Series is not lacking for proper blocking technique. That’s baseball. It seemed for only a minute like this was a Vanderbilt-Virginia football game. On second thought, thank goodness this is baseball.

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Virginia extends CWS championship series with 7-2 win

Brandon Waddell pitched the first nine-inning complete game of his career in helping the Virginia even the College World Series championship series with a 7-2 win over Vanderbilt in front of 24,308 at TD Ameritrade Park.

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With title on line, offense springs to life for Cavs

Virginia has extended the College World Series to the max by proving there is room for offense at TD Ameritrade Park.

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Corbin continues to express confidence in Commodore pitchers

His staff has been battered for 15 runs and 28 hits through the first two games of the CWS championship series, but Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin firmly stated Tuesday night that he’s not worried about his pitchers.

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CWS notes: No harm intended at the end of rundown play

A collision in the top of the ninth inning simultaneously sent fans into an uproar and searching for their rule book.

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Omaha trip worth it for Vanderbilt fans

Vanderbilt baseball fan Bob Anderson hasn’t figured out how much it’s cost to attend the College World Series, but he knows it won’t be cheap.

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Pregame flash dance also caught on film

Minutes before Tuesday night’s College World Series dance inside TD Ameritrade Park, there was square dancing outside of it.

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On the Dore-step: Vanderbilt outslugs Virginia to win first game of title series

Vanderbilt built a big lead Monday, then hung on post a 9-8 win over Virginia in the opening game of the College World Series championship series.

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Friday, June 13
Opening Celebration

Saturday, June 14
Game 1: UC Irvine 3, Texas 1
Game 2: Vanderbilt 5, Louisville 3

Sunday, June 15
Game 3: TCU 3, Texas Tech 2
Game 4: Virginia 2, Mississippi 1

Monday, June 16
Game 5: Texas 4, Louisville 1
Game 6: Vanderbilt 6, UC Irvine 4

Tuesday, June 17
Game 7: Mississippi 2, Texas Tech 1
Game 8: Virginia 3, TCU 2, 15 innings

Wednesday, June 18
Game 9: Texas 1, UC Irvine 0

Thursday, June 19
Game 10: Mississippi 6, TCU 4

Friday, June 20
Game 11: Texas 4, Vanderbilt 0
Game 12: Virginia vs. Mississippi, suspended

Saturday, June 21
Game 12: Virginia 4, Mississippi 1
Game 13: Vanderbilt 4, Texas 3, 10 inn.

Championship Series

Monday, June 23
Finals Game 1: Vanderbilt 9, Virginia 8

Tuesday, June 24
Finals Game 2: Virginia 7, Vanderbilt 2

Wednesday, June 25
Finals Game 3: Vanderbilt 3, Virginia 2

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