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CWS: Day One

We’re back at the Bullet! Don’t ask… just don’t.

We begin our coverage of the College World Series. One of my favorite tournaments in collegiate or professional sports. Talk about excitement… the 64 team tournament, that is entirely double elimination.

Let’s start at the Top:

Coral Gables Regional: Features the top seed in the nation #1 Miami. They easily dispatched Bethune-Cookman who should fall victim to Ole Miss today. Miami advances to face off against Missouri.

Ann Arbor Regional: This regional doesn’t show off a top eight team, but feature and interesting opening matchup between Michigan and Kentucky. Michigan did squeak by 7-5 yesterday. They’re in action against Arizona Today in the Winner’s side of things. Look for Eastern Michigan to get the boot today.

Raleigh Regional: NC State headlines this regional Bracket. They took care of James Madison yesterday. Looks like we’ll see NC State and So. Carolina at least twice in this bracket. J-Mad is likely eliminated today.

Athens Regional: Georgia on my mind… We’ve #8 Georgia and GTECH in this bracket as The Bulldogs hope to advance to Super Regionals painlessly. Problem is… Lipscomb. They handed Georgia their first loss yesterday and now UG must work from the Loser’s bracket. Bulldogs may have some problems with Louisville. #8 could be gone today.

Tallahassee Regional:  A Lot of Florida here as UF and Florida State hit the tourney in Tallahassee. Both the #1 and #2 seeds are upset in the first round, which forces one of the Florida teams out today. #4 Florida St. will hope to knock off the Gators to keep their CWS hopes alive.

Stillwater Regional: Okie St. headlines a bracket that boasts Wichita St. who could easily be the #1 seed in this bracket. These two teams will meet today in Game 4 of the bracket, and will see each other again in Game 6. I say Wichita State advances from this regional even if they lose to OSU today.

Cary Regional: One team. #2 UNC. That’s it.

Conway Regional: An interesting bracket that shows Coastal Carolina? A #1 seed over Alabama?  Coastal Carolina won 47 games this year. Here’s a nod and super regional enjoy your day.

Baton Rouge Regional: LSU! LSU! Are they just good in every sport? Man. LSU is the team to beat and the #7 national seed. Southern Mississippi might cause some problems today, but I say LA-STATE advances.

Fullerton Regional: Only problem for UCLA, who is gifted a two seed in this regional, is the name of the regional see above. They Play today. CSUF, no doubt.

Tempe Regional: #3 Arizona State is at home and ready to move on. I don’t see any trouble with Oklahoma or Vanderbilt. But you never know.

Stanford Regional: I fear the Cardinal will not advance from this bracket… Something about Pepperdine and their superior record hits home for me. Cardinal may be done today in fact.

Long Beach Regional: Long Beach State? #1? Well, maybe so, but I have to hold allegience to the WAC here. Fresno State has a pretty good squad. The don’t have to work from the loser’s bracket liek LBST. Cal is lingering here but i fear their tournament ends today.

College Station Regional: This is a bewildering bracket and Texas A & M will have to do. I don’t know about Dallas Baptist or Illinois-Chicago. (Neither has won yet though.)

Houston regional: Rice is #6 national seed and will get Texas in the Regional Final, even if they lost already to St. John’s. Can of Corn for Rice as they move on to a super regional.

Lincoln Regional: Speaking of Corn.. I love me some Cornhuskers here. Nebraska gets pesky UC-Irvine today. Oral Roberts has the best record in this regional bracket. Might They Upset?

That’s it for Friday. Today’s Games are under way… At least Sixteen teams are going home today! WIll a national seed be sent home early?

-Dan.

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May 31, 2008 - Posted by | Baseball, Bruins, College Baseball, danharris, NCAA Sports, Sports, thesilverbullet

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