Good friend of both Kat Cornetta and myself, Eric Angevine wrote an excellent article on the Tale of Two Stadiums in Omaha as he looks at the differences between Rosenblatt Stadium and T.D. Ameritrade Stadium. Continue reading
In his new role as an advisor for the Capital One Cup, a newly created award to honor school’s cumulative excellence in a number of college sports each year, Ventura couldn’t hide his excitement about the dramatic endings the award could add to the College World Series.
Omaha-World Herald writer David Hendee has a great article looking at former CWS General Chairman Jack Diesing Sr. who died this past week after complications with Parkinson’s disease. He worked with the College World Series for 46 years after taking over the position when his former boss at Brandeis Department Store in Omaha died.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com recently was able to acquire some nice aerial photos of New TD Ameritrade Park where the College World Series will be held starting in 2011. I was in Omaha for the 2009 CWS and thought that the new location for the CWS was much better then Rosenblatt which is located in a neighborhood with very little parking. The new stadium is right across the street from the Qwest Center which is 18,300 seat arena with plenty of parking around it.
The Creighton Blue Jays have announced that starting in the 2011 season they will play a portion of their schedule at the New TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and will play the entire schedule in the stadium during the 2012 season. TD Ameritrade Park will be the home for the College World Series starting in the 2011 season. This is a great move for the Blue Jays as this really upgrades the facilities for the baseball program and will give the opportunity to play on one of the best fields in the country during regular season games. I would also expect a strong move by the Missouri Valley Conference to move the conference tournament to this stadium in downtown Omaha. You can check out the full press release from Creighton below.
The Omaha World-Herald has put out a nice article on the features of the new home to the College World Series. The highlights are the Road to Omaha statue in the new main entrance to the stadium, a brick wall where banners of the eight participants will be, the stadium will feature open concourses so you will not miss any of the action if you went to get a drink, and finally the new Fanfest area will be located on 10th avenue in Omaha. Continue reading
The 64-team field for the 2008 Division I Baseball Championship was announced today. Miami is the overall #1 seed in the tournament. Two time defending national champion Oregon State was left out of the field despite winning five series over tournament participants including Arizona, ASU and Georgia. Selection Committee chair Larry Templeton cited some of Oregon State’s losses to lesser teams as one of the main reasons for their exclusion from the tournament. Oregon State is the first defending champion to not be included since the 1991 Georgia Bulldogs. The SEC will send nine teams which ties the NCAA record (also held by the SEC). The ACC has three of the top four national seeds (Miamai, UNC, FSU). Continue reading