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Familiar Names Return to Omaha For CWS

Published by on June 12, 2009

Although the lyrics to the Counting Crows' song says, "Omaha, somewhere in middle America," six of the eight teams that have reached the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. do not have to purchase maps to successfully guide their way through the city streets.

Top-ranked Texas (46-14-1), which was pushed to a third game before dispatching Texas Christian University in the Super Regional, is making its 33rd appearance in the College World Series. It's the Longhorns' fifth trip to Omaha in nine years, but this is the first time since 2005 head coach Augie Garrido has led his squad to the Elite Eight.

On the other side of the bracket is Cal State Fullerton, which is the No. 2 seed in the tournament. The Titans (47-14) are making their fourth trip to Omaha in the last six years.

Fullerton also enters the tournament, which starts Saturday, as one of the hottest teams in the country. The Titans have won nine straight and swept Louisville in the Super Regional. During the postseason, the Titans have outscored their opponents a combined 68-11 in five games.

This is the Titans first trip to Omaha since 2007.  They have not won a game ...

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