College World Series

Vanderbilt celebrates an 8-2 win over Michigan during the deciding game of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 27, 2019 - 1:29 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt topped off its dominant run through the Southeastern Conference with the national championship, and there may be no slowing down the Commodores. Tim Corbin's 2020 club, on paper, might even be better. "Tim has built a program that is to the point it just recycles guys...
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Michigan coach Erik Bakich and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin share a laugh during a news conference Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. When Michigan (49-20) opens the best-of-three CWS finals against No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt (57-11) on Monday night, it will be playing its ninth game at TD Ameritrade in 34 days. (Z Long/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 1:56 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him. He's impressed with what he has accomplished at Michigan. He's his biggest fan. Now he wants to beat him. Corbin's Commodores and Bakich's Wolverines have never...
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The Vanderbilt Whistler, Preacher Franklin, cheers for the Vanderbilt Commodores during an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Mississippi State in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the Commodores play in and in the background of television broadcasts. Vandy fans love it, or at least tolerate it. Fans of the opposing team or neutral observers find it annoying. Really annoying. (Ricky Rogers/The Tennessean via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 11:13 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fans at the College World Series and across the Southeastern Conference may have never seen Preacher Franklin. They've surely heard him. Franklin is one of the two famous, or infamous, "Vanderbilt Whistlers," and his distinctive chirps can be heard throughout stadiums the...
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TD Ameritrade Park grounds crew paints the College World Series logo behind home plate during practice day for baseball's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Omaha, Neb. (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 8:27 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was so close to winning its first national championship in baseball last year that Casey Martin, from his position at third base, started seeing the celebratory dogpile in his mind's eye. Oregon State was batting in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and a runner...
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Detroit Tigers' Grayson Greiner, right, talks during a news conference with teammates Brandon Dixon and JaCoby Jones, left, ahead of a baseball game between the Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 13, 2019 - 4:11 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last time Detroit Tigers teammates Brandon Dixon and Grayson Greiner were at TD Ameritrade Park, they were on opposing teams in the 2012 College World Series finals. Dixon's tiebreaking double in the ninth inning produced a national championship for the Arizona over South...
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