The College World Series received nearly 150 submissions from 27 different states, all wanting to sing the National Anthem. A panel of judges whittled that down to just a handful of performers, including an all-male a cappella group from Millard North.
Before Virginia’s practice for the College World Series on Friday, Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor was able to get a picture with his parents in front of the Road to Omaha statue outside of TD Ameritrade Park.
TD Ameritrade Park Omaha will be full of fans Saturday, when the first pitch for this year’s College World Series is thrown. The series could be the largest in-person event since the COVID-19 slowdown, and fans will see some changes in the usual events.
Starting in the late 90's, you could buy sports gear from The Dugout in tents at the college world series and in their store across from the old Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Dugout moved to the corner of 13th and Cuming in 2011, directly across from the entrance of the new TD Ameritrade Park.
Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14 strikeouts, Vanderbilt knocked out Michigan ace Karl Kauffmann in the fourth inning, and the Commodores won the College World Series with an 8-2 victory in Game 3 of the finals Wednesday night.
Bill Jensen is the voice of the College World Series. Since 2001 Jensen has been the public address announcer for Omaha's June spectacle.
Jensen remembers his first day behind the microphone, when the President of the United States visited Rosenblatt Stadium.
Ever since the College World Series moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011, Jerry Pawlak has been behind the keyboard playing organ music at the ballpark. The 78-year-old from Lincoln looks forward to the series every year.