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Virginia pulls away from Tennessee with big 7th inning

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'That's why it's magic': Omaha celebrates return of World Series

The College World Series returned on Saturday, and it was a welcome return for all involved, from the pre-game parties to a 12-inning classic.

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NCAA MEN'S BASEBALL

CWS 2021 preview: What you need to know about each team

It's down to the final eight in Omaha, Nebraska. Here's a look at the key players and storylines for those teams vying for the 2021 Men's College World Series trophy.

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VANDERBILT WINS IN EXTRA INNINGS

Vanderbilt walks it off in the 12th

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Rocker struggles, but Vandy tops Arizona in CWS

Vanderbilt overcame a rough start from star pitcher Kumar Rocker and edged Arizona 7-6 on Jayson Gonzalez's walk-off single in the 12th at the College World Series.

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NC State cruises past Stanford in CWS opener

NC State's Jonny Butler homered and drove in five runs to help the Wolfpack power past Stanford in the College World Series opener on Saturday.

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Brown's solo shot extends NC State's lead over Stanford

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VANDY BASEBALL

The secrets behind Vandy's 1-2 pitching punch

Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker of Vanderbilt are the best starters in college baseball and are looking for a national championship. Here's what makes them so tough to hit.

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2021 MLB Mock Draft 2.0: A new No. 1? Who gets Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker?

We project who every team is targeting in next month's first round as the College World Series begins.

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'Omaha!' Peyton is hyped for Tennessee's trip to the College World Series

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WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

OKLAHOMA TOPS FSU

'Just be you': Why Oklahoma turned to Giselle Juarez with the season on the line

Oklahoma needed a spark to stay alive at the WCWS and called on starter Giselle Juarez. What followed was a sub-1.0 ERA, a perfect 5-0 record and the Sooners' fifth national championship.

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Oklahoma wins national championship behind early offensive showcase

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NCAA Men's Baseball

'New teething device!' Little kid has fun with a foul ball at CWS

This young baseball fan tries to take a bite out of a foul ball and doesn't like the taste, so he gets rid of the ball.

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NCAA Men's Baseball

Miss. St.'s Bednar strikes out 7 batters in a row

Will Bednar is dealing early for Mississippi State at the College World Series, striking out seven straight Texas hitters.

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Virginia pulls away from Tennessee with big 7th inning

Virginia scores four runs in the seventh inning as part of a 6-0 win over Tennessee.

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NCAA Men's Baseball

Logan Michaels' dad gets his son's HR ball on Father's Day

Virginia catcher Logan Michaels' dad gets emotional after receiving his son's home run ball during the Cavaliers' game vs. Tennessee.

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NCAA Men's Baseball

Michaels' solo HR gets Virginia on the board vs. Tennessee

Logan Michaels belts a home run to left field to give Virginia the 1-0 lead over Tennessee at the College World Series.

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NCAA Men's Baseball

Walker cautions that No. 4 Vandy needs to stay on task

SEC Now analyst Todd Walker warns that while Vanderbilt is fine to celebrate its opening win in the College World Series, it must stay focused.

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Vanderbilt walks it off in the 12th

Jayson Gonzalez sneaks a single up the middle bringing in the game-winning run for a 7-6 victory in the 12th inning.

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NCAA Men's Baseball

Young praises strikeout parade by Vandy pitchers

Vanderbilt's Carter Young shares that the 19 strikeouts, second-most in College World Series history, from his teammates was a key factor in the 7-6 win over Arizona.

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