After 26 years of coaching college baseball, there's very little that North Carolina's Mike Fox hasn't seen, heard or done. But he will admit -- with a bemused smile -- that four College World Series berths in the past four years were not expected.
'Incredible Journey:' Mike Fox keeps the Heels on top despite dealing with frequent losses to the pros
The Winston-Salem Journal
North Carolina junior shortstop Ryan Graepel doesn't know how to explain it.
Sometimes he doesn't even fully understand it himself.
But for whatever reason, he just feels it.
Tar Heels have special feeling
The News and Observer
As a pro career beckons, North Carolina third baseman Kyle Seager included blinders in the equipment bag he brought to Omaha on Thursday.
His future starts and ends at the College World Series.
CWS one last stand for UNC's Seager
The Charlotte Observer
Most athletes would have followed the trend.
Brian Goodwin went against the grain.
The former Rocky Mount High center fielder knew his name would be called at some point during last week's 2009 Major League Baseball Rule IV Draft, but instead of waiting by the phone or sitting in his parents' living room staring at the television set, Goodwin did what he does best.
He played baseball.
The Win-Win Situation
The Rocky Mount Telegram
As Saturday was the first day of games, and our side of the 8-team bracket didn't play until today, we had a chance to catch more of the sights and sounds of Rosenblatt Stadium from a different perspective Saturday: kicked back in the stands.
We do not get many complete afternoons off here in Omaha, but when the chance is available, we enjoy it.
Postcard from Omaha: At least one day to enjoy sights and sounds
The Greensboro News-Record
Only Arizona State co-captains Mike Leake and Raoul Torrez know what they're getting into Sunday at the College World Series.
But Leake might not pitch in the opener against North Carolina, whose expected starting lineup has a 16 total College World Series appearances.
So it's no wonder that, when former ASU coach Bobby Winkles spoke to the Sun Devils before their practice Saturday at Boys Town, he stressed that freshmen no longer are considered freshmen this late in the season.
ASU has experience issues vs. UNC
The Arizona Republic