Cowboys Head To Tallahassee For NCAA Baseball

Oklahoma State will start their "Road To Omaha" in Tallahassee, Fla., trying to knock off number one seed Florida State in a regional that also includes the Cowboys first opponent and third seed Central Florida and fourth seed Bethune Cookman. Below you will find a complete look at the regionals that begin later this week, but a few notes.

It will be a homecoming for Cowboys Spencer Grogan and Chris Gutierrez, who both live just a couple of hours away from the campus of Florida State, where the Cowboys will open up on Friday. Those two players seemed very happy, and the team as a whole was enthusiastic, about the trip to the "Sunshine State."

There were six Big 12 teams named in the NCAA field including Texas and Oklahoma that will host. Texas was named the top national seed and received an easy field for their regional in Austin. Oklahoma is hosting in the SBC Bricktown Ballpark as the only number two seed to host, and received a very tough field with both Florida (top seed) and UCLA (three seed) being transplanted into that site. The other Big 12 teams going this week include Missouri to Fayetteville, Ark.; Texas A&M to Rice in Houston, Tex.; and Texas Tech to Atlanta as the two seed with Georgia Tech hosting as the top seed.

Here is a look at Oklahoma State's opponents in Tallahassee:

Florida State (42-20)
The Seminoles won their fourth ACC Tournament Championship on Sunday in Salem, Virginia. Florida State has won 11 of its last 12 entering NCAA postseason play with an overall record of 42-20. Head coach Mike Martin has won 40 or more games in each of his 25 seasons at FSU.

"This team showed me something this weekend," said Martin. "To beat what was probably the hottest team in the country twice to win the ACC Tournament was a great accomplishment, but we've got 24 hours to enjoy it and then we are back to practice on Tuesday preparing for the regional."

Central Florida (44-16)
UCF will make its ninth appearance all-time in the NCAA Baseball Championship, including its second straight trip to Florida State. The Golden Knights also played at Dick Howser Stadium in 2002 in regional play. In all, UCF has played five other NCAA Regionals in Tallahassee (1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002).

Bethune Cookman (27-26)
Bethune-Cookman College claimed its sixth consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title in as many years. B-CC placed four players on the All-Tournament team in Bryan Maples, Brad Frick and Juan Figueroa, and Jon Roberts. Roberts was also named Outstanding Performer for the tournament.

Here is a look at the entire field for the NCAA College World Series bracket:

Austin, Texas
#1 - Texas, Big 12, (50-13)
#4 - Youngstown St., Hoizon, (22-30)
#2 - Oral Roberts, Mid-Con, (48-9)
#3 - TCU, Conference USA, (38-24)


Charlotteville, Virginia
#1 - Virginia, ACC, (42-13)
#4 - Princeton, Ivy League, (27-1)
#2 - Vanderbilt, SEC, (42-17)
#3 - George Mason, Colonial, (36-23)


Columbia, South Carolina
#1 - South Carolina, SEC, (45-15)
#4 - The Citadel, Southern, (38-26)
#2 - North Carolina, ACC, (41-19)
#3 - Coastal Carolina, Big South, (40-21)


Kinston, North Carolina
#1 - East Carolina, Conference USA, (48-11)
#4 - Stony Brook, American East, (29-25)
#2 - Tennessee, SEC, (37-22)
#3 - UNC-Wilmington, Colonial, (38-21)


Miami, Florida
#1 - Miami, Independent, (44-11)
#4 - St. Bonaventure, Atlantic 10, (29-20)
#2 - North Carolina State, ACC, (35-22)
#3 - Florida Atlantic, Atlantic Sun, (45-15)


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
#1 - Florida, SEC, (40-20)
#4 - Central Connecticut State, Northeast, (41-15-1)
#2 - Oklahoma, Big 12, (37-22)
#3 - UCLA, Pac-10, (33-27)


Atlanta, Georgia
#1 - Georgia Tech, ACC, (41-19)
#4 - Jacksonville State, Ohio Valley, (31-27)
#2 - Texas Tech, Big 12, (38-19)
#3 - Mississippi State, SEC, (34-22)


Athens, Georgia
#1 - Georgia, SEC, (38-20)
#4 - Middle Tennessee State, Sunbelt, (40-20)
#2 - Clemson, ACC, (36-24)
#3 - Birmingham Southern, Big South, (46-16)


Palo Alto, California
#1 - Stanford, Pac-10, (44-12)
#4 - UNLV, Mountain West, (37-22)
#2 - Long Beach State, Big West, (36-19)
#3 - St. John's, Big East, (36-21)


South Bend, Indiana
#1 - Notre Dame, Big East, (49-10)
#4 - Kent State, Mid-American, (35-25)
#2 - UC-Irvine, Big West, (34-21-1)
#3 - Arizona, Pac-10, (30-24-1)


Houston, Texas
#1 - Rice, Western Athletic, (43-12)
#4 - Texas Southern,Southwestern, (18-33)
#2 - Texas A&M, Big 12, (39-19)
#3 - Lamar, Southland, (41-14)


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
#1 - LSU, SEC, (41-17)
#4 - Army, Patriot, (37-13)
#2 - Southern Miss, Conference USA, (44-17)
#3 - College of Charleston, Southern, (45-15)


Tempe, Arizona
#1 - Arizona State, Pac-10, (40-16)
#4 - Pepperdine, West Coast, (28-30)
#2 - Cal-State Fullerton, Big West, (36-20)
#3 - Minnesota, Big 10, (38-21)


Oxford, Mississippi
#1 - Mississippi, SEC, (39-19)
#4 - Western Kentucky, Sun Belt, (34-26)
#2 - Washington, Pac-10, (37-18-1)
#3 - Tulane, Conference USA, (38-19)


Fayetteville, Arkansas
#1 - Arkansas, SEC, (39-21)
#4 - LeMoyne, Metro Atlantic, (36-19)
#2 - Wichita State, Missouri Valley, (47-17)
#3 - Missouri, Big 12, (37-21-1)


Tallahassee, Florida
#1 - Florida State, ACC, (42-20)
#4 - Bethune Cookman, Mid-Eastern, (27-26)
#2 - Oklahoma State, Big 12, (37-22)
#3 - Central Florida, Atlantic Sun, (44-16)

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