Indiana, Nebraska make NCAA baseball tourney

Indiana and Nebraska landed spots in the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, announced Monday by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee. The Hoosiers landed one of the top eight seeds, a first for a Big Ten institution. Both Big Ten squads played this past weekend in the Big Ten tournament championship with the Hoosiers beating the Huskers 8-4. Look back at all of that tournament with stories and videos here.

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As for the NCAA tourney, the field of 64 is set. In the Bloomington Regional hosted by Indiana, the Hoosiers (42-13) face Youngstown State (16-36). In the other regional game it’s Indiana State (35-16) against Stanford (30-23). In the Stillwater Regional hosted by Oklahoma State, Nebraska (40-19) opens against Cal State Fullerton (32-22). The other regional game here pits Oklahoma State (45-16) against Binghamton (25-25).

Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals run from Friday, May 30, to Monday, June 2 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/cws, Monday, June 2 at approximately 11 p.m. ET. Learn more at NCAA.com.

The 68th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 14, at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

Overall, the national top eight seeds are Oregon State (42-12), Florida (40-21), Virginia (44-13), Indiana (42-13), Florida State (43-15), La.-Lafayette (53-7), TCU (42-15) and LSU (44-14-1).

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bob jones on 5/26/2014 @ 2:26pm EDT Said:

Go Huskers and Hoosiers. See you both in Omaha.

john ferry on 5/26/2014 @ 8:16pm EDT Said:

It’s great to have Indiana and Nebraska in regionals, and potential for both is great. I do think the Big Ten and others in the North ad East have too many obstacles to overcome on a yearly basis. We can look at Nebraska of 1978, which began the season on March 12, finished on May 13, and played 56 games. WHY DID THE SEASON THIS YEAR BEGIN ALMOST A MONTH EARLIER THAN THAT??? This messes with the competitive balance of the game. It would be like one football team playing four home games while others play eight. If one school plays twice as many home games as another, in any sport, it has to make a difference. Some Big Ten schools played just 16 games at home!!! Play some games in first semester, play the second semester later, but the NCAA has got to deal with this. Didn’t used to have such problems. Why did the NCAA ever allow things to get to this point? This from a broadcaster who has called games in the Southeastern Conference, Conference USA, and Big Ten.

Mary Brennan on 5/26/2014 @ 10:54pm EDT Said:

Way to go Huskers!! See you in Omaha soon! GBR!

Kevin on 5/27/2014 @ 2:18pm EDT Said:

And Maryland!