When USA Swimming considers site possibilities for the 2016 U.S. Olympic swim trials, it isn’t driven by attendance figures alone—and Omaha isn’t a lock to host for a third time.
USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus says officials representing several different cities have already expressed interest in hosting the 2016 trials. Some have even shown up to check it out. Wielgus says he hopes Omaha is in the bidding, because any other city that competes for the trials in ’16 will have high standards to match.
Michael Phelps won a race Thursday night, which is not unusual. But it was without a head-to-head battle with Ryan Lochte, which has become the Battle of the Titans this week at the Olympic swimming trials at CenturyLink Center. As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, Phelps showed Thursday he’s human.
The U.S. Olympic Swim Trials begin Monday, and one of the two pools used by Team USA qualifiers will stay in Omaha after the event.
Omaha Sports Commission officials announced Friday that the ten-lane warm-up pool will be part of a new Multisports Complex. Omaha business leaders Mike Cassling and Lisa Roskens raised $1 million to buy the pool. They're also leading an effort to raise funds for the complex.
Game two of the 2012 Mens College World Series is Monday evening in Omaha.
Arizona won game 1 Sunday night, 5-1. The championship is a best-of-three series. If Arizona wins Monday night, they win the championship. If South Carolina wins, the championship will be decided Tuesday night.
South Carolina won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011.
The day South Carolina clinched its second straight College World Series championship last year, the Omaha Storm Chasers played a day game. Combined attendance at the two venues reached almost 34,000. That surpassed attendance numbers in nine cities during a full slate of games in Major League Baseball. But as good as it sounds for Omaha as a baseball mecca, the Storm Chasers are struggling to grab some attention.
Though one Cinderella team is out at the College World Series, the other one has pulled off an upset. The Kent State baseball team held off the University of Florida, 5-4, Monday night to remain alive in the double elimination tournament at TD Ameritrade Park.
In the late game, Arkansas beat South Carolina 2-1. The Gamecocks won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011.
Day four of the NCAA Mens College World Series begins at 4PM.
There are two games at TD Ameritrade Park Monday. The first is Florida and Kent State. Kent State is one of two first-time participants in the College World Series. The other, Stony Brook, lost Sunday.
At 8PM, Arkansas plays South Carolina. The Gamecocks won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011.
This is the second year of the Series at TD Ameritrade Park.