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8:23 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Arizona takes game 1 of College World Series championship

courtesy NCAA

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.

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9:22 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Omaha's Minor League team desires more attention during College World Series

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, new Omaha Storm Chasers owner Gary Green, and Storm Chasers GM Martie Cordaro at a news conference Tuesday.
Greg Echlin, KIOS-FM

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.

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3:41 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Omaha Storm Chasers have a new owner

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, new Omaha Storm Chasers owner Gary Green, and Storm Chasers GM and VP Martie Cordaro at Tuesday's news conference.
Greg Echlin, KIOS-FM

A day after Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett declared, "It's your team," the new owner of the Storm Chasers was in a polo shirt and surveying Werner Park for the Wednesday afternoon home game.

Gary Green formally introduced himself Tuesday as CEO when the news of the Storm Chasers' sale was announced.  Green, who is based in New York, admitted trepidation about being accepted in Omaha.

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9:36 am
Wed June 20, 2012

UCLA Baseball Coach Laments Final Loss in Omaha

courtesy NCAA

The College World Series is down to five teams after Tuesday night's elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park.  The winning team Tuesday night is well-acclimated to Omaha.

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8:45 am
Tue June 19, 2012

First-time CWS team Kent State holds off Florida for surprise win

courtesy NCAA

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. 

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8:15 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Two games scheduled Monday as 2012 NCAA Mens College World Series continues

courtesy NCAA

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.

On the web: www.cwsomaha.com

 

 

Sports
5:06 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Metro Transit Offers Stadium Circulator for 2nd Year

Courtesy of Metro Transit

For the 2nd year in a row, Metro Transit will offer its stadium circulator service for those attending the College World Series

Marketing Director Linda Barritt says the stadium circulator connects the stadium with downtown hotels, public parking and the Old Market.  

The fare is .25 cents each way.  She says the circulator will operate throughout the day today for the opening ceremonies. 

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4:00 am
Wed June 13, 2012

2012 College World Series begins Thursday with opening ceremonies

The NCAA Men’s College World Series begins Thursday in Omaha with opening ceremonies.

It's the second CWS at T-D Ameritrade Park, and the 62nd Series in Omaha. South Carolina won the College World Series in 2010 and 2011. The eight CWS teams have open practices starting at 9:00 a.m. The opening ceremony is at 8:30 p.m. and features members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.

The first three College World Series were held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Wichita, Kansas. The first CWS in Omaha was in 1950.

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Sports
12:48 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Worker injured during construction of swim trials competition pool

A worker injured Tuesday while working on the decking for the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials competition pool could be released from the hospital today.

Swim Trials COO Harold Cliff says the worker was installing plywood on the deck when he slipped and fell. The worker, a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local Union 42, suffered a concussion and broke two fingers.

MECA spokeswoman Rebecca Kleeman says the worker was conscious when he was taken to the hospital and is expected to fully recover.

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12:25 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Construction on U.S. Olympic Swim Trials pools nearing completion

10-time medalist Gary Hall Jr. and Swim Trials COO Harold Cliff speak Thursday at the CenturyLink Center.
Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

Construction on two swimming pools at the CenturyLink Center is Omaha is nearly complete.

Workers are building the pools in the convention center and arena for the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials. This is the second time Omaha is hosting the trials. In 2008, more than 1,200 U.S. Swimming team members competed in Omaha. This time around it’ll be 1,800 swimmers.

Swim Trials COO Harold Cliff says construction has gone smoothly, and both pools are on schedule. Once construction is finished, both pools they’ll be filled and heated.

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