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Why is the College World Series always played in Omaha?

Unlike other neutral sites that host championship games like the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four or the College Football Playoffs, the NCAA College World Series has been played in Omaha, Nebraska since 1950.

But why? Why Omaha? Why not have the College World Series (CWS) played in other cities and other venues? The answer is not as simple and cut and dried as you may think.

Downtown Omaha Skyline

Downtown Omaha Skyline

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VIDEO: 2017 Long Beach Super Regional Game 3 Post-game Press Conference

Titans return to Omaha for 18th time

Couldn’t get ticket to Fullerton vs. Long Beach Super Regionals? Watch parties have you covered

It’s well documented that Long Beach State intentionally suppressed the number of tickets Cal State Fullerton was allotted for this weekend’s Super Regional in Long Beach. Many fans, even full season ticket holders, were unable to get tickets to the games hosted at Blair Field.

Have no fear. The Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association is organizing watch parties for those fans unable to get tickets but still want to watch the Cal State Fullerton Baseball game surrounded by other Titan Baseball fans.

Game watches will be held at the following locations for all games played.

Bigs – 323 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton – (714) 526-4950
The Bench – 3159 Yorba Linda Blvd Fullerton – (714) 528-9150
Brian’s Beers & Billiards – 1944 N Placentia Ave, Fullerton – (714) 993-1401
Fullerton Brewing Company – 305 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton – (714) 447-4200
Kelly’s Korner Tavern – 907 E Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia – (714) 961-9396

GAME 1, Fri 6/9 @ 3pm – ESPN2
GAME 2, Sat 6/10 @ 12pm – ESPNU
GAME 3*, Sun 6/11 @ 12pm – ESPNU
*played if needed

Long Beach protective of Blair Field; Severely limits tickets to Fullerton fans

It appears that the Long Beach State inferiority complex is worse than perceived. Why else would Long Beach State allocate such a limited number of tickets out of 3,283 seats at Blair Field to Cal State Fullerton? Sounds like they are trying to gain a home field advantage in a Super Regional that is designated by the NCAA as a neutral field.

Long Beach State feels inferior to Cal State Fullerton

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Cal State Omaha heads to Long Beach for Super Regional

The 2017 NCAA Baseball Super Regional sites have been selected and the Cal State Fullerton Titans are staying close to home.

2017 NCAA Baseball Super Regional Field

The NCAA named Blair Field in Long Beach as one of the eight host sites for the 2017 Super Regionals. The Long Beach Super regional pits the Long Beach State Dirtbags against the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Winner of the best-of-3 Long Beach Super Regional gets an automatic bid to play in the 2017 College World Series played in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 2017 Long Beach Super Regional will start on Friday, June 9. Dates and times along with TV schedule are as follows:

Friday, June 9, 2017 – 6 pm eastern / 3 pm pacific – TV: ESPN2
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – 3 pm eastern / noon pacific – TV: ESPNU
Sunday, June 11, 2017 (if necessary) 3 pm eastern / noon pacific – TV: ESPN/ESPN2

Dates and times of the other seven Super Regionals were also announced today.

Eight super-regional hosts announced by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee

Cal State Omaha T-Shirts Now Available For Purchase

When the calendar turns to June, Cal State Fullerton should rename itself to Cal State Omaha. Now you can show your support for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team and their traditional run at the College World Series in Omaha or anywhere you go. Introducing the Cal State Omaha screen printed T-Shirt. (Click images for larger, more detailed view.)

Cal State Omaha Shirt Front

Cal State Omaha Back View

As you can see in the above images, the front says “Cal State Omaha” in classic collegiate block lettering. The back of the Cal State Omaha T-Shirt lists all 16 years the Cal State Fullerton baseball team has advanced to the College World Series. The Years 1979, 1984, 1995 and 2004 are highlighted representing those years the Titans won the NCAA Baseball National Championship. The shirt itself is the color orange as a traditional way for not only Cal State Fullerton baseball fans, but all fans of Cal State Fullerton athletics, to show they have that “Titan Pride”.

You can buy your own Cal State Omaha T-Shirt for only $16.00. ($16 represents the 16 appearances Cal State Fullerton has made at the College World Series in Omaha.) These shirts are heavyweight Hanes 100% cotton pre-shrunk tees and are a great way to show off you understand that in June, Omaha belongs to the Cal State Fullerton Titans. Available sizes range from Small all the way to XL.

All Cal State Omaha shirt purchases are made via Paypal and will be shipped from Orange, Calif. Flat rate postage and packaging costs are $5.95 per shirt and are included in your total price below.

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Video: College World Series Experience

Look closely and you will see that Cal State Fullerton has a rich tradition and history of going to the College World series in Omaha. Maybe that is why we call them Cal State Omaha. If this video doesn’t get you excited for the NCAA baseball playoff, nothing will.

Fullerton Regional 2010

Goodwin Field on the campus of Cal State Fullerton will yet again be hosting another NCAA baseball regional in 2010. Goodwin Field is becoming a regular stop for those teams with aspirations of heading to Omaha for the College World Series. Again, the Cal State Fullerton baseball team has earned their nickname “Cal State Omaha” this year because those teams wanting to go to Omaha, have to go through Fullerton.

In 2010, Cal State Fullerton was tabbed the No. 1 regional seed by the NCAA baseball selection committee and will be the host of the regional. Joining the Titans in the 2010 Fullerton Regional will be the Stanford Cardinal (No. 2 seed), New Mexico Lobos (No. 3 seed) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (No. 4 seed). Opening the regional will be Stanford taking on New Mexico in the first game scheduled for 4 pm local time, Friday, June 4, 2010. Cal State Fullerton will play Minnesota in the No. 2 game scheduled for 8 pm local time. (That first pitch could be moved based on the length of the preceding Stanford/New Mexico game and for television reasons.) ESPNU will be televising the Fullerton Regional games from Goodwin Field. The remaining weekend schedule will be determined by game results.

  • Sat., June 5 – Game # 3 – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat., June 5 – Game # 4 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 – 8:00 p.m. (approx.)
  • Sun., June 6 – Game # 5 – Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sun., June 6 – Game # 6 – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 – 8:00 p.m. (approx.)
  • Mon., June 7 – Game # 7 – If necessary. Repeat of Game 6 teams – 8:00 p.m.

The road to Omaha goes through Cal State Omaha. And remember, from Goodwin Field it is only 1,544 miles to Omaha.

Cal State Omaha T-Shirts

The Cal State Fullerton baseball team will be hosting yet another NCAA baseball Regional at Goodwin Field in 2010. In the driver’s seat to also receive an NCAA Super Regional host, the Titans are in a great position to head back to the College World Series in Omaha. Make sure to get your Cal State Omaha T-Shirts right here and bring them to Omaha to show your Cal State Fullerton Baseball Titan pride!