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Omaha: Where The Tar Heels Play

As a player, North Carolina baseball head coach Mike Fox was a second baseman on the Tar Heel team that reached the College World Series in 1978. He returned to UNC as the head coach before the 1999 season. And from 2006-13, Carolina made six trips to Omaha. That included four straight from 2006-09. Omaha became "where the Tar Heels play." (GoHeels.com)

'Different' does the trick as UNC returns to College World Series

The dichotomy between this Tar Heel group and the six others who made College World Series appearances is clear. This is the group that pulled a once-Omaha staple out of missing the NCAA Tournament all together and back into the national seeding conversation two years in a row, turning the season trends around from a downward slope from 2014 to 2016. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Fox's Emotional Return to the College World Series

As his players collapsed into a powder-blue pile near the pitcher’s mound, North Carolina head coach Mike Fox stood frozen in front of the third-base dugout, his eyes watering and the corners of his lips pointed skyward. He waited five long years to watch this again. Fox put his hands on his hips, then on his head, then down again—as if unsure how to process the moment. (Baseball America)

Photos: The Diamond Heels Celebrate

Inside Carolina photographer Jim Hawkins was on the field Saturday as the final out was recorded and UNC celebrated its berth into the College World Series. (Inside Carolina)

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey after his last start: 'Best I’ve felt in a long time'

Matt Harvey realizes the box score didn’t look good after giving up three home runs against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. He was frustrated that he put his team in a four-run deficit in an eventual 7-6 loss in 10 innings. But Harvey thought there were a lot more positives than negatives in his sixth start with the Reds. “I threw the ball pretty well,” Harvey said. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Tar Heels exorcise ghosts of Davidson to earn CWS trip

Remember that NCAA regional disappointment that has haunted the UNC baseball team since last June? Neither do the Tar Heels. The bitter taste of the upset by Davidson has been cleansed from their palate after a 7-5 win against Stetson at Boshamer Stadium that sends coach Mike Fox’s team back to the College World Series for the first time since 2013. (North State Journal)

OMAHA BOUND! Carolina Sweeps Stetson To Book CWS Spot

Caden O'Brien pitched two scoreless innings of relief and Josh Hiatt got Brooks Wilson to fly out with the tying runs on base as No. 6 North Carolina held off No. 11 Stetson 7-5 Saturday to send the Tar Heels to the College World Series for the 11th time in program history and the seventh under coach Mike Fox. Ashton McGee and Cody Roberts knocked in two runs apiece for UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Mike Fox Post-Stetson Game 2 Quotes

Mike Fox: "I am unbelievably happy for these kids. This is going to be a lifetime memory for them. Our coaching staff, trainers, equipment manager and operations people they have all been there but none of these kids have and so they have no idea what they are getting ready to experience. This is one of the more special groups - more special teams that I have coached here." (Inside Carolina)

UNC tops Stetson 7-5, earns trip to College World Series

North Carolina jumped on Stetson starter Jack Perkins in a four-run first inning and the Tar Heels clinched a trip to the College World Series by beating the Hatters 7-5 on Saturday. Cody Roberts, Brandon Riley and Ashton McGee had RBI doubles in that first inning for the host Tar Heels (43-18), the No. 6 national seed who swept the best-of-three NCAA super regional series. (Associated Press)

Heels Headed to Omaha

North Carolina struck early and held off a late Stetson rally in Saturday’s 7-5 victory to sweep the Super Regional and claim its seventh College World Series berth since 2006 and its first since 2013. The Tar Heels (43-18) took a business-like approach in winning last weekend’s Chapel Hill Regional, deciding against a dogpile to celebrate the victory. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Baseball Omaha Bound Once Again

UNC scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back on the way to a Super Regional sweep of Stetson and another trip to the College World Series. This is Carolina baseball’s first Super Regional win since 2013. Carolina, the number six national seed in this year’s tournament, scored seven runs in each contest, winning Friday’s game 7-4 before taking Saturday’s contest 7-5. (Chapelboro.com)

Cody Roberts Is More Than Just An Arm

North Carolina catcher Cody Roberts knew he probably shouldn't be there Friday, sitting at a podium inside the Boshamer Stadium player's lounge. Almost four weeks ago, few people imagined he would be. Instead, most Tar Heel baseball fans assumed Roberts would still be sidelined after a foul ball struck him in the groin area on May 13 against Duke. (GoHeels.com)

Why the Yankees should try Adam Warren as a starter one more time

Now, before this goes anywhere, you might already say something like, "but Adam Warren is much too valuable in the bullpen!" and, honestly, you wouldn't be wrong. He does own a career 3.28 ERA as a reliever, his peripherals tick up in that role, and, as a guy who can throw four pitches and go multiple innings, he is able to fill any role the Yankees need in relief. (YES Network)

Mike Fox Post-Game 1 Stetson Press Conference Quotes

Mike Fox: “We’re certainly happy to win Game 1. We needed everybody, every pitch get it done. A few swings of the bat and our pitching was really good. The guys out of the bullpen were really good. The key to the game was us responding in the bottom of the seventh after we had given them two runs. For us to come back and get three runs in the seventh was huge." (Inside Carolina)

UNC beats Stetson 7-4 to open NCAA super regional series

Cody Roberts hit a go-ahead three-run homer as North Carolina beat Stetson 7-4 in Friday’s Game 1 of a best-of-three NCAA super regional series. The host Tar Heels, the No. 6 national seed, can clinch their first College World Series trip since 2013 by winning Saturday’s Game 2. Cooper Criswell (6-2) earned the win, allowing four hits and a run in five innings. (Associated Press)

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