Jun 10, 2024 - News

Tar Heels head to Omaha

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 03: A general view of the field during the Virginia Tech Hokies and North Carolina Tar Heels game at Boshamer Stadium on April 03, 2022 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill. Photo: Eakin Howard/Getty Images

The North Carolina Tar Heels punched their ticket to Omaha this weekend, beating West Virginia in two close games to advance to the College World Series.

  • The N.C. State Wolfpack will have a chance to join them tonight when the team takes on the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens in an elimination game.

Why it matters: The Triangle is once again a hotspot for college postseason sports, with the Tar Heels pulling off a series of late-innings wins to make their first College World Series since 2018 and creating a homegrown star in Salisbury native Vance Honeycutt.

  • The Wolfpack, too, has had a strong postseason and is pushing to make its first College World Series since 2021.

What's next: The College World Series begins Friday; individual game times have not been set yet.

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