The Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies might be long gone from the 2011 College World Series, but hey, baseball is baseball, right? And the College World Series is still entertaining, right? Here's a look at the most up to date bracket, which can be found in a nice, tidy graphic form over at NCAA's website, or, you can just read the scenarios here below.
Virginia and California face off in an elimination game tonight, with the winner advancing to take on South Carolina. Whoever wins will have to beat the Gamecocks twice in order to advance to the championship series, since both Virginia and California already have a loss to their record thus far whereas South Carolina does not.
On the other side of the bracket, Vanderbilt, who eliminated North Carolina, will have to defeat Florida twice in order to advance to the championship series. The Gators, like the Gamecocks, just need a win to advance to the championship series.
Virginia and California are set to play on Thursday night at 6 p.m. CDT - the only game on Thursday. Televised coverage can be found on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com - if your local cable provider allows it.