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CWS 2021 preview: What you need to know about each team

It's down to the final eight in Omaha, Nebraska. Here's a look at the key players and storylines for those teams vying for the 2021 Men's College World Series trophy.

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VANDERBILT WINS IN EXTRA INNINGS

Vanderbilt walks it off in the 12th

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Rocker struggles, but Vandy tops Arizona in CWS

Vanderbilt overcame a rough start from star pitcher Kumar Rocker and edged Arizona 7-6 on Jayson Gonzalez's walk-off single in the 12th at the College World Series.

NC STATE WINS OPENER

NC State cruises past Stanford in CWS opener

NC State's Jonny Butler homered and drove in five runs to help the Wolfpack power past Stanford in the College World Series opener on Saturday.

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Brown's solo shot extends NC State's lead over Stanford

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VANDY BASEBALL

The secrets behind Vandy's 1-2 pitching punch

Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker of Vanderbilt are the best starters in college baseball and are looking for a national championship. Here's what makes them so tough to hit.

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2021 MLB Mock Draft 2.0: A new No. 1? Who gets Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker?

We project who every team is targeting in next month's first round as the College World Series begins.

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COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

'Omaha!' Peyton is hyped for Tennessee's trip to the College World Series

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WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

OKLAHOMA TOPS FSU

'Just be you': Why Oklahoma turned to Giselle Juarez with the season on the line

Oklahoma needed a spark to stay alive at the WCWS and called on starter Giselle Juarez. What followed was a sub-1.0 ERA, a perfect 5-0 record and the Sooners' fifth national championship.

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Oklahoma wins national championship behind early offensive showcase

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Walker cautions that No. 4 Vandy needs to stay on task

SEC Now analyst Todd Walker warns that while Vanderbilt is fine to celebrate its opening win in the College World Series, it must stay focused.

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Young praises strikeout parade by Vandy pitchers

Vanderbilt's Carter Young shares that the 19 strikeouts, second-most in College World Series history, from his teammates was a key factor in the 7-6 win over Arizona.

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Vanderbilt walks it off in the 12th

Jayson Gonzalez sneaks a single up the middle bringing in the game-winning run for a 7-6 victory in the 12th inning.

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Vanderbilt takes the lead on Carter Young's HR

Vanderbilt takes their first lead of the game as Carter Young launches a home run into the right-center field stands.

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Arizona's Holgate knocks Rocker out of the game with monster HR

Vanderbilt's right fielder doesn't even move as Ryan Holgate crushes one into the seats, giving Arizona the lead and knocking Kumar Rocker out of the game.

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Rocker gets rocked for 3 runs in the first inning

Kumar Rocker struggles in the first inning as Arizona puts up three runs early.

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Brown's solo shot extends NC State's lead over Stanford

Devonte Brown blasts a solo home run to deep center field as NC State leads Stanford 4-0.

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Jonny Butler cranks a 2-run shot to give NC State early lead

Jonny Butler blasts a home run to right as NC State now leads Stanford 2-0.

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