10 things to know about the College World Series

By Eric Olson

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, June 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Louisville left fielder Coco Johnson is tended to after being hit in the head by a pitch from Vanderbilt's Tyler Beede in the second inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game on Sunday, June 9, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson remained in the game.

Mark Humphrey, Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — Omaha's annual summer party, the College World Series, begins Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. Familiar faces like LSU and North Carolina, along with newcomer Indiana and quasi-newcomer North Carolina State, are among the eight teams vying for the national championship of Division I baseball.

Here are 10 things to talk about while you tailgate in the parking lot, sit in the stands or watch at home.

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