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Canes to host 24th NCAA baseball regional

Guess the experts were wrong.

Despite losing the ACC championship game to Georgia Tech and being projected to be a road team by most experts, the 21st-ranked University of Miami Hurricanes were one of 16 teams selected as hosts for the NCAA Tournament Sunday, which begins Friday.

It's the 24th time and first time since 2010 UM will host a regional. The Hurricanes have been to the Tournament an NCAA-record 40 consecutive years, but haven't reached the College World Series since 2008. 

They've lost to the University of Florida in the tournament each of the last three seasons -- whether in the Regional or Super Regional round.

The fact UM (36-21) was named one of the 16 host sites for the regional round came as a bit of a surprise despite being ranked 10th in RPI. Baseball America Magazine and ESPN both projected the Hurricanes as a No. 2 seed -- and likely headed to Gainesville.

UM is one of five ACC schools to serve as hosts.

The other 15 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows: LSU (43-26), Baton Rouge, La.; North Carolina (44-14), Chapel Hill, N.C.; Virginia (38-17), Charlottesville, Va.; Texas A&M (42-16), College Station, Texas; South Carolina (40-17), Columbia, S.C.; Oregon (42-16), Eugene, Ore.; Florida (42-18), Gainesville, Fla.; Purdue (44-12), Gary, Ind.; Rice (40-17), Houston, Texas; UCLA (41-14), Los Angeles, Calif.; Stanford (37-16), Palo Alto, Calif.; NC State (39-17), Raleigh, N.C.; Florida State (43-15), Tallahassee, Fla.; Arizona (37-17), Tucson, Ariz.; Baylor (44-14), Waco, Texas.

The last season Miami hosted a regional was 2010, when the Hurricanes went on to win the Coral Gables Regional with wins over Texas A&M and Dartmouth.

Ticket packages for the entire Coral Gables Regional are $90 for field box, $60 for chairback, $45 for adult general admission and $30 for youth, seniors and students. Those packages will go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Individual day passes will go on sale later this week.

The Coral Gables Regional field will be announced Monday at 12 p.m. on ESPNU.

The University of Miami and the ticket office are closed for Memorial Day on Monday but normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29. To order tickets, click here or call 305-284-2263. The UM ticket office will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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well deserved, great hosting in the past and a good team deserving of this...

Go canes.

I sure didn't see this coming. Let's see if the NCAA giveth and then taketh away. They'll probably match the Coral Gables champ with the Gainesville champ in G'ville.

a bit undeserved actually, but we will take it. this team surprised alot of people this week, probably even themselves, but congrats to GT, and as always, go canes

Leon Orr smokes weed with Bernie Machem.
Just wait till the Board of Regemts finishes gutting the public university budget. Flagler Technical College will look like Harvard compared to UTrailer.

I hate my alma mater as bad as Emmitt.

kentucky will be traveling somewhere, miami could be a 2 seed at home. always nice to be home though. go canes

This probably saves Morris' butt for at least another year, but this team sucks and I don't think things will improve next season.

I think making it to the ACC Championship game helped alot...but the RPI ranking of 10 should have been enough to get UM a home regional.

Where's that loud-mouth FIU fan who, before the season started, said that "FIU will KILL UM's baseball team this year" - ?

Morons, really....total morons.

GO CANES!
Oh, and FIU, your season is O-V-E-R!

On the rise my a*s!!

This team is not good. It will take the pitching staff to hold teams to 2 runs or less. This team just cannot hit.....again.

This team is good. Resilient with good pitching. But they are not great. They will need the homefield advantage. If they find their bats and get hot, then anything can happen. But right now, the naysayers have a point. This team is not very impressive. It will take another level of play to get back to Omaha.

I'm a typical poorly prepared Gatard grad.

My diploma is worth less today than the day I received it.

But al least our football stadium be selling out.

Great, Canes! Use that home field
advantage. Let's see some effective
pitching and lots of hitting. Believe...

Gatorsam,

Yah, that is a good thing.

Maybe the Canes will return to that
level of attendance and community
support if they start winning.

Note the grammatical precision of a
UM grad...

I am just ignorant trailer trash.

My teams typically underachieve yet I wear my blue and orange panties so I remain bitterly ignorant.

Duuuuuuh, Go Gater.

What happen to all the cryptic messages for arty/emilio/jramir20

Nothing is ever as it seems, so, long jumper , stop jumping to conclusions. I am begging for logic

I failed. Bottom line. Stop punishing.

Wow.Purdue.....44-12.Not bad.By the way..........."Ghost of Greg Vaugn".........we re not naysayers......we re just realists.Morris and Miami got lucky with the Regional.Hope they wake up and pitch and hit well.However.....in most games with most good teams......they have mostly failed.Therefore.....based on what fans have witnessed this year and the last several......how can they possibly think otherwise?An average baseball program right now.

I have to backtrack. Could it be the overtly friendly neighborhood joto behind all of this. For you... irrelevant, waste of life, scrap. Doing all that make you feel important

# 1

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE!!!!

LETS DO THIS!!!

GO CANES!!!!

Gators sink when they die. All the way to the muck at the bottom of the Swamp, never to be seen again.

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