In spite of a Friday afternoon scare, the Texas Longhorns are heading back to Omaha for the Men’s College World Series — trip No. 38 in the 75-year history of the event. Texas, in spite of troubles in the regular season, is exactly where everyone expected them to be, it just took a bit of a different journey to get there. Now they sit in a bracket with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who knocked off top-ranked Tennessee, as well as a pair of rivals — the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas A&M Aggies.
Texas also brought home a pair of second-place finishes at the track and field national championships, giving coach Edrick Floréal his fourth top-two finish in three seasons at the helm for the Longhorns as he continues to build that program back.