Tulane-Stanford to Open 2001 College World Series



June 4, 2001

NEW ORLEANS - Tulane will meet Stanford in Game 1 of the 2001 College World Series Friday at 2 p.m. (CDT) from Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., the NCAA announced Monday. The game will be televised live by ESPN, and President George W. Bush will be on hand to throw out the first pitch.

Tulane, which defeated defending national champion LSU 7-1 to win the New Orleans Super Regional before a record crowd of 11,870 at Zephyr Field Sunday, is the No. 5 seed in the tournament and continues to lead the nation in victories with 55. Stanford defeated South Carolina in three games at its home stadium in Palo Alto. The No. 4 seeded Cardinal was the runner-up to LSU in last year's CWS.

Fans may be able to purchase 2001 College World Series tickets in Omaha, although the presence of local team Nebraska in this year's tournament, and in Tulane's half of the bracket, makes the 2001 CWS ticket an extremely hot commodity. Each day during the College World Series, the NCAA puts 1,000 tickets for that day's games on sale at Rosenblatt Stadium beginning at 10 a.m. For information on that sale, fans can call the College World Series hotline at 402-554-4404. In addition, Ticketmaster in Omaha may put a limited number of tickets for the early sessions on sale. Fans can call Ticketmaster in Omaha at 402-422-1212 and should tell Ticketmaster that they are following the Green Wave.

Tulane University will not have any 2001 College World Series tickets available for sale in New Orleans.

Official fan headquarters for the Green Wave in Omaha is the Quality Inn/Central at 2808 S. 72nd Street. The phone number is 402-397-7137. More information on activities that will take place at the hotel will be available in the upcoming days at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.