Kent State Baseball is Heading to the College World Series!
KENT STATE BASEBALL CWS TOURNAMENT CENTRAL
PRESENTED BY HALL GREEN AGENCY
With Kent State’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Oregon Monday evening in Eugene, Ore., the Golden Flashes are heading to Omaha to play in the 2012 NCAA Men's College World Series, hosted at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb., June 15-26. It is Kent State's first-ever appearance in the College World Series.
Kent State will face Arkansas on Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT (local) in the first round of the College World Series.
Individual game tickets and full tournament packages for the College World Series are available through the Kent State ticket office at (330) 672-2244.
Individual Game Tickets
Tier 1 Reserved • $30
Tier 2 Reserved • $29
Tier 3 Reserved • $28
Club Seats • $30
Suite Seats • $35
Tier 1 Reserved • $408
Tier 2 Reserved • $391
Tier 3 Reserved • $374
Ticket seating chart
To purchase tickets, call the Kent State ticket office at (330) 672-2244. Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.
Kent State fans looking to travel to Omaha to experience the
team's historic run first-hand can use these links to prepare for
the trip to the College World Series.
If you have any questions concerning hotels, please contact Markus Jennings at email@example.com
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
(402) 399-9000 (6 blocks from hotel; a shuttle will be provided to the stadium)
** Kent State block of rooms - $219/night - use code "Kent State baseball"
• Courtyard Marriott LaVista
12560 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska 68128
7279 Cedar St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
Note: The Kent State team hotel is DoubleTree Omaha Downtown
Click on visitomaha.com for more information for your trip to Omaha, including more hotel options.
Kent State CWS and Fan Apparel
Looking for College World Series gear? The Kent State Bookstore will have apparel ready
(Note: with construction in Risman Plaza and The Hub, parking is available in the visitor lot to the southwest of Summit Street; click here for a map of Kent State parking.)
Also, visit NCAA.com's CWS merchandise page for more College World Series gear!
Kent State Tailgate
In association with the Kent State University Alumni
Association, Kent State fans are invited to join in pre-game
gatherings at The Old Mattress Factory Bar and Grill. Serving
as a home away from home for Kent State fans, the KSU tent in the
Old Mattress Factory’s Omaha Baseball Village is a short walk
to TD Ameritrade Park.
All fans who RSVP for the pre-game tailgate will receive a complimentary meal. The reception begins at 1:00 p.m. (CST) on game day. To RSVP, follow this link to the registration web page or call (888) 320-KENT between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST).
Click here for more information from the Kent State University Alumni Association.
Kent State Watch Parties
Can't make it to the game? Check the list below for official
Kent State Alumni Association watch parties around the country - be
sure to check here for a complete listing from the
Kent State Alumni Association, which will be updated as more watch
parties are added to the list.
NCAA TOURNAMENT CENTRAL
Click here for the NCAA.com website for schedules, Fan Festival
information, seating, maps and general information on
CWS INTERACTIVE BRACKET
Click here for the NCAA.com interactive bracket for live in-game
updates for every game of the 2012 NCAA Men's College World
Looking for a traditional NCAA 2012 Baseball Championship bracket? Click here.
Here is the complete schedule for the 2012 College World Series.
Possible Kent State games are bold.
all game times are ET
College World Series -- June 15-22 (double-elimination)
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, Neb.
Friday, June 15
Game 1: No. 2 UCLA 9, Stony Brook 1
Game 2: Arizona 4, No. 3 Florida State 3 (12 innings)
Saturday, June 16
Game 3: Arkansas 8, Kent State 1
Game 4: No. 8 South Carolina 7, No. 1 Florida 3
Sunday, June 17
Game 5: No. 3 Florida State 12, Stony Brook 2
Stony Brook is eliminated from the College World Series
Game 6: Arizona 4, No. 2 UCLA 0
Tuesday, June 19
Game 9: No. 3 Florida State (49-16) vs. No. 2 UCLA (48-15) (ESPN/ESPN3, 8 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 20
Game 10: Kent State (47-19) vs. South Carolina (46-18) (ESPN/ESPN3, 8 p.m.)
Championship series -- June 24-26 (best of three)
TD Ameritrade Park | Omaha, Neb.
Sunday, June 24
Game 1: TBD (ESPN2/ESPN3, 8 p.m.)
Monday, June 25
Game 2: TBD (ESPN/ESPN3, 8 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 26
Game 3: TBD (ESPN/ESPN3, 8 p.m.) (if necessary)
PARENTS & BOOSTERS / COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
Stay in the game! Here are some notes and tips from Kent State
athletics' compliance office concerning the team while at the CWS.
When in doubt, ask: contact Kent State compliance officer Greg
Glaus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Families and friends of Super Regional Champion Kent State University Baseball Student-Athletes:
Congratulations and thank you for your support of the baseball program! We are very proud of our Flashes’ baseball student-athletes and look forward to continued success in the Men’s College World Series (CWS).
Lodging: As you begin to make travel and lodging plans for your families, we wanted to provide you with some preliminary information to help make this process a little easier. The Magnolia Hotel in Omaha’s Old Market District has been identified as a convenient hotel for fans of the Kent State University Golden Flashes to lodge and unify as a group. The contact information for the hotel is below:
The Magnolia Hotel
1615 Howard St.
Omaha, NE 68102
There are also many other lodging options in the Omaha area. Lodging in Omaha for the CWS goes quickly so make sure you act quickly if you are planning to travel. There will be Kent State University events throughout the week, so be sure to check kentstatesports.com/sports/bsb for information throughout the College World Series for more information. (Look for information regarding a Fathers’ Day event for our team and their families, hosted by the Optimist service club, on Sunday. Details: TBD.)
Tickets: Each student-athlete will have up to four tickets that will be issued through a pass list for each game. Student-athletes will be required to submit the names for the pass list by 10:00am EST, Wednesday June 13th, 2012 for the first game. *Due to the limited number of tickets provided to Kent State University for the CWS, the student-athlete will be responsible for the cost ($30) for any names placed on the pass list and the tickets are not used.
Player Access: Due to the security that will be present at the CWS, access to your student-athlete will be much more limited at the competition and practice sites. Please be aware of this at the facilities and adhere by posted guidelines.
NCAA Extra Benefits Guidelines: As the parent of a Kent State student-athlete, one of the areas that causes the greatest number of questions and concerns involve a student-athlete’s or a family member’s receipt of an “extra benefit.” An extra benefit is considered the receipt of any gift by a student-athlete or a student-athlete’s relative or friend at a free or reduced cost, or any special arrangement that is not available to the general public and all other students at Kent State University. Examples of an extra benefit would include any of the following:
1. Anything from an employee of Kent State University or a representative of the University’s athletics interests (e.g., use of a car, lodging, clothing, gifts, money, tickets for any kind of entertainment).
2. Free or reduced priced merchandise or services from any merchant unless that free or reduced cost item is also available to the general public at the same rate.
3. Meals provided to parents of a student-athlete by a representative of the University’s athletics interests or an employee of Kent State University.
4. Special discount, payment arrangement or credit on a purchase (e.g, airline ticket, car rental).
The receipt of a benefit not authorized by NCAA regulations by a student-athlete or his/her parent(s) will immediately place in jeopardy the student-athlete’s eligibility for intercollegiate athletics competition. If you have any questions or concerns about a benefit that is being offered, please contact the Kent State compliance office. Thank you and Go Flashes!
SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS
Be in the loop in real time with not only Kent State baseball in social media, but with other fans of the Golden Flashes. Here is where you can go to connect:
@flashesbaseball - Kent State baseball's official twitter page
CWS OPENING DAY CELEBRATION
On Thursday, June 14, the CWS will kick-off its 10-day
spectacular with the Opening Celebration Day. Free and open to the
public, the day will feature team autograph sessions, open
practices and the start to the CWS Fan Fest presented by Capital
One. The day will culminate with a fireworks show at 8:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a map of Omaha's TD
Ameritrade Park to help you plan your trip around Kent State's
baseball's games at the College World Series.
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