Omaha Opener: #2 Texas vs. #7 Mississippi State Game Thread
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The Texas Longhorns (47-15) will open their trip to the College World Series on Sunday against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (45-16). Texas, winners of their Super Regional, swept South Florida en route to their 37th trip to the College World Series (CWS) appearance. The Bulldogs won two of three against Notre Dame in the Starkville Super Regional to earn the team's 12th trip to the CWS and their 3rd straight appearance in Omaha.
The pitching matchup looks to include RHP Ty Madden (7-4, 2.41 ERA) against Mississippi State RHP Will Bednar (7-1, 3.53).
WHAT: Texas Longhorns vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
WHEN: Sunday, June 20, 2021
TIME: 6:00 PM CST
VENUE: TD Ameritrade Park
LOCATION: Omaha, NE
Last meeting between these two teams: Mississippi State defeated Texas 8-3 (February 20, 2021 - Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX)
CWS Game Thread - All the Other Teams
NC State is picking up where they left off, beating Stanford 10-6 in the CWS opening game. Wolfpack are playing some good baseball at the right time.
2021 College World Series Schedule
Saturday, June 19
Game 1: NC State 10, Stanford 4
Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Sunday, June 20
Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Monday, June 21
Game 5: Stanford vs. Game 2 loser | 2 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 6: NC State vs. Game 2 winner | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Tuesday, June 22
Game 7: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser | 2 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Wednesday, June 23
Game 9: 7 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, June 24
Game 10: 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Friday, June 25
Game 11: 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 12: 7 p.m. | ESPN
Saturday, June 26
Game 13: 2 p.m. | ESPN (if necessary)
Game 14: 7 p.m. | ESPN2 (if necessary)
CWS Finals (Best-of-3 series)
Game 1: 7 p.m. | Monday, June 28 | ESPN2
Game 2: 7 p.m. | Tuesday, June 29 | ESPN
Game 3: 7 p.m. | Wednesday, June 30 | ESPN2 (if necessary)
2023 5-Star RB Rueben Owens Decommits from Longhorns
Steve Sarkisian's recruiting efforts took a hit on Thursday morning as Rueben Owens (El Campo, El Campo, TX), a 5-star prospect and the team's lone pledge in the 2023 Class, announced his decommitment via Twitter.
Owens, a 5-11, 185 lb. running back, is ranked as the second best running back in the country, the fourth best player in the state of Texas and the 24th best player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
He holds offers from more than 25 schools, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, LSU and Texas A&M.
While the Longhorns are still in the mix for Owens, he has decided to take things slower and soak in the recruiting process before making his final decision.
Full statement from Owens:
"I am beyond thankful for all the love and support from the Texas Longhorn coaching staff, fanbase and recruiting media. There is a lot to carefully evaluate especially this early & now I see that, although the Univ of Texas will still be one of the programs I consider, I am officially decommitting & reopening my recruiting campaign. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support during this process, we only get one shot at this decision & I would like to make sure it's the best fir for me & my future when I decide. Thanks for everything Longhorn nation during the time of my commitment. #HookEm."
2022 Texas Football Recruiting ClassNamePos.High SchoolCity, StateStarsSAledo High SchoolAledo, TXRBKlein CainHouston, TXCBMemorialPort Arthur, TXLBMartinArlington, TXATHLiberty High SchoolHenderson, NVQBJunipero SerraGardena, CAWRLewisvilleLewisville, TXDTNorth ShoreHouston, TXDEBrophy College PreparatoryPhoenix, AZLSWilliams Field High SchoolGilbert, AZN/AKRegents School of AustinAustin, TXN/A