The college baseball season is nearing its post season. Here in Omaha we celebrate that end with the exclamation point that is the College World Series. The CWS is set to begin its second season in the new TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha, just north of the Old Market District. Over the past decade Nebraskans have been able to cheer on local baseball teams as they made a real push to reach the CWS. Nebraska succeeded in making the CWS for the first time in 2001 and followed that up with appearances in 2002 and 2005. Creighton has made the NCAA tournament in 2000, 2005, 2007 and 2011 though it has not made it through to the CWS since 1991.
This year both Creighton and Nebraska are struggling to make the post season. Creighton, remains in last place of the Missouri Valley Conference with a 5-12 recored (20-23 overall). Nebraska, meanwhile, has fallen into a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten Conference at 9-9 (29-19 overall). These two teams recently completed the last game in their anual three game series. Creighton pounded the Huskers 8-1 to avoid being swept by NU in the season series.
Creighton will play non-conference games this weekend against Dallas-Baptist. NU plays Minnesota this weekend in Lincoln in what is its second to last conference series. Only the top six teams will make the Big Ten Tournament. Sitting tied for senventh makes this an important series for NU.