June 3, 2014
HOUSTON - After knocking off the overall No. 8 national seed in LSU on the road to capture the Baton Rouge Regional title, NCAA has announced that it has awarded the University of Texas the host site for the NCAA Super Regional round this weekend in Austin at UFCU Disch-Falk Field for a best-of-three series.
The series will begin on Friday at 3 p.m. CT and continue Saturday at 1 p.m. CT with an if-necessary game slated for Sunday at 1 p.m. All three games will be nationally televised with Game 1 on ESPN2 and Games 2 and 3 on ESPN.
The winner of this Super Regional will advance to the NCAA College World Series, which is slated to begin Saturday, June 14, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
For the Austin Super Regional, the University of Houston receives an allotment of 600 tickets, which includes player-guest tickets.
All remaining tickets in the UH section will go on sale for $45 to Houston Baseball Season Ticket holders only. Should tickets remain after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, tickets will be available to UH Cougar Pride members only until Thursday at 5 p.m. If any tickets remain after those two windows, they will go on sale to the general public. CLICK HERE (Promo Code will be e-mailed to all Houston Baseball season ticket holders. If you are a UH Baseball season ticket holder and do not receive an e-mail with the promo code, please contact the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS) ... Cougar Pride tickets will be based on the Cougar Pride Priority Point System.
Non-Houston Baseball Season Ticket holders and non-Cougar Pride members can purchase tickets through the Texas ticket office now. Tickets (all-session passes) are NOW ON SALE to purchase via the University of Texas Box Office, by CLICKING HERE. Fans can also call the UT Athletics Ticket Office phone: 512-471-3333
A LOOK AT THE FIELD OF 16
The Cougars are one of just 16 remaining teams left after Regional play concluded across the nation this past weekend. Only six No. 1 seeds moved on, while Houston joined Texas, Texas Tech, Maryland as No. 2 seeds that advanced, while No. 3 UC Irvine, Stanford, Pepperdine and Kennesaw State joined No. 4 seed College of Charleston.
(1) Oklahoma State vs. (3) UC Irvine - Stillwater, Okla.
(2) Houston vs. (2) Texas - Austin, Texas
(3) Kennesaw State vs. (1) Louisville - Louisville, Ky.
(4) College of Charleston vs. (2) Texas Tech - Lubbock, Texas
(1) TCU vs. (3) Pepperdine - Fort Worth, Texas
(2) Maryland vs. (1) Virginia - Charlottesville, Va.
(1) Louisiana-Lafayette vs. (1) Ole Miss - Lafayette, La.
(1) Vanderbilt vs. (3) Stanford - Nashville, Tenn.
A LOOK AT HOUSTON IN THE POSTSEASON
Houston will make its fourth Super Regional appearance in the history of the program and first since 2003. The Cougars are set to continue a banner season that features a 48-16 overall record - tying for the most wins in a single season (2002, 2000). The Cougars captured their first NCAA Regional title since 2003 and made its 19th Regional appearance in the program's storied history - last coming in 2008.
2014 will mark the second time Houston met Texas in Austin for a Super Regional, which came back in 2002. The Cougars and Longhorns met once this season with Texas edging Houston 3-2 on March 1 at Minute Maid Park during the Houston College Classic.
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