Behind-The-Scenes: CWS 2014 (Fri.)

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Ole Miss baseball team in Omaha.
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Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Ole Miss baseball team in Omaha.
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June 13, 2014

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Ole Miss baseball team as they embark on their College World Series journey this week.

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Friday - Opening Day
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Head Coaches Press Conference
Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco was joined by the head coaches from Texas Tech, TCU and Virginia for the opening College World Series press conference on Friday. The Ole Miss skipper discussed the Rebels and the opening game with No. 3 national seed, Virginia on Sunday (June 15).

Press Conference Video (Courtesy of NCAA) 

Bianco Opening Statement:
"Like the other coaches said, we're excited and honored to be here. Congratulations to all the other coaches, those in the room with me and the four in the other bracket. As Brian said, we were just joking outside before we walked in here, and I'm sure our beat writers have heard me say this many times, the road to Omaha isn't a straight one. It's very windy and bumpy and nobody knows more than we do. This is our fifth super regional and we finally punched our ticket here. We're excited to be here. I joked about that my days as an assistant at LSU in the 90s how easy Ski Berman made it look to get here and all those great LSU teams. When I got to Ole Miss, I thought I had the blueprint. Once you got to Omaha this is what you do. Unfortunately, it took 14 years and heck they don't even play at the same stadium. The blueprint isn't as good as it once was, but again were honored and excited to be here and can't wait for it to get started." 

Full Press Conference Transcript

3:15-4:00 p.m.  - Selected Players Meet with ESPN
Ole Miss players Auston Bousfield, Chris Ellis, Sikes Orvis, Colby Bortles and Will Allen all did some interviews with ESPN and filmed some promos to be used for the intro videos and on television throughout the College World Series. Several Rebels did the Hotty Toddy for the ESPN crew. Make sure to be on the look out for this during Sunday's broadcast on ESPN2.

Ole Miss Hotty Toddy From the College World Series 

4:00 p.m. - 4: 50 p.m. - Open Practice session at TD Ameritrade Center
The Rebels took the field at TD Ameritrade Center for the first time. The practice was open to the public and featured lots of Rebel Red and Blue. The end of practice featured a media session for the Ole Miss players.

5:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.  - Autograph session
The Rebels took some time to sign autographs with the pubic on the concourse at the TD Ameritrade Center. Lots of the Ole Miss faithful made the trip from Oxford to Omaha!

6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. - College World Series BBQ Dinner
The Rebels joined the other teams at the College World Series in the traditional College World Series BBQ held at the TD Ameritrade Stadium. 

8:45-9:45 - College World Series Opening Ceremonies
The Ole Miss squad was joined by the other participants at the annual opening ceremony, which featured a walk into the stadium by each of the teams similar to the Olympics. 

Ole Miss Entering the Stadium During The Opening Ceremony

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes moments throughout the 2014 College World Series!

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