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Published on June 21, 2024
Tennessee Volunteers Set for Historic College World Series Finals Against Texas A&M in OmahaSource: Unsplash/Diana Polekhina

Seventy-three years in the waiting, the Tennessee Volunteers are set to face Texas A&M in the College World Series Finals—a first for the team since their last dance in the spotlight back in 1951. Both teams are locked in a stare-down for the national championship with the best-of-three series scheduled to commence this upcoming weekend at Charles Schwab Field Omaha, right in the beating heart of Omaha, Nebraska, as reported by Vols Wire.

In a revelry of sports and community spirit matching the heightened anticipation, local fans can swap their couches for car seats to view the games at the Loco Drive-in Movie Theater in Loudon County. With game 1 of the series airing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., as per WVLT, the drive-in has committed to all three games, ensuring the community vibe will live on throughout the series, provided by Mother Nature with the clear skies forecasted for game day.

With the series spread across three consecutive days, the first pitch of the opening game is set for Saturday, and it will be broadcast live on ESPN. Sunday's game will see an early afternoon slot at 2 p.m., scheduled to be shown on ABC with a special feature report 'Road To The Ring' from Omaha by the 6 Sports Team at 1:30 p.m., as noted by WATE. Wrapped up if needed, Monday at 7 p.m. spools the potential decider, also under ESPN's lights.

The Volunteers, who bulldozed their way to the finals with a commanding 7-2 victory against Florida State Wednesday night, could return home with more than just the trophy; they teeter on the cusp of becoming the first SEC team to reach 60 wins in a single season, according to Vols Wire. But they're going to have to push past the Aggies first. Texas A&M, not to be underestimated, having toppled Florida in a convincing 6-0 game on Wednesday, currently leads the all-time series against the Vols 11-10. With both teams gunning for glory softly whispered by the American baseball reverie, the stakes couldn't be higher.