Arkansas' Van Horn downplays his first CWS win
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn has never liked talking about his personal College World Series record. Even after his Razorbacks won yesterday, that didn't change.
Arkansas beat Cal State Fullerton 10-6 yesterday to give Van Horn his first CWS victory and improve his career record to 1-6. But he still appeared reluctant to address his CWS mark.
Van Horn says the win wasn't really about him. He says he's glad he has a win now but hopes he never has to talk about his record again.
Van Horn's last postgame news conference at the CWS was a bit more tense. In 2004, after his Hogs lost 7-2 to Arizona, he was asked to explain why he was winless in six CWS games.
An angry Van Horn replied, "Being outscored the six times. Ask a dumb question, get a dumb answer."
Van Horn also went 2 & out at the double-elimination CWS with his 2001 and 2002 Nebraska teams.
Texas A&M sweeps team titles at NCAA meet
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Texas A&M has swept the team titles at the NCAA track and field championships.
The Aggies won the men's title in dramatic fashion on Saturday, finishing with 48 points after a second-place showing in the 1,600-meter relay. That was the final event of the day, and if Texas A&M had finished one spot lower, it would have ended up in a four-way tie for the championship with Florida, Florida State and Oregon.
The women's race was less tense. Texas A&M finished with 50 points, seven ahead of Oregon.
The Oregon men were seeking a rare "Triple Crown" after winning titles in cross country and indoor track and field earlier this season.
Florida State had won the last three men's outdoor titles.
Naturals top Travelers, 16-6
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are only two games behind No. 1 Springfield at the top of the standings of the Texas League's North Division after the Naturals manhandled the Arkansas Travelers.
Yesterday's Travelers-Naturals game at Springdale ended with the Naturals on top 16-6.
The Travelers are in the division's cellar, 11 games behind Springfield.
Today, the Naturals play host to Tulsa in a game at Springdale, while Springfield takes on the Travs at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.
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