With two sons helping, head coach Bill Fennelly brings a down-home approach to Iowa State, and that resonates with the Cyclones' Midwestern fans.
In 2009, Florida State lost in a regional final. This time around, the Noles were poised instead of panicked when the match got close. The result: a spot in the semifinals.
Will it end up being USC versus UCLA for the title? Or will Florida State and Illinois break up the California flavor in the national semifinals?
In a tournament full of twists, the 12th-seeded Seminoles ousted No. 4 seed Iowa State and will face another surprise winner, UCLA, in the semifinals.
Purdue was the Big Ten's hottest team heading into the postseason, but the Boilermakers couldn't top FSU to reach the regional final.
The Honolulu region has a monster matchup and the Big Ten is making noise as the Sweet 16 teams begin to scrap for semifinal spots.
The flashy guard is a good bet for conference player of the year, and it would be the eighth year in a row a Buckeye has at least shared the honor.
Arizona State earned its second WCWS title in four years behind hard-throwing freshman Dallas Escobedo, who was all smiles as she hoisted the championship trophy.
Arizona State quieted Florida's bats and handed it a 14-4 loss in Game 1. If the Gators are going to get back into the series, they'll need to clear their heads.
We're down to the final eight teams in the Women's College World Series. Action starts Thursday in Oklahoma City. Here are the top storylines and players to watch.