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The game, which was tied 0-0 in the sixth inning, is scheduled to resume Monday at 3:05 p.m. If a third game is necessary, it would start at 6:05 p.m.
The two-time defending national champion Gamecocks (44-17) are a win away from their third consecutive College World Series. They beat Oklahoma 5-0 in the first game of the best-of-three series on Saturday.
Officials first brought the tarp on the field at 7:26 p.m. A delay that included very little rain lasted for more than an hour.
About 10 minutes after the game resumed, rain began to fall again and play was called.
An official with the bowl says that's not the case and that the SEC team can't be determined until after the SEC Championship game this weekend. But it sure seems unlikely the Cotton Bowl would want a rematch of a regular-season game.
If Auburn beats South Carolina and heads to the BCS Championship Game, Arkansas would likely go to the Sugar Bowl. But if Auburn loses, South Carolina goes to New Orleans and Auburn would probably go to the Orange Bowl as an at-large.
The Capital One Bowl picks before the Cotton and would have the choice between Arkansas, LSU and Alabama. So the Cotton Bowl could get a nice matchup without having to choose Arkansas. Can you imagine LSU-Texas A&M facing each other for the first time since 1995? Or Alabama-Texas A&M? I can hear all of the writers clicking Bear Bryant stories right now.
Something tells me that the Capital One Bowl, which has had LSU in the game several times the last decade, might opt for Alabama. If that happens, LSU-Texas A&M would have to thrill the Cotton Bowl officials and fill up Cowboys Stadium in a hurry.
Which SEC team do you want to see play A&M?
After a second weather delay, Oklahoma and South Carolina have resumed their College World Series game. OU is at the plate in the bottom of the sixth.
The game started almost 4 1/2 hours late and has been delayed a total of 6 hours, 16 minutes.
If there is another delay tonight, the game will probably be suspended until tomorrow morning. The game won't be final until nine innings are played.
The game started nearly 4 1/2 hours after the scheduled 1 p.m. starting time. The game moved fairly quickly until lightning in the area and more rain resulted in another delay with the Sooners ahead, 3-2, in the bottom of the sixth.
Caleb Bushyhead has homered and driven in two runs for Oklahoma. OU starter Matt Rocha allowed two runs on five hits and three walks through six innings. It's unlikely that Rocha will continue after play resumes with the Sooners batting in the bottom of the sixth.
In case you missed it, ESPN2 is showing TCU's win over Florida State in Saturday's CWS opener during the weather delay.
UPDATE: The tarp is coming off the field and the game is scheduled to resume at 9 p.m. CT.
You can watch the game on ESPN or on your computer at ESPN3.com.
If you're watching on TV, the game eventually will move to ESPN2 to make way for tonight's major league game.
Hyman said he expects changes on the college football landscape soon.
“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” Hyman said. “Obviously, the Big Ten is going to do something, now how much of an impact it will have—time will tell.”
However, he’s not expecting a knee-jerk reaction to change from his Southeastern Conference.
“The SEC is in a very good position,” Hyman said. “They’re not looking to expand, but I think [SEC] commissioner [Mike] Slive is extremely strategic and very bright. He is monitoring the situation and if it’s something the Southeastern Conference needs to address or seriously consider, he’ll bring it to us at the appropriate time.”
Hyman, the athletic director at TCU from 1997 to 2005, saw the Horned Frogs through three conference changes, from the WAC to Conference USA to its current home, the Mountain West Conference. He speaks from experience when it comes to weeding through realignment rumors.
“There’s so many rumors and innuendo that a lot of them don’t get much traction, other than discussion around the country,” Hyman said. “But the bottom line is, what’s driving [realignment] for the Big Ten is increasing their television revenue.”
He went on to say from a logical standpoint, the Big Ten should be considering Rutgers, Syracuse and Missouri as they would bring in enough TVs to increase the Big Ten’s revenue from Comcast. He also said those programs would bring in winning traditions.
“From a competitive standpoint, I think Rutgers, Syracuse and Missouri’s records speak for themselves,” Hyman said.
Hyman said he thinks TCU has positioned itself well should a Big Ten move set off a chain reaction.
“[TCU] was willing to make an investment in athletics behind the idea of it being a marketing tool for [the university,]” Hyman said. “And it’s been a fantastic marketing tool. What they want to do is carve out a niche for themselves, and they’ve done it.”
“Luck is a factor, and you never know when something [will] happen, so therefore you have to have a heck of a program,” Hyman said. “I think TCU has a great program, so they’ve positioned themselves well. And that’s what you’ve got to do, because you never know what’s going to happen if a team moves.”
If that team were to move from the Big 12, Hyman said he thinks the Horned Frogs would be near the top of that conference’s wish list.
There have been rumors circulating that Texas and Texas A&M would be targets for SEC expansion if the Big Ten makes a move, but Hyman said the SEC is the best in the country from a marketing and television standpoint and Texas’ demands may be too much for the members to accept.
The SEC has a very different revenue sharing agreement from the Big 12, which makes concessions for Texas.
“Let’s say you have a team go in [to the SEC] like Texas, I don’t know what the revenue they get out of the Big 12 is, but I’m sure they’d have to get the same or more out of another league because of the increased travel costs.”
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