Seriously, this is awesome.
The NCAA announced early Tuesday morning that the Jim Patterson Stadium will serve as the host site for this weekend's best-of-three Super Regional between Louisville (44-21) and Oklahoma State (41-19).
Game one of the series will be played on Friday, although game times and ticket information won't be released until later today.
I assumed that OSU would surely host since they have the more established program, larger stadium, swept their regional and defeated a higher seed (No. 7 Arkansas), but then I remembered that Tom Jurich was Louisville's athletic director and wasn't surprised anymore.
Tickets are obviously going to be hard to come by, but the good news is that every single super regional game will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, so folks unable to make it out to JPS will at least be able to catch the Cards on the tube.
More good news is that Jurich said on The Bob and Will Show this morning that 1,500 seats will be added to the stadium before Friday.
The full schedule of Super Regional pairings looks like this:
Texas A&M (48-17) at No. 2 Rice (52-12)
Oklahoma St. (41-19) at Louisville (44-21)
Clemson (41-21) at Mississippi St. (36-20)
South Carolina (45-18) at No. 3 North Carolina (51-12)
Michigan (42-17) at Oregon St. (41-18)/Virginia (45-15) winner (Game will be played today at Noon)
UCLA (33-26) at Cal St. Fullerton (36-23)
Ole Miss (40-23) at No. 5 Arizona St. (46-13)
UC Irvine (43-15-1) at Wichita St. (53-20)
If Louisville were to defeat Oklahoma State, then they would play in the opening game of the College World Series on Friday, June 15 against either No. 2 Rice or Texas A&M.