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UNC Baseball coach Mike Fox expects to have new contract signed soon

UNC baseball coach Mike Fox, returning Thursday with the Tar Heels from the College World Series, says he has a lot planned for the next few days. Among Fox's to-do items: put the final touches on a new contract. Fox, whose contract ends June 30, said he expects to reach an agreement soon with UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham and continue as coach. (Charlotte Observer)

With UNC's College World Series run over, what's next for Mike Fox?

If North Carolina had won the College World Series, finally delivering Mike Fox his long-sought national title on the seventh try, some people close to him wondered if he might go out on top and retire. With the Tar Heels eliminated after Wednesday night's loss to Oregon State, what now? Fox's contract expires at the end of the month. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chansky’s Notebook: An Old Nemesis Roars Back

Mike Fox should lobby for baseball to be seven innings. Because eight has not been a good number for his Tar Heels in the College World Series — and for long before that. In his eighth trip to Omaha as a player and coach for Carolina, Fox’s team was sent home by eighth innings. If it wasn’t for Oregon State, the Tar Heels could have been playing for their third NCAA title. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Baseball’s New Foundation

Of all seven teams that Mike Fox has brought to the College World Series in Omaha, this one most bore a resemblance to the very first squad in 2006, not in terms of talent, but in its youth and novelty of this grand event. When Kyle Datres drove a 2-1 pitch over the left field wall and just inside the foul pole, there was an unbridled joy on display in the Tar Heels’ celebration. (Inside Carolina)

Mike Fox, UNC Players Post-Oregon State Press Conference Quotes

Mike Fox: "Well, the end of the season, it stinks. It's especially hard when you have such a great group of kids. Probably not one of our most talented teams that we've had at UNC, but perhaps our most unselfish, toughest, grittiest just determined to get here. These guys up here and the rest of them, they were so much fun to be around. And sorry we couldn't get it done." (ASAP Sports)

Beavers’ late rally keys 11-6 win, ousts Tar Heels from CWS

Oregon State knocked North Carolina out of the College World Series with an 11-6 win on Wednesday night. It was a stunning turnabout after the Tar Heels had wiped out a 3-0 deficit to go up 6-3 in the sixth inning. North Carolina had been 37-0 when leading after seven innings and had won 50 straight when scoring six runs, the longest streak in Division I. (Associated Press)

Heartbreak in Omaha as UNC is eliminated by Oregon State

North Carolina held Oregon State’s potent offense in check for seven innings before the Beavers exploded for seven runs in the final two frames to secure a 11-6 victory and eliminate the Tar Heels from the College World Series. UNC snapped a streak of 50 consecutive victories when scoring six or more runs. The Tar Heels were 37-0 when leading after seven innings. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Baseball Players Find Strength in Cook Out

During UNC’s game against Mississippi State in the College World Series, ESPN revealed that Michael Busch and Kyle Datres have a routine of visiting Cook Out every Monday. However, there is no Cook Out in Omaha. Instead, they sent friends from UNC’s women’s soccer team to Cook Out and requested they get the game order as Busch and Datres normally would. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels, Beavers meet again hoping to stay alive in CWS

North Carolina's baseball season comes down to this. The Tar Heels, 1-1 in College World Series play, meet the Oregon State Beavers in a win-or-go-home game Wednesday night (7 p.m., ESPN). Waiting for the winner is the opportunity to continue on in Bracket 1 and keep national championship series hopes alive. But standing in the way is Mississippi State. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: Undeserved Fate?

The Tar Heels might have lost, 12-2, on one bad pitch. It seems ridiculous to say, but if UNC could have gotten out of the second inning against Mississippi State Tuesday, the Diamond Heels might have beaten the Bulldogs instead of getting crushed in the eight-run eighth. Despite crawling back to 4-2, UNC had one of those innings Mike Fox said has given him nightmares. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Baseball needs to "flush things pretty quickly" after loss to Mississippi State

If not for that inning, if not for that pitch, maybe this story begins differently. But unfortunately, both happened. And now the UNC baseball team must prepare for a College World Series elimination game Wednesday instead of sitting in the winners' bracket. "Well, good news is we get to play again," said Mike Fox after UNC's 12-2 loss to Mississippi State on Tuesday. (GoHeels.com)

One Pitch Overshadows Austin Bergner's Strong Outing

Every single play is amplified at the College World Series, certain ones more so than others. In North Carolina’s 12-2 loss to Mississippi State on Tuesday, it was a 1-2 pitch that changed the dynamic of the game and sent the Tar Heels to the losers bracket. Austin Bergner (7-3) was dominant from his first pitch, hitting 94 miles per hour with his fastball and controlling his off-speed pitches. (Inside Carolina)

Fortunes change quickly for Tar Heels in 12-2 loss to Bulldogs

UNC fell to Mississippi State 12-2 Tuesday, but the score doesn't tell the story of how well Austin Bergner pitched. At one point, he retired 16 straight Bulldogs. He struck out eight – only Alex White and Andrew Miller have ever whiffed more batters in a UNC uniform at the College World Series. ESPN analyst Kyle Peterson said “He looks like a big leaguer today.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mike Fox, UNC Players Post-Mississippi State Press Conference Transcript

Mike Fox: "Well, good news is we get to play again. You've got to turn the page pretty quickly out here. And I don't think any of us will want our season to end on that performance, but you gotta give Mississippi State credit. I thought our defense just let us down terribly today. And they took advantage of that. So we're going to have to regroup here quickly." (ASAP Sports)

This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS

Jordan Westburg hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in seven runs and Mississippi State went on to beat North Carolina 12-2 in the College World Series on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (39-27) continued their surprise postseason run and, with two wins at the CWS, are off until Friday. They need one more to advance to the best-of-three finals. (Associated Press)

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