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There's a lot of buzz on the Ole Miss campus about the Rebels' first trip to Omaha in the College World Series in more than 40 years. (Photo Source: YouTube) There's a lot of buzz on the Ole Miss campus about the Rebels' first trip to Omaha in the College World Series in more than 40 years. (Photo Source: YouTube)
WMC Action News 5 talked to a few students making the 12 hour drive and their strategy for getting tickets.  (Photo Source: YouTube) WMC Action News 5 talked to a few students making the 12 hour drive and their strategy for getting tickets. (Photo Source: YouTube)
OXFORD, MS -

(WMC) - This Sunday the Ole Miss Rebels will enter the College World Series. 

There's a lot of buzz on the Ole Miss campus about the Rebels' first trip to Omaha in the College World Series in more than 40 years. WMC Action News 5 talked to a few students making the 12 hour drive and their strategy for getting tickets. 

Before JJ Delpy and other Rebel faithful see their team take the field, they've got to get there. 

"Got a test Friday and then Saturday morning we're packing up pretty early and then cruising over to Omaha," said Delpy. 

These three friends all watched the team clinch a world series birth Monday and immediately began planning their day-long road trip. 

"I'm going to take my truck up there, just cram as much as possible," said fan Sal Sanchez. 

Fan Joey Ripplinger added, "I think we're going to just power straight through." 

There are a limited number of tickets, and they want to be at the front of the line to have a shot. 

"I can probably get a cooler out there and get a laid back chair and just wait 'tll I can get up there and get a ticket," said Sanchez.

All three are in the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and they're calling on their brothers at Creighton University in Omaha for a place to crash. Their only problem now is figuring out who is doing the driving. 

"I think we're going to split it about 50/50," said Ripplinger.

Now the Rebels play their first game in Omaha Sunday at 7 p.m.

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