Mississippi's baseball program has been among the nation's elite in terms of fan support and facilities for the better part of a decade.
Now the Rebels finally have some results on the field to match.
Ole Miss (48-21) made it to the College World Series for the first time since 1972 — and even hung around Omaha for a while — before falling to Virginia 4-1 on Saturday.
It was the deep postseason run Ole Miss fans have been craving for a long time. The Rebels came close to reaching the CWS in 2005, '06, '07 and '09, but lost in the super regional round each season, giving the program a hard-luck reputation tough to shed.
Now that label is gone and more trips to the CWS will be expected.