Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 AT 7:23 AM / Updated at 8:01 AM
Browns WR taking Kent State fans to Omaha
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

Josh Cribbs wants to root on Kent State’s baseball team in its first-ever appearance in the College World Series. And he wants some Golden Flashes fans there with him.

Cribbs — the former Kent State football player and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver — bought 53 CWS tickets and rented a charter bus. Now he’s inviting fans to fill the open spots for a three-day trip.

Pay $150 and you get a seat on the bus, food and drink for the trip, a hotel room Friday night, a T-shirt and a ticket to Saturday’s game (Kent State plays Arkansas at 4 p.m). Not bad right?

Cleveland to Omaha — that’s more than 13 hours. But there will apparently be games, music and movies to entertain. It appears that Cribbs won’t be on the bus, but will be in Omaha.

Below is what the former Kent State quarterback told the Akron Beacon Journal, describing his reaction as he watched the Golden Flashes upset Oregon in the Super Regional Monday night to clinch a spot in Omaha.

“I was getting a massage. I jumped off the table. I felt like I was at the game. I was jumping around. I grabbed my phone, tweeting. [Strong safety] T.J. [Ward] went to Oregon. I was like, ‘We beat them seagulls,’ messing with him. I can’t get enough. They’re going to the big show. That’s what it’s all about. … My masseuse was like, ‘Do you want me to stop real quick?’ I was jumping around. ‘They did it!’ They had me on pins and needles. I turned back from the game. They were getting me too stressed out while I was getting stretched and massaged. It was too tense. Then when [Oregon] came back, I couldn’t look. It was epic.”

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Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: He welcomes feedback.