As important as the fall and summer off-seasons are in building a successful college baseball team, there is no doubt in my mind that championships are won and lost during the Christmas break. The character of every team around the country will face its greatest test in the next 40 to 50 days. College baseball may be the only NCAA Division I sport in which coaches send their athletes back home, with zero supervision for over a month, right before the beginning of the season. Players can work hard themselves all summer, collectively work hard as a team all fall and waste it all over Christmas break. The coaches aren’t checking attendance in the weight room and your teammates aren’t there to hold you accountable. If an individual player doesn’t take it upon himself to continue working hard every day over the break, all the sweat, all the cuts in the cage, all the long-tossing and all the conditioning they’ve done throughout the entire off-season may be wasted. It’s all about routine and self-discipline. It’s not “Christmas Break,“ it’s more like “Christmas Make-or-Break.” Continue reading CBD Journal with Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Jacob Dorris (December 19th)
The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the Charlotte 49ers have dismissed five players from the baseball squad as the investigation into hazing continues. The players were not named but the 49ers have been removed from the Georgia Bulldogs schedule as it is unclear if the 49ers will have enough players when the season comes around. It is possible that more players could be kicked off the team according to the press release from the school. Continue reading Charlotte dismisses Five Players for Hazing
From Collegiate Baseball Press Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2015 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-Americans feature a remarkable mix of talented NCAA Division I baseball players across the USA.
The teams, chosen by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, feature six starting pitchers with a combined 1.97 ERA. RHP Kyle Funkhouser of Louisville led all first teamers with 122 strikeouts last season. Continue reading 2015 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American Team Released
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2015 season with interviews with coaches throughout the country. Today, we feature first year Northeastern head coach Mike Glavine who takes over the Husky program from legendary New England coach Neil McPhee. Continue reading CBD Interview with Northeastern’s Mike Glavine
JONESBORO, Ark. (12/18/14) – Highlighted by Sun Belt Conference matchups with UT Arlington, Georgia State, South Alabama, Appalachian State and Arkansas-Little Rock as well as a visit from 2014 College World Series participant Ole Miss, the Arkansas State baseball team will host 26 games at Tomlinson Stadium as part of the 2015 schedule head coach Tommy Raffo announced Thursday afternoon. Continue reading Arkansas State releases 2015 Schedule
College Baseball Daily kicks off our series of previews across the country today with Sacramento State head coach Reggie Christiansen who led the Hornets to the 2014 NCAA Tournament including a victory over Arizona State. Continue reading CBD Interview with Sacramento State’s Reggie Christiansen
The 2015 Conference USA Baseball Championship will be held at Pete Taylor Park on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. The eight-team tournament will be held May 20-24 and marks the second-straight season the championship will be played at Southern Miss and the fifth time in league history. Continue reading Southern Miss to host 2015 Conference USA Tournament
QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s head baseball coach Ed Blankmeyer, the winningest coach in program-history, has released the 56-game schedule for the upcoming 2015 season, his 20th at the helm. The schedule features a total of 11 games against seven teams that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Tournament. In addition to playing games in 10 different states, the Red Storm will have 29 games at Jack Kaiser Stadium.
“Our objective has always been to play the best competition possible and this will be a challenging schedule,” said Blankmeyer. “The pre-conference schedule is filled with NCAA Tournament caliber squads, so we will be tested from Opening Day. We’re excited to play in some different parts of the country and visit some storied programs.” Continue reading St. John’s releases 2015 Schedule
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – After playing only six games at the friendly confines of Frank Eck Stadium last season due to FieldTurf installation, the University of Notre Dame baseball team is returning home in a big way in 2015 with a monster home slate that features Atlantic Coast Conference series against four 2014 NCAA Tournament teams including College World Series participants Louisville and Virginia.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Defending Big South Champion Campbell revealed its 2015 baseball schedule today, featuring 33 home contests and a full conference slate. Continue reading Campbell releases 2015 Schedule