NCAA finds Wichita State guilty of Infractions

GeneStephensonWichitaState_thumb.jpgWichita State did not monitor the activities of a former administrative assistant regarding her use of a VIP account provided by the school’s apparel provider, according to a decision issued by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. For nearly two years, 21 baseball players purchased shoes, clothing, hunting gear and other non-athletics items for a total of $7,594.18, using the 50 percent discount. Because the discount provided by the former assistant was not generally available to the full student body, family and friends, the discount is considered an extra benefit to the players. Continue reading NCAA finds Wichita State guilty of Infractions

2015 Big West Preseason Poll

BigWest_thumb.gifIrvine, Calif. — It looks as if the Cal State Fullerton Titans are primed to reclaim the Big West Conference title in 2015 after losing the crown to Cal Poly last year, according to the nine conference coaches that voted on the 2015 Big West baseball preseason poll. The Titans earned five first-place votes en route to a total of 74 points with defending champion Cal Poly one point back in second place after securing three first-place votes and a 73 point-total. Picking up the final first-place vote and grabbing the third spot in the poll were the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara with a total of 62 points. Continue reading 2015 Big West Preseason Poll

2015 Big Ten Conference Preview

The Big Ten’s football and basketball status is established in the nation’s consciousness; a national football championship this season and basketball teams, in and out of the Top 25, making multiple trips to the Final Four. Baseball, however, continues fight for national respect; last season the Big Ten was ranked as the 10th best conference nationally. Continue reading 2015 Big Ten Conference Preview

Memphis Tigers connection to Super Bowl

Current New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has a personal connection with the Memphis baseball program. Gostkowski pitched for parts of four years with the baseball program and was in the Tiger’s dugout when he received the call from Bill Belichick to inform him that he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. You can check out a full interview with Coach Schoenrock of Memphis on the experience of coaching a future NFL All-Pro on the baseball diamond below. Continue reading Memphis Tigers connection to Super Bowl

2015 Preseason Southland Conference Poll

SouthlandConferenceSmallFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is favored to defend its Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Wednesday.
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