Maryland head coach John Szefc suspended two games

Maryland_logo.jpgCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland head baseball coach John Szefc will serve a two-game NCAA suspension because of his ejection from Sunday’s Big Ten Championship game.

Szefc was ejected during the top of the seventh inning by home plate umpire Jim Schaly in Maryland’s 4-3 loss to Michigan. Continue reading Maryland head coach John Szefc suspended two games

Washington State announces Coaching Change

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Tuesday that baseball coach Donnie Marbut will not return to guide the Cougars next season.

“Though Donnie and his staff have worked hard over the past 11 years it is my feeling that a change in leadership at this time was necessary to get Cougar baseball back to a position of prominence,” said Moos. Continue reading Washington State announces Coaching Change

News and Notes from Around the Country (May 26th)

Here are some of the top articles from around the nation for May 26th.

NCAA should be embarrassed for snubbing Wolf Pack

The National Collegiate Athletic Association should be embarrassed for leaving the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team out of its 64-team regional field.

A total of 25 teams won 40 or more games in Division I college baseball this season. The Wolf Pack, which finished 41-15 and won the Mountain West regular season championship, was one of them. Just four of those 40-win teams were not selected to play in the NCAARegionals. The Wolf Pack, we found out on Black Monday, was also one of them.

Nevada Wolf Pack Examiner
Continue reading News and Notes from Around the Country (May 26th)

Inside the 2015 NCAA Selection Committee Decisions

The last 48 hours have been pretty crazy inside of college baseball. With conference tournaments wrapping up, host sites being determined and the field of 64 being picked it made our lives here at College Baseball Daily extremely busy. The NCAA Committee held a Teleconference earlier today (5/25) to shed some light on many of their decisions and clarify a few things. Continue reading Inside the 2015 NCAA Selection Committee Decisions

Arizona head coach Andy Lopez Retires

AndyLopezArizona.jpgTUCSON, Ariz. – Andy Lopez, a 33-year coaching veteran and one of the winningest coaches in college baseball, has announced his retirement as head coach at The University of Arizona. Lopez, who guided the Wildcats to a pair of College World Series appearances and the 2012 national championship, spent the past 14 years at Arizona after previous coaching stints at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pepperdine and Florida.

“For the past 14 years, I have been extremely honored to be a part of the Arizona baseball program,” Lopez said. “This is a special place with many special people, and I thank everyone at The University of Arizona for the opportunity to finish my career here.” Continue reading Arizona head coach Andy Lopez Retires

2015 NCAA Division 1 Bracket Released

NCAA-Logo_thumb.jpgINDIANAPOLIS – The field of 64 teams competing for the 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

The national top eight seeds are UCLA (42-14), LSU (48-10), Louisville (43-16), Florida (44-16), Miami (Florida) (44-14), Illinois (47-8-1), TCU (43-11) and Missouri State (45-10). The top eight seed for Missouri State marks a first for a Missouri Valley Conference institution.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) lead all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with seven. The Pacific-12 (Pac-12) has six institutions, while the Big 10 had a league record five selected. Continue reading 2015 NCAA Division 1 Bracket Released

ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Americans & Gold Glove team announced

The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced the 2015 ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans, the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove team and the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award as National Player of the Year for NCAA Div. II.

Craig Brooks, a senior pitcher from Catawba College, was named 2015 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Bat Award winner as National Player of the Year. Brooks is 9-1 with 150 strikeouts and 33 walks in 96 innings pitched this season. He has limited opponents to a .157 batting average and led the Indians to an appearance in the NCAA Div. II College World Series. Continue reading ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. II All-Americans & Gold Glove team announced