I don’t know anymore….Mississippi State is putting a 40 million dollar facility improvement project to Dudy Noble Field. Ok, that is fine and dandy that the Bulldogs want to redo the facility but does it really help College Baseball?
I am one of the few that believes this continues to widen the gap that has started to show in college baseball in the last 10 years. The SEC programs and a very select few ACC schools continue to build these shrines for the games while some lower level schools are just getting surviving.
Mississippi State and LSU now will never leave the confines of Starkville or Baton Rouge for out of conference games at the lower level schools in their area. Last season, Mississippi State played a grand total of two road games and those came as part of a tournament in Tuscon. LSU has already announced their 2015 schedule and play two out of conference road games including a game against Southern which is still in Baton Rouge.
The money game in the college game is just going to continue with the latest news that the Power 5 conferences are going to get their own voting rights during NCAA meetings. The general consensus is that this will lead to the Power 5 conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, and Pac-12) paying players in football and basketball.
What is really going to stop these five schools from expanding this to baseball?
What do you think about some of these issues?