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Brian Foley is the founder and Lead Editor of College Baseball Daily since its inception in 2005. He has covered two CWS, multiple NCAA Baseball Regionals, and other special events across the country. In addition to his duties with College Baseball Daily, he has covered games for Inside Lacrosse and been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal among other publications. He can be contacted by email at editor at and followed on Twitter @BFoley82.

Video of the Day Part Deux: UTSA Baseball Football Imitation

I know this is our second video of the day but when come across high quality videos, you have to put up two in a day. The UTSA Baseball squad has a great breakdown of the field after batting practice that rivals the earlier in the season Tennessee baseball one. You can check out the video below. Continue reading

Cal State Fullerton places Rick Vanderhook on Leave

VanderhookSmallUPDATE #2: April 17th at 9:02pm ET

After losing to UC Santa Barbara last Sunday, Vanderhook told Shotgun Spratling:

“They’re a soft group and if they keep doing what they’re doing, they’re going to be the first team from Fullerton not to play in the postseason in 26 years.”

UPDATE #1: April 17th at 8:24pm ET
We have spoken to many sources around the Cal-State Fullerton program that stated Vanderhook’s post game punishment was excessive. It included berating players while having extensive running. One of the sources stated to us that this was “Bobby Knight” level stuff. We will update with more information as we investigate it.

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Rick Vanderhook has been placed on administrative leave.

“Effective today, Cal State Fullerton’s head coach Rick Vanderhook has been placed on paid administrative leave. The university has received allegations that it is obligated to review.”

As always, we will be all over this with coverage from Shotgun Spratling and myself.

2014 Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List

GoldenSpikesAward_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball released its 50-man midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list on Thursday, bringing the organization one step closer to naming the top amateur baseball player in the country.

The watch list will continue to be a “rolling” list until May 27 — when the semifinalists for the award are announced — ensuring that athletes can play themselves into consideration for the award. The Golden Spikes Award trophy will be awarded live in Los Angeles on July 17. Continue reading