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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 collegebaseballdaily.com and followed on Twitter @BFoley82.

Boston College and Red Sox to honor Pete Frates

BCLogoChestnut Hill, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team will wear specially-designed jerseys at the 2015 Red Sox exhibition game on March 3 to honor former captain and director of baseball operations Pete Frates. The jerseys are replicas of the one worn by Frates in 2007, during his senior captaincy. All the players will don Frates’ last name and number 3 in his honor. Continue reading Boston College and Red Sox to honor Pete Frates

CBD JOURNAL WITH TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI’S JACOB DORRIS (Feb. 26th)

CBDThe Islanders started the 2015 campaign with a bang!

We swept St. Peters University in our opening weekend series at home. The team looked salty, as timely hitting and solid pitching performances were on display in all three games. Offensively, the Ders were led by junior third baseman Cody Clarke, who finished the weekend with an impressive 7-for-10 performance at the plate. In addition to Clarke, junior transfer and Corpus Christi native Justin Perales delivered clutch RBI after RBI, including a triple, to the delight of the hometown fans and family that came to see him in his first performance as an Islander. Redshirt freshman Travis Geiser also tripled in his first-ever collegiate at-bat, giving the Ders the lead late in game one of the series. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI’S JACOB DORRIS (Feb. 26th)

Big Ten studying Enhancing Academics in College Sports

BigTenLogoROSEMONT, Ill. – Big Ten faculty, administrators and student-athlete representatives met this week to further discuss the importance of keeping education central to the mission of intercollegiate athletics.

The conference unanimously decided it would be important at this juncture to reach out to a diverse group of thought leaders in an effort to obtain as much feedback as possible to a number of important areas impacting academics on campus. Those areas include the potential establishment of a year of readiness for all sports—or select sports; student-athlete time demands; playing seasons; initial eligibility requirements; and other areas impacting academics on college campuses across the country. Knowing that matters of such impact would never be adopted unilaterally by a single conference or institution, it is important to the conference to devise a strategy and timeline that would encourage, and allow the conference to obtain, input from all. Continue reading Big Ten studying Enhancing Academics in College Sports

CBD JOURNAL WITH KENTUCKY WESLEYAN’S ADAM AKIN (Feb. 21st)

Asst_Coach_Adam_AkinAlmost everyone has gotten through the opening day jitters, the stumbles, and the nervous mistakes. We are finally starting to settle into the season and enjoy the competition and camaraderie that comes along with it. The returners are resuming their roles and the newcomers are finding their place of comfort within the lineup. The opening day excitement has passed, and it is now that each team’s true colors will begin to come out. Continue reading CBD JOURNAL WITH KENTUCKY WESLEYAN’S ADAM AKIN (Feb. 21st)

West Virginia Baseball cited for NCAA Violations

WVULogoThe West Virginia Mountaineers baseball program was cited for an impermissible phone call on July 6th, 2011 by an assistant coach under former head coach Greg Van Zant. In addition, they had three impermissible text messages between August 1, 2010 and June 21, 2012. Current WVU head coach Randy Mazey was hired on June 6th of 2012. These violations were discovered in a much larger investigation into the West Virginia Women’s Gymnastics and Football program.  Continue reading West Virginia Baseball cited for NCAA Violations

Wichita State NOT appealing NCAA Violations

KrisGardnerWichitaStateFeaturedAbout a month ago, Wichita State was found in violation of NCAA rules in regards to how some of their student athletes were getting apparel and shoes. (Full Article) The plan was for Wichita State to appeal the decision but late last night Wichita State President changed course with the following statement: Continue reading Wichita State NOT appealing NCAA Violations

USA Collegiate National Team to play Cuba this Summer

USABaseballLogo.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation announced on Wednesday that the two international baseball powers will continue their home-and-home international friendship series in the U.S. this July. 2015 will mark the fourth consecutive year the two countries have met on the baseball diamond for a five-game series. The U.S. hosted in 2013, while Cuba hosted the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2012 and 2014. Continue reading USA Collegiate National Team to play Cuba this Summer