Scout.com checks in with a very good preview on the Clemson Tigers this upcoming season. Clemson is ranked number 2 in the pre-season poll by Collegiate Baseball. They lost about half of the starting lineup from last season and the entire starting rotation. They will be able to fill one of those starting pitcher spots in David Kopp. He showed the College Baseball Blog staff a very live arm with a 6.1 inning emergency appearance last year at Boston College. He also had a very good pitching record last year with 6-2 record and a 4.32 ERA in mid-week starts last season. The other two starting positions are expected to be filled by two of the following: P.J. Zocchi, Sean Clark, and Ryan Hinson.
The full preview by Scout.com on Clemson is available here.
I came on here to post some articles but there is nothing interesting released by the great SID’s of this country. The season is about to start in a month and I can’t wait to see the best time of the year happen again. Hope everyone had a safe holiday and I am working my butt on the season preview which will be out around Jan. 15th. Email me here with any questions or comments.
PS What stadium is that statue at?
I just want to wish all my loyal readers a safe and happy holiday season. I will be back on Tuesday with some more articles about College Baseball.
The Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has released their version of the 2007 Pre-Season Top 40 poll. They have Rice ranked in the first spot followed by Clemson, South Carolina, Arkansas, and North Carolina to finish out the top 5. The full list of schools is available in PDF format.
They have also released the 2007 Pre-Season All-American team. The team is led by Matt Wieters of Georgia Tech. He was an excellent player all year during the college and also during the Cape Cod League this summer. He should continue to dominate this upcoming season in his hunt to win the CWS and be the Number 1 overall pick in the draft. The full team is available here in PDF format also.
The University of Maryland has released their 2007 Baseball Schedule. The highlights on the schedule are a visits from Florida State, CWS Finalist North Carolina, and perennial power Clemson. They will also make their first trip to Coral Gables to take on the Miami Hurricanes. It is expected for Maryland to be in the lower tier of the ACC but things are starting to look up for Coach Rupp and the Terrapins. The schedule is available in HTML and PDF formats.
Kevin Cooney, the Head Coach of the FAU Baseball checks in with his monthly diary about college baseball over at the College Baseball Insider. He talks about many different things including Peter Hughes and his headshot on his profile at Va Tech which is pictured above. Check out his full article here.
The Michigan State Spartans have officially released their 2007 schedule. They will face a challenging season with the likes of Auburn and Oklahoma on the Out of Conference schedule in addition to the Big Ten powers of Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio State. The full schedule is available in HTML and PDF.
The Clemson Tigers have signed 14 players which will start playing in the 2008 season. There are kids from seven different states which have signed letter of intent’s to play for Jack Leggett. I know Jack used to coach at Vermont thus the reason he picked up Casey Harman from Burlington VT. The full list of recruits is available here.
The Clemson Media Relations Department has released a 2007 Season Outlook for the Jack Leggett led squad. The Season outlook is available here.
Head Coach of the Minnesota Gophers John Anderson has signed nine players for the 2008 season. The team signed eight players from Minnesota and one from the great state of Wisconsin. The Gophers hope to compete for the conference title this year in a very tough Big ten.
Full press release on recruits here.
The 2007 Ole Miss Baseball schedule has been released. Ole Miss will take a trip to Minneapolis to play in the Dairy Queen Classic. They also host UCLA for a 3 game set in March. The rest of the schedule is SEC teams and the SEC is expected to be one of the top conferences in College Baseball.
Schedule available here.