All posts by Brian Foley

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.

UVA to start Fall Ball

The potential top team in the country in 2007 will start Fall Practice tomorrow September 14th. They return one of the best two-way players in the country in Sean DooLittle and Second team ACC players in Jacob Thompson and Brandon Marsh. They will play an exhibition game on Sunday against the Ontario Blue Jays. They will continue practicing until the annual Orange-Blue Series on October 12-14 which wraps up the fall season for them.

Full release here.

Boston College New Baseball Facility


Boston College has officially announced that they will be building a new baseball facility in the near future on the Brighton campus. This is a huge move for the Boston College Baseball program as they continue to improve and become a force in the ACC in the near future. I am looking forward to the days when I go to games at BC and see 4,000 people cheering on the Eagles.
New Baseball Stadium included in Master Campus Plan

Bard Signs


Daniel Bard has officially signed with the Boston Red Sox. He took some time to decide on whether to come to the Sox or go back to school but was persuaded to join the Red Sox. He is a very good pitcher who is very lanky and has a 95 MPH fastball. He should be up in the majors within 3 years.

Full article from the Red Sox available here.

UNC Baseball


SeBaseball has posted a very good article about Robert Woodard taking the spotlight now for the UNC Baseball program. He has to replace the two cornerstones of the UNC rotation in Daniel Bard and Andrew Miller. Robert has to be a stud for UNC to have a chance of making it back to Omaha this season because the rest of the rotation is not up to the level of Bard or Miller. The full article from SeBaseball can be seen here.

The downtime


We now enter the fall which means that this is the downtime for the College Baseball world in terms of news. I will continue to update the site as I find the stories but the updates will be as often as I find the stories which interest the great readers of this blog. We are getting a good base of readers in the last few weeks and I hope you guys continue coming to the site and commenting.

I can’t wait till the 2007 season starts up and we can do some lively discussions about the best conferences in the country. I will probably be focusing on the ACC since I am in the heart of ACC living outside of Boston. I will also be following the former Providence College coaches in Charlie Hickey at Central Connecticut State and Paul Kostacopoulos at the Naval Academy. I will try to focus on the entire country but my weakness is going to be the Pac-10 since I don’t know any of the teams that well.

Miller called to Detroit


Andrew Miller has been called up by the Detroit Tigers after pitching a total of five innings in professional baseball. In those five innings, Miller struck out nine batters. It was debatable if Miller was going to be a September call-up for the Tigers but he is now on the roster before the September. This is a huge accomplishment for College Baseball and should give the College Baseball World some more notoriety.

Full article from the AP can be seen here.