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Base Knox: Houston College Classic Thoughts

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The Houston College Classic has come and gone for yet another year. Last weekend’s event featured a trio of ranked teams, and three teams that were looking to make a statement in 2010. No. 6 Texas, No. 8 TCU, and No. 16 Rice headlined the nine-game weekend, with Houston, Missouri and Texas Tech rounding out the rest of the cast. I had the time to go down to Houston and check out eight of the nine contests.

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Base Knox, 3-4-10 Houston College Classic Special

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This weekend marks the tenth edition of the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Field. This year’s classic features a trio of teams ranked in the NCBWA poll, highlighted by No. 6 Texas and No. 8 TCU. Other participants including No. 16 Rice, Houston, Missouri, and Texas Tech. The event will feature nine games played over three days, all at Minute Maid Field. Rice has appeared in the classic all ten years, Houston has participated eight times, while Texas and Texas Tech are both making their sixth overall appearance. Typically, the weekend features Rice, Houston, three Big 12 teams, and another opponent. Each Big 12 team plays each of the non-conference opponents, and vice-versa. This year will be a little different with Texas playing Missouri instead of TCU because of [put on rumor goggles] some past transgressions between Texas coach Augie Garrido and TCU skipper Jim Schlossnagle [/rumor goggles]. Because of this arrangement, the fans are not going to get a matchup of last year’s Austin Super Regional and a showdown between the two best teams in the state of Texas.

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Base Knox, 2-26-10

baseknox So this is going to be a new column I’ll put out every Friday about what I’m most looking forward to in the upcoming weekend, or just general notes and things of interest in college baseball.

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