College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season today with an interview with Florida International head coach Turtle Thomas. The Panthers have made the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons going 40-20-1 in 2011 and 36-25 in 2010. The biggest issue is the fact that they have a 0-4 record in the NCAA Tournament over those seasons. You can check out the full audio interview with Coach Thomas below. Continue reading CBD Interview with FIU’s Turtle Thomas
The Boston College Eagles finished the 2011 season with a 17-33 overall while going 7-22 in ACC play. The biggest victory came over the University of Virginia on April 30th in 11 innings as Anthony Melchionda hit a game winning double to give the Eagles the walkoff victory.
This biggest issue in 2011 for the Eagles was starting pitching which suffered several injuries during preseason workouts and during the non-conference portion of the schedule. They ended up finishing the season with only one starting pitcher and going with the bullpen for all other games. They finished the campaign with the worst ERA in the ACC at 5.63. Continue reading The Inside Pitch: Boston College
If new Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano has anything to do with that, it will happen under his watch. The Vols baseball program has had some tough times over the last couple of years. They finished the 2011 season with a 25-29 record and a 7-23 SEC record for a last place finish.
“The focus of the fall for us was seeing the talent we have for the upcoming season.” said Serrano. “We implemented our system this fall with the players learning it well. We want squads to come into Knoxville and when they leave town say that Tennessee squad plays hard nosed baseball.” Continue reading The Inside Pitch: Tennessee
In 2011, Washington State was coming off back to back Regional Final appearances and entering the season with a preseason national ranking – but the resulting season went differently than they planned. The Cougars finished the campaign at a disappointing 28-28, with only a 10-17 in Pac-10 play. Things are looking different this year for the Cougars under eighth year head coach Donnie Marbut. Continue reading The Inside Pitch: Washington State
College Baseball Daily recently caught up with Texas head coach Augie Garrido after the Longhorns 3-2 loss in ten innings to Sam Houston State on Sunday. He discussed how much his offense has been struggling this fall, the loss of Jordan Etier, and other issues. You can check out the full video below. Continue reading CBD Interview with Texas’ Augie Garrido
College Baseball Daily had a chance to catch up to Houston head coach Todd Whitting after the Texas Longhorns and his Houston Cougars played a scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. The Longhorns won the game 7-2 in a predetermined 14 innings. Coach Whitting shares his thoughts on his team’s performance this fall and on Sunday afternoon. You can check out the full interview below. Continue reading CBD Interview with Houston’s Todd Whitting
College Baseball Daily continues our series of interviews with coaches across the country today with the second part of an interview with Minnesota’s John Anderson. The Golden Gophers are coming off a 25-24 campaign and a 14-11 mark in Big Ten conference play. The second part of the interview focuses on the addition of Nebraska, RPI changes, Big Ten scheduling ideas, and conference realignment talk. Continue reading CBD Interview with Minnesota’s John Anderson (Part 2)
College Baseball Daily kicks off our series of interviews with coaches across the country today with Minnesota’s John Anderson. The Golden Gophers are coming off a 25-24 campaign and a 14-11 mark in Big Ten conference play. In our first part of a two part interview with Coach Anderson, he discusses his expectations for the 2012 season, his strong recruiting classes, the leadership of his team, and his thoughts on summer league play. Continue reading CBD Interview with Minnesota’s John Anderson (Part 1)
The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading CBD Roundtable: New RPI Rules for 2013 Season
South Florida’s Jonathan Koscso isn’t hanging his fate on Monday’s MLB Draft. While the third baseman for South Florida loves baseball, he has other plans: medical school. Continue reading Draft or Doctor? South Florida’s Koscso Has Options