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
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
When a student-athlete makes the difficult decision to transfer to another program, they must mentally prepare for having to sit out a season. University of Rhode Island starting pitcher Stephen Peterson prepared to sit out a year after leaving Marist, but then found himself out longer than he ever expected. Continue reading
I had a chance to catch up to Charlotte head coach Loren Hibbs on Friday after his 600th career win. We also discussed his thoughts on his current squad and the new bats which went into effect this season. You can check out the full interview below. Continue reading
We caught up with Oklahoma head coach Sunny Golloway on Saturday after his squad dropped their second straight game to Texas. We asked Golloway about his season so far, Garrett Buechele, the new bats, and what they expect the rest of the year. Continue reading
When Vanderbilt pitcher Navery Moore faced Tommy John surgery during his junior year of high school, he faced the prospect of having his favorite sport taken away from him.
“My injury, that surgery showed me how easily the game of baseball could be taken away, and it taught me how lucky I am to play,” recalls the Commodores’ junior right handed closer. “It was something to work through, and it taught me to have great pride in my pitching.”
Moore is taking a lot of pride in his pitching so far this season. With nine saves so far this season and a 0.42 ERA in 20 appearances, Moore has led Vanderbilt to a number two ranking in the latest polls. He may be getting the credit for shutting down his opponents late in the game, but Moore says that his entire pitching staff is pitching in. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to these reports. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. Continue reading
Stanford is back on the winning track in the Pac-10 by knocking off UCLA and Gerrit Cole 7-4 Thursday night. Mark Appel threw seven strong innings, striking out six, giving up nine hits and three earned runs and walking three. He was aided by three homeruns, including back to back shots in the 7th by Tyler Gaffney and Steven Piscotty. Stanford is now 4-6 in the Pac-10 and and 18-12 overall. After being swept last week by the red-hot Oregon State, the Cardinal look to be back on the winning track and look to hit their stride heading into the postseason. CollegeBaseballToday.com’s Eric Sorenson and myself caught up with Stanford Head Coach Mark Marquess after the game, and you can check out the interview below. Continue reading
I recently had the chance to catch up with Texas State head baseball coach Ty Harrington after his Bobcats 8-5 loss to Texas Tech last evening. He discussed his thoughts on the season, recruiting, and his tough non-conference schedule he plays every season. You can check out the full video interview below. Continue reading
As the record holder of the longest hitting streak in college baseball history (58 games, held for nearly 24 years and counting) and a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s first class, former Oklahoma State Cowboy Robin Ventura has always been heavily involved in college baseball. This season, Ventura is even more heavily entrenched, adding his work as the baseball ambassador for the inaugural Capital One Cup to his plate. The Capital One Cup honors the country’s top men’s and women’s collegiate programs across 13 different sports, honoring the winning schools with $200,000, money earmarked for athletes looking to go on to graduate school.
Ventura took a few minutes on Tuesday to check in with College Baseball Daily and give his thoughts on the season so far: Continue reading