EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern head baseball coach Paul Stevens will retire at the conclusion of the 2015 season after serving the program since 1985, Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips announced Thursday, April 2. Stevens worked as an assistant coach under both Ron Wellman and Larry Cochell from 1985-1987 before taking over as NU’s head coach for the 1988 season.
“We are incredibly grateful that Northwestern has been blessed with a tremendous leader like coach Paul Stevens for the last three decades,” said Phillips. “His contributions to this place are simply immeasurable. The young men who have gone through the baseball program under his guidance illustrate the special investment that he has made into the success of each of their lives, both on and off the field. Paul, Kenan and their children will always be a part of our Northwestern family.” Continue reading Northwestern’s Paul Stevens To Retire
Hey, it was finally opening day in College Baseball. As always, opening day is full of upsets from mid-major over teams with very high expectations. Here are some of the highlights of the first day of action. Continue reading CBD Around the Horn for Feb. 13th
Rosemont, Ill. – Maryland was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Championship as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three student-athletes from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. The Terrapins were followed in the preseason poll by Nebraska in second place, No. 3 Illinois, Indiana in fourth place, No. 5 Michigan and Ohio State in sixth place.
Maryland is coming off its first Super Regional appearance in program history and returns All-American infielder Brandon Lowe and pitcher Mike Shawaryn. Lowe batted .348 last season and tied for the team lead in RBI (42). Shawaryn set the program record with 11 wins last season. Kevin Mooney, who notched a program record 13 saves in 2014, also returns for the Terrapins. Lowe, Mooney and Shawaryn were named Maryland’s Players to Watch. Continue reading 2015 Big 10 Preseason Coaches Poll
The Big Ten’s football and basketball status is established in the nation’s consciousness; a national football championship this season and basketball teams, in and out of the Top 25, making multiple trips to the Final Four. Baseball, however, continues fight for national respect; last season the Big Ten was ranked as the 10th best conference nationally. Continue reading 2015 Big Ten Conference Preview
The Indiana Hoosiers held their annual media day on Monday featuring first year head coach Chris Lemonis. The Hoosiers are coming off a 44-15 campaign while going 21-3 in Big Ten play. They hosted a regional in Bloomington but were ousted by the Stanford Cardinal. You can check out interviews with Coach Lemonis and several players below. Continue reading Indiana Baseball holds Media Day
The Spartans will take on a host of perennial national powers, including trips out west to UCLA (Feb. 27-March 1) and Oregon (April 3-5) for a pair of three-game sets. MSU will also take on Oregon State (Feb. 14), Coastal Carolina (March 8) and Clemson (March 11) in non-conference action. Continue reading Michigan State releases 2015 Schedule
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team released its 2015 schedule, it was announced Monday. The program, which is entering its second season under head coach Rob Cooper, is scheduled to play five teams that reached the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
“We are very excited about the 2015 schedule,” said Cooper. “I strongly believe it is important to challenge our program with as tough of a schedule as possible. I believe this schedule does that, while making our program better. I hope to see Nittany Nation at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in 2015.” Continue reading Penn State releases 2015 Schedule