Category Archives: Conference USA

Tulane releases 2014 Schedule

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RickJonesNEW ORLEANS – The 2014 Tulane baseball program will travel to both coasts, and quite a few places in between, as they released their schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by 32 home games at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, and 55 games overall.

Tulane will play 15 games against opponents who participated in the NCAA Regionals in 2013, including Conference USA opponent Rice, who won the C-USA Championship last year, and league newcomer UTSA, who Tulane took down in two of three contests last season. Both series will be home for the Green Wave, as UTSA will visit Greer Field at Turchin Stadium from April 4-6, while Rice comes one week later from April 11-13. Continue reading

East Carolina releases 2014 Schedule

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JeffHoffmanECUFeaturedGREENVILLE, N.C. – Thirty-two home games at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium, including the 11th-Annual Keith LeClair Classic, highlight the 2014 East Carolina baseball schedule announced Friday morning by head coach Billy Godwin.

The 2014 slate features 18 games against teams that earned a bid to the 2013 NCAA Regionals, 25 against teams with 35-plus wins and 14 that finished ranked in the national polls. Continue reading

Florida Atlantic releases 2014 Schedule

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FAULogo.jpgBOCA RATON, Fla. – Following its spectacular 2013 season, the Florida Atlantic University baseball team has announced its 2014 schedule as the Owls embark on their first season in Conference USA. FAU finished 2013 ranked No. 24 in the NCAA poll, won the Sun Belt Tournament Championship and advanced to the Chapel Hill Regional. Continue reading

Rice releases 2014 Schedule

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GrahamRice.jpgHOUSTON – In addition to holding the team’s first fall practice of 2013 on Monday afternoon (Sept. 30) at Reckling Park, Rice head baseball coach Wayne Graham announced the Owls have finalized the program’s new 2013-2014 schedule.

Now entering his 23rd season at the helm of the Rice program, coach Graham welcomed back 21 returning lettermen from last year’s team that earned a 19th-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Owls return six offensive starters in the batting order and ten veteran pitchers who helped lead the 2013 team to a 44-20 record and to both the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles. Seven of ten newcomers on the team are freshmen from the high school ranks and three are joining Rice as transfers. Continue reading

Memphis releases 2014 Schedule

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DaronSchoenrockMemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis Baseball announced its schedule for the 2014 season, a 56-game slate that features 30 home games at FedExPark.

“One of the things we’ve always been able to do is put together a very attractive home and road schedule that enhances three things,” head coach Daron Schoenrock said. “We want to showcase our city with the baseball history that we have here and we want to showcase our facility with the upgrades that have been done. We want to enhance our players chances of being seen in player development on a professional level. This schedule also provides the opportunity to advance to postseason play based on the RPI formula.” Continue reading

Former MTSU Coach John Stanford Passes Away

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StanfordMTSUMURFREESBORO - John Stanford, an icon in Middle Tennessee athletics, passed away on July 1 at the age of 77.

Stanford, a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, played for the Blue Raider baseball program from 1960 to 1963 then became the head coach from 1974 to 1987. In 1987 he took over as athletic director where he served until 1994. Continue reading

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2013 Raleigh Super Regional: NC State 5 Rice 4

ChrisOvermanNCStateFeaturedIConRALEIGH, N.C. – NC State advanced to its first College World Series since 1968 by winning the longest super regional game in history, 5-4, in 17 innings over Rice on Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park.

The Wolfpack (49-14) tied the school record for most wins in a season, but they had to do it with a riveting three-run ninth to force extra innings. Rice (44-20) took a 1-0 lead with a solo homer in the bottom of the first, and extended it to 2-0 with another in the sixth. A third solo home run made the score 3-1 through seven after the Pack’s first run of the game in the top half. Continue reading