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2012 NCAA Regional Preview: Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina pitcher Michael Roth
Senior pitcher Michael Roth is scheduled to start
South Carolina’s second game in the NCAA’s Columbia Regional.

 

Friday’s schedule

No. 3 seed Coastal Carolina (41-17) vs. No. 2 seed Clemson (33-26), Noon, ESPNU

No. 4 seed Manhattan (33-25) vs. No. 1 seed South Carolina (40-17), 4 p.m., ESPNU

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It’s the elephant in the room no one wants to deal with – yet.

When the NCAA Selection Committee set up the Columbia Regional the placement of Clemson, Coastal Carolina and South Carolina at the same venue – along with Manhattan – had baseball fans in South Carolina buzzing.

The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is a 24/7, 365 proposition in the Palmetto State. It’s hard to find a native sports fan that is neutral  about the rivalry – unless that person’s rooting interest is for another state school such as Coastal Carolina.

If a Clemson-South Carolina game does come about, you can expect a sellout crowd of 8,242 – more if the Columbia fire marshal is looking the other way – to have Carolina Stadium rocking.
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2012 CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 28th)

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
Purdue (44-12) ends the 2012 regular season as the #1 Mid-Major. The Boilermakers will make their first NCAA appearance since 1987 and will host (Gary, Indiana) a regional as announced Sunday. Purdue went 3-0 on their way to winning the Big 10 tourney title with a win over Ohio St and two wins over Indiana including a 6-5 win in the title game. Continue reading

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CBD Mid-Major Poll (May 21st)

By: Aaron Kirby
TCU (35-17) stays at #1 for the 3rd consecutive week. The Horned Frogs went 3-1 on the week, winning 1-0 at Oklahoma Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 vs San Diego St in MWC play. TCU finished the regular season tied for 1st with New Mexico at 18-6 in the MWC. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 30th)

By: Aaron Kirby
Purdue (34-7) is #1 for the 5th consecutive week. The Boilermakers went 3-1 on week, winning 3-2 at Illinois St on Tuesday and winning 2 of 3 from Michigan St in Big 10 play. Purdue has a 3 ½ game lead in Big 10 and steps out of conference play this weekend for HUGE series at UCLA. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 23rd)

Purdue (31-6) remains on top for 4th consecutive week. The Boilermakers won 12-2 at Illinois-Chicago Wednesday before they traveled to Nebraska in the Big 10 series of year to date. Purdue took game 1 Friday 8-5 and Nebraska evened series Saturday with an 8-3 win. Purdue won the series with an 8-3 win of their own on Sunday. With the series win Purdue sits in first place in Big 10, 3 ½ games ahead of Michigan St and Minnesota, at 12-3. According to warrennolan.com Purdue’s RPI is 11 which have them in very good position to host a regional. They can add to that resume in the next 2 weeks when they host Michigan St and then travel to UCLA for 3 game series May 5th-6th. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 16th)

By: Aaron Kirby
Purdue (28-5) remains at #1 for the 3rd consecutive week. The Boilermakers have won 8 games in row including 4-0 this week with 15-2 win at Ball State Wednesday and sweeping Illinois in Big 10 play. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (April 9th)

By: Aaron Kirby
The top 3 remain the same with Purdue (24-5) staying at #1 for second week in row. The Boilermakers had a perfect 4-0 week including sweeping their Big 10 series at Northwestern…………….. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Mid Major Poll (March 26th)

For the 3rd week in row we have a new #1. The week was not kind to the top 3 ranked teams, as they went a combined 3-10 for the week. Continue reading

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2012 CBD Mid-Major Poll (March 19th)

By: Aaron Kirby

For the second week in a row there is a new #1. TCU (11-6) moves up 2 spots to take over the top spot. The Horned Frogs had a perfect 5-0 week, beating Texas Tech on Tuesday, winning at UTSA Wednesday and sweeping UNLV on the road to open Mountain West play.

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