We will be providing Daily Recaps on Conference USA throughout the season. All the recaps are from the school’s press releases.
Central Florida 17, Florida A&M 1
ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) – A festive crowd of 1,282 ventured to Opening Day at Jay Bergman Field Friday and had a lot to cheer about as UCF routed Florida A&M, 17-1. The Knights’ 17 runs tied a school record for most in a season-opener, as they also Continue reading
FROM PRESS RELEASE
Clearwater, Fla. – The Liberty Flames plated four runs in the fourth inning and never looked back in a 6-2, season-opening victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Friday afternoon in the first game of the Clearwater Invitational at Jack Russell Stadium
Winning in head coach Jim Toman’s coaching debut, the Flames move to 1-0, while the Fighting Irish fall to 0-1. Continue reading
The BC-GA Southern game tonight has been postponed until tomorrow. The teams will play a doubleheader tomorrow starting at 2:30 pm. The second game will start 30 minutes after the first one. The full release from GA Southern is available here.
Eric Sorensen checks in on the SWAC, Southern Conference and the SEC as he heads down the final stretch of previews.
FROM CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE
College of Charleston, 2007 Southern Conference regular-season co-champion, is the favorite to win the 2008 crown according to a vote of the league’s coaches. The Cougars picked up five of a possible 10 first place votes and finished with a total of 86 votes. Continue reading
Wofford baseball player Charles Tutan Eller allegedly trying run a lady off the road on Wednesday evening. He is facing charges of Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature. Eller told police according to media reports that he was too drunk to remember the incident. The full article is available here from the Spartansburg Herald-Journal.
The Charleston Post and Courier writer Ken Burger wrote an excellent article about John Pawlowski facing some a major challenge off the field. His 13-year old daughter Mary-Louise has been diagnosed with PNET (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) which is a rare form of cancer which only affects two percent of children with cancer. The coach talks about how difficult it was to tell his daughter she has cancer and other issues arising from the situation. The full article is available here.
CSTV Editor Doug Kroll checks in with his weekly article about some of the off-season coaching moves. The biggest move was George Horton heading to Oregon to restart the Duck program. This set off a chain reaction as UC-Irvine head coach Dave Serrano went to Fullerton while former USC coach Mike Gillespie came out of retirement to take over the UC-Irvine job. He also talks about Kevin O’Sullivan who took over Florida after being an assistant with Clemson, Turtle Thomas went down to Florida International from Arizona State where he was a longtime assistant, and finally with Todd Raliegh taking over Tennessee after being the head coach at Western Carolina. The full article is available here.
Our good friend Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com has started doing previews of conferences for the 2008 season.He is one of the top college baseball writers in the country with the depth of his knowledge about the players and coaches across the country. The previews are brief but informative especially the lower level conferences. Continue reading
FROM PRESS RELEASE
TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona has been ranked No. 1 in Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s Fabulous 40 pre-season NCAA Division I poll.
The Wildcats have their strongest team since winning national championships in 1976, 1980 and 1986 as nine position player starters are back along with seven superb pitchers from a team which finished second in the Pac-10 Conference a year ago with a 42-17 overall record. Continue reading