Category Archives: Sun Belt

ARIZONA NO. 1 IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWSPAPER POLL

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

Five schools release 2008 Schedules

We continue to get schedules in from around the country almost daily as many schools are finalizing the 2008 slate. We have linked below the schools that have put out their 2008 schedule recently.

Samford
UMass
George Washington
Marist
Texas Pan-American

Photo is the courtesy of Samford University

The APR Battle


Kevin Cooney, the head coach at Florida Atlantic University, checks in with an article about the battles of the APR. The APR is a rating system for the athletic programs in the university which is based on the graduation rate and the eligibility of the student-athletes. Kevin’s article discusses the pros and cons of the new system. In the article, he shows many examples of situations that arose last season.

Article can be found here.

There is also an article from the Austin-American Statesman about the Texas Baseball program getting a scholarship back after having it stripped from them over a substandard score on the APR. I think if we want to follow the rules of the APR then Texas should have lost this scholarship. What has changed since they lost the scholarship?

The full article can be accessed here.

Super Regionals Matchups Set!!


The Regionals are over and now we can focus on the 16 teams fighting for the 8 spots in Omaha.

Friday through Sunday Super-Regionals

Oral Roberts at Clemson

College of Charleston at Georgia Tech

Missouri at Cal St. Fullerton

North Carolina at Alabama

Saturday through Monday Super-Regionals

Oklahoma at Rice

South Carolina at Georgia

Miami of Florida at Ole Miss

Stanford at Oregon State

A Full preview will be coming for each series in the coming days. So please come back.