By: John Lockwood
After a very exciting first week of Missouri Valley Conference play, the red hot Salukis of Southern Illinois sit atop the conference (at least for the time being) with a spotless 3-0 record after sweeping Evansville last weekend. Creighton, Indiana State and Missouri State are all tied for second with 2-1 conference records. The mid-week was not particularly kind to the teams of the Valley however, as the MVC posted a combined record of 3-7 on Tuesday and Wednesday. As well, in the four games against SEC/Big 12 teams, the conference was just 1-3—with the lone win coming in Creighton’s 7-6 walk-off finish against Kansas State. Continue reading Missouri Valley Conference Weekend Preview (April 15th-17th)
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 27, today. North Carolina freshman third baseman Colin Moran was named National Hitter of the Week, while UCLA junior right-hander Trevor Bauer was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. Continue reading NCBWA National Players of the Week
By: Aaron Kirby
Fresno St(11-2) and TCU(10-5) continue to flip flop #1 and #2. Week 4 Fresno St jumps back to #1 after a 3-1 week where they beat #20 Cal St Bakersfield mid week before taking 2 of 3 at Nebraska. TCU drops back to #2 after also going 3-1, picking up a mid week win vs UTA and taking 2 of 3 from Houston Baptist. One of the more shocking results of the week, and there were no shortage of them, was previously winless Houston Baptist(0-13) beating TCU and Matt Purke 7-4 on Saturday. Continue reading 2011 CBD Mid-Major Poll (March 14th)
In our weekly installment with The Pulse on Campus on Thursday, I had a chance to talk with Tyler Pyburn about some of the top stories of the past week and some series to watch this weekend. Check out the video below. Continue reading Checking in with The Pulse On Campus (Video)
The last two years the story around college baseball was about the composite bats and how certain schools were rolling the bats to get more power out of the bat. On Sunday, when the South Carolina Gamecocks visited Clemson, South Carolina’s Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a homer in the first inning. Clemson catcher Spencer Kieboom picked up the bat as Bradley Jr. was rounding the bases where he recognized that the bat was hot to touch. Clemson head coach Jack Leggett came out to question the bat with home plate umpire Randy Harvey, who is a veteran in the industry. After a brief discussion, Bradley Jr. and the Gamecocks were allowed to continue to use the bat. Continue reading Is Bat Warming the new “Bat Rolling”?
In our weekly installment with The Pulse on Campus, Tyler Pyburn has Brian Foley on to talk about some of the surprises of the early season, good and bad, as well as the series to watch this weekend. Video after the jump.
Continue reading Checking in with The Pulse On Campus (VIDEO)
The NCAA released a study on the amount of time a student-athlete spends on their specific sport during the season. NCAA rules state that coaches can take only 20 hours a week of their players’ time, regardless of the sport. The amount of time an athlete spends on their sport came under scrutiny with Michigan football recently being sanctioned for the practice time violations. Continue reading NCAA Survey delves into Practice Time
The NCAA released their 2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Figures which is led by four SEC schools. The LSU Tigers lead the pack with an average of 10,673 fans in 37 games. Arkansas comes in second with 7,704 fans while Ole Miss comes in third with 6,759 fans edging out fourth place South Carolina by an average of one fan. Texas is the first non-SEC school in fifth place with an average of 6,571 fans. You can check out the rest of the Top 50 below. Continue reading 2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Leaders
Mike Zhe of Seacoastonline.com reports that there will be a new collegiate summer baseball league in New England called the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The league will have teams on Martha’s Vineyard, the Seacoast NH area, Nashua NH, and one to three more teams for the 2011 season. The league is expected to expand in the 2012 season as they try to take on the NECBL as being the second best collegiate league in New England. Continue reading Futures Collegiate Baseball League Announced