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Color Barrier in College Baseball?

Cal Outfielder Cameron Hart
Cal Outfielder Cameron Hart

The Takeaway a show on public radio recently talked about the Racial makeup of college baseball players. It is an interesting show as they bring in a lot of different panelists who have an opinion on the topic. I think the main reason why we don’t see more African-Americans playing college baseball is the use of showcase camps which kids from an urban background struggle to afford. Continue reading

Opening Weekend Recap: Sunbelt Conference

Weekend Winners:  Middle Tennessee State was the big weekend winner, as they swept a three game home series with Missouri State.  Also posting impressive weekends were UALR, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana-Monroe, New Orleans, Troy, and Western Kentucky.  UALR took two of three games at home against Northern Iowa, and just missed a sweep with a one run loss on Saturday.  Florida Atlantic finished the weekend with a 2-1 series record against Fordham.  Florida International posted a 20 run Saturday in route to a two games to one series victory over Jacksonville.  Louisiana-Monroe hosted the ULM  and ended the weekend with a 2-1 record.  New Orleans won the first three games of their home series against Towson before losing the Sunday finale to open the season 3-1.  Troy lost a Friday contest against Kentucky in the Caravelle Resort Invitational before winning their next three games to end the tournament at a very solid 3-1.   Western Kentucky took a single game from Toledo on Friday night, but the Saturday and Sunday meetings were canceled due to inclement weather. Continue reading

MLB Network set to show Doubleheader on Saturday

The new MLB Network will be showing the MLB Urban Invitational game on Saturday. The first game between Bethune-Cookman and San Diego will start at 5pm Eastern time. The second game will feature San Diego State led by MLB legend Tony Gwynn taking on Southern University at 8:30pm. So if you are stuck home like I am in New England, these are some of the best games available on your cable provider. If you know of any free webcasts feel free to post a link to them in the comment section of this post.

Opening Day

It has been a long journey over the last eight months but here we are again with Opening Day of college baseball upon us. We already have one game in the books with Florida Gulf Coast defeating Central Michigan 4-3 behind a Brad Roberts eighth inning triple to drive in the winning run. (Full Recap available here.)

There are many questions around College Baseball this season. Does the ACC finally end their run of futility at the College World Series? The last title won by an ACC squad was in 1955 when Wake Forest grabbed the title.

What are your biggest questions this season?

Central Arkansas has New Home

Central Arkansas second baseman Josh Huffman earned second-team All-Southland Conference honors last season after batting .366 Courtesy: Southland.org
Central Arkansas second baseman Josh Huffman earned second-team All-Southland Conference honors last season after batting .366.Courtesy: Southland.org

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

The players on the field and the stadium they are playing in will both look a lot different this season for the University of Central Arkansas Bears baseball team.

UCA will be playing in a brand new stadium when they open the season at 3 p.m. on Friday against UT Martin. The Bears have been practicing in the new facility since early January and have watched the daily progress of their new home.

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Kyle Long in some more trouble

We all know about Kyle Long withdrawing from Florida State due to academic issues but news comes to light today. NBC 29 of  Charlottesville Virginia is reporting that Long was driving the wrong way on a street where he was pulled over. He failed two sobriety checks and was taken into custody. When he arrived at the police station, he took a breathalayzer test where he had a BAC of 0.10. Continue reading