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
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
CHARLESTON, S.C. – CSU baseball player Will Bedenbaugh was killed in a single-car accident late Saturday night near his home in Prosperity, S.C., when his car ran off the road.
“Charleston Southern University and especially our CSU Baseball family are very saddened by the loss of Will Bedenbaugh,” said Buccaneer Head Coach Stuart Lake. “Will was a very special person to his teammates and coaches. He was a part of our very first recruiting class here that has done many great things on the field, in the classroom and community. We will honor Will throughout this 2011 season and in the future. He will forever be a part of CSU Baseball.”
Continue reading Charleston Southern’s Bedenbaugh Killed in Car Accident
The Metrodome in Minnepolis collapsed this morning after having heavy snow fall on the roof. The dome holds many college baseball games during the season in addition to being the early season home for the Minnesota Gophers. You can check out video from the collapse below. Continue reading Metrodome Collapses (Video)
ABC Action News out of Tampa recently ran an excellent feature on younger baseball players in there teenage years having ulnar collateral ligament aka “Tommy-John” surgeries after being overused during Little League and other year round travel team leagues. The feature makes the argument for pitch counts for young players. Continue reading Tommy John Surgery
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
WICHITA, Kan. – Lou Spry, who has served as the official scorer for the College World Series for more than 25 years, is the 36th recipient of the Wilbur Snypp Award, presented annually by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for outstanding contributions to college baseball. Continue reading Lou Spry named Wilbur Snypp Award Winner
There are a couple of Division 2 conferences right now that use wood-bats exclusively including the entire New England region. At an October meeting for the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA), they agreed on the following language: “The D-II Conference Commissioners Association endorses and supports the idea of wood bats, with the intention of NCAA Division II moving toward a wood bat-only division by 2012-13.”
The LSU Tigers released their 2011 schedule a few weeks ago, which features your typical 56 games (30 SEC and 26 OOC). The interesting part is that they will only leave Alex Box Stadium for two out of conference road games and one neutral site game at Zephyr Field in Metairie, LA. Is it good for College Baseball to have a marquee program play mostly home games? I thought we would take this time to see how different coaches around the country put together their respective schedules.
Darren Heitner of The Sports Agent Blog brought to my attention the case of Joseph Agnew against the NCAA that was filed in the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Agnew was a member of the Rice football program but his scholarship was not renewed for his senior season. Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice said they would look at the rule with special attention being shown by the department’s antitrust division. The rule could be considered as an anticompetitive restraint and basically a price-fixing agreement.
I don’t know much about these videos, but they were taped at Nebraska Wesleyan. Each of the videos are done in the style of the old Tom Emanski videos from the 1990’s. I highly recommend that you check out the videos below. I bet you laugh at least once during them. Remember to share it on Facebook and Twitter with the links below
Chase Parham of RebelGrove.com (Ole Miss Rivals Site) has an excellent article about how the new bat changes are affecting college coaches for the upcoming 2011 season. The NCAA put in new testing standards for this upcoming season which have significantly affected the “pop” in the bat. According to Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco he has seen several full batting practices fail to yield a homer. This is very interesting and will change the way College Baseball is played with more Texas style games of bunting and stealing while we will see less “Gorilla Ball” tactics in the spring.