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FROM NCAA RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS – As part of the commemoration of the final Series in Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, the NCAA and College World Series, Inc., have announced the official College World Series Legends Team.
The 28 members of the Legends Team, pared down from an original list of 95 nominees, were selected after more than 100,000 votes were cast by college baseball fans, college baseball writers and Division I head baseball coaches. The members of the Legends Team are former student-athletes and coaches who had the best CWS performances throughout the 60 years the event has been played at Rosenblatt Stadium.
Continue reading NCAA And CWS, INC., Announce College World Series Legends Team
Scott Haltom had a bit of fun on Ole Miss’s trip to South Carolina a couple weekends back. You can check out the video here, but I’ll give you a quick run down of what we learned about the Rebels from this “Flipumentary”:
1) You never want to get into an argument with DH Matt Snyder, because he’s always right. Or if you’re Anthony Ranaudo, you don’t want to pitch against him either.
2) 3B Zach Miller sleeps in a crib at home
3) XBOX Games: Lego Indiana Jones > Call of Duty
4) Freshman LHP Jordan Cooper is the lost Jonas Brother
5) Golden Corral is the unofficial sponsor of Ole Miss Baseball
(UPDATE) Part 2 can be seen HERE. It is a must watch.
The UCSB Promotions department had a bit of fun two weekends ago with the “Gunnar Shades” promotion. The first 250 fans to the ballpark on Saturday, April 17th, were given the glasses. If our readers know of more promotions and videos like this, send them in to [email protected]:
Continue reading OT: UCSB Giveaway against Fullerton
This is you SLC recap for April 25th.
#20 Southeastern Louisiana 11 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3
Chris Franklin made the most of his first career start on the mound as he recorded a complete-game four-hitter and helped No. 20-ranked Southeastern Louisiana to an 11-3 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the final game of a Southland Conference series Sunday at Chapman Field.
Continue reading Southland Conference Recap April 25th
We continue to bring you the lighter side of our great sport with another great rain delay video from the Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic game over this past weekend. This is one of the better ones that I have seen in the last couple of years with some dancing and jokes played on the teams. Do you think it is better then the epic UConn-South Florida one from last year? (Click here for that one) My vote is still for the Division 3 danceoff between Lynchburg College and Christopher Newport University from two years ago. (Click here for that one).
Continue reading Epic Rain Delay Video
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – No. 5 Virginia earned a series victory against No. 2 Georgia Tech behind a strong pitching performance from junior Cody Winiarski on Sunday. Winiarski allowed one run in 5.1 innings on route to a 9-1 Virginia victory, stifling a prolific Georgia Tech lineup that hit four home runs in the first two games in the series.
Continue reading CBB Visit: No. 2 Georgia Tech at No. 5 Virginia (April 11th)
Men’s Head Basketball Coach Fred Hill is reportedly being let go by Rutgers University on Thursday, according to Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com The incident that is reportedly leading to the firing happened at the conclusion of the Pitt-Rutgers baseball game last Thursday at Bainton Field. Fred Hill’s father, Fred, is the longtime coach of the Rutgers Baseball team. It happened on April Fool’s Day, but this was no joke. Below is a recap of what happened, as told by Jerry Carino of MyCentralJersey.com on his Hoops Haven Blog:
Continue reading Rutgers Men’s Basketball Coach Fred Hill to be Fired for Baseball Game Tirade
UPDATED: Video added at bottom
#17 Vanderbilt dropped their second straight game to #8 Florida this afternoon, 7-3, but the bigger story concerns the health of reliever Corey Williams. Williams, a Redshirt Freshman who is 1-0 on the season in 12 relief appearances with a 2.65 ERA over 17 innings, took a line drive off the bat of Florida’s Austin Maddox in the bottom of the 7th. Williams reportedly was able to make the play on the ball, but was subsequently carted off.
I was alerted to this story from Vanderbilt Pitcher Sonny Gray’s twitter update that read:
"Tough loss but even tougher seeing a teammate go down.. Please pray for Corey Williams." – @SonnyGray2
Vanderbilt moves to 23-6 (4-4) on the season, while Florida improves to 20-6 (6-2).
Continue reading #17 Vandy Loses 2nd Straight to #8 Florida, Reliever Williams Carted Off Field
Omaha-World Herald writer David Hendee has a great article looking at former CWS General Chairman Jack Diesing Sr. who died this past week after complications with Parkinson’s disease. He worked with the College World Series for 46 years after taking over the position when his former boss at Brandeis Department Store in Omaha died.
Continue reading CWS patriarch Diesing dies