This week’s subject for the PBS series American Experience is Pirates star Roberto Clemente. It will be aired Monday night, usually at 9 PM.
Our buddies over at Gotham Baseball Magazine have put out their weekly article about the Greater New York area baseball programs. The team of the week is Army after they took three out of four games against the Naval Academy over the weekend. The Beast of the week was Chris Simmons of Army who had a pair of three hit games and hit a homer in the week. The Pitcher of the week was George Brown of St. John’s who moved his record to 7-0 after pitching seven scoreless innings against UConn in a 10-5 victory. Continue reading
There has been some speculation over the last few months that this could be Augie’s last season with the University of Texas. Our good friend Alan Trubow of the Austin-American Statesman had the chance to speak with Augie about this very topic today.
Augie told Alan that he did not know where the rumors were coming from on him heading to California at the end of the season.
He put a stop to those thoughts right away. Continue reading
As we have reported throughout the last few months, the new rules regarding scholarship money will go into effect next year with up to thirty players on the team receiving compensation with a minimum scholarship of 25 percent. Continue reading
Bryan Roy who writes for The Wildcat Online (Univ. of Arizona) checks in with an article about how the uniform start date has been bad for college baseball. He states that it has hurt the student-athletes chances in the classroom. My biggest problem with this statement is that the Northern schools have had to deal with this for years so why should the Southern schools get away with it? The full article is available here.
Our good friend Chip Armonaitis of Gotham Baseball sent us a link to his Weekend Recap of the Gotham area baseball programs. There was only one major upset with Fordham beating Virginia Tech if you really want to call that an upset. Fordham is expected to be near the top of the A-10 this season while Virginia Tech is expected to finish last in most of the preseason projections. Continue reading
Jason Jarvis has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season per NCAA rules. This stems from questions over a online grade being lowered.
Jarvis of Scottsdale appealed an academic dishonesty accusation that led to an online grade being lowered. He was ineligible for the first game of the season then allowed to play through Tuesday. The appeal was heard Thursday.
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Bill Pennington has continued his series of articles on what a student athlete goes through on a day to day basis. The students have to juggle their school work around practice and game time and plus have some type of a personal life. Then the coach has to guard against the possibility of players getting their nose out joint if they find out that a certain team mate is getting more scholarship then they are. Please take the time to read this article and the other two from Bill Pennington.
Bill Pennington of the New York Time has written part two of three on what a coach has to go through in order to recruit a student athlete to his/or her campus. I found both articles to be very enlightening with a lot of detail. Please take the time to read the article if you are a parent or a student athlete. This will save you some headaches down the line if and when you reach this point.