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.
Bill Pennington of the New York Time has written a very comprehensive article on the actual dollars for a scholarship. If you are a Parent or a student athlete please take the time to read this article. It goes in depth to all the sports on how a scholarship is divided up and what a coach goes through to divide those dollars up. The full article is available here.
The Charleston Post and Courier writer Ken Burger wrote an excellent article about John Pawlowski facing some a major challenge off the field. His 13-year old daughter Mary-Louise has been diagnosed with PNET (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) which is a rare form of cancer which only affects two percent of children with cancer. The coach talks about how difficult it was to tell his daughter she has cancer and other issues arising from the situation. The full article is available here.
Perfect Game CrossChecker are posting a series of previews about the top 100 teams in the nation. The top team has been released with University of South Carolina ranked Number 1 but from 2-49 have not been released but will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. The listing of teams from 51-100 are available here.
The University of Missouri in St. Louis lost the appeal case that was pending in the courts about current head baseball coach Jim Brady’s charges of age discrimination against the university. The administration asked every coach over 40 years old to sign a contract that they will go over .500 or resign the position. I really haven’t been following this story so the full article is here.