Category Archives: General CBB News

DI Committee Changes To Flat-Seamed Baseballs For 2015 Championship

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The Division I Baseball Committee will move to the use of a flat-seamed baseball for its championship, starting with the 2015 Division I tournament.

Currently, raised-seamed baseballs are used in the Division I Baseball Championship.

Committee members made the decision to change to a flat-seamed baseball after research conducted this fall by the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory showed that flat-seamed baseballs launched out of a pitching machine at averages of 95 mph, a 25-degree angle and a 1,400 rpm spin rate traveled around 387 feet compared to raised-seamed baseballs that went 367 feet.
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Articles of the Week (October 6th)

CBDonWhite3Here are your Articles of the Week from College Baseball Daily. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily and on Facebook by clicking here.

1. Fall Ball Weekly Notes (October 4th)
2. Taking an Alumni Game Too Seriously?
3. Oregon State opens up Fall Practice (Photo Gallery)
4. Behind the Scenes with UCSB’s Woody Woodward
5. 2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (October 3rd)

We started up our Top 100 Players Countdown this week which can be checked out by clicking here while our listing of 2014 College Baseball Schedules are available here.

Liberty releases 2014 Schedule

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TomanLYNCHBURG, VA. – Ten games against 2013 NCAA Regional teams highlight the defending Big South Champion Liberty Flames baseball team’s 2014 schedule, which was released today by the program.

Coming off a year in which Liberty (36-29) advanced to its first NCAA Division I Regional final in program history and won its first Big South title since 2000, the Flames are slated to face NCAA Regional participants Coastal Carolina, Elon, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and UNCW during the 2014 season. Continue reading

CBD Column: West Coast League challenging the Cape?

Photo by Aaron Yost The West Coast League is growing quickly - both in membership and profile - as players discover the advantages of playing in a summer collegiate league that has teams in two states and a Canadian province.

Photo by Aaron Yost
The West Coast League is growing quickly – both in membership and profile – as players discover the advantages of playing in a summer collegiate league that has teams in two states and a Canadian province.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Playing on the Cape is still the goal for most collegiate players during their summer break.

Pro scouts flock to the league to look at prospects, but there’s a sense on the Left Coast that a summer in the West Coast League can prove a player’s ability to perform at the next level as well. Continue reading

Storify: Should Miami (FL) remove ARod’s Name from Stadium

ArodField_thumb.jpgMajor League Baseball yesterday announced a suspension for Alex Rodriguez for 211 games that runs through the rest of this MLB season and the 2014 season. The Miami Hurricanes baseball program is heavily invested in Alex Rodriguez as the baseball stadium is named after him and he is a member of the university’s board of trustees. We recently asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on if Arod’s name should be removed from the stadium. Here are some of the best reactions.  Continue reading

Biogensis and NCAA?

EricWhiteMaine2The big news of the day is the upcoming suspensions in MLB with the Biogensis case but why is the NCAA not investigating student-athletes which are involved in this scandal?

The most intriguing of Fischer’s revelations, though, was that there were NCAA athletes associated with his former employer. Does he mean college football players, college basketball, or both? Or possibly college baseball, where an increasing number of major-league players hone their skills before going pro? Given the number of athletes who play college sports, the potential for PED use is staggering–greater than that of all professional sports combined. But as Associated Press reporter Eddie Pells wrote back in 2011, an AP survey of more than 50 schools found that “policies were all over the map – with no consistency or integrated strategy to tie them together.”

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