Oregon State left-hander Ben Wetzler’s senior season is on hold for what appear to be the weakest of reasons.
A fifth-round draft pick in 2013 by Philadelphia, Wetzler could not come to an agreement with the Phillies and opted to return to the Beavers for one more shot at a College World Series title. Reportedly, he left a mid-six-figure signing bonus in making that decision. Continue reading
Southeastern Louisiana announced on Tuesday that the baseball program will lose a scholarship for the 2014 and 2015 seasons due to NCAA violations including 137 student athletes over five years for a lack of institutional control. You can check out the full NCAA press release on the case below. Continue reading
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GREENVILLE, N.C – East Carolina University Director of Athletics Terry Holland announced Tuesday that Pirate head baseball coach Billy Godwin will serve a two-week suspension without pay as a department-imposed corrective action for a self-reported National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) violation that involved impermissible housing benefits for volunteer coaches. Continue reading
Arizona State appeal of their one year postseason ban has been denied. This means that the Sun Devils will be ineligible for the 2012 postseason for violations that occurred under previous head coach Pat Murphy. College Baseball Daily will have more information as it becomes available.
Arizona State is appealing their one year postseason ban today in Dallas, Texas. The Sun Devils had multiple major violations under former head coach Pat Murphy. ASU must prove in their hearing that it did not break NCAA rules, there was procedural error by the infractions committee or the penalties were “excessive and an abuse of discretion.” Continue reading
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MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine University recently discovered that it had failed to properly administer financial aid awards to a number of its student-athletes. After discovering the error, Pepperdine contacted the NCAA and is taking immediate steps to rectify this issue and to review all of its athletics compliance processes. Continue reading
The University of Tennessee received their Notice of Allegations in Football and Basketball but the baseball program was not included. The baseball team was originally included in the Letter of Inquiry by the NCAA for two minor violations according to an earlier report in September.
Pat Murphy, formerly of Arizona State, recently spoke with The Register-Guard about the violations that have been leveled against him and the Sun Devils program in the past couple of months. Murphy states several times in the article that he should not have lost his job over the violations but I tend to disagree with him. Continue reading
We are now within 50 days of the start of the College Baseball season. I thought we would take a look at my top ten storylines for the upcoming season. We did put out our 2011 College World Series Predictions back on July 6th. Continue reading
Arizona State University will appeal the postseason ban which was levied against them this past week for NCAA violations under former head coach Pat Murphy according to the Arizona Republic. ASU president Michael Crow confirmed the appeal but Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love and baseball coach Tim Esmay have not spoken about the situation. Continue reading