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.
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.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona State Baseball program learned of their punishment from the NCAA after seven major violations and two secondary violations from 2004 through 2009. This was Arizona State’s ninth major NCAA violation in school history, with previous cases taking place in 2005 (football), 1997 (men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track), 1988 […]
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE NCAA Report available by clicking here. The findings of the NCAA concerning the ASU baseball program fall principally into four categories: 1) Violations stemming from poor record keeping 2) Making more than the permissible one phone call a week to recruits 3) The improper recruitment of one player 4) Use of student managers during practices […]
Sports Illustrated recently wrote an outstanding article on former NFL agent Josh Luchs who on multiple occasions paid potential clients with cash, concert tickets, and/or meals throughout his career in the industry. In light of these allegations it begs the question. Is this type of activity also going on in college baseball and if so […]
Tennessee Athletic Director Mike Hamilton confirmed that the baseball program is part of the NCAA ongoing investigation of the university. According to sources with GoVolsXtra, the probe involves two issues which are not major violations. The Vols went 30-26 last season while going 12-18 in the SEC missing the postseason tournament for the second straight […]
The NCAA is set to meet with Arizona State and Pat Murphy on Friday in Seattle according to a report from Jeff Metcalfe of The Arizona Republic. Pat Murphy was fired by Arizona State on November 20th by Athletic Director Lisa Love over the NCAA allegations that were getting investigated. (FULL ARTICLE)
According to a report by the Miami Herald, the University of Miami (FL) football, women’s track, and possibly baseball are facing an NCAA inquiry into recruiting violations by the coaches in which they sent impermissible text messages.
One of the most important stories in College Baseball in the last couple of years has been the Academic Progress Rates (APR) which have been historically low for college baseball student athletes. The NCAA implemented the policy during the 2007-2008 school year looking to improve the APR for baseball and it has risen since the […]
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE TEMPE, AZ – ASU announced that it has self-imposed sanctions and corrective actions on its baseball program for violating NCAA rules. These actions result from an investigation initiated by ASU in association with the Pacific-10 Conference in January 2008 and a subsequent investigation by the NCAA. “Arizona State University remains committed […]