SeBaseball.com has posted a recent article on the Boston College Baseball program. They expect BC to compete for a spot in the ACC Tournament this upcoming season and possibly get a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The full article available here.
New Notre Dame Head Coach Dave Schrage has released the 2007 baseball schedule. They will continue their tradition of opening the season in San Antonio with one game against Prairie View A & M and two games with Texas State. They were scheduled to play Northwestern in a 3 game set but Northwestern had to back out at the last minute. The Irish will also participate in the Baseball at the Beach Tournament at Coastal Carolina with UNC-Wilmington and TCU joining them. They also head down to Stetson to participate in that tournament with perennial power Nebraska joining Stetson and Iowa in the tourney. There is no major surprises in their schedule with no trip to Uconn this year the College Baseball Blog Staff will not see the Irish. I hope Head Coach Dave Schrage good luck on the season and hope they make it back to Omaha and continue the tradition of Paul Mainieri.
Notre Dame released the signings for the 2007-2008 season recently and that article can be found here.
George Horton checks in with his comments on the team for the 2007 season after fall practice. He lost a ton of talent from last years team and has to replace them with inexperienced players if he wants to make it back to Omaha. The full season preview is available here.
The Duke Blue Devils have released their 2007 schedule. They will compete in the East Carolina Invitational this year on February 23rd-25th. The ACC portion of the schedule has two highlights on the season with Florida State and Georgia Tech visiting Durham. In addition to FSU and GT, Boston College, Maryland, and Virginia Tech come in for ACC teams. The schedule is extremely challenging for second-year Head Coach Sean McNally but they are headed in the right direction. They have to replace Dan Otero who served as the Number 1 pitcher for the Blue Devils because he transferred to South Florida to join Lelo Prado in building a power.
Full Schedule available here.
Rivals has posted a new Mailbag which talks about issues with Florida State, Ohio State, Georgia, and East Carolina. Kendall Rogers does an excellent job covering college baseball and check out his mailbag here.
Christian Staehely of Princeton has been named to the 2007 Roger Clemens Award Watch list for the upcoming season. He posted a strong season in 2006 including leading the Princeton Tigers to their sixth NCAA appearance in the last 11 years. He posted a 5-2 record with a 2.57 ERA during the regular season. He also carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Arkansas but ended up losing the game after having the no-hitter broken up. This summer he was a member of the Cotuit Kettleers where he went 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA against the best college baseball players in the country. He is one person to keep your eye on this season and the College Baseball Blog will be attending his start at Harvard this year.
Full press release available here.
The Courier News checks in with an article on the new draft rules and how they will impact the baseball program at Elgin Community College. They are one of the top Juco teams in the country and they consistently send players to Division 1 colleges or the MLB draft. The article believes that there will be very little effect on the baseball team at Elgin.
You can read the full article here.
SEBaseball has posted a preview on the Citadel Baseball team for the 2007 season. The team should compete for an NCAA bid in the very strong and underrated Southern Conference.
You can read the full preview here.