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Memphis Tigers connection to Super Bowl

Current New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has a personal connection with the Memphis baseball program. Gostkowski pitched for parts of four years with the baseball program and was in the Tiger’s dugout when he received the call from Bill Belichick to inform him that he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft. You can check out a full interview with Coach Schoenrock of Memphis on the experience of coaching a future NFL All-Pro on the baseball diamond below. Continue reading Memphis Tigers connection to Super Bowl

2015 American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll and Awards

AACLogoPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Houston was picked as the preseason favorite in the 2015 American Athletic Conference preseason baseball poll, as voted on by the conference’s eight head coaches. UCF, which received two first-place votes, ranked second, while conference newcomer East Carolina was selected as third. Cincinnati OF Ian Happ was voted the Preseason Player of the Year, while USF’s Jimmy Herget was tabbed as Preseason Pitcher of the Year. Continue reading 2015 American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll and Awards

South Florida releases 2015 Schedule

LockwoodUSFTAMPA (Dec. 4, 2014)—University of South Florida head baseball coach Mark Kingston released his team’s schedule for the 2015 season on Thursday. This season’s slate features 10 games against teams that played in the NCAA tournament, including one College World Series team.

The 56-game schedule will have the Bulls playing 15 games against teams who finished the 2014 season in the top-50 RPI, including eight against the top 25. Continue reading South Florida releases 2015 Schedule

UCF releases 2015 Schedule

UCFRooney.jpgORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – UCF released the 2015 baseball schedule on Wednesday afternoon with the home opener set for Feb. 13 against Siena at the UCF Baseball Complex. The slate includes 32 home games including a three-game series against SEC-foe Ole Miss (Feb. 27-Mar. 1) followed by a midweek matchup with Florida (Mar. 3).

After finishing second in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference, head coach Terry Rooney and his staff have created a challenging slate against some of the best teams in the nation. UCF battles against 10 teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a season ago including Arkansas, Bethune-Cookman, Columbia, Florida, Florida State, Houston (Super Regional), Miami (Fla.), Maryland (Super Regional), Ole Miss (College World Series) and Sienna. Continue reading UCF releases 2015 Schedule

UCF holds Annual Scout Day

UCFRooney.jpgThe UCF Knights held their annual scout day on Tuesday afternoon as Knights’ position players showed their speed in the 60-yard dash, while also taking part in pro-style fielding sessions and batting practice. They finished the afternoon with a four-inning scrimmage with all healthy draft-eligible pitchers logging a full inning of work. You can check out a full video on the day below. Continue reading UCF holds Annual Scout Day

Memphis releases 2015 Schedule

DaronSchoenrockMemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. – Highlighted by 28 games at FedExPark, head coach Daron Schoenrock released the 2015 University of Memphis baseball schedule on Wednesday.

The Tigers open the season on February 13 at Oral Roberts, the first time the UofM opens on the road since 2007. Memphis gets an early road test as their first six scheduled games are away from FedExPark. Continue reading Memphis releases 2015 Schedule