On Monday, I was approached by one of the producers of The Loose Cannons which is one of the top radio shows in the Los Angeles market. The show airs on 570 AM from 12pm-4pm Pacific time and features co-hosts Mychal Thompson who played for the Los Angeles Lakers among other teams, Steve Hartman who is one of the top sportscasters in LA and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs who is known for his crazy antics. I was on the show discussing the final games of the College Baseball Regionals and previewing the upcoming Super Regionals. The full interview is available by clicking here.
Specifically, Scott is the Manager of Championship Sports for men’s soccer, Division II men’s basketball, wrestling, and baseball.
The main topic was the NAIA’s “direct qualification” scheme which goes into effect for the 2009 season. The NAIA announced a few months ago that the field for the Baseball National Championship would consist of the host team and the winners of nine double-elimination “sectional” tournaments. Conference champions would be automatic qualifiers for the sectional tournaments. Continue reading Interview with Scott McClure, NAIA Manager of Championship Sports
Aman Reaka and myself have been accumulating a bunch of questions from our readers over the past few weeks about the upcoming MLB draft. We have picked out the five best questions that have been sent to us and have answered them below. Continue reading CBB Draft Q and A
The College Baseball Blog recently had a chance to ask Sawyer Carroll who is the top hitter on the Kentucky Wildcat baseball team and among the best players in the SEC. The Wildcats are currently 21-2 overall with a conference mark of 4-2 in the tough SEC. Carroll is leading the team in many offensive categories including a .481 average, seven homers, and 33 RBI. Carroll was an 18th round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals but decided to return for his senior season which has been a great decision based on the numbers he has put up during the early portion of the season. Continue reading CBB Interview with Sawyer Carroll (Kentucky)
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Host David Miller of “Think Out Loud” a radio show on Oregon Public Radio recently contacted us about being a guest on his recent show about the upcoming baseball season. They discuss what people in Oregon do without having a professional team to follow like many people around the nation. Oregon does have one of the best baseball programs in the nation with Oregon State and University of Oregon will be adding the program starting next school year. The full show will be available soon on their website which is available here.
We are always welcoming to media members who want us as guests on their shows or a guest column.
I was recently contacted by The Baseball Zealot about being a guest on his most recent podcast. I came on and discussed some of the history of our great website, among previewing the 2008 season. We would like to thank The Baseball Zealot for letting us come on his show and discuss the entire nation. The full podcast is available by clicking here. I am always open to being a guest on any radio or podcast so feel free to contact us by clicking here.
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with head coaches with Notre Dame Head Coach Dave Schrage who is entering his second season in charge of the Irish program. Last year, his squad finished with an overall record of 28-28 and 11-14 in the Big East. The Fighting Irish will look to continue their success over the past ten years which started under current LSU coach Paul Mainieri. Continue reading CBB talks with Dave Schrage (Notre Dame)
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with head coaches checking in with Northeastern Head Coach Neil McPhee who is entering his 23rd season in charge of the team. Last year, his squad finished with an overall record of 24-22 and 12-17 in the CAA which was good enough for eighth place but did not qualify for the CAA tournament. This was the first time in 15 years that the Huskies missed out on their conference tournament. Continue reading CBB checks in with Neil McPhee (Northeastern)
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with head coaches checking in with St. Edward’s coach Rob Penders. He is entering his second season in charge of the Hilltoppers program after coming over from the University of Texas where he severed as the first base coach for Augie Garrido. Coach Penders come from a long line of family members who are coaches themselves. Rob’s brother Jim is the head baseball coach at Connecticut and his uncle is the head basketball coach at the University of Houston.
1) The St Edawrds Hilltoppers had a 43-15 overall record and went 31-9 in the Heartland Conference. Patrick Colgan (12-0, 1.97 ERA) is the only returning starting pitcher as you lost Niel Smith (7-3, 3.95 ERA) and Casey Plant(8-4, 4.31 ERA) but return closer David Wagner to the squad. Who do you expect to fill Smith’s and Plant’s spots in the rotation? Continue reading CBB talks with Rob Penders (St. Edwards)
The College Baseball Blog continues our series of interviews with head coaches checking in with new Holy Cross coach Greg DiCenzo. He is entering his first season in charge of the Crusader program after coming over from Northeastern. He takes over a Holy Cross club which went 12-23 and 8-11 in the Patriot League.
1. Greg, You are entering your first season as a Head Coach of a Division 1 program after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach with Northeastern. What is the biggest challenges you face in your first year with Holy Cross? Continue reading CBB talks with Greg DiCenzo (Holy Cross)