PROVIDENCE, 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
CINCINNATI – Head coach Ty Neal and the University of Cincinnati baseball program released the 2015 schedule on Friday afternoon. The challenging slate will feature six teams that participated in the 2014 NCAA tournament, including one team that advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals and another squad that reached the College World Series.
Additionally, the Bearcats will host 23 home games at a newly updated Marge Schott Stadium. The field underwent a turf renovation this past summer. Continue reading Cincinnati releases 2015 Schedule
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team has begun a synthetic turf installation project for Marge Schott Stadium that is scheduled to be completed on August 28. The project will remove the current playing surface and replace it with a state-of-the-art surface covering the entire field.
Cincinnati has selected local contractor The Motz Group for the installation. The Motz Group has been a provider of world-class athletic surfaces for nearly 40 years. If you’ve walked on a synthetic turf system in and around the region, there is a good chance it’s a Motz field. Continue reading Cincinnati begins Synthetic Turf Installation
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 5 on our countdown is Cincinnati sophomore outfielder Ian Happ. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native attended Mount Pleasant High School. He was a four-year letter winner where he helped guide the Blue Devils to a top eight finish in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2012. In his high school career, he accumulated a .449 career average with 33 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 65 RBIs. Continue reading 2014 CBD Top 100 Countdown: 5. Ian Happ (Cincinnati)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Louisville Cardinals enter the season as the unanimous 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference favorite after advancing to the College World Series for the second time in school history last season. Louisville received eight first-place votes and 64 points in the coaches’ preseason poll. Three teams tied for second place, as UCF, UConn and Houston all received 47 points. Continue reading 2014 Preseason American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll
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CINCINNATI – Head Coach Ty Neal and the University of Cincinnati baseball team announced their 2014 season schedule on Monday. The slate will feature 25 home games for the Bearcats as well as six opponents that participated in the 2013 NCAA tournament.
The Bearcats will be playing their first season as part of the new American Athletic Conference. Joining Cincinnati in the American is UCF, Connecticut, Houston, Louisville, Memphis, Rutgers, USF and Temple. Eight of the league’s nine teams will qualify for the American Athletic Conference championship. The tournament will run from May 21-25, 2014 at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.
“We are excited about the 2014 season” said Coach Neal. “This team has been working hard and we are ready to finally see a different color jersey. We feel very fortunate to join the American Athletic Conference. The structure of the American schedule, combined with our geographic location, allows us to play a very competitive schedule that will prepare us for the postseason. The bonus to this is that Marge Schott Stadium provides an opportunity for schools to come to us and play in a first-class facility.” Continue reading Cincinnati releases 2014 Schedule
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CINCINNATI – Indiana University pitching coach Ty Neal, who is regarded as one of the top assistant coaches in college baseball, has been named the University of Cincinnati’s 27th baseball head coach, director of athletics Whit Babcock announced Friday.
Neal, a native of Southwest Ohio, has spent the last eight seasons at IU as the program’s top assistant and recruiting coordinator. He was previously an assistant for the Bearcats in 2004 and both played and coached at Miami (Ohio). The Hoosiers, playing at Florida State this weekend for a berth in the College World Series, are currently ranked No. 8 nationally and playing in the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time in school history. Continue reading Cincinnati names Ty Neal as Head Coach