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Florida International releases 2014 Schedule

TurtleThomasFIUSmallMIAMI (Jan. 8, 2014) – With baseball season nearly approaching, the FIU baseball program has released its 2014 schedule. The 55-game slate will include 34 home games, teams from nine different conferences, two NCAA Tournament teams from 2013, a 2012 College World Series participant and the Miami Marlins in an exhibition on Feb. 27 in Jupiter, Fla. Continue reading


Freshmen Stand Out for Florida International

Experience is a valuable tool for any college baseball team, but what a team lacks in experience, they gain in emerging leaders and the energy of their freshman players. Florida International University boasts three freshmen who have become instrumental for the team, and will be top players in the conference in the next couple years. Continue reading


CBD Interview with FIU’s Turtle Thomas

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season today with an interview with Florida International head coach Turtle Thomas. The Panthers have made the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons going 40-20-1 in 2011 and 36-25 in 2010. The biggest issue is the fact that they have a 0-4 record in the NCAA Tournament over those seasons. You can check out the full audio interview with Coach Thomas below.  Continue reading


FIU Signs Turtle Thomas to Extension

MIAMI – FIU Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia announced today that Head Baseball Coach Henry “Turtle” Thomas has signed a new contract extension with the University through the 2016 season.

“Over the past four seasons, Turtle Thomas has done a tremendous job in building one of the nation’s top baseball programs,” Garcia said. “It is great to see that he will continue to have that opportunity over the next five years. He is one of the hardest-working coaches in the game and the success that the baseball program has had is a testament to that hard work and dedication.” Continue reading


Breaking down the CCBL All-Star Game by Conference/Teams

Since the Cape Cod Baseball League announced their 2011 All-Star Game rosters on Friday, lets take a look at what conferences and college programs have had the most success this summer. The leading conference this year is the Pac-10 conference which features eight players from seven different school. Coming in second place is the SEC which has six players from four different schools. Interesting enough, the ACC and Big East conference both have four players in the game this year which speaks to how strong the the Big East over the last couple of seasons. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional: Day 2 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Day 2 Recap.

Maine 4 FIU 1

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Jeffrey Gibbs (Toronto, Ontario) allowed just two hits over eight innings, while Tyler Patzalek (Burlington, Ontario) reached base five times as the University of Maine baseball team defeated Florida International University 4-1 in the Chapel Hill Regional off the NCAA baseball tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears will now face the loser of the #3 UNC vs. James Madison game on Sunday, June 5 at 1 PM. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional: Day 1 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional Day 1 Recap.

James Madison 11 Florida International 7

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 3, 2011 – James Madison charged ahead with a six-run seventh inning and sophomore D.J. Brown (Locust Grove, Va./Orange County) allowed three hits in 7 1/3 innings of relief in an 11-7 victory over FIU on Friday afternoon at North Carolina’s Boshamer Stadium. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Regional Preview: Chapel Hill

North Carolina

The Tar Heels (45-14) are a very quiet number 3 overall seed. With much of the national attention swinging toward Virginia and Vanderbilt, North Carolina is making its 26th NCAA appearance, and come into Regionals as one of the top eight seeds for the fourth time in five seasons. Continue reading


CBD Quick Hits for May 25th

College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading