Two of the nation’s most prominent collegiate athletic conferences have come to an agreement to participate in a unique and ground-breaking season-opening baseball tournament in Florida. The inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, will feature 27 games February 20-22, 2009, at various spring training venues in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, API Marketing announced today.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No. 2 North Carolina pounded out a season-high 22 hits and had five pitchers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 17-0 win over Charlotte Tuesday at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. The Tar Heels (35-7) became the first team in the nation to reach the 35-win mark and extended their season-best winning streak to 10 games with the victory. Continue reading →
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WINTER PARK, Fla. – A two-run home run by senior Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) lifted the Holy Cross baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Georgetown. The Crusaders improve to 3-5 on the season while the Hoyas drop to 5-5 overall. Continue reading →
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Senior Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) drove in two runs for the Holy Cross baseball team but it wasn’t enough as Georgetown outlasted Holy Cross, 5-4, in extra innings today during the Rollins Baseball Week Tournament. The Crusaders fall to 0-5 on the season while Georgetown improves to 5-3. Continue reading →
The Brown Bears have announced that former BU player Dave Cunningham has been added to the coaching staff. He picked was a four year starter for the Terriers and team captain during his final two seasons. The full press release is available here.
Georgetown has also picked up a new assistant coach in Curtis Brown. He comes with experience as a pitching coach with ACC school Wake Forest and Richmond. He played his college ball from 1994-98 for the Spiders before moving into the coaching ranks. The full press release is available here.
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St. John’s, which won 41 games and claimed a share of the BIG EAST regular-season title last year, has been chosen as the favorite to win the 2008 conference championship by the 12 BIG EAST head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own teams. Continue reading →