The conference matchup of the weekend is between #3 Oklahoma and #12 Texas A&M in Norman. Oklahoma was the winner of 16 straight games before hitting a three-game skid against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Arizona. The Aggies lead the league in pitching, but have struggled at times with the bat. Continue reading Big 12 Weekend Preview (3/18-3/20)
After 165 Big 12 games this season, a few freshmen have distanced themselves from the rest of the class of 2011. While each team has at least one player who has broken from the pack, some teams like Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Nebraska have been blessed with two such players. Continue reading Big 12 Impact Freshmen (3-16)
The ACC had three of their top programs head on the road for non-conference games on Friday night highlighting the national slate. The 2011 National Champion South Carolina hosted Clemson while Miami made the trip north to Gainesville, and Florida State headed to Athens, GA. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for March 4th
Here is the weekend’s final Big 12 recap. The league finished today 9-1, and 27-7 over the weekend. Continue reading Big 12 Recap (February 20)
We will be hosting a full Q and A on Sunday night at 8pm on the site with Brian Foley, William Knox, Mark Rafferty, Kat Cornetta, Ryan Rosenblatt from BruinsNation.com, and a couple of other guests. Remember to sign up for a reminder on the right side for the chat. Here are some of my thoughts from Day 2 of action around the country. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for Feb. 19th
Nebraska 8 (1-1) Air Force 1 (0-2)
• Freshman Jon Keller (1-0) picked up the win in his first career start for Nebraska, allowing only three hits and striking out six.
• SS Chad Christensen connected on his first home run of the year in the eighth inning.
• Christensen, Kale Kiser, and Cory Burleson all had two hits in the contest. Continue reading Big 12 Recap (February 19)
- Texas State starter Mitchell Pitts looked great with his command, striking out seven batters over six innings, giving up two runs on two hits and one walk.
- Texas State 1B Casey Kalenkosky was 3-3 today with two runs, two RBI and a double. Kalenkosky was a JUCO All-American last season at Cisco Junior College Continue reading Big 12 Recap (February 18)
The Big 12 opens the week with a promising schedule. Texas Tech hosts a tournament, while Nebraska and Missouri are both participating in tournaments away from home. No. 6 Texas plays host to Maryland, with No. 5 Oklahoma playing host to William and Mary. Most of the other match-ups favor the Big 12 teams, including no. 32 Baylor/Oral Roberts, no. 16 Texas A&M/LeMoyne, Oklahoma State/Bryant and Kansas State/Pacific. Unfortunately, Kansas travels to Fort Worth to take on no. 3 TCU, which won’t be good for the early season record.
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Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to claim the Big 12 baseball regular season championship heading into the 2011 season, in a vote of the league’s head coaches. In 2010, the Sooners made their 10th College World Series appearance and first trip to Omaha since 1995. It marks the first time in Big 12 history OU has been selected as the top pick in the preseason poll (records dating back to 1999). Continue reading 2011 Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll
The Big 12 Conference had a good season in 2010, boasting a CWS team in Oklahoma, and seeing the Texas Longhorns compile an incredible 24-3 conference record, with half the members making the post season. 2011 promises good things for the league. Four teams have been ranked in the NCBWA poll, with a total of six players earning spots on the NCBWA All-American teams. Continue reading 2011 CBD Season Preview: Big 12