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2013 Louisville NCAA Regional Preview

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Louisville’s season didn’t end as well as they would have liked. Just two games into the 2013 Big East tournament, and the Cardinals found themselves ousted by UConn. Though losing their opportunity at a national seed in the NCAA tournament, the Cardinals were selected to host the regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The theme in this four-team field? Pitching. Each team comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. At the same time, each squad boasts some talented arms, making this the regional tournament with arguably the deepest pitching pool. Continue reading

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CBD Opinion: Stop Grandstanding Miami!

MiamiDisappoinmentSmallI am absolutely tired of writing about these “Steroid” or “Performance-Enhancement” Drugs in College Baseball or any baseball. This has absolutely killed my interest in pro baseball and it is starting to filter into the college game. When I started writing on College Baseball many years ago, I was one of the few that actually covered the Steroid scandal with the Duke baseball team under former head coach Bill Hillier. The Blue Devils coaching staff “encouraged” steroid use by the players and the school continued to renew Hillier’s contract year after year. Continue reading

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Wright State to host 2013 Ron Fraser Classic

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RobCooperWrightStateThe Wright State baseball program and USA Baseball announced Thursday that the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, will play host to the 2013 Ron Fraser Classic to honor the late Ron Fraser.  The tournament will begin on Friday, February 15, and run through Sunday, February 17. Continue reading

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Miami (FL) Baseball Conditioning Coach Involved in PED’s Scandal

MiamiDisappoinmentSmallA scathing report about a major Performance Enhancement Drug investigation in the state of Florida came out on Tuesday from The Miami NewTimes which includes many connections to the University of Miami baseball program. This isn’t the first time that the Hurricanes baseball program has had issues with performance enhancement drugs as Frankie Ratcliff was arrested in the fall 2009 for having 101 grams of marijuana and 19 vials of HGH on him. (LINK)

In the report, Miami (FL) Strength and Conditioning Coach Jimmy Goins is implicated in the scandal. Goins has been serving as a strength and conditioning coach for the Miami baseball and track and field teams for the last nine years. Continue reading

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2013 Preseason ACC Coaches Poll

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ACCLogoGREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State has been selected as the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball preseason favorite in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.

The Wolfpack was named by six coaches as this year’s ACC team to beat, while North Carolina received four votes, and Florida State and Virginia one each. Continue reading

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Legendary Miami (FL) coach Ron Fraser Passes Away

RonFraserMiamiLegendary Miami (FL) Hurricanes head baseball coach Ron Fraser passed away on Sunday at the age of 79 after battling Alzheimer’s disease the last few years. Fraser led the Canes to two national titles in 1982 and 1985 while bringing the school to 12 College World Series appearances in 30 seasons. He changed the way College Baseball was dealt with across the country. You can check out all the tributes from across the country below. Continue reading

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Miami (FL) releases 2013 Schedule

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – On the day his team officially begins its 2012-13 campaign with the opening of fall practice, University of Miami head baseball coach Jim Morris released the team’s 2013 schedule Tuesday.

Miami’s 56-game regular season campaign, which includes 37 games inside Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, features 10 weekend series’ against Atlantic Coast Conference competition. Continue reading

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2012 NCAA Regionals Preview: Coral Gables

Coral Gables as a host site comes as a surprise to most, if not all of college baseball. The final host spot came down to a few SEC teams and an ACC team in Miami, and the selection committee opted to have a 3rd regional in the state of Florida, with Miami joining Florida State and Florida as host sites. The Coral Gables regional features two teams from Florida, one from New York, and one from Missouri. Joining the University of Miami (FL), are the Knights of Central Florida from Orlando, the Bears of Missouri State, and the American East Champion Seawolves of Stony Brook. It’s been deemed one of the toughest regionals of all 16 host sites, and action of the double-elimination tournament gets under at 2 PM ET on Friday when the #2 seeded UCF Knights face off vs. #3 seed Missouri state. First seeded Miami will then battle the four seed Stony Brook at 7 PM. The winner of the Coral Gables Regional will match up with the winner of the Baton Rouge (LSU) regional. Continue reading