ESPN.com is reporting that MLB is set to suspend 20 players including former Miami (FL) third baseman Ryan Braun and the namesake of the Hurricanes stadium in Alex Rodriguez for their connection to the Biogenesis of America clinic. Former Miami pitcher Cesar Carillo has already been hit with a suspension of 100 games in the minors in March but denied being connected to the clinic.
So you ask what does this have to do with College Baseball?
Former University of Miami Strength and Conditioning coach Jimmy Goins spent the last nine years with the team before being let go when the story broke this fall. Continue reading MLB set to Suspend 20 Players; Miami Hurricanes Connected
Oklahoma State 7 Miami (FL) 1
Louisville 12 Oklahoma State 3
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma State advanced to the NCAA Louisville Regional final Sunday with a 7-1 win over Miami, but Louisville ended the Cowboys’ season by knocking them off by a 12-3 margin at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Cowboys, who were the Louisville Regional’s third-seeded team, finished their first season under head coach Josh Holliday with a 41-19 mark. Continue reading 2013 Louisville NCAA Regional Day 3 Recap
Oklahoma State 7 Bowling Green 3
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma State earned its first NCAA Tournament win in four years Saturday as the third-seeded Cowboys advanced in the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 7-3 win over fourth-seeded Bowling Green in an elimination game at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With its first NCAA tourney win since the 2009 NCAA Clemson Regional, the Cowboys improved to 40-18 overall as they also reached the 40-win mark for the first time since 2008. Continue reading 2013 Louisville NCAA Regional Day 2 Recap
Miami (FL) 7 Oklahoma State 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Behind a career day from catcher Garrett Kennedy and another strong start from southpaw Chris Diaz, the second-seeded Miami Hurricanes captured their NCAA Championship opener over third-seeded Oklahoma State by a final score of 7-0. Continue reading 2013 Louisville NCAA Regional Day 1 Recap
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 2013 Louisville NCAA Regional Preview
I 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 CBD Opinion: Stop Grandstanding Miami!
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The 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 Wright State to host 2013 Ron Fraser Classic
A 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 Miami (FL) Baseball Conditioning Coach Involved in PED’s Scandal
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GREENSBORO, 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 2013 Preseason ACC Coaches Poll
Legendary 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 Legendary Miami (FL) coach Ron Fraser Passes Away