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Former MTSU Coach John Stanford Passes Away

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StanfordMTSUMURFREESBORO - John Stanford, an icon in Middle Tennessee athletics, passed away on July 1 at the age of 77.

Stanford, a member of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, played for the Blue Raider baseball program from 1960 to 1963 then became the head coach from 1974 to 1987. In 1987 he took over as athletic director where he served until 1994. Continue reading

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2013 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and Teams

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sunbelt_thumb.jpgNEW ORLEANS – The Florida Atlantic Owls have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2013 Sun Belt Conference baseball title, the league announced on Monday.

FAU won the SBC regular season title in 2012 behind a 32-22 overall record and a 19-8 record in SBC play. This season, the Owls return six starters from that squad and four starting pitchers, including 2013 All-SBC Preseason selections pitcher Austin Gomber and first baseman Mark Nelson. Continue reading

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Jim McGuire named Head Coach at Middle Tennessee

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee baseball associate head coach Jim McGuire has been promoted to the head coaching position, as announced on Thursday by Director of Athletics Chris Massaro and President Sidney A. McPhee. McGuire has spent the last 20 years serving alongside former head coach Steve Peterson, who retired on July 5 after 25 seasons at the helm. Continue reading

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Steve Peterson retires at Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Steve Peterson, Middle Tennessee’s head baseball coach for the past 25 seasons and the program’s all-time winningest coach, has announced his retirement, effective immediately. Peterson amassed 791 wins during his Blue Raider career while leading MT to 11 conference regular-season championships, nine conference tournament titles and nine NCAA Regional appearances.

Associate head coach Jim McGuire, who has served alongside Peterson for the past 20 years, will act as the interim head coach as the athletic department begins a national search to fill the vacated position. Continue reading

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2012 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

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NEW ORLEANS – The Panthers of FIU and the Trojans of Troy have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2012 Sun Belt Conference baseball title in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

FIU, which finished second overall in the standings in 2011, returns five starters to an offense that led the SBC in batting average, home runs and runs scored. The Panthers finished last season 20-9-1 in conference play. FIU received four first-place votes from the coaches and finished with 93 points. Continue reading

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Sun Belt Conference Announces New Baseball Tournament Format

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NEW ORLEANS – Following one of the most successful seasons in Sun Belt Conference baseball history the SBC baseball coaches decided to implement a new tournament format for the upcoming 2011 SBC Baseball Championship.

The new round-robin format, which is similar in scope to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, will feature eight of the ten SBC teams competing against each other in two four-team pools with the team with the best record in each pool advancing to the tournament’s championship game. Continue reading