FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
The Division I Baseball Committee will move to the use of a flat-seamed baseball for its championship, starting with the 2015 Division I tournament.
Currently, raised-seamed baseballs are used in the Division I Baseball Championship.
Committee members made the decision to change to a flat-seamed baseball after research conducted this fall by the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory showed that flat-seamed baseballs launched out of a pitching machine at averages of 95 mph, a 25-degree angle and a 1,400 rpm spin rate traveled around 387 feet compared to raised-seamed baseballs that went 367 feet.
The New York Times is reporting that the NCAA has banned live scouting by coaches at live games. This means that coaches will no longer be able to attend other games that they are not participating in so only time they could see a future opponent is in a conference tournament. You can check out the full article by the NY Times by clicking here. The USA Today has a much more in depth article available here. Continue reading
FROM NCAA PRESS RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 56 teams that will compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
Six teams will compete at four regional sites and eight teams will compete at four regional sites. All regionals will use a double-elimination format. Thirty-eight conference champions qualified automatically. Continue reading
Arizona State appeal of their one year postseason ban has been denied. This means that the Sun Devils will be ineligible for the 2012 postseason for violations that occurred under previous head coach Pat Murphy. College Baseball Daily will have more information as it becomes available.
The NCAA D1 Board of Directors announced some major changes to collegiate athletics on yesterday afternoon. The changes toughen academic standards and provide increased academic and economic support to student-athletes. Continue reading
By: Greg Johnson, NCAA.org
Umpires at the 2012 Men’s College World Series will be able to use instant replay to review specified calls under an experimental rule developed by the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.
The Division I Baseball Committee reviewed and supported the experimental rule at its annual meeting Monday-Wednesday in Indianapolis. Continue reading
Selection Monday is one of the biggest days on the college baseball calendar, but the biggest prize that the NCAA selection committee hands out actually is awarded the day before. A day before the NCAA reveals the Regionals, Super Regional match-ups and map to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, they announce the 16 teams that will host Regionals. That huge advantage is handed out to the teams that prove themselves worthy over the course of a long, grueling regular season. Well, not quite all of it because the Regional hosts are inexplicably announced at 3:30 pm ET, before all of the day’s games are finished. Continue reading
Pat Murphy, formerly of Arizona State, recently spoke with The Register-Guard about the violations that have been leveled against him and the Sun Devils program in the past couple of months. Murphy states several times in the article that he should not have lost his job over the violations but I tend to disagree with him. Continue reading
The NCAA released a study on the amount of time a student-athlete spends on their specific sport during the season. NCAA rules state that coaches can take only 20 hours a week of their players’ time, regardless of the sport. The amount of time an athlete spends on their sport came under scrutiny with Michigan football recently being sanctioned for the practice time violations. Continue reading
The NCAA released their 2010 NCAA Baseball Attendance Figures which is led by four SEC schools. The LSU Tigers lead the pack with an average of 10,673 fans in 37 games. Arkansas comes in second with 7,704 fans while Ole Miss comes in third with 6,759 fans edging out fourth place South Carolina by an average of one fan. Texas is the first non-SEC school in fifth place with an average of 6,571 fans. You can check out the rest of the Top 50 below. Continue reading