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One Year Scholarship Rule Under Review

NCAALogoDarren Heitner of The Sports Agent Blog brought to my attention the case of Joseph Agnew against the NCAA that was filed in the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Agnew was a member of the Rice football program but his scholarship was not renewed for his senior season. Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice said they would look at the rule with special attention being shown by the department’s antitrust division.  The rule could be considered as an anticompetitive restraint and basically a price-fixing agreement.

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TCBB Roundtable on New Bats

MetalBats Chase Parham last week had an interesting article about how the new bats are changing the college game. (FULL ARTICLE) It has always been an interesting debate on whether the metal bats were juiced too much, causing safety issues and leading to higher scoring games. The early feedback on the new bat standards is that there is much less “pop” in the bat, making scoring much more difficult in the 2011 season.

The College Baseball Blog recently surveyed a smattering of college coaches around the country regarding use of metal bats. The opinions are drastically different depending if you were a power hitting team in the past or a team that believed in good pitching and defense to win ball games. Check out TCBB’s and coaches’ opinions below and feel free to leave your own opinion in the comments section below.

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New bat rules to change College Baseball?

MikeBiancoOleMiss Chase Parham of RebelGrove.com (Ole Miss Rivals Site) has an excellent article about how the new bat changes are affecting college coaches for the upcoming 2011 season. The NCAA put in new testing standards for this upcoming season which have significantly affected the “pop” in the bat. According to Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco he has seen several full batting practices fail to yield a homer. This is very interesting and will change the way College Baseball is played with more Texas style games of bunting and stealing while we will see less “Gorilla Ball” tactics in the spring.

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TCBB Thoughts on a Pitch Clock

shotclock The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee announced some recommendations for the 2011 season including a slight change to the obstruction rule. The major change is the fact that umpires will be enforcing a pitch clock during the season. The rules continues to be that the pitcher has to throw a pitch once every 20 seconds with no runners on base. The proposed rule will also make a 90 second time limit between innings for non-televised games while having a 108 second delay for televised games. Conferences could enforce the rules by putting up a pitch clock in the outfield. The changes still need to be approved by Playing Rules Oversight Panel at its August meeting but it is likely going to pass.

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NCAA Baseball Rules Committee Announces Changes

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NCAALogo INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee has voted to implement rules that address the pace of play and proposed an alteration to the rules governing obstruction by fielders.

After allowing the use of a pitch and between innings clock experimentally last year, the committee voted to mandate the use of a timing device and implemented penalties for non-compliance. Current rules require pitchers to start their delivery in no more than 20 seconds without runners on base. This rule remains and an umpire will be required to monitor and enforce this time limit. Additionally, in non-televised games, umpires will enforce a 90 second limit between innings. The committee recommended a time limit for televised games of 108 seconds, which the Southeastern Conference used experimentally during the 2010 season. However, the committee acknowledged that the time between innings will continue to be a negotiable point in television agreements.

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The State of College Baseball: Leaders applaud growth, recognize scholarship concerns

Rosenblattlogo On the eve of the final College World Series in Rosenblatt Stadium, college baseball’s leaders looked back at the growth of the sport and the “personal” nature that allowed the sport to get to such a point.

Dennis Poppe, the NCAA vice president for baseball and football, Tim Weiser, chair of the Division I baseball committee, and Dave Keilitz, executive director of the American Baseball Coaches Association, addressed a wide variety of topics with the media on Friday afternoon, ranging from the critical (the lack of #1 seeds who made it to Omaha) to the sentimental (thoughts on the last CWS at Rosenblatt.) Continue reading

NCAA And CWS, INC., Announce College World Series Legends Team

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NCAA logo INDIANAPOLIS - As part of the commemoration of the final Series in Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, the NCAA and College World Series, Inc., have announced the official College World Series Legends Team.

The 28 members of the Legends Team, pared down from an original list of 95 nominees, were selected after more than 100,000 votes were cast by college baseball fans, college baseball writers and Division I head baseball coaches. The members of the Legends Team are former student-athletes and coaches who had the best CWS performances throughout the 60 years the event has been played at Rosenblatt Stadium.

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CWS Legends Team Voting Underway

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CWSLogo INDIANAPOLIS—To commemorate the final Series being played in Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium during the 2010 Men’s College World Series, the NCAA is asking baseball fans to  help select the College World Series Legends Team.

The Legends Team will represent those student-athletes who had the best CWS performances throughout the 60 years the event has been played at Rosenblatt Stadium.

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