The Tulane Green Wave Athletic Department has announced that Turchin Stadium will not be completed by the end of the 2007 season. This forces the Green Wave to play all their remaining home games at Zephyr Field home of the New Orleans Zephyrs. The 2007 Conference USA Tournament was scheduled to be played at Turchin Stadium thus the conference needs to look for a new home. The CBB will keep you updated on any news on where the tournament will be moved to.
The Ole Miss Baseball Program has set plans in motion to expand Oxford-University Stadium to a seating capacity of 10,000. Head Coach Mike Bianco believes the upgraded facility will help with atmosphere and recruiting. The full article is available here.
The Harvard University Athletic Department has added a bubble to historic Harvard Stadium to provide an excellent indoor facility to the baseball program in addition to other spring sports. This is a big step forward for the spring sports at Harvard because it gives them a place to work out and get full field scrimmages in. The full article is available here.
LSU is starting to run into some problems with the start of construction of the new baseball stadium which was supposed to be ready for the start of the 2008 season. The reason for the delay is that they have changed the plans to a design upgrade and also some issues from the Louisiana state government. The full article is available here.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats have received a million dollar donation from former Houston Astros owner Don Sanders. The Bearkats one year old baseball facility will be renamed the Don Sanders Baseball Stadium. The full release from Sam Houston State is available here.
The Oregon State Beavers have decided to change the surface of their infield from natural grass to FieldTurf at Goss Stadium. This type of field is the same type that the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays play on. The surface change is expected to be ready for the home opener for the Beavers on March 8th against Evansville. They are also adding a new scoreboard and a new seating area to the ballpark in the near future. The full article from The Daily Barometer writer Casey Grogan is available here.
Tulane University is trying to get back to normal and this includes the baseball program. The team is rebuilding Turchin Stadium and will be in the stadium by the end of the year. The team will start the season playing at Zephyr Field but will move back to Turchin when the stadium is ready. The full article is available here.
The University of Illinois-Chicago Flames have moved into a new facility called the Colvin Center. It features locker rooms for players, coaches, and umpires in addition to a study lounge, lounges, new coaches offices, equipment room, shower facilities, and other amenities. The full release is available here.
The Kansas baseball program had some recent articles published in The University Daily Kansan about the preparations for the season. The first article deals with the new indoor batting cages which were added before the 2006 season and how they have helped the program out. The other one talks about the large gift that was given to the program for a new home clubhouse.
The Southern Miss baseball program is making some serious progress at Pete Taylor Park. The stadium is getting a facelift for the upcoming season and the Southern Miss Sports Information has posted a new photo gallery on the official site which can be viewed here.
Update: One of my frequent readers sent me a link to some more detailed information on the project which can be read here.