NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Department of Athletics officially named Blake Dean as the university’s new head baseball coach, it was made official on Tuesday morning by Director of Athletics Derek Morel.
Dean, who was named interim head coach following Ron Maestri’s retirement at the end of the 2015 season, has spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the program. Continue reading New Orleans names Blake Dean as Head Coach
FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is favored to defend its Southland Conference regular-season baseball championship by a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, the conference announced Wednesday.
Continue reading 2015 Preseason Southland Conference Poll
Fletcher Mackel of WDSU.com is reporting that New Orleans will name Ron Maestri as their next baseball coach. Maestri served as the head coach of the Privateers from 1972-1985 leading them to the NCAA Tournament nine times and qualified for the College World Series in 1984.
New Orleans has scheduled a press conference tomorrow at 2pm.
Continue reading Ron Maestri set to return to New Orleans
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FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and the University of New Orleans announced Thursday that the institution will become the newest member of the league, effective July 1, 2013. Continue reading Southland Conference adds New Orleans for 2013-2014 Season
By: John Lockwood
Another weekend of Conference USA play is in the books and with it a more definitive (or perhaps clouded as ever, depending on your point of view) picture of the conference standings. A menagerie of four teams remain tied atop of the conference standings as Memphis, Southern Miss and Houston each have 6-3 records and Rice is at 8-4. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Recap (April 15th-17th)
By: John Lockwood
This weekend marks the fourth series in Conference USA play as teams look to improve their positions before entering the mid-way point of the conference season. Thus far, UAB, Southern Miss and Rice all hold 6-3 records, and with it first place in the standings. Houston holds the same .667 winning percentage, but at 4-2. Nationally, Rice remains at #22 after a 2-2 week which included a 2-0 shutout of #7 Texas A&M, while Southern Miss falls to #29 after almost being swept by Memphis over the weekend. Of note, Tigers shortstop Chad Zurcher leads the nation in hitting at .519, thirty-four points higher that C.J. Cron of Utah. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Preview (April 15th-17th)
Here are some of my thoughts on games from March 12. If I missed something or you want to discuss it, leave a comment at the bottom of the article. Continue reading Foley’s Quick Hits for March 12th
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NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans baseball team will play 12 games against 2010 NCAA tournament teams as part of a tough 54-game schedule in 2011, head coach Bruce Peddie announced on Wednesday morning.
Highlighting the 12 games against 2010 tournament qualifiers is an in-season home-and-home against LSU. UNO will travel to Alex Box Stadium on Feb. 22 before hosting the Tigers at Maestri Field on May 17. Continue reading New Orleans releases 2011 Schedule
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NEW ORLEANS – Former University of New Orleans pitcher Justin Garcia has returned to the Lakefront to serve as an assistant coach on Bruce Peddie’s staff, the athletic department formally announced on Wednesday.
Garcia’s primary responsibility will be to serve as the pitching coach, while also assisting with recruiting.
Continue reading Justin Garcia joins New Orleans Coaching Staff
Here is some of the stuff we have learned from the mid-week action on Tuesday.
The LSU Tigers had an absolutely terrible loss to New Orleans in Baton Rouge. The Privateers scored four runs over the last two innings to grab the 7-4 victory over the Tigers in the likely last matchup between the schools as UNO heads down to Division 3 next season.
Matt Szczur went a perfect 5-5 at the plate with four runs scored and drove in five RBI as he lead the Villanova Wildcats to a 17-10 victory over cross-town rival Temple. In his first two at-bats, he hit two doubles before adding a triple, a two run-homer, and a seventh inning single to complete the cycle. Szczur is currently leading the team in hitting with a .439 batting average while hitting two homers and driving in 33 runs. Szczur was a FCS All-American in football in the fall and is expected to lead the Wildcats on the gridiron in the 2010 season also.
Continue reading CBB Column: Tasty Tuesday Talk