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Northwestern set to name Spencer Allen as Head Coach

SpencerAllenCollege Baseball Daily has learned current Illinois assistant coach Spencer Allen will be named the new head coach at Northwestern University. Allen has spent the past season as an assistant coach with the University of Illinois leading them to them to the Super Regionals. Before heading to Champaign, he spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Creighton.  Continue reading Northwestern set to name Spencer Allen as Head Coach

Northwestern’s Paul Stevens To Retire

StevensNorthwesternEVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern head baseball coach Paul Stevens will retire at the conclusion of the 2015 season after serving the program since 1985, Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips announced Thursday, April 2. Stevens worked as an assistant coach under both Ron Wellman and Larry Cochell from 1985-1987 before taking over as NU’s head coach for the 1988 season.

“We are incredibly grateful that Northwestern has been blessed with a tremendous leader like coach Paul Stevens for the last three decades,” said Phillips. “His contributions to this place are simply immeasurable. The young men who have gone through the baseball program under his guidance illustrate the special investment that he has made into the success of each of their lives, both on and off the field. Paul, Kenan and their children will always be a part of our Northwestern family.” Continue reading Northwestern’s Paul Stevens To Retire

2015 Big Ten Conference Preview

The Big Ten’s football and basketball status is established in the nation’s consciousness; a national football championship this season and basketball teams, in and out of the Top 25, making multiple trips to the Final Four. Baseball, however, continues fight for national respect; last season the Big Ten was ranked as the 10th best conference nationally. Continue reading 2015 Big Ten Conference Preview

National Recap for April 11th

Here is your National Recap for April 11th.

Rodon overused; Duke defeats NC State 2-0 behind Van Orden

The top story of the night was the absolute criminal overuse of Carlos Rodon by the NC State coaching staff in the Wolfpack’s 2-0 defeat to Duke. Rodon was working on short rest and threw 134 pitches in 7.2 innings. Rodon in the game broke the NC State school record with 391 in the win. Things are not getting better for the Wolfpack as they are now 19-14 overall while being 5-11 in ACC play. Continue reading National Recap for April 11th

SoCal Roundup: Fullerton & UCLA Walk-Off

After dropping their first game of the season, Southern California’s top ranked squads, No. 1 Cal State Fullerton and No. 9 UCLA, both bounced back with dramatic victories to ensure a series win.

It was a strong day in the Southland as 10 of the 11 SoCal teams in action scored victories. Long Beach State’s series sweep at the hands of No. 10 Vanderbilt and “one of the best pitching staffs I’ve ever seen,” according to Dirtbags’ head coach Troy Buckley, was the only blemish. Continue reading SoCal Roundup: Fullerton & UCLA Walk-Off

SoCal Roundup: No. 1 Fullerton Upended

It only took until Day Two for the list of undefeated Southern California teams to trim to just one (not including UC Santa Barbara, who has yet to play).

But the team with a still unblemished record is not No. 1 Cal State Fullerton or fellow top 10 squad, UCLA. Instead it is the USC Trojans, who have needed 26 innings to determine a pair of games with Northwestern.

USC isn’t the only team playing extra baseball early on. Five of the SoCal games went into extra innings this afternoon.

We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus photo galleries from around the Southland.

Washington State 9, #1 Cal State Fullerton 7 (11 innings)

The Titans clawed back from a 7-3 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning, but in the ninth inning when Fullerton had an opportunity to collect a walk-off win after J.D. Davis tripled with one out, the Titans couldn’t get the job done. Continue reading SoCal Roundup: No. 1 Fullerton Upended

SoCal Roundup: Portland Upsets UCLA, 1-0

A very intriguing Opening Day with several tight, nail-biting games making the first day of college baseball action in Southern California one to remember.

We’ve got your quick roundup of all the action, plus three photo galleries from around the Southland.

Portland 1, #9 UCLA 0

Travis Radke and the Portland bullpen outdueled new UCLA Friday starter James Kaprielian (5 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 7 K). Shane Zeile had two of the Bruins’ four hits. Worse than the loss was the bad news delivered after the game: Continue reading SoCal Roundup: Portland Upsets UCLA, 1-0

CBD Interview with Northwestern’s Paul Stevens

StevensNorthwesternCBD contributor Seth Bernstein recently caught up with Northwestern head baseball coach Paul Stevens who is entering his 26th season in charge of the Wildcats program. They are coming off a 18-36 season while going 6-18 in Big Ten conference play. Stevens talks with Bernstein about his 2013 squad and some of the storylines for the Wildcats including having the chance to play at Wrigley Field. You can check out the full audio interview below. Continue reading CBD Interview with Northwestern’s Paul Stevens