Q: You open with the first Big Ten-Big East challenge. What are your general thoughts on how that will play out?
A: We’ve talked about it as coaches, talked about it for a couple of years now. You know, when you’re dealing with RPIs and strength of schedules and what were up against being a northern school, why not try and come up with something where you’re facing at least schools that are in the same situation you’re in? It makes sense, and we’re 100 percent for it. The Big East had a couple schools with prior commitments so we are forced to play a couple Big 10 schools down there. I think it’s a great idea. We open with St. John’s, a regional team from last year, and then follow up with Northwestern and then Seton Hall. We’re all going to be in the same boat. From just my experience here, it’s been a couple plays, a couple walks and hit here or there. That’s the difference in the early season going one way or the other. Continue reading →
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CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network will nationally televise up to 30 Big Ten baseball games, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, and 25 Big Ten softball games this spring. Every game will be produced in high definition.
“With the network now available to more than 70 million people nationwide, the Big Ten Network is thrilled to give increased national exposure to Big Ten baseball and softball,” network president Mark Silverman said. ”We know that fans will especially enjoy watching these games in HD.” Continue reading →
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The home and away team designations for the inaugural BIG EAST-Big TEN Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, have been determined by the participating conference offices, it was announced today. Each team has been designated the home side for at least one of its three games in this first-ever NCAA Division I college baseball challenge. Continue reading →
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Head coach Robbie Wine announced, Tuesday, that nine student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Penn State baseball team. The Nittany Lions signed three of the top prospects from the state of Pennsylvania, along with top recruits from Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and Texas. The incoming class consists of five pitchers and four position players, all of who will join the Nittany Lions in the fall of 2009. Continue reading →
I know we post a ton of links to Rivals articles but they do an excellent job reporting on the College Baseball landscape. Kendall Rogers daily column today focuses on the Top Ten college baseball stadium in the country. He has the usual suspects on the list like Arkansas and Florida State leading the group. Rice, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Texas, Baylor, Ole Miss, and Auburn are all mentioned. The biggest surprise in the list is the fact that he includes Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park which opened during the summer of 2006. Continue reading →
Head coach Robbie Wine today announced the Penn State baseball team’s schedule for the 2009 season. The 2009 schedule consists of notable games, such as the inaugural Big Ten/Big East Challenge, four contests against a prominent Texas program and 24 home events at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, home of the Nittany Lion baseball program. Continue reading →
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The schedule for the inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, has been released, API Management and Marketing announced today. Twenty-seven games will be held February 20-22, 2009, at venues in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Dunedin, FL, highlighted by Friday and Saturday evening doubleheaders at Knology Park and Bright House Field. Continue reading →
The Penn State baseball team will begin its fall schedule Sunday when it faces Bucknell at 11 a.m. at Medlar Field in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions are scheduled to face the Bison during the regular season on March 31st at home, as well.
Bucknell went 30-24-2 last spring. The Nittany Lions finished at 27-31. Penn State defeated the Bison, 8-3, in the two teams’ last meeting in 2008. Continue reading →
South Carolina Baseball Fall Practice Begins at New Stadium
The South Carolina baseball team began fall practice Friday at its new stadium. Coach Ray Tanner, Athletics Director Eric Hyman and several players answered questions from the media beforehand. Check out the links below to see photos and a video report from the day.
Two of the nation’s most prominent collegiate athletic conferences have come to an agreement to participate in a unique and ground-breaking season-opening baseball tournament in Florida. The inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, will feature 27 games February 20-22, 2009, at various spring training venues in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area, API Marketing announced today.