FROM NCAA PRESS RELEASE The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee recommended an experimental 20-second pitch-clock rule with runners on base for the 2016 season. All rules proposals must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel before they can be implemented. The panel will discuss the baseball rules committee’s experimental proposal on a conference call […]
Last weekend, the NCAA took some steps to make the rulebook more meaningful, enforceable, and supportive of the student athletes by changing some rules to create a more flexible manuel based on common sense. Jason Belzer of Forbes Magazine believes that the rule changes “Open Door For Escalation Of College Athletics Arms Race.” You can […]
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 […]
FROM NCAA RELEASE 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 […]
After last season’s changes to the schedule for NCAA baseball teams, a proposal has been raised to add a 14th week onto the beginning of the scheduling period to allow an easement from the already cramped 56-game schedule the NCAA allows. The proposal, sponsored by Conference USA, is opposed by a group comprised solely of […]
According to multiple sources, SEC Athletic Directors have approved the use of a 20 second pitch clock during the 2010 SEC Tournament. The goal of the clock is to shorten games and make them more fan and TV friendly. I remember watching last season a game from the SEC Tournament at around 1 AM eastern […]
I reported on January 6th that West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant made a proposal for a change to the RPI. (FULL STORY) It was discussed at the ABCA convention and recently was sent off to the NCAA Division 1 Baseball Committee where it will be reviewed again.
West Virginia’s Greg Van Zant recently made a proposal to the NCAA about changing the RPI to make it more reasonable for Northern schools. The main point in his proposal was that 60 percent of games are won by the home team. This gives the Northern schools who have to start the first three weeks […]
Our good friend Kendall Rogers of Rivals has been putting out some great articles over the last few weeks. You can check out the links after the jump.
The College Baseball Blog will be providing roundtable discussions during the season on some of the big issues around college baseball. We invited Swarthmore Assistant Coach Jordan Wyckoff to join our writers to discuss some of the rule changes for the 2009 NCAA season. Some of the changes are minor and others focus on the […]