UNC star outfielder Brian Goodwin has been suspended for the 2011 season for violating university policy. Last season, Goodwin played in 60 games hitting .291 with seven homers and 61 RBI. He played this past summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Harwich Mariners where he led the team in hitting with a .281 average with a homer and driving in 29 runs. Baseball America rated him the 6th best pro prospect in the Cape. Continue reading
Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell has been suspended for three games according to a press release from Louisville Media Relations. McDonnell was ejected from Saturday’s Big East elimination game against St. John’s after a confrontation with an umpire.
The Elon Phoenix and The Citadel were involved in a fight on Thursday night. Two Elon players and Two Citadel players were ejected from the game. The two Elon players ejected were third baseman Scott Riddle and pitcher Jared Kernodle. The two Bulldogs that were ejected are catcher Ben Carr and pitcher Nick Sprowls. All four players will face three game suspensions which will carry over to the NCAA Tourney. I have posted the video of the fight below.
I ended up missing the fact that Maryland Erik Bakich was ejected on March 20th against Georgia Tech by home plate umpire Scott Graham. He ended up having a heated argument with Graham where Bakich allegedly bumped the umpire causing him to be suspended for three games last week.
Cal-State Fullerton head coach Dave Serrano has been suspended for three games after bumping umpire Larry Randall during an argument on Saturday night against Pepperdine. Big West senior associate commissioner Rob Halvaks stated the following about the rule: "It’s an NCAA rule: it’s an automatic three-game suspension if there is contact with an umpire, It cannot be appealed; there is no appeal process." Serrano began serving the suspension on Sunday afternoon missing the Titans victory over Long Beach State and will miss the first two games of the TCU series this upcoming weekend.
Tulane sophomore catcher Jeremy Schaffer has been suspended by the university for 11 games during the 2010 season. According to a report in The Times-Picayune, he broke the student-athlete policy. Schaffer is not in the lineup today for the Green Wave against Boston College after going 2-4 with an RBI last night.
Georgia sophomore shortstop/second baseman Levi Hyams was arrested on Saturday morning at 12:53 am for underage possession of alcohol, giving false information, and possession of a fraudulent ID. Hyams was seen by a police officer scaling a fence at the UGA Campus Transit facility when the officer investigated found Hyams hiding in some bushes. Coach Dave Perno declined comment to the Athens-Banner Herald about the situation. According to UGA Athletic Association rules, he faces a suspension of 10 percent of his teams games which comes out to 5 or 6.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen has been suspended for one game as a result of violating the Southeastern Conference Baseball Ejection Policy, commissioner Mike Slive announced late Friday night. Continue reading
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – University of Tennessee baseball coach Todd Raleigh has been suspended for one game as a result of violating the Southeastern Conference Baseball Ejection Policy, commissioner Mike Slive announced Thursday. Continue reading
I got an email today from Richard Johnson who is the attorney for Andrew Oliver in his case against the NCAA. He states in his email the the courts have dismissed the NCAA’s appeal of the declaratory judgment and permanent injunction against Andrew Oliver. The trial court on March 31st has set a trial date of October 19th to hear Andrew’s case against the NCAA for the remaining breach of contract and tortious interference with contract claims.
The interesting part of this email is the NCAA’s response to the injunction which was put into favor to let Andrew Oliver particpate in College Baseball. The NCAA states that the injuction has affected every single player in College Sports by having an agent represent them in negoations. You can check out the full PDF file by clicking here. I highly recommend it.