The UNLV Rebels hosted the Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend with the Rebels winning three out of four games. All three games were highly contested with all three Rebels wins by a run including a 14 inning victory in the series finale. You can check out my notes from the weekend below. Continue reading
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Defending Mountain West champion New Mexico has been predicted to win its second consecutive regular season MW baseball title in 2013, according to a vote of the six MW head coaches. The Lobos received five first-place votes and 35 points overall. San Diego State received the remaining first-place vote and 26 points to edge out MW newcomers Nevada (23 points) and Fresno State (22 points) for second place. UNLV was picked fifth (13 points), followed by Air Force in sixth (7 points). Continue reading
The regular season will begin at home on Feb. 15 with a four-game series against Tennessee from the Southeastern Conference. A road weekend series at Pacific will follow, then the Rebels will return home to host the Rebel Classic, which includes Bradley, Loyola Marymount and Hawai’i. The following weekend, UNLV will travel to play Pac-12 member Stanford. Continue reading
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LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – Former Louisville Slugger First Team All-American and Rebel standout Eric Nielsen has joined the UNLV baseball coaching staff announced head coach Tim Chambers.
Nielsen joins the staff as a volunteer assistant after serving as a color analyst on the Rebels’ radio broadcast over the past two seasons. Continue reading
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Six-time defending Mountain West champion TCU is the unanimous favorite to win its seventh consecutive regular season MW baseball title in 2012, according to a vote of the five MW head coaches. The Horned Frogs received all five first-place votes and 25 points overall. UNLV edged out New Mexico for second place with 16 points, while the Lobos picked up 15 points in third place. San Diego State was picked fourth (12 points), followed by Air Force in fifth (7 points). Continue reading
Second year head coach Tim Chambers hopes to bring his squad to the top of the Mountain West conference but he will face some severe competition, especially from TCU. One of the first things that Coach Chambers did when he took over the Rebels was to bring over some of his players from College of Southern Nevada. In his first season in Vegas, he brought the team to a 33-25 record while going 10-13 in Mountain West play. Continue reading
UNLV head baseball coach Tim Chambers announced that Chuck Hazzard is the next Director of Baseball Operations with the Rebels. Hazzard spent the last two seasons with the Rebels serving as the volunteer assistant coach before accepting this position. Continue reading
The Rebels will play 29 of their 55 regular-games in the friendly confines of Wilson Stadium, including a 13-game stretch in early March. UNLV will also square up against four teams that qualified for postseason play a year ago, including conference rivals TCU and New Mexico for six games apiece. Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have to midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reported that Red Sox first round pick and 26th overall selection Blake Swihart took batting practice on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park. Swihart is currently committed to Texas where he will play for Augie Garrido. If I had to guess right now, I would expect the Red Sox to sign Swihart for over the $1.2 million due to him with the slotting system. Continue reading
The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading