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2012 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

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NEW ORLEANS – The Panthers of FIU and the Trojans of Troy have been tabbed as the preseason favorites to win the 2012 Sun Belt Conference baseball title in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

FIU, which finished second overall in the standings in 2011, returns five starters to an offense that led the SBC in batting average, home runs and runs scored. The Panthers finished last season 20-9-1 in conference play. FIU received four first-place votes from the coaches and finished with 93 points. Continue reading 2012 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll

New Era Begins At Western Kentucky Under Matt Myers

With this week came the official start of the college baseball season, and a chance for me to sit down with Western Kentucky’s new head coach, Matt Myers. This will be Myers’ fifth season with WKU, after spending two years each as assistant coach and associate head coach. When asked about the transition, Myers seemed to have a very good idea of what was needed for the program. “From the baseball standpoint, it’s been a really smooth transition,” said Myers. “How we’re playing? The style of play has changed a little bit, and I think that’s just the type of personality that I am.” Continue reading New Era Begins At Western Kentucky Under Matt Myers

WKU Baseball Joins with Louisville to Host “Cancer Awareness Night”

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Western Kentucky University baseball program and head coach Matt Myers are excited to announce a partnership with the University of Louisville to host a “Cancer Awareness Night” at one game each season as a part of the team’s home-and-home series. Continue reading WKU Baseball Joins with Louisville to Host “Cancer Awareness Night”

Western Kentucky Lends a Hand at Salvation Army

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Several members of the Western Kentucky University baseball spent time earlier this week lending a hand at the local Salvation Army.

The players assisted by washing dishes, serving food and drinks to clients, waiting tables, cleaning the soup kitchen after lunch, making food boxes for the needing and providing good company for those people eating. Continue reading Western Kentucky Lends a Hand at Salvation Army

Western Kentucky releases 2012 Schedule

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Western Kentucky University baseball team and head coach Matt Myers announced the schedule for the 2012 season Thursday. Highlighting the slate are a total of 16 games against teams that made the NCAA tournament last year, including three-game home series against FIU and Troy, along with hosting the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Continue reading Western Kentucky releases 2012 Schedule

Western Kentucky adds Brendan Dougherty to Coaching Staff

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Western Kentucky University head baseball coach Matt Myers announced Thursday that Brendan Dougherty has joined the Hilltopper coaching staff after spending six seasons at Coastal Carolina. Dougherty will work with the infielders and handle the team defense. Continue reading Western Kentucky adds Brendan Dougherty to Coaching Staff

Western Kentucky names Matt Myers Head Coach

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Matt Myers, who has 18 years Division I experience as a head coach, assistant coach and student-athlete, and worked the previous four years as an assistant on the WKU staff, has been named WKU’s new head baseball coach, Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced Monday. Continue reading Western Kentucky names Matt Myers Head Coach

Chris Finwood named Head Coach at Old Dominion

Chris Finwood has been hired as the new head coach at Old Dominion according to Tom Robinson of The Virginian Pilot. Finwood has spent the last four seasons in charge of the Western Kentucky program including bringing them to the NCAA Tournament in 2009. This is the second time that current Old Dominion atheltic director Wood Selig would hire Finwood. He also served as the Athletic Director at Western Kentucky when Finwood was hired with the Hilltoppers. Continue reading Chris Finwood named Head Coach at Old Dominion

2011 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalists

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WICHITA, KANSAS – The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced today the thirteen semifinalists for the 2011 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award delivered by Papa John’s Pizza.

The Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award semifinalists are (in alphabetical order): Continue reading 2011 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalists