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Alabama baseball coach threatens to pull players’ scholarships, gets fired

The SEC loves to talk about karma, and one of its coaches got a big ol’ dose Wednesday.In his first season as Alabama’s baseball coach, Greg Goff led his program to its worst record since 1980. After the season, in exit interviews with players, Goff reportedly told at least 10 of them that they would have their scholarships cancelled or reduced.From The Tuscaloosa News: Players...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky turns triple play against Louisville

Trailing their in-state rival Kentucky Wildcats 5-0 in the top of the third with no outs, the Louisville Cardinals — ranked No. 2 in the country — had something brewing with runners at second and third.Welp, that rally quickly vanished, thanks to a TRIPLE PLAY. Specifically, a very rare 7-2-6 triple play: Just how Kentucky drew it up!And for Louisville… that’s when you know...
Via The Comeback
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Five Richmond baseball players suspended for playing fantasy football

Five members of the University of Richmond’s baseball team were suspended for something plenty of groups of friends and co-workers participate in every fall.The Spiders announced on Feb. 17 that five players were ineligible to begin the 2017 season with the team after breaking NCAA rules, and it was revealed recently that the infraction was playing fantasy football, per John O’Connor...
Via NESN.com
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Five Richmond Spiders baseball players suspended for playing fantasy football

Pending an investigation, the NCAA has suspended five University of Richmond baseball players due to a violation involving playing fantasy sports.Details are scarce but it was reported by the Richmond-Times Dispatch that top players Keenan Bartlett and Kurtis Brown were among the five that were suspended. The University of Richmond hadn’t revealed the names of any of the players...
Via The Comeback
February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer’s son Nate commits to play baseball at Cincinnati

Urban Meyer’s son is going to play sports at the next level, but it won’t be at Ohio State.Meyer’s son Nate announced on Twitter Monday that he has committed to attend Cincinnati for college, where he will play baseball. Meyer is a junior and plays football and baseball for Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus.According to his MaxPreps page, Meyer batted .295 with six doubles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

College teammates dress as all characters from 'Sandlot'

A group of college baseball teammates got together for one of the best Halloween costumes we’ve seen. Mike Fiers, J.D. Martinez, and some of their teammates from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale dressed up as the characters from “The Sandlot,” and they totally nailed it. Fiers, a pitcher with the Astros, shared the photo on Twitter Sunday: Happy Halloween...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: College baseball summer league holds home run derby on Lake Michigan

Last week, Giancarlo Stanton hit monster dingers in the MLB Home Run Derby at Petco Park in San Diego. In mid-June, top MLB prospects hit homers into the Pacific Ocean off an aircraft carrier in the San Diego Harbor during the California and Carolina League Home Run Derby. This week, top college baseball players hit moonshots into Lake Michigan. Word to the wise: if you want to...
Via The Comeback
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Coastal Carolina went wild after winning College World Series

For the first time in school history, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are NCAA champions. The liberal arts university located just west of Myrtle Beach, S.C., hadn’t seen one of its athletic teams win a title since the school was founded in 1954. But that all changed Thursday, when Coastal Carolina’s baseball team defeated Arizona 4-3 at the College World Series win the Division...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Miami-Boston College benches clear after grand slam

During Sunday’s game between Miami and Boston College, Hurricanes infielder Edgar Michelangeli hit a grand slam in the seventh inning. What followed did not sit well with members of the Boston College team. With Miami leading 5-3, Michelangeli launched a home run to left field to extend the lead to more comfortable margin of 9-3. Michelangeli celebrated with a slow stroll and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCSB advances to CWS on walk-off grand slam

UCSB reached its first ever College World Series in perhaps the most dramatic way possible. Freshman Sam Cohen delivered a two-strike, pinch-hit walk-off grand slam in the top of the ninth inning Sunday off Louisville’s star closer to send the Gauchos to their first ever CWS. This is real...A walk-off GRAND SLAM to go to Omaha by UC Santa Barbara's Sam Cohen! #CWShttps://t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: NC State baseball coach throws ridiculous tantrum

Few things in sports are as entertaining as a baseball manager arguing a call. If a middle aged man throwing a temper tantrum that an immature two-year old would envy doesn’t bring a smile to your face, then you’re simply made of stone, my friend. North Carolina State head coach Elliott Avent had an epic meltdown on Monday, which came after an ejection for arguing balls and...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Vanderbilt leaves a spot open for former teammate during national anthem

Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett tragically passed away this week in a drowning accident, leaving family, friends and the college baseball community morning his loss.  And on Saturday, as Vanderbilt took the field for the National Anthem before the first pitch against Washington, the Commodores lined up down the third-base line – leaving a spot open in the middle for Everett...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana State pays tribute to fallen pitcher from rival Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt pitcher Donny Everett tragically passed away on Thursday in a drowning accident. His loss coming just one day before Vandy’s regional game. The tragic news not only impacted family and friends but all of college baseball. On Friday, LSU made an effort to honor the fallen freshman pitcher in their game against Utah Valley. The SEC Network posted a photo on Instagram...
Via Gamedayr
June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt P Donny Everett, 19, dies in drowning accident

Tragic news this morning out of Tennessee. Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Donny Everett, 19, drowned in a Coffee County Lake last night, according to The Tennessean. Breaking: Vanderbilt pitcher and Clarksville native Donny Everett drowned at a Coffee County Lake on Thursday. https://t.co/KMP3nKWXXd — The Tennessean (@Tennessean) June 3, 2016 Everett’s death comes right before...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michigan State creates enormous rally cap

The Michigan State Spartans’ season was on the line on Sunday as they trailed the Ohio State Buckeyes 7-3 in the ninth inning in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. What do you do when your season is on the brink and an unlikely rally is needed? You construct the biggest rally cap you can possibly make. That’s what a couple of Michigan State players decided to do, as they stacked...
Via The Comeback
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Legendary Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido reassigned

As the NCAA Baseball Tournament field is being unveiled, a huge story is developing at Texas. UT has announced that legendary Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido will no longer lead the Longhorns program. After a disappointing 25-32 season, Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, will be reassigned within the UT athletic department. Augie Garrido has accepted...
Via College Spun
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Meet the mustache men of Wake Forest baseball

The Wake Forest baseball team is currently engaged in quite the competition as the players attempt to outdo one another by growing the best mustache. It’s kind of serious. And it’s 100 percent awesome. Let us know who has the best mustache in the comments section below.
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

N.C. State baseball coach and his dog bitten by snake

N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent and his snake were both reportedly bitten by a venomous copperhead snake.  Avent, 60, was bit on his foot. He had to go to the hospital and receive a shot. His foot is still swollen, but he was released from the hospital Thursday morning.  The Wolfpack play Louisville this weekend, but Avent will miss the series, as he can’t travel....
Via College Spun
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every school to win the College World Series

The College Baseball World Series dates back to 1947. How many of the 70 years worth of champions can you name?
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA will test alcohol sales at College World Series

Nothing seems to go better together than baseball, beer and peanuts. However, that rule doesn’t seem to apply to the world of collegiate baseball or softball and their signature events — the College World Series and the Women’s College World Series. The NCAA has a long-standing tradition of not selling alcohol at its sanctioned events including the men’s and women’s basketball...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA allows high school baseball draftees to hire agents in negotiations

In a move toward common sense and fairness to athletes, the NCAA voted Friday to allow high school MLB draftees to negotiate with an agent without sacrificing college eligibility. Previously, high schoolers who hired agents to negotiate their deals were considered to have violated their amateurism and therefore could not return to college. This new allowance does not extend...
Via The Comeback
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

College baseball player's mother killed in church massacre

By Steve DelVecchio A college baseball player lost his mother on Wednesday in the tragic shooting at a church in South Carolina that left nine dead. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, the mother of Charleston Southern University outfielder Chris Singleton, was shot and killed in what police are calling a hate crime. The 45-year-old was an assistant pastor at Emanuel African Methodist...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

TCU coach defends ESPN reporter who jinxed no-hitter

By Steve DelVecchio ESPN’s Kaylee Hartung committed one of the cardinal sins of baseball on Tuesday night when she uttered the phrase “no-hitter” on the air in just the sixth inning. As a result, she is being accused of jinxing TCU. TCU pitcher Alex Young had not given up a hit through six, and Hartung decided to label it a “no-hitter through six” during an in-game interview...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball America releases 2015 college All-American teams

By Jason Parker As the 2015 College World Series gets ready to begin on Saturday, the postseason honors have started to pile up. Baseball America, one of the top sources for all that is … well, baseball, released its 2015 All-American teams. Seven members of the first team will be playing in Omaha this weekend, including five from SEC schools. Here’s the complete list of...
Via Gamedayr
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego State player steals home to seal win

By Steve DelVecchio San Diego State pulled off an upset in the College World Series on Friday night when first baseman Steven Pallares stole home plate to give the Aztecs a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning. They went on to defeat UC Santa Barbara — the No. 1 seed in the Lake Elsinore Regional and No. 13 overall seed in the tournament. It was an outright steal, with Pallares...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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