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ECU last team standing from North Carolina

ECU last team standing from North Carolina

East Carolina baseball shares its home state with four schools that are ACC charter members: North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke and Wake Forest.Its neighboring state includes SEC member South Carolina. The Gamecocks won back-to-back College World Series national titles as recently...

Brey enjoying best coaching run at Notre Dae

Brey enjoying best coaching run at Notre Dae

It’s difficult gaining attention for impressive back-to-back Elite Eight NCAA Tournament runs and an ACC Tournament title the last two years when your basketball program resides outside of Durham or Chapel Hill.But that’s what Notre Dame coach Mike Brey’s teams have managed the...

Representing overlooked side of college sports

Representing overlooked side of college sports

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sometimes we need to be reminded college athletics is about more than the projected high draft-pick that draws all the attention as a soon-to-be multi-millionaire.They are the players fans want to hear about and the media happily feeds to them. Analysts such...

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

Champ Clemson leads six ACC schools as hosts

DURHAM, N.C – The ACC battle of attrition, otherwise known as the ACC Baseball Tournament, finally ended with Clemson routing Florida State 18-13 for the title Sunday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.“Finally” refers to four-plus hours of rain delays as well as 33 runs scored....

Wake Forest third baseman also takes the mound

Wake Forest third baseman also takes the mound

DURHAM, N.C. — One of the intriguing picks to watch on the MLB.com mock draft board is the New York Mets taking Wake Forest junior Will Craig with the 19th pick of the first round.Interesting because it begs the question, “Do the Mets need a third baseman or...

NC State undaunted about postseason play

NC State undaunted about postseason play

North Carolina State’s baseball team doesn’t sound beaten and downtrodden despite the Wolfpack’s elimination from a return to a second straight ACC Tournament championship game with a 1-2 record in pool play.Fifth-seeded N.C. State, which has been battling injuries, finally got a...

Clemson SS Pinero rare slugger to hit Durham bull

Clemson SS Pinero rare slugger to hit Durham bull

DURHAM, N.C. – Clemson’s Mike Triller hit a home run for the winning team, but Virginia’s Daniel Pinero stroked a blast that would be appreciated by Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and baseball movie buffs.Triller’s fifth-inning two-run homer broke a 1-1 tie and...

College worth the wait for Miami catcher

College worth the wait for Miami catcher

DURHAM, N.C — This time Major League Baseball teams can draft Zack Collins and count on signing him.Miami’s All-American junior catcher is eligible for next month’s draft three years after he made it clear coming out of high school in Pembroke Pines, Fla., that he intended...

ACC tougher than NCAA for defending champions

ACC tougher than NCAA for defending champions

The question put before ACC baseball coaches on the eve of the ACC Baseball Tournament was if their conference tournament could be tougher than the NCAA Tournament.Before you consider that a foolish question, consider recent history. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...

Pitt can improve without matching last year

Pitt can improve without matching last year

Enthusiasm abounds over Pitt football as a new season approaches under second-year coach Pat Narduzzi. And it’s for good reason.One point is experience with 16 returning starters, including senior quarterback Nathan Peterman. A veteran QB is always a good starting point, and he...