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A look at the Sweet Sixteen

A look at the Sweet Sixteen

Here's a look at the Sweet Sixteen from myself along with FanRag colleagues Matt Zemek, Joseph Nardone and Jon Rothstein.Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

North Carolina State basketball coach Mark Gottfried apparently missed the Arizona-Stanford game on ESPN with Bill Walton aired on Jan. 29, 2014. That’s understandable since his own team made the NCAA Tournament that year.Had Gottfried been watching, he would have learned a...

Omaha a big little city for college baseball

Omaha a big little city for college baseball

Omaha is Nebraska’s largest city with a 400,000-plus population big enough to suffer problems found in any American metropolis. It comes with the territory for big cities.But for two weeks every late June, the frontier city that grew up with building the Transcontinental Railroad...

Coastal Carolina writes final script

Coastal Carolina writes final script

It’s not quite as if Butler’s Gordon Hayward hit that buzzer-beating shot from just inside half court to shock Duke for the NCAA basketball title, but nevertheless Coastal Carolina touched off a celebration for small schools and mid-majors alike.The Chanticleers (55-18) won their...

Coastal Carolina built from ground up

Coastal Carolina built from ground up

Coastal Carolina’s baseball team will play for its first College World Series national title Wednesday night in TD Ameritrade Park, a gleaming $131 million facility in Omaha, Neb.That’s about a $131 million upgrade from the park that Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore inherited...

Arizona transition year close to title season

Arizona transition year close to title season

A year ago Arizona’s Zach Gibbons, Cody Ramer and Ryan Aguilar finished their junior season reduced to thinking they would do what they could to make the best of their senior year under a new coach.Who knows what to expect from a coach who didn’t recruit you? ... Click here...

Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

How did Arizona do it?A young Wildcat baseball team with a new head coach, picked to finish ninth in the Pac-12, has advanced to the College World Series finals to extend a season that was once projected to end May 29, the day of the regular-season finale. ... Click here for...

Coastal Carolina more than a Cinderella

Coastal Carolina more than a Cinderella

First, Coastal Carolina took down the ACC’s North Carolina State in the regional the Wolfpack hosted.Then, the Chanticleers eliminated the SEC’s LSU on the Tigers’ field in the Super Regionals to advance to the program’s first College World Series. ... Click here for the...

CWS results on Friday tale of two aces

CWS results on Friday tale of two aces

The College World Series’ two games on Friday were a story of a winning team’s ace delivering and a losing team’s ace rested by his coach.The rested ace was Oklahoma State’s Thomas Hatch, who watched as starter Jensen Elliott was knocked out of the game after two innings in a 9-3...

Oliva hot at right time in College World Series

Oliva hot at right time in College World Series

Arizona’s big bat in the College Worlds Series is wielded by a former walk-on who arrived in Omaha, Neb., batting .236. That normally should have found Jared Oliva a place on the bench next to head coach Jay Johnson.That’s especially true since Johnson is a first-year head coach...