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College World Series feels a draft

College World Series feels a draft

The Tampa Bay Rays are the winners of the College World Series – at least until play begins. The American League franchise selected three high-round draft picks competing in the eight-team championship stage of the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.Louisville first baseman...

Guide for following NCAA baseball

Guide for following NCAA baseball

The NCAA baseball tournament doesn’t dominate the public consciousness like the College Football Playoff or March Madness. So you could be forgiven for not knowing the difference between the contenders and pretenders now that it’s down to a sweet 16.With that in mind, here’s...

Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Baseball old-timers like to say one of the sport’s charms is you’re likely to see something happen you never saw before in a game.That axiom was validated in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional when North Carolina’s “rally dog” ran onto the field to seemingly spark...

Michigan falls to Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA

Michigan falls to Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA

Florida Gulf Coast baseball coach Dave Tollett called it “the biggest win program history, no question.” And he didn’t feel that way just because it was the Eagles’ first Division I NCAA tournament appearance.The Michigan brand had a lot to do with enjoying the moment....

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

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 learns from Bull Durham

Coastal Carolina learns from Bull Durham

“Bull Durham” is a timeless baseball movie thanks to its writing, acting and digital technology — making the 1988 classic easily accessible a generation later. Every young player understands its old-school lessons, except maybe for Bryce Harper.Right? ... Click here for the...

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...