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Florida wins NCAA title with pitching depth

Florida wins NCAA title with pitching depth

To reach the eight-team College World Series requires a staff with dominant starting pitchers. Florida and LSU each possessed three topped by an ace taken in the first round of the recent Major League Baseball draft.But to win the NCAA national title, someone from an exhausted...

Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Baseball draft example for NBA to study

Maybe NBA commissioner Adam Silver should pay attention to how the NCAA baseball tournament has played out now that Florida and LSU are set to open a best-of-three College World Series final Monday night in Omaha, Neb.The national powers from the SEC both have rosters of high...

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...

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...

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...

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...