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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...

Brandon Wimbush can return QB stability

Brandon Wimbush can return QB stability

The one-and-dones of college basketball have a partner in shortsightedness: college quarterbacks.We’ve seen this trend developing in recent years with quarterbacks transferring once they’ve lost a battle for a starting job. In football, coaches defer naming a starter until the...

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...

Florida basketball climbing again

Florida basketball climbing again

It’s not unusual for a Southeastern Conference basketball team’s NCAA hopes to end against an SEC rival. It happens for most in the SEC Tournament.But 2017 was different. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

KeVaughn Allen beats the clock in New York

KeVaughn Allen beats the clock in New York

Florida’s clock never struck midnight, thanks to KeVaughn Allen’s scoring outburst. Allen introduced himself to March Madness with a 35-point performance Friday night and Saturday morning in the basketball palace of Madison Square Garden.Florida’s Chris Chiozza made the highlight...

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

ACC can top SEC in conference matchups

We all recognize the SEC is the nation’s top football conference, but many of us outside the SEC like to point out that the SEC is largely top heavy.Granted, the SEC has more schools that can annually contend for a national title and it is topped by Alabama’s modern dynasty, but...

Florida third national seed to suffer CWS loss

Florida third national seed to suffer CWS loss

We’re just two days into the College World Series yet the all three national seeds from the 64-team NCAA Tournament to advance to Omaha, Neb., have lost their opening game.Florida, the No. 1 national seed, fell 2-1 to Coastal Carolina Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park. The...