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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...

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...

Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Temple’s Matt Ruhle is young enough that he may leave when the time is right, but give the 41-year-old head coach credit for returning to the Owls and guiding the Philadelphia school to a second straight AAC East football title.Navy’s  is still young enough at 51 to move on...

Cheap shot artists prove point made by Coach Logan

Cheap shot artists prove point made by Coach Logan

If you’ve wondered about the difference between coaching in college and the NFL, I heard what turned out to be a timely and profound explanation driving down the road Friday listening to Steve Logan.The veteran college and NFL coach’s comment directly applied to cheap shots...

Zardon finds baseball life after Omaha in Cary

Zardon finds baseball life after Omaha in Cary

CARY, N.C. – Daniel Zardon enjoyed the best of two college baseball worlds the past two seasons. He played for LSU on the Road to Omaha last year and for Nova Southeastern on the Road to Cary in 2016.He preferred Cary. Omaha, Neb., is the more prestigious and historic home...

LSU follows Big Ten sanity and Georgia SEC insanity

LSU follows Big Ten sanity and Georgia SEC insanity

Iowa showed us a year ago that sometimes the best coaching move is no change at all.A year from now we’ll know if LSU was smart to follow the Iowa model by retaining Les Miles as head coach. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Syracuse could be a problem for ACC contenders

Syracuse could be a problem for ACC contenders

Beware Florida State, Clemson and North Carolina State of Syracuse in the ACC Atlantic.And be thankful ACC Coastal schools Duke, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Miami and North Carolina that your crossover games don’t include Syracuse. Georgia Tech, of course, won’t overlook...

Syracuse sacrifices young team with game against LSU

Syracuse sacrifices young team with game against LSU

Syracuse is one of those programs perpetually in a rebuilding phase.So whose bright idea was it to schedule the Orange with 15 true freshmen – tied for fourth most in the nation – to play No. 6 LSU at 102,000-seat Death Valley? ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...