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LSU upsets Auburn with renewed passion

LSU upsets Auburn with renewed passion

LSU kept alive its hopes in the SEC West with a comeback 27-23 upset of No. 10 Auburn on Saturday at Tiger Stadium.The unranked Tigers (5-2, 2-1 SEC West) outscored Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC West) 13-0 in the fourth quarter with defense and special teams. ... Click...

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...

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