John Manuel

Signing Off, For Now

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This was my ninth trip to Omaha, and what a trip it has been. All the old favorites, from the Omaha World-Herald crew to Zesto’s and the Drover, to the […]

College

Irvine Wins Marathon

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UC Irvine’s Bryan Petersen singled home Cody Cipriano in the bottom of the 13th inning to end the longest game in College World Series history, as the Anteaters beat Cal […]

College

Still Here

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Aaron and I don’t know who won our first pick of the day because the first game of the day has yet to end. The UC Irvine-Cal State Fullerton elimination […]

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Nation Catching Up To SEC

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OMAHA–In the 1990s, the Southeastern Conference left no doubt as to which was the best conference in college baseball. Georgia broke the dam in 1990 with the first national championship […]

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Beavers Follow Familiar Formula

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See also: Game At A Glance See also: CWS Game Central OMAHA–For one day, the Pacific-10 Conference held sway over its plucky, non-football-playing neighbor, the Big West. After Pac-10 champ […]

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Pat Murphy V. 2.0

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Arizona State coach Pat Murphy has evolved over the years into one of the best interviews for those of us who cover college baseball. (My own personal tally of good-quote […]

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Same Old Story For Tar Heels

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See also: North Carolina-Mississippi State Box Score See Also: The Game At A Glance OMAHA–Removed from their home field in Chapel Hill for the first time in the NCAA tournament, […]

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Missing Media

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North Carolina’s program is at its real zenith these days–back-to-back College World Series trips for the first time ever, its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship since 1990, an on-campus […]

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More Coaching Hires

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McNeese State had a trying season (as I’ve written before) that started with Chad Clement resigning as head coach five games into the season. The team rallied from a 3-22 […]

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Team USA Names Roster

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USA Baseball has announced its 20-player roster for the 2007 college national team. The national team, coached this year by Long Beach State’s Mike Weathers, has a 20-man roster for […]

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Stealth Record

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We’re still sifting through all the draft info this morning after the weekend, and one more fact has come to light. Rice had 14 players drafted, tying the record for […]

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Depth Pays For ASU

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Arizona State probably has the nation’s deepest lineup. Second-round pick Matt Spencer batted seventh in its super-regional opener against Mississippi on Saturday night; a seventh-round pick, Tim Smith, hit eighth. […]

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Yankees Add Power Forward

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Andrew Brackman is off the board. The 6-foot-10 righthander and former N.C. State power forward in basketball goes 30th overall to the Yankees to end the first round.

Draft

Giants Take A Hitter

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The last time the Giants had a draft bonanza, in 1998, they had seven picks in the first 72 selections. Only one really worked out–righthander Nate Bump, who had a […]

Draft