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NCAA Releases RPI

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The NCAA’s official baseball website has featured one ranking this season–Baseball America’s top 25. Now it has two. As mentioned last week, for the first time the NCAA is releasing […]

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Walk This Way

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The Huntsville Stars had no singles among their hits Thursday night and drew 15 walks in a nine-inning game. Rather than an easy victory, though, the Stars were beaten 10-4 […]

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Virginia Tech Cancels Midweek Game

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Monday’s horrific shootings at Virginia Tech have much greater implications than baseball, of course, but they have touched the baseball team. No baseball players are reported to be among the […]

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Weekend Box Scores

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One of the best things about getting to the office early on a Monday morning is going through all the college box scores and press releases that get faxed our […]

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Kindall, And Company

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College baseball has a nascent Hall of Fame, based in Lubbock, Texas. (It’s just as logical a place as Cooperstown, N.Y., when you think about it.) The first class of […]

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Pop-Up Player: Kyle Lotzkar

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Philippe Aumont rightfully gets top billing among Canadian players eligible for the 2007 draft; the 6-foot-7, 220-pound 17-year-old from Quebec was sitting at 89-92 mph last summer in the Cape […]

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Inside the Numbers

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The NCAA’s baseball statistics were updated today; you can go get the report here. That naturally begs the question of why the NCAA doesn’t have baseball stats up until the […]

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Sidewinding Approach Suits Glafenhein Fine

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East Tennessee State senior Caleb Glafenhein, though, redefines value this season. As college baseball reached its midway point in April, his Buccaneers team had played 32 of its 56 regular-season games, and Glafenhein had appeared in 18 of them. He's made seven starts, more than all but one of his teammates. He's made 11 relief appearances as well—third on the team.

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Hitters To Watch

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Two quick notes before we bear down this weekend as action picks up around the country . . . • In a draft where college hitters provide some depth but […]

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2007 Top 20 Rookies

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The last two seasons have produced two of the best rookie classes in a generation—meaning it won't be easy for the Class of 2007 to produce an encore. It's hard to imagine its players having as much of an impact as the last two classes have had on pennant races or in the minds of fans, and it makes the always volatile business of projecting rookie performance even harder this year.

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Draft Dish: March 8

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Tim Bascom doesn't appear on Baseball America's list of the Top 50 seniors for the 2007 draft, because he's not playing college baseball as a senior. He is taking 15 credit hours at Central Florida this semester, though, and he is hoping that when he starts pitching every weekend, as he was scheduled to do, scouts will be watching.

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College Baseball Arrives

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You know college baseball is a bigger deal than ever when it gets spoofed in The Onion.You know college baseball is a big deal when Georgia Tech's Matt Wieters and North Carolina State's Andrew Brackman show up in a news brief in The Onion, the satirical newspaper and Website. The latest edition of the weekly publication has a faux story involving Brackman, Wieters and the world's most famous baseball agent (and somewhat frequent Onion target), Scott Boras.

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