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Fur Doesn’t Fly In Philly

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PHILADELPHIA–Aaron Fitt, Nathan Rode and I have come to the American Baseball Coaches Association convention this year, and Aaron and I went to the Division I coaches meeting last night, […]

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College Baseball Chat With Aaron Fitt

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Aaron Fitt chatted about college baseball from the ABCA convention. This chat is brought to you by Demarini. Are you ready to Join The Uprising? More than 150 programs around the nation have—including back to back Division I, II and III National Champions Oregon State, Tampa and Kean. Log onto demarini.com/dnation and check out the Voodoo -3 to see why the sC3 alloy is the most powerful and durable performance alloy on the market. It gives you the pop you need to go long because—and this is key—CHICKS DON'T DIG THE GROUND BALL. The Uprising. Coming to a ballpark near you.

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2008 College Preview Sneak Peek

The college baseball season will be here before we know it. To help get you ready, we present our first-ever college baseball conference report cards. Aaron Fitt and John Manuel graded each of the eight power conferences on specific criteria and averaged the grades to come up with a GPA to determine which are the strongest of the 64-team era.

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Tide Is Turning

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Here’s a quick hit before we take a week-long holiday break. There is word out of Alabama that two-sport talent Justin Woodall will play baseball this spring for the Crimson […]

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Long Beach State Update

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I got a call today from Long Beach State coach Mike Weathers, who had shoulder surgery last week to remedy a lifetime of baseball-related wear and tear. His recovery is […]

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LBSU’s Buckley Returns To Pro Ball

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Another of the top assistant coaches in college baseball is moving on up. In a year that saw respected long-time assistants Jim Toman, Turtle Thomas, Kevin O’Sullivan and Bobby Moranda […]

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Who’s The Boss?

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It’s been quite a year for Eastern Michigan. After going 21-4 in Mid-American Conference play to clinch the league’s West Division title and the No. 1 seed in the conference […]

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Team USA Tabs Walton

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From Mike Weathers to Steve Smith, Mike Gillespie to Ray Tanner, USA Baseball has a tradition of bringing back former collegiate national team assistants to serve as the head coach […]

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Georgia, Arizona State Win Big While Others Go Small

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Many recruiting coordinators expressed bewilderment that a few schools were still able to sign 20 or more recruits in the age of academic reform in college baseball, but there are mitigating factors that can make it wise to cast a wide net. Georgia and Arizona State both figure to have plenty of holes to fill, and both inked plenty of high-profile targets that could wind up signing pro contracts.

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Fall Notebook

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For most teams around the country, fall practice is over or wrapping up. Here are some fall tid-bits picked up from conversations with coaches and scouts at the World Wood […]

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Dirtbags Sweep

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The three-game fall series between Long Beach State and San Diego was a success, according to Dirtbags pitching coach Troy Buckley, and not just because LBSU won all three games. […]

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Another Perspective

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Friday’s blog post about the impending rules changes for college baseball evoked a strong response from Illinois State assistant coach Tim Brownlee, who reminds us that Mississippi State coach Ron […]

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Board Takes No Action

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The sweeping academic reform legislation that threatens to dramatically alter the college baseball landscape cleared another major hurdle on Thursday. The Division I Board of Directors met in Indianapolis and […]

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Penguins Get Their Man

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Youngstown State hired former Slippery Rock (Pa.) assistant coach Rich Pasquale as its head coach, replacing Mike Florak, who resigned. Pasquale has experience coaching at the Division I level as […]

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