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Ninth In SEC Doesn’t Earn Reward

John Manuel -Premium Content

The first years after the NCAA Tournament jumped from 48 to 64 teams, the Division I baseball committee usually gave the benefit of the doubt to teams from the North, as well as teams that finished high in conferences outside of the traditional power leagues. This year, the committee went back a bit to its turn-of-the-century roots.

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College Game Will Be Different In 2011

John Manuel -Premium Content

Every year, Baseball America asks coaches and sports information contacts to fill out questionnaires to help inform our College Preview. Every year, story ideas and themes for the coming season arise out of these questionnaires. This year's theme is simple. No one knows just how drastically college baseball will change, but there's a sense from coaches that the second decade of the 21st century will be different, and less offensive, from the first.

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Lincecum Goes Back To Old Habits

John Manuel -Premium Content

If John Manuel is writing about pitching, it's a good bet the words "long toss" will be in the column. In this installment, John talks to Barry Zito about how long toss has helped lend him superior durability, and how a return to long toss helped Zito's teammate, Tim Lincecum.

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