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Mr. Intensity

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

When it comes to being tough, Chuck Norris has nothing on Conor Gillaspie, the reigning Cape Cod League MVP, preseason All-American and Wichita State's top player. As Gillaspie is quick to point out, growing up in the upper Midwest isn't like growing up in a warm-weather baseball hotbed down South or on one of the coasts. Before he became a standout third baseman for Wichita State, Gillaspie starred for Omaha's Millard North High, which went 35-0 his senior year and won the Nebraska state championship.

College | #2008#On Campus

Rebels With A Cause

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Lance Lynn and Cody Satterwhite have been inseparable since the day they set foot at Mississippi in 2005. Now the preseason All-America righthanders want to carry the Rebels to the College World Series.

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Scouts Question Texas Duo

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

Jordan Danks and Kyle Russell haven't carried Texas' offense as expected, with both falling short in terms of home runs this year. The result: The Longhorns haven't been as good as expected, and neither preseason first-team All-America outfielder seems likely to be drafted in the first round.

College | #2008#On Campus

College Midseason Update

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The uniform start date limits the regular season to 13 weeks, but if you factor in a week for conference tournaments, a week for regionals and a week for super-regionals, we're halfway to Omaha with eight weeks in the books. It's a perfect time to look at some of the top performers and storylines of the first half.

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Far Yonder Power

Walter Villa -Premium Content

He is from the same high school as Mike Lowell, has been compared to Tino Martinez and worked out for three weeks this past offseason with Alex Rodriguez. He is Cuban native Yonder Alonso, Miami's slugging junior first baseman. Through 30 games, Alonso is hitting .362/.537/.660 with six homers and 29 RBIs, leading the Hurricanes to a 27-3 record and a No. 1 national ranking.

College | #2008#On Campus

Posey Does It All

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

A preseason All-American as a catcher, Florida State's Buster Posey has also returned to the mound this year as a closer. There isn't a lot Posey can't do on the baseball diamond.

College | #2008#On Campus