Florida Gulf Coast, Stetson look to rule Atlantic Sun baseball in 2018

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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE By Bill Ballew   FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES Head coach Dave Tollett began the Florida Gulf Coast program in the early 1990s and has built it into one of the emerging mid-majors in the country. The Eagles have won four regular-season conference titles since moving to the Division 1 ranks in 2008.…

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Tar Heels, Seminoles, Blue Devils, Wolfpack among teams in the hunt for ACC baseball title

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE By Bill Ballew BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES The Eagles soared in 2016 when they came within a win of reaching the College World Series while going 35-22. That represented the most victories in a campaign for Boston College since 2005, when the program established the single-season mark with 37. Last year was a…

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Cougars, Knights, Bulls & Huskies will battle for supremacy in American Athletic

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE By Bill Ballew CINCINNATI BEARCATS When Ty Neal stepped down after last season as head coach of the Bearcats, the Cincinnati brass did not have to look far for a replacement. The school hired Scott Googins, who guided nearby Xavier to four regional appearances in 12 years, to try to end the…

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Binghamton, Maine Are Favorites in Tight America East Conference Race

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AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE By Bill Ballew ALBANY GREAT DANES Head coach Jon Mueller enters his 19th season as the leader of the Great Danes and tops the program’s career victories chart with 377. Mueller guided UAlbany to its lone America East Conference title and NCAA tournament appearance in 2007. In 2017, the Danes finished on…

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WalletHub Takes A Stab At Ranking The Top Baseball Cities In The US

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WalletHub recently released its rankings of the top baseball cities in the country, which produced some interesting results. The website studied 363 cities that have at least one pro or college baseball team — including minor league affiliates — and analyzed 31 factors that included on-field performance, ticket prices and stadium access. New York, home…

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Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, Nebraska Among 11 Announcing College Baseball Schedules for 2018

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Fall practice continues to take place across most of the country. Many players are discovering the opponents they are preparing for as 11 more college baseball teams look toward spring with the release of their 2018 schedules. The defending national champion Florida Gators, who begin fall practice on October 11, will open the 2018 campaign…

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5 More 2018 College Baseball Schedules Released

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College baseball fans can start preparing their calendars for 2018. Another five teams have released their schedules over the past few days, a list that includes such perennial NCAA Tournament contenders as Missouri State, Oklahoma State, Houston, Virginia Tech and Liberty. The Missouri State Bears, led by head coach Keith Guttin, are coming off a…

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More College Baseball Schedule Announcements!

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Monte Lee, head coach of the Clemson Tigers

Shortly after I posted yesterday’s blog regarding college baseball schedules, the Clemson Tigers joined the party by releasing their 2018 slate. For the second straight year, head coach Monte Lee is not shy about bringing tough competition to Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers will open the slate on February 16 by hosting William & Mary,…

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2018 College Baseball Schedules Begin To Emerge

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Paul Mainieri, head coach of the LSU Tigers

Paul Mainieri is one of the most organized head coaches in college baseball. Add to that the incredible support Mainieri’s LSU Tigers receive from the purple and gold fan base and it should not be any wonder that the Southeastern Conference team was the first Division 1 program to release its 2018 college baseball schedule.…

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Ballpark Digest Notes That Akron May Bring Back Baseball

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Baseball has been missing on the University of Akron campus for the last couple of years. BallparkDigest.com noted that may be on the verge of being rectified in the near future. University of Akron Working to Restore Baseball Program

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