Michigan State Looks to Show Who’s Boss in Big Ten

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The Big Ten Conference has made significant strides in the quality of baseball being played throughout the Midwest, and the Michigan State Spartans are one of the programs that has helped elevate the loop into one of the top five in the nation. Over the past eight seasons under the direction of head coach Jake…

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Talented Bulldogs Must Overcome Inexperience

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No baseball program in the state of Alabama has been more successful over the past six years than the Samford Bulldogs. Head coach Casey Dunn’s team has won more games over that stretch than any other Division I program in the state. Last June Heath Quinn, Alex Lee and Hunter Swilling were selected in the…

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Talented Tigers Expect to Contend for National Championship

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Rare are the times when baseball teams at the Division I level come together with an impressive mix of talented veteran leaders and young, promising newcomers. That perfect storm appears to have formed in Baton Rouge, where head coach Paul Mainieri will field an LSU Tiger team that has every component to be a serious…

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Horned Frogs Enter 2017 Season Ranked Number One

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Many observers believed TCU would encounter a rebuilding season of sorts in 2016. After all, the Horned Frogs lost eight seniors off their 2015 club that reached the College World Series. And while there was plenty of young talent ready to step in and fill those voids, expecting head coach Jim Schlossnagle’s team to make…

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Colonials’ Veteran Lineup Could Challenge for Title in Atlantic 10

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If one were to make a friendly wager on which team is on the verge of having a breakthrough campaign and moving into the upper echelon of the Atlantic 10 Conference, a good bet would be the George Washington Colonials. Gregg Ritchie enters his fifth season as head coach of his alma mater and will…

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Patriots Looking to Build on On-The-Job Training

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The 2016 campaign was not one for the record books for George Mason baseball. The Patriots finished 12th in the 13-team Atlantic 10 Conference, posting a 7-17 record in league play and an overall mark of 19-35. The team’s RPI was 274 out of 295 Division I schools, with the Patriots ranking 279th with a…

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Cavaliers Look to Contend for Another National Championship

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Finding a more consistently competitive program than the Virginia Cavaliers under head coach Brian O’Connor is a difficult proposition. Not only are the Wahoos perennial participants in the NCAA Tournament and the winner of the 2015 national championship, Virginia has proven to be fertile ground for developing players who advance to professional baseball and the…

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Blue Hose Look to Build on D1 History in 2017

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Progress on the diamond has been achieved via baby steps for Presbyterian College since the Blue Hose joined the Division I ranks as a member of the Big South Conference in 2008. Head coach Elton Pollock, who is guiding the program for the 13th season, has seen his team take subtle yet significant strides over…

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Owls Continue to Fly High in Atlantic Sun

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Compared to most Division I baseball programs, the Kennesaw State Owls are just entering puberty as they grow closer to their teenage years. The school was founded in 1963 and began playing baseball at the NAIA level in 1984. The Owls proceeded to win the NAIA national championship in 1994 and the NCAA Division II…

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Veteran Bruin Lineup Could Lead Belmont Back to NCAA Tournament

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For several years the Belmont University basketball team has been one of the top mid-major programs in the nation while posting victories against opponents with more impressive pedigrees. Dave Jarvis’ Bruin baseball team has enjoyed similar success, including back-to-back Atlantic Sun titles in 2011-12, and could create some noise this coming spring in the Ohio…

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