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On The Mark: Friday Regional Roundup
NCAA Regionals play is here and our Mark Etheridge keeps track of all the action, while also providing some thoughts and observations.
Tallahassee Regional Breakdown
Florida State should get tested by a strong group of contenders in Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Samford. Mark Etheridge breaks it down.
The Road to Quahog: Our Joke NIT Field
Mark Etheridge gives us his annual parody story on college baseball’s NIT and their fictional selection committee criteria.
Gainesville Regional Breakdown
Mark Etheridge breaks down Florida, Jacksonville, FAU and Columbia and picks some superlatives for the Gainesville Regional, where the Gators are heavy favorites.
Etheridge: Examining The Selections
The Road to Omaha was revealed and teams know their fate. Mark Etheridge reviews Kentucky’s snub situation and gives some observations on the field.
Tourney Analysis: Waiting For An Invite
Despite getting eliminated on Friday, Auburn hopes to earn the SEC’s fifth host site. Also, could Texas A&M actually be in play for a host? Our Mark Etheridge breaks it all down.
Nervous Times For Bubble Teams
Where does LSU stand heading into Hoover? How about bad-RPI Washington? Who will be the best RPI team left out? We look ahead to Selection Day.
Etheridge: What To Watch For In May
The calendar has flipped to May and teams enter the stretch run for the postseason. We review a few items to watch for over the next few weeks.
Tourney Analysis: Historical Perspective
Mark Etheridge takes you on a history lesson in the postseason process. He looks stolen bids, conference records and RPIs as it relates to at-larges and hosting, and more.
Etheridge: Sizing Up The RPI Resumes
With six weekends plus conference tournaments left to go, some postseason resumes are starting to develop. We review who is sitting pretty and who has work to do.
Weekend Spotlight: Bohannon Builds
Alabama has been a pleasant surprise so far this season, and our Mark Etheridge takes you inside Brad Bohannon’s program blueprint.
Regional Spotlight: Bracket Buzz
Mark Etheridge looks back on the mock selection exercise and provides some insight on the current postseason picture using history as his guide.
Etheridge: Sizing Up The RPI
There are a few unfamiliar names near the top of the RPI ratings, while Wichita State is on the rise. Mark Etheridge analyzes this week’s ratings.
Etheridge: Weekly RPI Breakdown
R-P-I. Some treat it like a four-letter word. Whether we like it or not, it is used for postseason position. Mark Etheridge analyzes this week’s ratings.
Casey Mize: Anatomy Of A No-Hitter
Even though no one wanted to use a certain word to describe it, Casey Mize had a night everyone wanted to talk about. Here’s an inside look at the Auburn righty’s special night.
Reynolds’ Redemption Paces USM
Luke Reynolds and Southern Miss are off to an impressive start with a pair of wins over Mississippi State.
Deceptive Sandlin Delivers Shutout
Southern Miss starter Nick Sandlin went up and down the ladder with arm slot and velocity in an 11-0 opening day victory over Mississippi State.
2018 Conference Previews: SoCon
JT Thomas and Mercer look to take total control of the SoCon as the 2018 campaign nears. What’s the inside scoop on the league? Check out our SoCon preview.
2018 Conference Previews: Big South
Preseason All-American D.J. Artis leads a dangerous Liberty club that should challenge favorite Winthrop in the Big South Conference.
2018 Conference Previews: Sun Belt
Travis Swaggerty and South Alabama are the clear-cut favorites to win the Sun Belt, but several teams hope to spoil their season. How should the Sun Belt stack up?
Fall Report: Alabama
Brad Bohannon looks to energize an Alabama program hungry for success. How plausible is that in 2018? Let’s find out.
College Baseball’s Stories That Last
College baseball is a sport that captivates many of us. Our Mark Etheridge talks about the pageantry and tradition as it relates to LSU, Mississippi State and others.
LSU Goes Streaking Into Omaha
Some things are worth waiting for as LSU won its 16th consecutive game to earn a trip to the College World Series.
LSU Finds Late Inning Magic
For seven innings, Mississippi State had their way. Then that Alex Box magic appeared and LSU erupted.
Dispatches from Hattiesburg
Mark Etheridge gives the details from Hattiesburg as Mississippi State, Illinois-Chicago, South Alabama and Southern Miss battle it out.
Field Of 64: The Road To Quahog
As is our tradition, Mark Etheridge provides a whimsical look at a fictional NIT field.