Fall Ball Nuggets: Dayton-Kentucky Scoop, Western Carolina Deep Dive
Our latest Fall NuggetBook takes an in-depth look at scrimmage scoop from Dayton-Kentucky, plus a terrific dive into Western Carolina.
Midwest Power Rankings: The Hold Steady
There was little movement in the Week 13 Midwest Power Rankings, as Notre Dame, Indiana and Michigan held onto the top three spots, and no new teams joined the fine fifteen.
Midwest Connection: On Resilient Creighton, Talented Tirotta
This week’s Midwest Connection focuses on resilient Creighton navigating a bizarre season in the Big East, and rising prospect Riley Tirotta putting it all together at Dayton.
Midwest Power Rankings: Previewing Ball State-Central Michigan Showdown
Burke and Patrick update their weekly ranking of the top 15 teams in the Midwest and take an in-depth look at the upcoming Central Michigan-Ball State showdown series.
Week 11 Midwest Power Rankings: Raiders Rising
Wright State jumped four spots in the Week 11 edition of Burke and Patrick’s Midwest Power Rankings, but Notre Dame holds the top spot.
Midwest Connection: Rutgers On The Rise
Rutgers is running the gauntlet in the Big Ten and holding its own. Patrick Ebert breaks down the Scarlet Knights and Michigan after a series between the two in Ann Arbor.
Midwest Power Rankings: Irish Remain On Top
Notre Dame remains atop the Midwest Power Rankings heading into Week 10. Burke Granger also breaks down some MAC prospects in this week’s edition.
Midwest Power Rankings: Here Come The Bison
North Dakota State improved to 22-8 and jumped into this week’s Midwest power rankings. Patrick Ebert and Burke Granger also have notes on Miami (OH) ace Sam Bachman and Michigan State’s Bryce Kelley.
Midwest Connection: A Day In The MVC
After his latest road trip, Patrick Ebert breaks down four Missouri Valley Conference clubs: Indiana State, Illinois State, Bradley and Evansville.
Midwest Power Rankings: Buckeyes Bounce Back
Ohio State jumped three spots in our Midwest Power Rankings after sweeping Indiana, but Notre Dame held onto the top spot. Check out this week’s fine fifteen.
Midwest Power Rankings: Kansas, Northwestern Crack The List
Notre Dame remains atop our Midwest Power Rankings, while Kansas and Northwestern make their debuts in the fine 15.
Midwest Connection: Takeaways From Big Ten’s Ann Arbor Pod
Burke Granger’s loaded notebook from Ann Arbor highlights some players who stood out for Michigan, Illinois and Michigan State.
Fitt Bits: Takeaways From Tennessee’s Series Win At Georgia
Aaron Fitt breaks down Tennessee and Georgia after the SEC-opening series win for the Volunteers in Athens.
Midwest Power Rankings: Nebraska Rising
Notre Dame remains atop the Midwest Power rankings heading into Week Five, but Nebraska is making its move up the list.
Midwest Connection: On Wright State, Kent State, Minneapolis Wrap
Our Midwest dynamic duo of Patrick Ebert and Burke Granger empty out their overflowing notebooks with breakdowns of standout players from Wright State, Kent State, Nebraska and Minnesota.
Midwest Connection: Freshmen Shine In Big Ten’s Opening Weekend
Righty Jason Savacool came up huge when Maryland needed him most, headlining our look at impact freshmen who shined in opening weekend of Big Ten action.
Buckeyes, Spartans Make Strong First Impressions In Greenville
Ohio State and Michigan State both opened their seasons by going 3-1 at the Big Ten’s Greenville pod, and both teams look like they have staying power in what should be a wild Big Ten race. Aaron Fitt breaks down the Buckeyes and Spartans.
Midwest Power Rankings: Irish On The Rise
Notre Dame won a road series at Wake Forest to move up to No. 2 in the Midwest Power Rankings. Find out how the Midwest teams line up heading into Big Ten opening weekend.
Midwest Connection: Spotlight On Omaha, Notre Dame, Indiana State, North Dakota State
In this week’s Midwest Connection notebook, Patrick and Burke examine four surging teams: Omaha, Notre Dame, Indiana State and North Dakota State.
Midwest Power Rankings: Redbirds, RedHawks Start Strong
The Big Ten remains idle, but teams like Illinois State and Miami (OH) have gotten off to strong starts, highlighting the Week Two Midwest Power Rankings.
Midwest Connection: Ball State, SIU, Miami (OH), Xavier Make Waves
Several cold-weather teams opened eyes with strong showings in Week One, led by Ball State, Southern Illinois, Miami (OH) and Xavier.
Fitt Bits: Observations On Georgia Southern, CofC, Stetson, UCF
Aaron Fitt empties out his notebook after midweek stops at the Stetson-UCF and Georgia Southern-College of Charleston games.
Midwest Power Rankings: Big Ten Logjam At The Top
In this jam-packed notebook, our dynamic duo of Patrick Ebert and Burke Granger size up the state of the Midwest on the eve of the 2021 season.
Details Emerge From Division I Baseball Committee Meetings
The Division I Baseball Committee met earlier this week, and recommended a host of changes that could change the college baseball landscape.
Midwest Power Rankings: Illini, Hawkeyes, Irish Movin’ On Up
Strong showings at Week Three tournaments helped Illinois and Iowa climb in our Midwest Power Rankings, but Notre Dame made the week’s biggest leap.
Spratling Notes: Inside Sizzling UCLA, Pepperdine; Fizzling Rice, Nebraska
Cooper Chandler has been part of a strong starting pitching group for Pepperdine. Shotgun Spratling examines strong starts by the Waves and UCLA, and looks at early scuffles by Rice and Nebraska.