Fitt: MLB Reduces Job Opportunities At Its Own Peril
Major League Baseball is sending the wrong signal by cutting the 2020 draft to five rounds and maneuvering to eliminate dozens of minor league affiliates in the future. The message to players is clear: find another career.
Off The Top Of My Head: Revisiting The Roundtable Picks
Eric Sorenson’s latest column critiques some of our roundtable picks from five years ago and dives into a host of other intriguing topics in college baseball.
College Baseball In Early June? That’s The Plan
It’s been a tough two months since the college baseball season was canceled, but could baseball be back? That’s the plan in the Lone Star State in early June.
Transfer Waiver Delay Would Be Bad News For College Baseball
The NCAA Board of Directors recommended Thursday not passing the one-time transfer rule at a May D1 Council meeting. That result would not be good for a sport that now desperately needs it.
Three Conferences Discussing Regional Scheduling Alliance
With the coronavirus shutting down the 2020 season, coaches and administrators have more time to explore new ideas. One of those ideas is a scheduling alliance between the Big East, A-10 and Colonial in 2021.
Off The Top Of My Head: Lockdown Edition
The season might have been cut short, but our Eric Sorenson has the quarantine content you need. Check out Sorenson’s musings on the abbreviated college baseball season and other wide-ranging topics.
College Baseball Braces For The Great Roster Crunch
With a draft that is likely to be dramatically shortened and the NCAA’s decision to grant all players another year of eligibility, college baseball coaches and players are facing the prospect of an unprecedented roster crunch, making additional relief imperative.
Best of D1: Sorenson Chats With Three Legends (2015)
Today’s dive into the D1Baseball vault features Eric Sorenson’s entertaining 2015 interviews with three college baseball legends: Texas’ Augie Garrido, Rice’s Wayne Graham and Florida State’s Mike Martin.
NCAA Division I Council Gives Blanket Eligibility Waiver
The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give everyone a blanket eligibility waiver — giving seniors and all classifications another year of eligibility. Here are all the details.
Positive Pokes Look Forward To 2021
Eric Sorenson caught up with Oklahoma State coach Josh Holliday to reflect on a promising season cut short.
MLB Draft Announcement Gives College Baseball Some Clarity
Major League Baseball will have a draft this summer, providing college baseball with some much needed clarity with the impending D1 Council vote on Monday.
Best of D1: Golden Spikes Spotlight on Fullerton’s Thomas Eshelman
From the D1Baseball vault: Thomas Eshelman’s uncanny command made him one of the most unique college pitchers of his generation. Michael Baumann saluted the Fullerton ace in a 2015 Golden Spikes Spotlight.
A Player’s Perspective: UVA’s Harrington Reflects On A Season Cut Short
Virginia fifth-year senior righthander Chesdin Harrington shares his thoughts on the startlingly abrupt end to the 2020 college baseball season.
Advice On Navigating The Recruiting Process During Coronavirus Crisis
Former Mississippi State catcher Jack Kruger has started a website aimed at helping aspiring Division I players navigate the recruiting process. Today he offers advice on how recruits should spend their time during the COVID-19 crisis.
Off The Top Of My Head: March 17
The college baseball season came to an abrupt, sad end last week, but and Eric Sorenson reveals his final top eight, plus things he was really looking forward to and will now miss.
Brainstorming Potential MLB Draft Solutions; Let’s Talk About Fall Games That Count
As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, it’s time to start thinking creatively. What makes the most sense for the 2020 major league draft? One big idea would involve resuming the 2020 season in the fall.
The Day After: A Letter To Our College Baseball Family
College baseball has given us so much to be grateful for, and we eagerly await its return, whenever that might be. The cancellation of the CWS was heartbreaking, but our college baseball family will remain strong.
Rogers: College Baseball’s Black Thursday Hits O’Sullivan, Coaches, Hard
It was Black Thursday for college baseball and Florida’s Kevin O’Sullivan, the skipper for the nation’s top-ranked team, now must ride the wave of uncertainty in our sport.
Fitt: NCAA Cancels All Championships; How Do We Process This?
As conference after conference suspends all athletic events, the time has come for all of us to hit the pause button on our lives, to reflect, and to hope.
The Ouch List: Week Four
TCU cracked Eric Sorenson’s Ouch List after a 1-3 week that included some tough, close losses. Who else is riding the pain train after week four?
Vanderbilt Guts Out Much-Needed Win Over TCU
LOS ANGELES — In a game full of bad breaks and tough luck, the Vanderbilt Commodores got a little bit of grace from the baseball gods to pull out a bottom-of-the-ninth 4-3 win over TCU. It was the third one-run game of the weekend for coach Tim Corbin’s charges and he sounded like a man […]
The Dazzling Transformation Of Duke’s Bryce Jarvis
Duke righthander Bryce Jarvis spent all offseason working to build strength and improve his stuff, and it has paid off in spectacular fashion, as he showed in a brilliant performance against Florida State.
Off The Top Of My Head: Week Four
Another massive weekend is ahead and our Eric Sorenson looks at Five Things He’s Watching, the Southern California College Classic field and his Eight for Omaha, among other items.
Oklahoma’s Acker No-Hits LSU To Finish Off Impressive Weekend
Oklahoma finished off an extremely impressive weekend at the Shriners College Classic with Dane Acker throwing a no-hitter against LSU.
Off The Top Of My Head: Week Three
In his latest colorful column, our Eric Sorenson takes an in-depth look at the Cambria Classic with UNC, NC State, Purdue, Duke, Minnesota and Iowa, his latest Eight for Omaha and the weekend’s best matchups to watch.
Surging Tennessee Has Created New, Exciting Culture
It wasn’t long ago Tennessee was mired in the SEC cellar. But three years later, coach Tony Vitello and his staff appear to have yet another legitimate contender.