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Guide for following NCAA baseball

Guide for following NCAA baseball

The NCAA baseball tournament doesn’t dominate the public consciousness like the College Football Playoff or March Madness. So you could be forgiven for not knowing the difference between the contenders and pretenders now that it’s down to a sweet 16.With that in mind, here’s...

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

UC Santa Barbara punches ticket for Omaha

UC Santa Barbara punches ticket for Omaha

A year later than planned, UC Santa Barbara is bound for its first College World Series. The school with an idyllic California coast campus north of Los Angeles did it by flip-flopping a favored role a year ago for an underdog tag.Last season the Gauchos positioned themselves to...

Power surge lifts East Carolina in postseason

Power surge lifts East Carolina in postseason

East Carolina’s baseball team warmed up for NCAA post-season play in what would be an odd way for any sport but baseball. The Pirates lost two straight for a quick exit from the American Athletic Conference Tournament.They have responded by winning four straight NCAA games on the...

NCAA rewards NC State as tournament host

NCAA rewards NC State as tournament host

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina State’s baseball team is proving as resilient as Elliott “Mongoose” Avent, the Wolfpack head coach who killed a poisonous copperhead snake after it bit him and his is puppy on an evening walk a month ago.Avent and his players sweated out a...