BASEBALL SEASON IS NEAR!
Sounds exciting, doesn't it? DOESN'T IT?
It does. Nebraskans love our baseball, but the unfortunate thing is that joining the Big Ten has all but regulated us into a dark hole in the ground. I'm not talking about national recognition as much as I'm talking about a general lack of give a shitedness that the conference has about its baseball teams.
Remember last year when there were several weeks that the attendance at Haymarket Park was higher than the rest of the Big Ten combined? That's what I'm talking about.
I cannot 100% say that I blame them. It's difficult living in a cold weather area and getting excited about watching baseball outdoors in 40 degree weather. My hope is that I've convinced some of the other SB Nation sites to provide better coverage of college baseball this season.
In the meantime, we're going to do our best do to more. James Stevenson will be providing a lot more baseball coverage than I could by myself, and if you're interested in writing about baseball on a wider level (meaning, conference or nationally), I'd like to hear from you.
First up this season, Cal State Bakersfield. CSU Bakersfield came to Lincoln last year for a three-game series at the end of April. The teams split the first two games, but the third was cancelled due to weather. Still, there was plenty of action.
The Greatest Threat to America's Game: Tuition, Scholarships, and Baseball - Frogs O' War
How the rising cost of tuition is pushing schools, like TCU, out of the game of baseball.
This is an excellent piece by our TCU site, and it offers a different perspective that one gets in being an alum of a public university.
2013 NCAA Baseball Preseason Regional Projections - College Baseball Daily
The season hasn’t kicked off yet but it is time to start looking at how a potential 64 team bracket would look right now based on our preseason expectations of...
College Baseball Daily does a darned good job of covering the nation. If you're looking for a CBB site to follow (and there aren't that many), put them on your list.
BaseballAmerica.com: College: Season Preview: Preseason Predicted Field Of 64
The first seven teams that just miss our field are LBSU, Washington, Oral Roberts, Nebraska, Samford, Central Florida and Oklahoma State.
One Big Ten, but they predict 10 SEC teams. TEN, along with six regionals. I hate Baseball America. It's like they look for an excuse to suck up to the SEC every year.
USC Baseball Coach Frank Cruz Terminated for Violating NCAA CARA Rules - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
-USC baseball head coach Frank Cruz has been terminated for knowingly violating NCAA Countable Athletically-Related Activities limitations within his program, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced today (Feb. 13).
Nebraska plays USC Sunday. Note that they're #1 on Boyd's ISR Strength of Schedule rating.
Oregon 3-sport star sets sights on track team - KansasCity.com
"I just love sports," said Brenner, now in her second season on Oregon's basketball team after helping the Ducks to an appearance in the NCAA volleyball championship match against Texas. "I love being around them. I love playing them. I love the competitiveness. It's just a lot of fun getting to practice and play in games every day."
Overachievers. God they are annoying, but DAMMIT WHY CAN'T MY CHILDREN DO THIS, I say as a parent that's set my expectations way too high.
Football players’ victim speaks out after arrests
When Samuel Jurgens woke up on a sidewalk outside of Paty Hall shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning, he thought he was dreaming. His face was numb, his headphones lay nearby, bloodied and broken, and he didn’t recognize where he was. His backpack, containing clothes, books and his Apple Macbook Pro, was gone.
What kind of dumbass do you have to be to be a 'Bama football player and rob a guy like this, and then (read the article), do it again? That is a special kind of stupid.
Jadeveon Clowney looks at taking out a $5 million insurance policy for the 2013 season | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports
According to FoxSports.com, "a member of Clowney’s camp" has reached out to Coastal Advisors LLC regarding information about obtaining an insurance policy that could be worth as much as $5 million
I would have to believe that this is fairly commonplace now days. I remember hearing about a Nebraska player doing it in the early 80s. Smart move... unlike those dumbasses from 'Bama, Clowney is protecting his future.
Hokepoints: The Big Ten Has a Problem | mgoblog
It is a day after National Signing Day and the Big Ten has inked yet another lackluster group of mostly 3-star recruits. Fearing a further drift toward mediocrity, representatives from each relevant school have secretly gathered together. Their goal: rescuing the competitive future of their once mighty conference!
Then there's this.... that's funny until you realize it's too close to the truth.
OBLIGATORY VALENTINE'S DAY COMMENTARY
When I see stuff like this on Youtube, I thank God that the internet wasn't around when I was young.
His Best Tip: Don't cover for them. What this means is - don't help them hide the bodies unless you were directly involved in the murders, at which point you help them hide the bodies and consider the fact, that you, too, might be a psychopath.
It's a distinct possibility, and after hearing his explanation of how to distinguish a psychopath, I asked myself - "Doesn't that just about cover everybody on earth?". Hmmmmm.....