If you had said that Vanderbilt could become one of the country’s elite college baseball programs when Tim Corbin was hired as its new head coach in 2003, you would’ve been considered overly optimistic at best and delusional at worst.
The UW-Whitewater Warhawks accomplished something Monday never before seen in the history of collegiate sports.
With their 7-0 win over the Emory Eagles in the championship game of the NCAA Division III College World Series, the Warhawks completed a historic triple crown sweep in men’s sports, becoming the first school in NCAA history at any level to win the national championships in football, basketball, and baseball in the same academic year.
After a weekend of compelling conference tournaments and a historic crowd of 19,965 on hand to witness the Big Ten Championship game, the NCAA Baseball Tournament is set to begin at 16 regional sites.
To be clear and fair, by “worst,” I mean the most disappointing, considering cities like Atlanta, Miami, Tampa and Charlotte have abysmal pro sports fans, and there are many places (New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, et al.) totally uninterested in collegiate sports. But what city currently has more disappointing sports teams, despite high payrolls and lofty expectations, than […]
I need to hear from fans of Indiana University, and I need to hear from alums of Indiana University.
Do you have a clue on what your baseball program has been accomplishing? Do you realize the program coach Tracy Smith has built, which has become the first Big Ten team in 29 years to reach the College World Series?
Or did your support of Hoosiers athletics end in ephemeral fashion when Tom Crean, Cody Zeller, and Victor Oladipo were eliminated from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament?