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New OK State Ballpark Taking Shape

Construction on the new home for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys baseball program began earlier this year, and significant progress is being made on the complex at the corner of Washington Street and McElroy Road.  Read more and watch video here.

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Sooners Unveil Master Facility Plans for Baseball and Softball

University of Oklahoma Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione announced today the completion of master plans for the baseball and softball facilities at OU.  The work encompasses expansion and enhancements at both L. Dale Mitchell Park and the OU Softball Complex.  Read more and view more renderings here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Monongalia County Ballpark (Granville, WV)

BaseballParks.com LogoWest Virginia Black Bears LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Monongalia County Ballpark, the new home of the West Virginia Black Bears (Single-A, New York-Penn League) and West Virginia University Mountaineers (Big-12).  Mr. Mock’s comprehensive review covers the stadium’s development, design and construction, amenities, concessions, and overall fan experience.  Read more and view photos here.

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Mountaineers Ballpark Construction Update

West Virginia University LogoNewYorkPennLeagueLogoA new rendering of the Monongalia County Ballpark currently under construction for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team (and possibly a Single-A New York-Penn League club) in Morgantown (WV) has surfaced.  The new stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 college baseball season.  Read more hereView construction webcam here.

West Virginia University Ballpark Rendering 7.24.14

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Morgantown Ballpark Proposal Takes Next Steps

The developer who is proposing a new 3,000 to 3,500-seat ballpark in Morgantown for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and potentially a minor league team made a presentation yesterday before the Monongalia County Commission.  Read more and view view video here.

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WVU Wants NYPL Club for Ballpark Project

As we posted last week, West Virginia University is looking at building a new ballpark at University Town Center in Granville (WV).  To mitigate the cost, WVU would like to partner with a Single-A New York-Penn League club to fill seats during the summer months.  Read more here.

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Baseball Not Expected to Return to Iowa State

When the Big 12 shrinks to 10 teams in a few weeks, Iowa State will be the only school in the conference without a baseball program. The university sent Cyclones baseball to the showers 10 years ago, and athletic director Jamie Pollard indicated last week that the costs make it unrealistic for the program’s return.  Cap Timm Field would also need a major upgrade or replacement to keep up with the big boys.  Read more here.

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