Chase Field opened its gates to Arizona State’s wrestling team on Saturday, Jan. 11, and, in doing so, became the first ballpark to host a collegiate wrestling event in history. It marked the start of what Chase Field hopes will be an expanded partnership with NCAA athletics, not just for their own venue, but for MLB ballparks across the country. Read more here.
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After home teams dominated the Super Regionals at a historic rate, the higher-seeded teams went 4-0 to begin the College World Series. Oregon State and LSU each scored comeback wins on Saturday, while Louisville and Florida took down their opponents a little smoother on Sunday. Read more and view bracket here.
NCAA.com takes a look at the top five must-see college ballparks from across the country. The facilities at the University of San Diego, Louisiana State University, University of Oregon, University of South Carolina, and Mississippi State made the list. Watch video here.
The folks at StadiumJourney.com have visited about half of the ballparks in Division I college baseball over the past two seasons and have ranked them 1-143 based on a wide range of factors. Topping the list is Mississippi State University’s Dudy Noble Field. Read more and view photos here.
After the idea bubbled to the surface last season, the Big Ten coaches have voted to continue exploring the possibility of giving college baseball teams the option of playing non-conference games in the fall that would count toward determining the NCAA tournament field the following spring. The conference plans to pitch the model to coaches around the country to garner support before submitting the idea to Continue reading
As we we posted last week, the NCAA and Major League Baseball are in talks about developing a partnership. We now have a better idea of the key issues of discussion, as ESPN.com is reporting that “five issues have been discussed with MLB: scholarships, ways to increase diversity, the calendar Continue reading
Major League Baseball and the NCAA are reportedly in talks about developing a broad partnership aimed at expanding the importance of college baseball. This could include funding scholarships across the sport. Increasing diversity in baseball is also a topic of discussion. Read more here.
Digital Ballparks visits TD Ameritrade Park, the new home for the NCAA Division I College World Series. Read more and view photos here.
Texas Christian University will move to springboard off the team’s success in the College World Series tournament to expand Lupton Stadium. Built in 2003, the park is relatively new and pretty nice, but this is Texas, and everything has to be bigger and better in Texas. Read more and view aerial photo here.