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May 31, 2011

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Championship Bracket Announced Yesterday:
The 8 national seeds (in numerical order) are Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas and Rice.  Click here for the complete bracket. 

Rice is a regional host for (2) Baylor, (3) California and (4) Alcorn State.  Rice is set to begin play at 6:00 pm (CT) on Friday against Alcorn State in game 2.  The Rice Regional is paired with the TCU Regional.  Click here for the Selection Show Watch Party video and here for the Rice release. 

Weiser:  "Decisions More An Art Than Science" (College Baseball Daily)
Rice AD says Graham can coach as long as he wants (Houston Chronicle)
Rice, Texas earn national seeds (MK)
Rice, Texas get national seeds (Houston Chronicle)
Familiar names heading to Rice Regional (JD's Blog)
Overall grade for the selection committee: B (Eric Sorenson)
LSU, others search for answers (Kendall Rogers)
Field of 64: Compelling Storylines (Aaron Fitt)
Updated Reaction to 64-Field Team
(Aaron Fitt)

Rice Regional Central:
Yesterday, Rice posted a Regional Central webpage here.

Alcorn State Preview:
Yesterday, a Alcorn State preview thread was started on the message board.  You can check it out here.  Thanks, Walt Greenberg and others! 

May 30, 2011

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NCAA Regionals:
The 16 regional sites (in alphabetical order) are Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon State, Rice, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Virginia. 

Rice Awarded NCAA Baseball Regional (Rice Owls)
NCAA regional history at Reckling Park (JD's Blog)
One huge hosting surprise (Kendall Rogers)

Projecting the Houston Regional (JD's Blog)
LSU makes cut in final bracketology (Jeremy Mills '97)
PG 64: The final projected field (Kendall Rogers)
Final 2011 Projected Field of 64 (Aaron Fitt)
Final Regional Projections (Mark Etheridge)
This should be most interesting (Eric Sorenson)

May 29, 2011

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2011 C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team:
Owls named to the team were Craig Manuel (C) and Ryan Lewis (OF).  Also, Tyler Duffey was named MVP.

Regional Sites:
The NCAA is scheduled to announce the 16 regional sites at 2 pm today.

College World Series:
You can sign up here for the College World Series email newsletter (see upper right hand corner).

College Baseball:
Saturday statements (Eric Sorenson)
Who helped/hurt causes (Kendall Rogers)
Saturday Roundup (Aaron Fitt)

Bracketology (Thanks, Justin Antweil!):
May 28 Regional Projections (Mark Etheridge)

May 28, 2011

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UH Preview:
Yesterday, Walt Greenberg started a UH preview thread on the message board.  You can check it out here.  Thanks, Walt! 

College Baseball:
Friday first-takes (Eric Sorenson)
Who helped/hurt causes (Kendall Rogers)

May 27 Regional Projections (Mark Etheridge)

May 27, 2011

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College Baseball:
Thursday thoughts (Eric Sorenson)
Who helped/hurt causes (Kendall Rogers)
Thursday Roundup (Aaron Fitt)

May 26, 2011

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College Baseball:
National stuff (Eric Sorenson)
Several hurt, help their causes (Kendall Rogers)

May 25, 2011

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Rice Baseball:
Kubitza named C-USA Baseball’s Freshman of the Year (Rice News)
Rice riding the arm of freshman pitcher Kubitza (Houston Chronicle)

Anthony Rendon:
Rendon hints at playing in the field in postseason (JD's Blog)
Rendon tops corner infielders in Draft (

Texas State Baseball:
Bobcats are clawing for some baseball respect (Austin American-Statesman)

Southern Miss Baseball:
News Roundup (Aaron Fitt)

NCAA Official RPI:
Per NCAA RPI rankings last updated yesterday, the top 5 are North Carolina, Virginia, Florida,  Florida State and Vanderbilt.  Rice is 10 (previously 12).  Click here for the entire rankings.

The rationale behind the decisions (Jeremy Mills '97)

May 24, 2011

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Rice Baseball Postseason Email List:
If you are not already a subscriber, I would encourage you to sign up for the Road-to-Omaha email list, brought to you by the Association of Rice Alumni and Rice Athletics.  You can subscribe here.

C-USA Baseball:
2011 C-USA Baseball All-Academic Team Announced (C-USA)

College Baseball:
Three Strikes: Week 14 (Aaron Fitt)

PG 64: Getting closer to reality (Kendall Rogers) 

May 23, 2011

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Rice Baseball:
Kubitza Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (Rice Owls)

College Baseball:
Sunday summations (Eric Sorenson)
Good & Bad (Kendall Rogers)
Sunday Roundup (Aaron Fitt)

Conference Tournaments:
Tracking conference tournaments (Kendall Rogers)

May 22 Regional Projections (Mark Etheridge)

May 22, 2011

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Rice Baseball:
C-USA baseball tournament schedule (JD's Blog) 

College Baseball:
Saturday statements (Eric Sorenson)
Saturday Roundup (Aaron Fitt)

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