With the guys that are leaving through the draft next season should be an absolute shit-fest under Swar-oki.
Much of the offense is leaving South Bend, the pitching blows chunks, and the usual mistake-filled baseball remains.
The future is dank and dark, like your grandmother's basement. Those who should be able to save us from this abyss are busy sipping their Pig Whistle while ruminating on what other ND traditions they can put a quick layer of stucco over.
Cue Frank, singing it: there used to be a ballpark right here....
to the point where they can just drop it and save the expense. Corporate cost cutting 101.
Athletic dept...I've resigned myself to the reality that there will be no change forthcoming...meanwhile duke is in a super regional...
He's still one whole game over .500 overall! Never mind that he's 33 games under .500 in conference play -- 96-129 overall, 37-40 Big East, 59-89 ACC. That's just an unfair sampling of his coaching talents!
So are Oregon State and Washington, which I suspect is the northernmost team ever to make the CWS (it's their first trip to Omaha). Obviously, the climate in Seattle is more conducive to early-season baseball than it is in the Upper Midwest -- UW had its home opener this year on February 24 -- but it's striking how the Pac-12 balance of power has shifted to the Northwest.
The SEC will have 3 teams -- Mississippi State (which eliminated Vandy), and today's winners between South Carolina-Arkansas and Auburn-Florida.
only 1 team in the World Series. Maybe that team (UNC) can finally win it all like FSU did. Of course their 1st opponent (Oregon State) is the team who beat them in the final the last two times they got close. The ACC won their only College World Series when Virginia won in 2015. When Miami won their 4 (last 2001) they were independent.
The Big10 has been pretty ineffective in baseball the last 50+ years. Oregon State also just eliminated the last Big 10 team standing, Minnesota, which hasn't had a team get s close as OSU did 2006 & 2007 since 1966 when Ohio State won it all. Since then 21 current PAC12 teams have won the CWS (6 different schools), 11 SEC (5 different schools), 5 Big 12 (Texas & Ok-once), 4 Miami championships (before they were with the ACC), and ACC once as the only Power conference school champions. Of course the last NC was Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt) who joined Pepperdine (WCC), Rice (Conf-USA), Wichita State (MVC), Fresno State (MWC) & Cal State Fullerton (3x Big West) as teams from the Non Power conferences to do what the Big 10 and ND can't do anymore-compete in baseball.
painfully obvious that they essentially choose not to. They make a coaching change once in a blue moon. If it works out, great. If not, they live with it for far too long. They really just don't care.