Thursday, February 26, 2009
Listen and Learn
For many of you future recruits, there are some great shows and sites to help you make a decision on the type of college program that might fit your style of play and your criteria for a collegiate setting.
Every Wednesday on satellite radio, Sirius 122, XM 143 at 9 a.m., central, 7 a.m. pacific and 10 a.m. eastern, Rivals Radio broadcasts a College Baseball report. You can also hear a re-broadcast courtesy of Rivalsbaseball.com.
I listened to their first broadcast and was impressed at the coverage. For parents and recruited players that want to learn more about the college game...who's hot and who's not...tune into this broadcast.
This radio show is part of a growing list of media outlets that is starting to take advantage of the ever increasing popularity of College Baseball. The College Baseball Blog, Rivals College Baseball, CBS Gametracker, Boyds World, SE Baseball.com, and a variety of state, conference and regional blogs and web sites are now available to give you the type of up to date information that you only used to see with basketball and football.
We are serious folks. College Baseball is incredibly entertaining. We have been saying this from day one and now it seems the word is finally spreading. There are some great match-ups this weekend that you should attend...Even if you live in a cold weather state. For instance...in Minnesota...yes Minnesota...at the Dome...Washington, Minnesota, UC Santa Barbara and Hawaii square off in the Dairy Queen Classic.
In Houston at Minute Maid Park, February 27th - March 1st, the annual Houston College Classic features the University of Houston, Rice, Texas A&M, Baylor, UCLA and UC Irvine! Some of those match-ups will feature the nations top pitchers such as Rob Rasmussen against Rice on Friday, Yankees first round pick and now UCLA Bruin, Gerrit Cole against Baylor on Saturday and Charles Brewer against UC Irvine on Sunday. BTW, Cole is dominating...and was clocked at 98-100 on radar guns this past weekend. Don't miss his outing of you are in the Houston area.
For all of the snow birds that like to travel down to the Cactus League for Spring Training...there's a great college tourney in Tempe this weekend pitting Missouri, Arizona State, Oregon State and Northern Illinois. You just might find that this will be much more entertaining than the pro teams you came down to watch. You will be in good company...there will be dozens of Pro scouts at those games as well.
Other great match-ups include Georgia at Arizona...Miami (FL) at Florida...Stanford at Cal State Fullerton...TCU at Mississippi...Auburn vs. Florida State...Clemson vs. South Carolina...
Get out and take your family to a college game this weekend...We promise...you will be hooked!!!