Several Schools Ineligible for Post-Season Play due to Low APR Scores

NCAA LogoThe NCAA announced Tuesday that 15 program from 10 different schools would be ineligible for the 2020-21 post season due to poor APR scores.

The NCAA requires programs to maintain at least a 930 APR score during a four-year period. A 930 score indicates at least a 50 percent graduation rate for student-athletes in the program.

The following sports programs have failed to make the minimum requirements and will be banned from postseason play for the upcoming season: Continue reading “Several Schools Ineligible for Post-Season Play due to Low APR Scores”

Furman Drops Baseball Program

Furman LogoAnother college baseball team has fallen victim to the Covid-19 madness. Furman announced Monday, May 18 that it was eliminating its baseball program, a sport that had been on campus for more than 100 years. The school also dumped its men’s lacrosse program.

Other schools have announced they are dropping other sports due to the current pandemic and many smaller conferences are changing the way they conduct business. More will certainly follow. Continue reading “Furman Drops Baseball Program”

Bowling Green Drops Baseball Program

Bowling Green LogoAnother college sports team has fallen victim to the Covid-19 madness. Bowling Green announced Friday, May 15 that it was dropping the its baseball program due to budget cuts from the pandemic.

Other schools have announced they are dropping other sports due to the current pandemic and many smaller conferences are changing the way they conduct business. More will certainly follow. Continue reading “Bowling Green Drops Baseball Program”

UAB Baseball Coach Brian Shoop Retires

Brian ShoopA 39-year coaching veteran and a member of the 1,000 wins club, UAB baseball head coach Brian Shoop announced his retirement on Sunday.

Shoop retires after nearly four decades of coaching, including spending the last 14 years at UAB. Overall, the Columbus, Ohio native was a head coach for 31 years and compiled 1,061 career victories, including the 2001 NAIA National Championship at Birmingham Southern. Continue reading “UAB Baseball Coach Brian Shoop Retires”

Six Camellia Bowl Alums Taken in NFL Draft

2020 NFL Draft LogoSix players with Camellia Bowl ties were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, the most ever selected in one draft.

The six players join 11 players selected in the previous four NFL drafts and include two players who participated in the 2019 game at Cramton Bowl. Continue reading “Six Camellia Bowl Alums Taken in NFL Draft”

Shelton State Splits With Marion Military

Shelton State LogoTUSCALOOSA – The Shelton State baseball team opened Alabama Community College Conference play by splitting double header with Marion Military Institute on Thursday evening. The Bucs won the opener 9-1 before losing the nightcap 7-5.

Shelton State (13-8, 1-1 ACCC) and Marion Military (7-12, 1-5 ACCC) will now put their seasons on hold as the ACCC suspended play until at least March 31.

Shelton State sophomore catcher Colby Smelley went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs to pace the Bucs 11-hit attack. He was 5-for-8 with three runs scored, four RBIs and one walk in the double header.

Sophomore shortstop John Marc Mullins went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one stolen base. Continue reading “Shelton State Splits With Marion Military”