sec-baseball-logoBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With conference play set to begin this weekend in Southeastern Conference baseball, the SEC will expand the use of official replay review to include six additional plays as allowed by the NCAA and implement a new experimental challenge system for head coaches.

Under existing NCAA baseball replay rules, there are six umpire calls that may be reviewed.  At the SEC’s request, for the 2018 season the NCAA is permitting the SEC to review six additional calls on an experimental basis as well as utilize a head coach challenge system.  Because the rule is experimental, the additional calls and challenge system can only be used in conference games. Continue reading “NEW REPLAY RULES, CHALLENGE SYSTEM IN EFFECT FOR SEC BASEBALL GAMES”


Opening Day!

sec-baseball-logoWelcome back NCAA Division I College Baseball.  It was 234 days since Florida defeated LSU for the 2017 National Championship at the College World Series in Omaha.

St. Louis and Old Dominion kicked off the 2018 season in Kissimmee, Fla. Old Dominion’s Jim Fluke delivered the first pitch of the new season. St. Louis CF Matt Schwarz recorded the first hit (first inning single) and scored the first run (wild pitch) of the new year. ODU won the game 8-3.

Here is a look at some national headlines from our talented friends at

D1Baseball Notebook

Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon was among nine D1 head coaches to win their head coaching debut on Friday. Alabama took down Valparaiso 16-2 in Bohannon’s debut. The other first-time winners included Rob Vaughn (Maryland), Michael Federico (UL Monroe), Ryan Garko (Pacific), Skip Johnson (Oklahoma), Kerrick Jackson (Southern), Patrick Hallmark (Incarnate Word), Derek Matlock (UT Rio Grande Valley) and Billy Mohl (South Florida). Continue reading “Opening Day!”

UMS Wright wins 4A State Title

nziiudaeTUSCALOOSA –  UMS-Wright posted three touchdowns in the first half as the Bulldogs beat Fayette County 21-7 to claim the AHSAA Super 7 Class 4A state football championship as snow fell at Bryant-Denny Stadium Friday.

The championship was the sixth for UMS-Wright (13-2) during Coach Terry Curtis’ tenure and the seventh in school history. Continue reading “UMS Wright wins 4A State Title”

B1G Ten Country

IMG_6227.jpgThe last two weeks were spent in chilly B1G Ten country.

Michigan State defeated Penn State 27-24 on Matt Coghlin’s game-winning field goal as time expired. The following week, the Spartans momentum came to grinding halt with a 48-3 loss at Ohio State. It was the largest margin of victory in series history.

MSU became the second team I have seen in back-to-back weeks this season. I also saw TCU against West Virginia (Oct. 7) and at Kansas State (Oct. 14) the first two weekends in October. Continue reading “B1G Ten Country”

AHSAA Third-Round Playoff Pairings

nziiudaeA total of 12 unbeaten teams and five defending state champions advanced through the second round of 2017 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs this weekend. The third round of the playoffs is set for Friday, Nov. 24.

A total of 24 games are slated for the quarterfinal round of Classes 1A through 6A and two semifinal games are slated in Class 7A. Two games pit teams that are undefeated. Continue reading “AHSAA Third-Round Playoff Pairings”

AHSAA Boys Cross Country Champions

ahsaaMOULTON – Mountain Brook won its first boys’ state championship since 2011 – and 14th overall as the 2017 AHSAA State Cross Country Championships concluded Saturday at Moulton’s Oakville Museum and Indian Mounds course.

Will Stone of Homewood won his second 6A individual championship to lead the Patriots to their sixth straight team crown. Other boys’ state champions at the 62nd annual AHSAA Championships were Scottsboro (5A), Trinity Presbyterian (4A), American Christian (3A) and Westminster-Oak Mountain (1A/2A). Continue reading “AHSAA Boys Cross Country Champions”