| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:04 PM
UC Irvine first baseman Connor Spencer said some might have interpreted Coach Mike Gillepsie's preseason address to his players as lowering the bar. Instead, it lowered the boom.
"Skip told us we were going to go 5-55," recalled Spencer, who is among...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:24 PM
A first-inning run and Andrew Morales' usual brilliance paved the road to Omaha for the UC Irvine baseball team Saturday night.
Morales, a highly decorated senior right-hander, was dominant on the hill at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:39 AM
I am a college baseball junkie, and ESPN has given me all the coverage I can handle and then some the last three weeks.
The incredible run by the University Maryland, my alma mater, has been icing on the cake and a cherry on top of that. But, honestly,...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:57 PM
Throughout his team's Cinderella run in the NCAA tournament, UC Irvine Coach Mike Gillespie has maintained that as long as his pitchers continue to do what they have done all season, the Anteaters will have a chance to win games.
After beating yet...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:16 PM
People make such a fuss about preseason rankings but really, what's the big deal? Like any good coach at halftime, it's all about adjustments. So what if South Carolina was ranked No. 8 in the first Super 16* poll and Texas A&M, criminally, wasn't...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State is still trying to figure out its identity.
The Seminoles feature more underclassmen among their two-deep depth chart than any time during coach Jimbo Fisher's tenure, creating some unknowns. No. 1 FSU entered its...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Florida State and Alabama remained in the top two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Tuesday.
Defending national champion Florida State beat Oklahoma State in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium despite some uneasy moments in the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Defending national champion Florida State won its 17th straight game on Saturday, defeating Oklahoma State 37-31 in Arlington but to hear some talk about it, one might think the Seminoles lost their opener.
Top-ranked FSU entered the game as heavy...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel.
It's time for wish lists and check lists:
Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Penn State vs. Central Florida, in Dublin, Ireland
5:30 a.m., ESPN2
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked.
Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly...