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Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word 'The'

Aug. 14, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard...

Delta State hires Rodney Batts as new baseball head coach

Jul. 5, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — After five seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Rodney Batts is returning to his alma mater as Delta State University's head baseball coach. The school says Batts will be formerly introduced during a press conference Monday in Cleveland. The Natchez Democrat reports...

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Tony Robichaux dies at 57

Jul. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette baseball coach Tony Robichaux, who earned nearly 1,200 career wins and led the Ragin' Cajuns to a 2000 College World Series appearance, has died. He was 57. Louisiana-Lafayette athletic department spokesman Patrick Crawford said family members notified school...

All backgrounds bet on becoming World Series of Poker champ

Jun. 28, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights. They are young and old and overwhelmingly male. They are college dropouts and accountants, entrepreneurs and...

National champ Vanderbilt set to continue its roll in 2020

Jun. 27, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt topped off its dominant run through the Southeastern Conference with the national championship, and there may be no slowing down the Commodores. Tim Corbin's 2020 club, on paper, might even be better. "Tim has built a program that is to the point it just recycles guys," ESPN...

Building named to honor ice bucket challenge inspiration

Jun. 27, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College says its new indoor baseball and softball training facility will be named after the alumnus who helped popularize the ice bucket challenge. The college unveiled plans Wednesday for the Pete Frates (FRAY'-tees) Center during a ceremony attended by Frates and his family. The...

Vanderbilt wins 2nd national title, beating Michigan 8-2

Jun. 26, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt swept the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles, set the league record for wins, tied the record with 13 draft picks and lost back-to-back games just twice. Now the Commodores are national champions. Mason Hickman and Jake Eder combined for 14...

Vanderbilt wins College World Series, beating Michigan 8-2 in Game 3 of finals

Jun. 26, 2019 10:16 PM EDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt wins College World Series, beating Michigan 8-2 in Game 3 of finals.

Rutgers names Steve Owens of Bryant as new baseball coach

Jun. 26, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Steve Owens, who has won 914 games since becoming a college head coach in 1992, has been named the baseball coach at Rutgers. Athletic Director Pat Hobbs announced the hiring Wednesday. The move comes about a month after the Scarlet Knights did not renew the contract of Joe...

Vandy rides Rocker to 4-1 win, forces a Game 3 vs. Michigan

Jun. 26, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt's go-to guy throughout the postseason once again delivered a dominant performance. Freshman Kumar Rocker struck out 11 while pitching 6 1/3 innings of three-hit ball, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan's shaky bullpen in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals...