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Big 12 coaches says swift expansion solidified league future

Sep. 13, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

Kansas State coach Chris Klieman says he was never worried the Big 12 would disband or become irrelevant, even with the lingering questions about the conference's future when Oklahoma and Texas head to the Southeastern Conference. “I knew none of that was true,”...

Joey Wendle, Dietrich Enns lead Rays to 7-2 win over Tigers

Sep. 11, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Joey Wendle tripled and homered, 30-year-old Dietrich Enns won for the first time in the major leagues and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Saturday. “We all wanted to see this moment,” Wendle said about Enns. “He hasn't always had...

Women's College World Series expanding from 7 days to 9

Sep. 08, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee has approved expanding the Women’s College World Series from seven days to nine, starting with the 2022 event. The change, announced Wednesday, will eliminate the doubleheader for teams that...

Alcorn State hires Reginald Williams as head baseball coach

Aug. 26, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State's new head baseball coach spent time in the Major Leagues as an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cleveland Indians. Reginald D. Williams replaces Brett Richardson, who was fired in June after compiling a 67-166 overall...

Pac-12 creates first conference baseball tournament

Aug. 25, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 will hold a conference baseball tournament for the first time next year. The conference announced Wednesday that the inaugural Pac-12 baseball tournament will be held May 25-29 at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona. The initial agreement with...

Vanderbilt unveils details 1st phase of athletics upgrades

Aug. 24, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt will turn an outdoor practice field into a new indoor facility, and the university's plan to upgrade athletics will use part of Vanderbilt Stadium's north end zone for basketball. The university released an aerial map of the first...

Rangers sign No. 2 overall pick Leiter with $7.9M bonus

Jul. 28, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Second overall pick Jack Leiter signed Wednesday with the Texas Rangers, getting a $7,922,000 signing bonus that is the largest for a drafted pitcher in 10 years. The deal for the right-hander out of Vanderbilt, and the son of former big league lefty Al Leiter, was for...

Mississippi State extends coach Lemonis after CWS title

Jul. 27, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State says head baseball coach Chris Lemonis has signed a long-term contract extension, less than a month after guiding the Bulldogs to their first College World Series national championship. A release Tuesday says Lemonis will earn...

MSU Bulldogs' championship is homerun for fan merchandise

Jul. 24, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Retailers are enjoying a boom in demand for Mississippi State University clothing and other gear since the Bulldogs won the College World Series championship. The Commercial Dispatch reported that sales have hit a record high at Maroon &...

FSU's Milton ready to return 2 years after gruesome injury

Jul. 22, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Florida State transfer McKenzie Milton said he feels completely recovered from a gruesome knee injury that kept him out college football the last two years and is ready to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2021. Milton has not played in a...