Stories by Eric Olson

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cavaliers dethrone Commodores

OMAHA, Neb. - OMAHA, Neb. - Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt.
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Commodores take Game 1 of CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. - Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey's two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and defending national champion Vanderbilt.
By Eric Olson

Monday, June 22, 2015

Vandy coach doesn't like timing of MLB draft

OMAHA, Neb. - No one is happier than coach Tim Corbin that three first-round draft picks are on Vanderbilt's roster. Corbin is not happy, however, about when those picks were made.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Commodores, Cavs set to square off again

OMAHA, Neb. - Many preseason prognosticators believed Vanderbilt and Virginia had what it took to reach the College World Series finals again.
By Eric Olson

Cavaliers advance to CWS finals

OMAHA, Neb. - Kenny Towns drove in three runs and Josh Sborz pitched four innings of shutout relief as Virginia defeated Florida 5-4 on Saturday night to set up a College World Series finals ...
By Eric Olson

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Vanderbilt gets shot at repeat

OMAHA, Neb. - Vanderbilt's Rhett Wiseman is happy to be back in the College World Series finals - perhaps more for teammates who weren't on the roster last year than for himself.
By Eric Olson

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gators eliminate Hurricanes

OMAHA, Neb. - Harrison Bader led off the game with the first of Florida's four home runs and the Gators knocked Miami out of the College World Series.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, June 14, 2015

TCU senior finally gets an NCAA Tournament win, beating LSU

OMAHA, Neb. - Preston Morrison limited LSU to five hits and a run in seven innings, and TCU capitalized on LSU starter Jared Poche's stunning middle-inning struggles in a 10-3 victory.
By Eric Olson

Monday, May 25, 2015

Solid conference play helps UCLA land overall top seed in tourney

OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA's dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that the Bruins on Monday were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA ...
By Eric Olson

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Batters pay for being late to box

DES MOINES, Iowa — The reality of baseball’s new pace-of-play rules hit the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ Matt Carson in the top of the sixth inning Friday night when he was down 0-1 in the count before ...
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sweep of Seminoles pushes Irish past last year's win total

Notre Dame is coming off its biggest baseball weekend in a decade, maybe longer.
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Badgers coach not in gracious mood after loss

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan was in no mood to toss bouquets after his team's 68-63 loss to Duke on Monday night.
By Eric Olson

Monday, April 6, 2015

Cowboys riding high, Longhorns in swoon

Oklahoma State's first sweep of Texas in seven years and school-record 10th consecutive series win in conference have moved the Cowboys back to the top of the Big 12.
By Eric Olson

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Omaha coach returns to Frozen Four mix after a decade

Back in the NCAA Frozen Four with a different school, Dean Blais has recaptured the sense of contentment he couldn't find outside college hockey.
By Eric Olson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sweet 16 features most teams ever with 10 or more losses

The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far.
By Eric Olson

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Coach wants to change the start of baseball season

The college baseball season would run from April to August instead of February to June under an ambitious plan by West Virginia coach Randy Mazey.
By Eric Olson

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Flat-seam ball already showing results in college game

The new flat-seam ball appears to be doing what was intended in a college game starved for offense.
By Eric Olson

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Commodores, Cavs among favorites for title

OMAHA, Neb. - No one would be surprised if the Commodores and Cavaliers were to meet again in late June in the College World Series finals.
By Eric Olson

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Interim coaches for bowls are in tough spot

LINCOLN, Neb. — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska’s interim head coach.
By Eric Olson

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Big Ten West setting up for wild finish

There's high drama in the Big Ten West. Four of the seven teams are still alive in the division race with two weeks to go and, by chance, the November schedule set up as a round-robin for the ...
By Eric Olson
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