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Fall games pitched by Big Ten

Fall games that would count toward College World Series eligibility is being pitched by Big Ten coaches and officials as a way to level the NCAA baseball playing field, currently dominated by southern and western squads. It’s no secret Big Ten coaches and administrators are frustrated by the imbalance in college baseball: SEC and PAC-12 […]

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Rosenblatt Stadium demolition begins today

With the seating removed and the grandstand emptied, the demolition of Rosenblatt Stadium, former home to the College World Series and the Omaha Royals (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), began today. We’re talking the serious demolition here: the two freestanding buildings and the grandstand will come down, as well as the outfield bleachers sections. Johnny […]

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Arizona wins College World Series; Hi Corbett is seen as big factor

The University of Arizona won the College World Series in convincing fashion, and players credit the program’s move to Hi Corbett Field as a contributing factor. This was the first year the Wildcats played at the venerable WPA-era facility, used for spring training and minor-league ball for decades. Indeed, we’ve covered this story many times […]

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College World Series field set

The field for the College World Series is set, with the SEC and Pac-10 dominating the lineup — along with a few scruffy underdogs, Stony Brook and Kent State, sure to capture the hearts of fans. For the most part, the eight teams in the College World Series — set to start Friday at 5 […]

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The Week That Was: March 4

The future of baseball in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, a ballpark that looks like a volcano, and the potential end to Thirsty Thursday in Illinois. The top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured in page views. Sale still pending for SWB Yankees; could team depart? New for 2013: Estadio Sonora Pomeranz joining Padres broadcast […]

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Big Ten tourney up for grabs

The Big Ten baseball tournament is up after this year’s tourney in Columbus, with several ballpark operators already submitting bids — including two in Omaha. The tournament is held in late May, with the winner awarded an automatic NCAA tourney bid. Since moving to a neutral site the tournament has been held in Columbus, with […]

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