Fall Report: Louisville

Fall Report: Louisville LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville coach Dan McDonnell just had a feeling things weren’t meant to be when the regional pairings scrolled across the screen on ESPN last May and the Cardinals were headed to Lubbock for first-round NCAA Tournament action. It’s not that he didn’t think his team could beat the Red…

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Fall Report: East Carolina

Fall Report: East Carolina GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina entered last fall with a ravenous hunger after falling far short of expectations in 2017, when it garnered a No. 11 preseason ranking and missed out on regionals altogether. Last year’s Pirates were determined to do whatever it took to erase the disappointment of the previous…

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Fall Report: Wake Forest

Fall Report: Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — As a general rule, coaches hate to talk about “bridge years.” They are hard-wired to compete as hard as they can every game, every season; it’s never fun to endure a losing season, even with a very young but very talented roster that offers promise for the future.…

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Fall Report: Georgia Tech

Fall Report: Georgia Tech ATLANTA — The last couple of years have been trying for Georgia Tech, which has battled pitching injuries and missed back-to-back regionals for the first time since 1983-84. But the Yellow Jackets look built to make a run in 2019 thanks to a characteristically physical offense and a pitching staff stocked…

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Fall Report: East Carolina

Fall Report: East Carolina GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina entered last fall with a ravenous hunger after falling far short of expectations in 2017, when it garnered a No. 11 preseason ranking and missed out on regionals altogether. Last year’s Pirates were determined to do whatever it took to erase the disappointment of the previous…

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Fall Report: Houston

Fall Report: Houston Houston is accustomed to reloading these days. The Cougars have evolved into a postseason mainstay under the direction of head coach Todd Whitting, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Houston has made the NCAA postseason four of the last five seasons, and also has hosted regionals multiple times. Last season, the…

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Fall Report: Georgia Tech

Fall Report: Georgia Tech ATLANTA — The last couple of years have been trying for Georgia Tech, which has battled pitching injuries and missed back-to-back regionals for the first time since 1983-84. But the Yellow Jackets look built to make a run in 2019 thanks to a characteristically physical offense and a pitching staff stocked…

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Fall Report: Houston

Fall Report: Houston Houston is accustomed to reloading these days. The Cougars have evolved into a postseason mainstay under the direction of head coach Todd Whitting, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Houston has made the NCAA postseason four of the last five seasons, and also has hosted regionals multiple times. Last season, the…

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Fall Report: South Carolina

Fall Report: South Carolina ATLANTA — Back in June, after South Carolina completed a 3-0 run through the Greenville Regional, South Carolina coach Mark Kingston was asked what impressed him most about his team. “The fact that they came back from the dead,” he said. “I mean, what’s better than that?” Indeed, as late as…

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Fall Report: South Carolina

Fall Report: South Carolina ATLANTA — Back in June, after South Carolina completed a 3-0 run through the Greenville Regional, South Carolina coach Mark Kingston was asked what impressed him most about his team. “The fact that they came back from the dead,” he said. “I mean, what’s better than that?” Indeed, as late as…

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