May 29, 2008


The State of College Baseball




Compiled by Patrick Hyde


Before the start of the 2008 season, sent surveys to the nearly 300 college baseball head coaches in an effort to take the pulse of the game today. More than a third of the coaches responded. This week, as the NCAA College Baseball Tournament begins, we’ll reveal their final answers ranging from the uniform start date and recruiting to the top programs in the country and the College World Series. CBI presents The State of College Baseball.


We asked some topical questions about batting helmets and steroids.


The coaches said:


      ·  10 percent (10 of 94) said base coaches should wear helmets


      ·  93 percent (88 of 95) said college baseball should be concerned about steroids/performance enhancing drugs


      ·  25 percent (23 of 91) said college baseball has a problem with steroids/performance enhancing drugs


State of College Baseball, Part 1 - Uniform Start Date, Scheduling (4/22)


State of College Baseball, Part 2 - Transfers, Scholarships, APR (4/23)


State of College Baseball, Part 3 - APR, Signing Periods (4/29)


State of College Baseball, Part 4 - College World Series, Omaha (5/28)