Tracy Smith is in his eighth season as head coach of the
Indiana Hoosiers. IU went 32-28 this past season, including 14-7
in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers fell 6-5 to Purdue in the
Championship Game of the Big Ten Tournament. A native of
Kentland, Ind., Smith led Indiana to the 2009 Big Ten tourney
title, the first for the program since 1996 and second NCAA
Tournament appearance in school history.
A 1989 graduate of Miami (Ohio), Smith posted a record of
317-220-1 (.590) as head coach at his alma mater. His RedHawks put together
eight consecutive 30-win seasons.
Smith has a keen eye for baseball and a keen ear for music. He
will give us his thoughts through the spring on Indiana baseball and on American
Idol. Follow Smith on Twitter at @HoosierBaseball.
The Hoosiers are 46-14 and ranked No. 12 in the CBI Composite
Poll. IU won the Big Ten title, hosted its first regional and won that
Bloomington Regional to advance to the Tallahassee Super Regional.
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June 7, 2013
it's June and we are still playing. In fact, as I began drafting this entry from
my hotel in Tallahassee last night we were in the middle of Tropical Storm
Andrea getting ready to prepare for the school's first-ever Super Regional. They
say the weather is going to move out of here by our game on Saturday so all is
It dawned on me earlier today while hitting ground balls during our practice at
FSU that every ball we throw, each ball we hit, and each game we play from this
point forward is forging a new chapter for Indiana Baseball. It also dawned on
me today at the press conference that it is not new for Florida State. They have
been to the last six Super Regionals. That is pretty awesome stuff considering
how hard it is to get to this point. Nonetheless, our boys are confident and
ready to play some ball.
I'm flipping through channels tonight and caught the tail end of the
LSU/Oklahoma game and it was quite a pitchers’ dual. UCLA just took a two-run
lead in extras against Fullerton. By the time this hits the print we will know
how that one ends.
Well, everybody loves an underdog, right? Tune in to ESPN and watch this dog
(photos courtesy of IU Media Relations Office)