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


June Baseball


Well, 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 good.  

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 eat!


(photos courtesy of IU Media Relations Office)