Friday, February 02, 2007

USC Baseball picked to win...

South Carolina was picked to win the Southeastern Conference baseball title by league coaches while Arkansas was the choice for the Western Division title.

South Carolina returns six position starters and 10 pitchers from a team that advanced to the final game of Super Regional play last season.

The Gamecocks open the season Feb. 9 at the Hughes Brothers Challenge in Wilmington, N.C. against Oklahoma.

Also reported in The State was some news on the baseball stadium. Seems South Carolina baseball coach Ray Tanner still expects to open next season at the team’s new stadium, even though groundbreaking has been delayed until this summer.
The pre-construction phase of the project, estimated at $24 million, has taken longer than expected. Bids go out today for demolition of buildings on the property, the area at the intersection of Blossom and Williams street.
That means the construction of the yet-to-be-named stadium will not start until June or July, according to Tanner. But USC officials have maintained that once groundbreaking takes place, the stadium can be finished in time for the Gamecocks to play there in February of 2008.

Any thoughts?

1 comment:

Moose said...

first off, build Ray his damn Stadium, all that he has done for the university, the field should have been built four years ago. He has one of the top programs in the country year in and year out.

On this year team, I think we have a great chance of winning the east but the SEC is a tuff season. Florida one the SEc two years ago, only had a few players leave, bring back there best player, and came in dead last, last year. Kentucky did the opposite of that from 2005- 2006