This is the first in a three part look at the draft's impact on SEC rosters for the coming year.
This is the first in a three part series looking at the Southeastern Conference and the impact of the Major League Baseball Draft for the 2011/12 academic year. Part one provides data relating to the drafted players and recruits for each of the six Eastern division squads. Part two will do the same for the Western division. I’ll close with a final look at and overview of how each team matched up in recruiting, retaining and promoting their programs going forward. I’ll also identify some of the key newcomer names to watch on the horizon as we head into yet another year of baseball in the best conference in college sports.
Look for part two later in the week.
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Vanderbilt returns to the Hawk for Florida after a midweek trip to Louisville. Photo courtesy Mike Rapp, VandySports.com.
It was somewhat of a boring week for the Commodores. There was no midweek game, finals were finished and the team had the lazy bus ride up to Lexington to face off against the Wildcats of Kentucky. While the games weren’t without some drama, the lack of big crowds up North kept the games somewhat mild.
The Immediate Progression: Saturday Domination
One thing that truly separates great teams is the ability to pound opponents with top flight starters Friday through Sunday. The game where the rubber meets the road is Saturday.
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The Onion has been king of satire for a very, very long time now. Even in the age of John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the Onion launched the superior OnionNewsNetwork.
One staple they’ve continued to run out is their mocking of The USA Today and its infographics. After the jump, I’ve got two of their infographics from the Onion Sports Network, addressing those bastion of collegiate athletics: John Wall of Kentackalacky and The Lamb of God of Florida.
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In what will likely be our last collaboration of the year, Phil from Save the Shield and I have put together our picks for final Regular Season power poll for Southeastern Conference Hoops.
We’ve taken the last couple of weeks off as, to be honest, there’s been almost no movement in the SEC and things really aren’t terribly fluid. There was a moment where folks thought Vandy might challenge Kentackalacky and a brief glimmer of hope that one of the Mississippi teams might actually represent the SEC West well enough to earn an at large. Sadly, neither came to fruition. Now, everything rests in Nashville where Florida needs to win two games and Mississippi State and Ole Miss each need to win three (AKA win it all) in order to make the NCAA tournament.
Before the list, we first have the awards (with runner’s up).
- Player of the Year – Demarcus Cousins, Kentucky (runner up: John Wall, Kentucky)
- Freshman of the Year – Demarcus Cousins, Kentucky (runner up: John Wall, Kentucky)
- Coach of the Year – Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt (runner up: Bruce Pearl, Tennessee)
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The timing on the Blogosphere Power Poll is has shifted to Sunday/Monday, making things easier for Phil from Save the Shield and I got our picks for Conference Week 4 of Southeastern Conference Hoops in with a modicum of intelligence and appropriate timing.
Obviously, Vanderbilt and Tennessee flipped in the who wants to finish second to Wall, Bledsoe and Punchy McCousins in Lexington. I’m sorry, that’s insensitive. You flash a forearm, rather than punching with it. The big mover is really Florida, hopping up to fourth on our ballot.
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The suffering of Kentackalacky over the short lived top ranking is quite reminiscent of Bruce Pearl’s “suffering” when his Vols were, for all intents and purposes, knocked from their pedestal by the Commodores just 48 hours after defeating off Calipari’s Memphis Tigers two years ago. Of course, you can’t be suffering too much if you’re number one even for just a day.
I actually wouldn’t be shocked if this shirt actually became a bigger hit because it’s not available until its point is moot.
On January 25th the Kentucky Wildcats rose to #1 in the national college basketball rankings. To commemorate their accomplishment the UK Team Shop released this shirt, due in stock on January 27th. On January 26th the Wildcats lost to the unranked South Carolina Gamecocks. Oops.
From Rick Ankiel’s Mustache, via probationaryperiod.
At the Creationism Museum you can teach your little ones "real" history... like the "fact" that people rode Triceratops by putting saddles on them. Yep, good science.
There is a magical land about 5 miles west of Cincinnati where the beauty of imagination meets the batshit crazy of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. This land is the Creationism Museum.
Back when it opened, Ed Rothstein of the New York Times did a critical writeup of it, and Wired announced it was the last straw of crazy. I can’t say I disagree with Wired on much of anything… least of all this.
I have long sought the opportunity or reason to visit Petersburg, KY to see the Museum, but have had no excuse to go to Cincy. I initially thought the museum was in the south-central part of Kentucky, in which case I could have driven up during a trip to Nashville, but there is really little excuse to ever intentionally go to Ohio, much less Kentucky. So, alas, I have to rely on the visits of others for photographic evidence of the insanity.
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