Former Citadel player and assistant coach Dan McDonnell is taking Louisville’s baseball team to the College World Series for the second time in seven years. Here, Mac talks about The Citadel’s 1990 CWS team, assistant coach Chris Lemonis (another former Bulldog), Rick Pitino and advice from former USC coach Ray Tanner:
After the SoCon announcement Thursday, somebody called me on the phone, wanting to know what the Big South would do about replacing VMI.
My answer: “Click.”
As Fred Jordan watched Elon celebrate its SoCon title Sunday afternoon, I asked him a question.
“Don’t you want to play another one?”
“You bet,” Jordan said.
One thing is for sure when The Citadel takes the field on Sunday to play Elon for the Southern Conference title game.
The Bulldogs will start a pitcher named Austin. Whether it is senior ace Austin Pritcher or freshman Austin Livingston remains to be seen.
The Bulldogs talk about Thursday’s 12-11 win over No. 1 WCU at the SoCon Tournament in Greenville:
After losing five of his schools in recent months, Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino sounds like he’s fed up.
Typically, the commish has greeted these departures with corporate-speak about what “valuable partners” the schools have been, yada, yada. Not so with Elon, which left for the Colonial Athletic Association on Thursday: