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NCAA Baseball Tournament can be ‘June Madness’

NCAA Baseball Tournament can be ‘June Madness’

Seton Hall and Princeton taking part in undervalued event

BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

It is an underappreciated stepchild lost amongst professional sports of the spring, this college baseball. Competing against everything from MLB and the NBA Playoffs to spring football in some places, the competitive games, and potential future MLB stars, get lost in the mix. The sport on the collegiate level also suffers from the ills of weather, especially in the Northeast, that make promotion of the game an afterthought.

However this weekend, at 16 regional sites with Seton Hall and Princeton representing New Jersey, the NCAA Baseball Tournament begins. The double elimination first rounds provide as much excitement, drama and even upsets as March Madness with not even a blip of the notoriety outside of the host markets in many cases. Yet it can easily be argued that there will be as many, if not more, elite professional athletes playing in this year’s NCAA Tournament than at any point during the men’s hoops field. Yet on a quiet Memorial Day weekend ESPN’s airwaves were full of World’s Strongest Man and pool and dance competitions and even NCAA softball, with little college baseball (which was having its post-season conference tournaments) to be found.

 

Bad owners like Time Warner ruin sports

Bad owners like Time Warner ruin sports
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

The sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to a Canadian group of investors who will take the National Hockey League team to Winnipeg, Mani...

Will the NBA become a 'fly over' league?

Will the NBA become a 'fly over' league?
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

The NBA Champion Final series is one of the National Basketball Association’s crown jewel events but behind the glitz and glamour ...

Indy 500 results: Danica Patrick misses the exciting finish

Indy 500 results: Danica Patrick misses the exciting finish
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A late crash kept the dream from coming true for 23-year old rookie J.R. Hildebrand at the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.

Hildebrand was in the lead by three...

N.J.'s Steve Rosner named leader of U.S. men's basketball team for Pan American Maccabi Games

N.J.'s Steve Rosner named leader of U.S. men's basketball team for Pan American Maccabi Games

16W Marketing co-founder to assist in and off the court in unique competition

BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

Steve Rosner and Frank Vuono have helped forge the careers of some...

Rutgers football earning reputation for academic success

Rutgers football earning reputation for academic success
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In the latest Academic Progress Report rankings released today by the NCAA, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team finished No. 2 in the nation. It was the fourth ye...

Paterson enjoys a rich baseball history

Paterson enjoys a rich baseball history
BY ERIC MODEL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
JOURNEYS INTO NEW JERSEY

Baseball and New Jersey have been associated with one another for a long time.

Some believe that the game was invented in Hoboken. Many fondly ...

NFL lockout, failure of Atlanta Thrashers, and other sports struggles can be blamed on Ronald Reagan

NFL lockout, failure of Atlanta Thrashers, and other sports struggles can be blamed on Ronald Reagan
BY EVAN WEINER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS

If and when the Atlanta Thrashers National Hockey League franchise is sold and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, there will be those wh...

Newark Bears' 2011 season could benefit from city's revitalization

Newark Bears' 2011 season could benefit from city's revitalization
BY JOE FAVORITO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
ON N.J. SPORTS MARKETING

With The Prudential Center to its south and Red Bull Arena to the east, sometimes Bears and Eagles Stadium is forgotten in the mix of the re...

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