Monday, October 5, 2009

NCAA Extends Baseball Season

Back in April the NCAA Division I Legislative Council passed a legislative act extending the college baseball season from 13 to 14 weeks. The added week is to be played at the beginning of the 2010 season, in February. This decision has created a backlash from Northern colleges, notably teams in the Big Ten Conference.

“We are in favor of an extra week at the end of the season — not the beginning,” Minnesota Gophers assistant coach Rob Fornasiere said. “The extra week goes against what the Big Ten stands for, which is creating parity and equality between teams.”

In July the Legislative Council reviewed its decision after receiving a petition against the new rule. The Council decided to sustain the prevision decision. An override vote will take place at the 2010 NCAA Convention.

As of the date of this writing the NCAA baseball season has been extended, so be sure to stock up on cold weather gear!

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