Clemson junior catch Chris Okey was named to the Golden Spikes Award Watch List, which is given to the nation's best player. Okey is one of 50 players across the nation to be named to the watch list. It will be announced on June 30th who will be taking home the award.
Okey, who is coming off a first team All-America year in 2015, is Clemson's first All-American catcher since 1997 when it Mathew Lecroy was named to those same honors. Okey lead the team in home runs in 2015, as well as slugging percentage and and total bases. Dude pretty damn good.
College football is my first love, but I am getting pretty damn excited about baseball being just around the corner, and so should you.
On to other news....
- The women's swimming and diving team is gearing up for the ACC Championships on Wednesday. The team is coming off a tremendous showing at the Dukes Diving Invitational a couple Saturday's ago as freshman Sarah Blank became the first diver in program history to win a springboard event at an invitational meet.
- The MLS preseason is starting to wind down, and several Clemson players are trying to prove themselves for a spot on the first-team roster.
- I couldn't leave you guys without posting something about football. Deshaun Watson has been down in Texas the last few days to pick up his Davey O'Brien award. He also ran in to a familiar face down there as well.
Know the enemy...
- With baseball season quickly approaching, the folks over at Garnett and Black Attack take a preview at South Carolina's baseball team's defensive stats.
- Down in Athens, the Bulldogs have officially started the construction for the new Indoor Athletic Facility.
- With spring practice coming up in a month for college football, the quarterback battle down at FSU will be interesting to keep an eye one.
General college headlines...
- Some breaking news out of Knoxville over the last week or so, as former Volunteer quarterback Peyton Manning is cited along with a group of athletes as the university is being sued for creating a "hostile sexual environment".
- In case you missed it, UK's head coach John Calipari was ejected from their basketball game against South Carolina just 146 seconds in to the game. Spoiler: South Carolina still lost.
- It's been an offseason of turmoil in Baton Rouge after the Les Miles fiasco, it looks like it continues as two receivers have announced they are transferring.