2018 HBCU Preseason Baseball Top Ten Polls

By Michael Coker, Black College Nines FLORIDA — After losing to the National Champion Florida Gators in the NCAA Gainesville Regional finals last season, Bethune-Cookman University opens the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Black College Nines’ 2018 Large School Pre-Season Baseball Poll ranked number one. Bethune-Cookman, one of five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) teams in […]

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D1Baseball.com Recognizes Bethune-Cookman University’s Program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Just months after advancing to the program’s first NCAA Regional Final, Bethune-Cookman Baseball was back in the media on Wednesday afternoon. The Wildcats were recently ranked No. 80 in the nation by D1Baseball.com in their Top 100 Programs list, as compiled by Kendall Rogers.   Bethune-Cookman has won 19 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) baseball […]

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HBCU Baseball Young Guns

By Michael Coker, Black College Nines Who are the best baseball head coaches at Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball programs? Look at the number of victories they’ve amassed in a short period. In that timeframe, these small school coaches in the HBCU ranks have knocked off top-ranked NCAA Division II and NAIA teams […]

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2017 MLB Mock HBCU Draft

By Michael Coker, Black College Nines With 40 rounds of the Major League Baseball(MLB) draft coming up June 12th, the 2017 draft class is expected to be stacked with top HBCU pitching prospects and good hitting position players. Here is a list of ten possible selections. Philadelphia Phillies  According to information from a scouting source, […]

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One Game Short: Wildcats make history in Gainesville Regional

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bethune-Cookman’s wondrous run through the 2017 NCAA Gainesville Regional ended Monday with a 6-1 loss to the host University of Florida before a McKethan Stadium crowd of 2,166 and an internet thoroughly enamored by the Wildcats’ bleached beards. And calm demeanor, despite the situation. And passion. And, well, everything about the program. After losing […]

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Bethune-Cookman, WSSU declared HBCU National Champs in final baseball polls

By Michael Coker, Black College Nines Bethune-Cookman University, in the “large school” division and Winston-Salem State University, in the “small school” division wraps up a tremendous regular season on the baseball diamond by being crowned Historically Black College and University (HBCU) National Champions by the polling committee at Black College Nines. Bethune-Cookman topped the final poll for […]

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Winston Salem State And Miles College Set For NCAA Division II Regional Baseball Tournaments

By Michael Coker, Black College Nines Miles College and WWinston-SalemState University baseball teams will be competing in the 2017 NCAA Division II Regional Tournament this weekend. Both teams are ranked in Black College Nines’ Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Baseball Top 10 Poll and won their conference championships. Miles earned an automatic bid by winning the […]

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