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2010 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Florida State’s Gripe

Published by on May 31, 2010

With the 2010 NCAA Baseball Tournament bracket being released, one thing is clear: The NCAA made a mistake and the Florida State Seminoles are the ones who received the brunt of the injustice.

Florida State (42-17, 18-12 ACC), one of the sixteen 1-seeds in the tournament field, has to travel some 1,200 miles to play at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn. at a region hosted by the No. 2 seeded University of Connecticut Huskies. In making this decision, the NCAA and the NCAA Tournament selection committee has invalidated the season-long journey embarked on by teams towards the end goal of being a regional host.

All off this was done in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

Hosting a region should be a privilege reserved for the top 16 teams in the country and the University of Connecticut should have been in the last-hour discussions assigning the final hosting spots. The merits of hosting a region should be based on a team that has earned the right to play in front of their home fans and to avoid the added strain of travelling upwards of thousands of miles to the regional location.

With a 47-14 record, the No. 24 RPI in the country, and a No. 19 ranking in the ES...

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