A few quotes:
• Coach Tim Jamieson hopes Johnny Wholestaff doesn’t live here anymore.
• Tyler Clark, Kelly Fick, junior transfer Jeff Scardino, sophomore Jeff Emens and freshman Eric Anderson appear to be the top candidates to be starters. Ryan Clubb and Phil McCormick will join Buehler in the bullpen.
• Sophomore Ryan Gebhart could take one of the remaining outfield spots after hitting .235 in 29 games last year
■ Are Big XII's best times behind it? asks poster on the Rivals message board.
Any arguments about how many teams the Big XII put into postseason play last year are questionable. Most fans seemed to think the selection committee was far too generous. I continue to read about the vast improvements in conferences like the ACC and C-USA and some of the crackerjack squads out west, and I was just wondering if most of the Big XII is becoming yesterday's news in the ever more difficult battles to the top in Division 1 baseball.