New college baseball model on the table unveiled by Power Five coaches


College baseball could have a new start date in 2022 if the new college baseball model catches any traction.

Today a panel of Power Five coaches unveiled plans to start the season on the third weekend of March and the NCAA Tournament in early July.

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The proposal is the brain child of Michigan Head Coach Erik Bakich who would be one of many coaches at cold-weather schools to benefit from the later start.

Another key point is ticket sales not interfering with college basketball for the first several weeks of the season.

Warm-weather schools would figure to represent most of the opposition.

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at


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