ESPN College Baseball Bracketology

The latest NCAA Tournament Projections by ESPN have Connecticut (23-12-1, 10-2) as the No. 4-seed in the Charlottesville Region (Host: University of Virginia).

UConn is the lone team that is currently projected to be in the field of 64 from the Big East Conference. The Big East received a conference-record three bids a year ago and were projected by many publications to receive three bids for the 2011 NCAA Tournament at the start of the season (Connecticut, St. John’s and Louisville).

Big East analysis by ESPN’s Jeremy Mills:

“St. John’s moved onto the bubble and knocked Louisville out of the field with a sweep of its series this weekend, while Connecticut solidified its hold on the top of the Big East standings. The Big East and Big Ten both have several solid teams this season, but parity among the top contenders could cost the conferences in June. Neither has a lock to earn an at-large bid if they fall short in the conference tournament, so it will likely come down to one week in May to determine the winner between Connecticut, St. John’s and Louisville in the Big East…”


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Adam enters his sixth season with the Thunder in 2018 after joining the the organization in 2013 as the Broadcast & Media Relations Assistant, was promoted to the Broadcasting & Media Relations Manager in 2014 and was named Director of Broadcasting at the end of the 2016 season. A lifelong resident of Franklin, Mass. and 2011 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Giardino returns home to broadcast college athletics in New England during the fall and winter months. He has provided play-by-play for Dartmouth College football since 2015 after spending the previous two football seasons filling-in as a sideline reporter for home and away games on the UMass Radio Network. In addition to his role with Dartmouth football, Giardino also broadcasts various sports for Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown, Northeastern and Holy Cross. Before joining the Thunder, Adam was with the Lakewood BlueClaws (Single-A, Philadelphia Phillies) where he was the Media and Public Relations Assistant in 2012 and a Public Relations and Broadcast Intern for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A, Boston Red Sox) during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. As an undergraduate, he provided four years of play-by-play on 91.7 FM WHUS covering 10 different UConn varsity programs. As WHUS Sports Director in 2010-2011 he had the opportunity to broadcast the 2011 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., the women's basketball [then] record-setting 90-game win streak, the baseball team advancing to the Super Regionals led by World Series MVP George Springer and the men's basketball run to the 2011 National Championship in Houston, Texas. View all posts by adamgiardino

One response to “ESPN College Baseball Bracketology

  • Mike G

    How is it that you can’t get a second team from the Big East in baseball…. Is it just because they are in the Northeast so they can’t be good. If solid teams keep beating each other.. shouldn’t they all be considered strong. If the big east regular season team loses in the tourney, does that mean they don’t make the 64 team bracket ?????

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