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Sports Minute: College baseball into July? Coaches say it would save money

1 year 3 weeks 6 days ago Friday, May 22 2020 May 22, 2020 May 22, 2020 2:19 PM May 22, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By ERIC OLSON
AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A group of Power Five coaches led by Michigan’s Erik Bakich is proposing a later start to the college baseball season. They say it would trim expenses in the post-coronavirus era, make the game more fan friendly and reduce the risk of injury to players. Under the 35-page proposal, there would be nine weeks of preseason practice instead of five, the regular season would run from the third week of March to the third week of June and the College World Series would wrap up the last week of July. Bakich said the move would increase revenue.

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