BYU baseball: Cougars will play 4 November baseball games in Dominican Republic

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 27, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    @Big Pappy

    The number of scholarships BYU can give for baseball is mandated by the ncaa and it is the same for every single school. In baseball schools usually give partial scholarships, almost no one gets a full ride in baseball at any school, so that more players can be on scholarship. The partial scholarships given has nothing to do with being cheap it is simply how they do it to try and maximize the number of players receiving a scholarship to some level. All schools do it exactly the same way.

    As far as this trip to the Dominican is concerned, well it is being paid for in large part by a large BYU donor that has a foundation that does charitable work in the Dominican.

    The more you know....

  • Big Pappy west jordan, utah
    Oct. 26, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    Can't afford to give full baseball schlorships but can afford to take the whole darn team to the DR. What is wrong with this picture? College athletics is out of wack. If BYU wants better players, start giving better schlorships. We are losing too many good LDS players to other schools who offer better schlorships. And we wonder why the baseball program at BYU is getting worse rather than better. I'm all for the Firesides and the like but lets build the program in this country before going outside the USA.

  • BallJunkie South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 26, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    That's nice! But BYU Baseball has got to be the most under achieving program in the nation. Year after year they get decent recruits and do a horrible job getting much out of them. It's obvious that winning and developing MLB talent is not important to BYU baseball. If you are recruited to BYU to play baseball and you want to get better at baseball and have an chance at the next level.....go somewhere else. If you want to do Firesides in the Dominincan Republic and extend your mission or serve and kinda baseball at BYU.