Insider: Smith believes IU deserving of national seed
May 20, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
That's how IU baseball coach Tracy Smith described his program's march to a first-ever College World Series appearance last season. A Top 25 ranking, an outright Big Ten title, a bid to host an NCAA regional – all of it was new, not just to Indiana's players, but to its coaching staff as well.
So when Smith found his team on the cusp of at least a share of a second-consecutive Big Ten title, leading in the ninth inning at Penn State, what he heard in his dugout confirmed to him how much has changed.