COLLEGE BASEBALL, SPORTS, WHAT'S ON

SiriusXM College Sports Nation covers lacrosse, baseball

April 18, 2014

Spring college sports are heating up – and that means so is SiriusXM College Sports Nation’s coverage.

From now until the last out in Omaha, Mike Ferrin takes you around the college baseball landscape every Monday from 8-10 pm ET. Ferrin, also of MLB Network Radio, talks to the top coaches and players across the country, getting you set for the College World Series.

On the debut show earlier this week, Ferrin discussed the top stories in baseball, including one of the top teams in the country: the University of Virginia.

“This is the most complete team in college baseball,” Ferrin said. “They have done it without one of their best offensive players, Derek Fisher, who was a potential first round draft pick who broke his hand earlier this year.”

Ferrin also discussed some of the biggest disappointments.

“With Kansas State, there were high expectations for them coming into the season,” Ferrin said. “It looked like [NC State] was going to have two of the top five draft picks in starter Carlos Rodon and shortstop Trea Turner. They have really underachieved, especially in conference.”

SiriusXM College Sports Nation is also the home of The Lacrosse Show. Hosted by Paul Rabil, one of the world’s best players, and Paul Carcaterra, a former Syracuse star turned broadcaster, the show airs Tuesdays from 7-8 pm ET throughout the year.

Earlier this week, the pair previewed the season, and what they hope to accomplish on the show.

“It’s going to be interactive, engaging with guests and callers,” Carcaterra, who won a national championship and was named to an All American team as a four-year letterwinner for Syracuse University, said. “We plan on hitting on everything from youth to high school, pro, outdoor and indoor, international lacrosse, culture and trends in the game, recruiting, training … everything A-to-Z in the sport.”

Rabil was a four-time All American while winning two national championships at Johns Hopkins University. He discussed from where his passion for the sport comes.

“It’s the individuality of the game,” Rabil said. “The reason I think people drop other sports to play lacrosse is because of this personal expression, showcasing your individual skill. I can guarantee you … as soon as the stick enter a kid’s hands and they start playing wall ball, that stick becomes unique to him and that’s so special about this sport.”