With the Sun Belt building a national college baseball super conference, how does Arkansas State acquire a role other than punching bag?
NIL and the Transfer Portal may someday destroy the Sun Belt, but perhaps not as thoroughly as a metal tube containing 77-year old technology.
Recently, I reached out to the Red Wolves Twitter community and asked “How would YOU improve the fan experience?”
He seemed much like his moniker suggests – a quiet, almost Puritanical man of principle and virtue.
Nobody expects Boutayeb to be the next Norchad Omier, but he brings a presence in the paint that the Red Wolves had missed since 7-footer Jason Jennings left the program twenty years ago.
In addition to the Blue Checkmark crowd, Purinton has garnered solid reviews from the surliest critics in the known universe – cantankerous Arkansas State fans
I wanted him to succeed. I wanted him to emerge from the shadows and blow me away with an executive plan for the program.
I like it when the waterfalls are on – I liked it when the waterfall mist soaked poor Blake Grupe to the bone last year.
The Red Wolves have lowered their team ERA by nearly a run in recent weeks, so they no longer feature the Sun Belt’s worst pitching (thanks UTA), nor do they feature the coldest bats (thanks Appalachian State).
The Portal drains the Mid-Majors of its star talent, while the Power Five unloads its malcontents.