Too many ‘All’ teams in college

THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY All-American teams selected in college athletics.
Possibly the best example of this is the “All-Ping” team that came out last week, including former Southern Miss pitchers Tyler Conn and Barry Bowden.
While Bowden and Conn are certainly deserving of that recognition, the number of All-American teams that are put together at the end of the season take away from the selections that carry real weight – such as Conn’s first-team pick by the National College Baseball Writers and Bowden’s third-team selection by Baseball America.
This problem isn’t just associated with baseball as basketball and football have their fair share of all-star teams conjured up by obscure Web sites and magazines.

hattiesburgamerican.com
6/25/08