Gophers' Anderson records 500th Big Ten victory

The winningest coach in Big Ten baseball history reached an incredible milestone Sunday afternoon. Minnesota’s John Anderson tallied his 500th career Big Ten victory in the Gophers’ 7-1 win at Northwestern. Like any good coach, Anderson deflected the praise and credited others for the accomplishment.

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“Well, there’s a lot of losses in there, too,” Anderson joked in this interview. “Anyway, it’s, uh, longevity is a wonderful thing.

“I’ve been blessed in my career. I’ve been surrounded by great players and great coaches, and I’m happy for those people who contributed to those 500 Big Ten victories along the way.”

Anderson, the Minnesota head coach since 1981, has compiled a 1,114-739-3 overall record (.601), including a 500-293 Big Ten clip (.631).

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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