Get ready for the 2014 Big Ten baseball tourney

The 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament gets underway Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Before your team opens the double-elmination tourney get out Day 1 preview. Reminder: this year’s field includes eight teams, two more than it has had in each of the last 14 seasons.

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Here’s a look at the eight teams:

1. Indiana
Record: 21-3 (38-13)
Day 1 opponent: No. 8 Iowa
Probable Day 1 starter: Joey DeNato – 11-3, 1.83 ERA
Tidbit: The Hoosiers put eight players on the All-Big Ten first team, in addition to claiming three of the conference’s four superlative honors.

Get IUHoosiers.com’s preview.

2. Nebraska
Record: 18-6 (37-18)
Day 1 opponent: No. 7 Ohio State
Probable Day 1 starter: Chance Sinclair – 9-1, 1.88 ERA
Tidbit: The Huskers have won nine of their last 10, a span in which they have allowed just 2.5 runs per game.

Get Huskers.com’s preview.

3. Illinois
Record: 17-7 (31-19)
Day 1 opponent: No. 6 Michigan State
Probable Day 1 starter: Drasen Johnson – 5-6, 3.03 ERA
Tidbit: The Illini notched a school-record four Big Ten sweeps en route to its third-place finish.

Get FightingIllini.com’s preview.

4. Minnesota
Record: 13-11 (27-22)
Day 1 opponent: No. 5 Michigan
Probable Day 1 starter: Alec Crawford – 4-1, 3.76 ERA
Tidbit: The Gophers’ nine Big Ten tourney titles lead all Big Ten teams, just ahead of Michigan and Ohio State (8).

Get GopherSports.com’s preview.

5. Michigan
Record: 13-11 (28-27-1)
Day 1 opponent: No. 4 Minnesota
Probable Day 1 starter: Trent Szkutnik – 1-6, 3,35 ERA
Tidbit: After losing four of five games from April 19-26, the Wolverines won 10 of their final 13.

Get MGoBlue.com’s preview.

6. Michigan State
Record: 11-13 (29-24)
Day 1 opponent: No. 3 Illinois
Probable Day 1 starter: Mick VanVossen – 7-3, 2.82 ERA
Tidbit: The Spartans either swept (Northwestern, Penn State) or were swept (Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska) in each of their final five Big Ten series.

Get MSUSpartans.com’s preview.

7. Ohio State
Record: 10-14 (30-26)
Day 1 opponent: No. 2 Nebraska
Probable Day 1 starter: Tanner Tully – 6-3, 2.08 ERA
Tidbit: The Buckeyes are in the tourney for the fourth consecutive season, the longest current streak.

Get OhioStateBuckeyes.com’s preview.

8. Iowa
Record: 10-14 (29-21)
Day 1 opponent: No. 1 Indiana
Probable Day 1 starter: Sasha Kuebel, 6-4, 4.43 ERA
Tidbit: The Hawkeyes, along with Northwestern, entered the season with the Big Ten’s longest tourney-less streak (2010).

Get HawkeyeSports.com’s preview.

2014 BIG TEN BASEBALL TOURNAMENT (ALL TIMES CT) HOW TO WATCH LIVE LIVE STATS
Wednesday, May 21
Game 1: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Michigan State None Gametracker
Game 2: No. 2 Nebraska vs. No. 7 Ohio State 1 p.m. None Gametracker
Game 3: No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 Iowa 5 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Gametracker
Game 4: No. 4 Minnesota vs. No. 5 Michigan 9 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Gametracker
Thursday, May 22
Game 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser 9 a.m. None Coming soon
Game 6: Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser 1 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Game 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner 5 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Game 8: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner 9 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Friday, May 23
Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 7 Loser 3:30 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Game 10: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 8 Loser 7:30 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Saturday, May 24
Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner 9 a.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner 1 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Game 13 (If Necessary): Game 11 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser 5 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Game 14 (If Necessary): Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser 9 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon
Sunday, May 25
Championship Game: Game 11/13 Winner vs. Game 12/14 Winner 1 p.m. BTN TV & BTN2Go Coming soon

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