B1G baseball tournament breaks attendance record

Big Ten baseball fans came from all over to watch Sunday’s conference championship matchup between top-seeded Indiana and second-seeded Nebraska. The stands were packed as 19,965 fans filled up TD Ameritrade Park, which ranks as the largest single-game conference tournament attendance in NCAA history.

Sunday’s final attendance numbers brings the five-day total to a Big Ten Tournament record 62,020. Four days of the tournament (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) featured attendance of more than 10,000 people.

The previous NCAA record for conference tournament attendance was established by Florida State and North Carolina in 2005 with a crowd of 17,860.

The Big Ten conference also announced the All-Tournament team following Sunday’s championship game, which can be found below.

2014 Big Ten All-Tournament Team

P – Christian Morris, Indiana
P - Aaron Bummer, Nebraska
P – Kyle Kubat, Nebraska
C – Joel Fisher, Michigan State
1B – Dan Olinger, Minnesota
2B -Casey Rodrigue, Indiana
2B – Pat Kelly, Nebraska
SS – Travis Maezes, Michigan
3B – Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
DH -Scott Donley, Indiana
OF – Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
OF – Cam Gibson, Michigan State
OF – Ryan Boldt, Nebraska

Most Outstanding Player: Kyle Schwarber, Indiana

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Rex Schultze on 5/25/2014 @ 9:16pm EDT Said:

The Big Ten should hold the tournament at TDA in Omaha every year. While on could argue the Huskers home field advantage, that is more than off set by the players getting the fan attention and support they deserve. Husker fans will support the tournament even if the Huskers are not in it – see the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional this Spring when the Huskers didn’t get in out drew the Final Four in Nashville! Husker Nation is a great add to the Bid 10! Great,courteous, respectful, and committed fans that are an asset to the conference!

R. Davis on 5/25/2014 @ 11:05pm EDT Said:

Agree. If Omaha doesn’t have the tournament every year it should have it frequently! Great job Omaha…and great game Huskers and Hoosiers!

Todd on 5/26/2014 @ 6:35pm EDT Said:

The Husker Nation is committed to their College sports teams and their conference. We were the best fans in the big 12 and we want to be known as the best fans in the big 10. Though we always want the Huskers to prevail we understand good teams and will give them their credit. We wanted the Big 10 tourney title badly but Indiana has a tough team and they deserve all the awards. We are proud of our baseball team but I would be proud of Hoosier baseball especially if they make another trip to Omaha and prove that Big 10 baseball is for real. Congrats Indiana you should be very proud of your team and support other big 10 teams just like Husker Nation is willing to support our team and your team.

Chuck Cochrane on 5/26/2014 @ 9:24pm EDT Said:

One more thing about locating the tourney in Omaha…for any B1G team that makes it to the CWS…they already know the ballpark. Big advantage to know how this park plays.

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