The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 69th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship on Sunday, and Illinois will play host to a regional for the first time. Illinois Field will welcome three additional NCAA Tournament teams for a four-team, double-elimination competition. The rest of the tourney field will be announced at noon ET Monday on ESPNU. Michigan, the Big Ten tourney champ, earned the conference’s automatic berth with its 4-3 victory over Maryland in the Big Ten tourney final Sunday. Regional play begins Friday, May 29 and runs through Monday, June 1 (if
Day 4 of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament featured two outstanding games. In the first game of the day, No. 4 Maryland used a great pitching performance and timely hitting to get by No. 6 Indiana, 4-2. No. 3 Michigan followed that with an impressive 5-3 victory over No. 1 Illinois. The Terps and Wolverines will meet in Sunday’s Big Ten championship game at 2 p.m. ET on BTN. Get caught up on the first three days of the tournament here: Day 1 results/video | Day 2 results/video | Day 3 results/video. Also, don’t forget about our Big Ten
Big Ten fans have been treated to plenty of outstanding individual plays in the first three days of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] One day after a go-ahead grand slam and an unbelievable catch in the stands, we saw some incredible heroics in Friday’s two elimination games. Like, a catcher turning an incredible double play. Or, another grand slam, which landed in the 200 level seats at Target Field. See our favorite plays from an entertaining Day 3 below. *** *** *** ***
One of the more impressive recent Big Ten streaks came to an end early Friday morning. [ MORE: FightingIllini.com: Relive Illinois’ winning streak ] With its 2-1 loss to Maryland in the second day of the Big Ten baseball tournament, Illinois had its Big Ten-record 27-game winning streak snapped. The streak started at 4:21 p.m. ET March 30, following the final out of a 13-9 win at Michigan State, and it lasted until 1:42 a.m. ET May 22, when Maryland closed out the Illini. Here’s a look at some fun numbers behind Illinois’ unforgettable 27-game streak. 3 – Months the
Illinois’ 2015 season has been filled with records and historic marks. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney homepage ] The Fighting Illini added a new mark to the record books on Wednesday, and it was a big mark. A 3-2 victory over Nebraska in the opening round of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament gave the Illini their 27th straight win this season, which marks the longest winning streak by a Big Ten baseball team in conference history. The record was previously held by Nebraska in 1983. Of course, the Huskers played in the Big Eight conference during that time.
The 2015 Big Ten baseball season has been filled with plenty of outstanding moments. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Fans have been treated to everything from diving catches to over-the-shoulder grabs. With the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament set to kick off Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, we decided to hit the rewind button and take a look back at our 10 favorite plays from the season. Of course, we weren’t able to capture every play that happened, but these are the 10 plays from this season that really stood out to
There's a lot of excitement surrounding the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament.
The Big Ten on Tuesday announced the 2015 Baseball All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners, as selected by the conference coaches.
The regular season complete, it’s time to take a look at where Big Ten teams land on the final USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday. [ MORE: View our 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament page ] Illinois, despite a pair of wins to close out the season on a 26-game winning streak, stayed at No. 5, while Iowa dropped four spots to No. 21. The Illini claimed the Big Ten regular-season title, their 30th in program history, and the top overall seed in the Big Ten tournament with its win over Nebraska on Thursday, coupled with Iowa’s loss at
The Big Ten has announced the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket, with Illinois earning the No. 1 seed after clinching its 30th conference championship. [ MORE: View the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket ] The tournament is a double-elimination format that will begin on Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn, with the title contest slated for Sunday afternoon. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. First pitch of the tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, when No. 3 Michigan takes on No. 6 Indiana. BTN will provide live