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.
ROSEMONT, Ill. – A global education experience. That’s a mouthful. And that’s also the goal of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for every student-athlete. Live it, learn it, know it. A procession of league athletic directors paraded in front of the media the last two days at the Big Ten’s headquarters and was peppered with myriad questions. What’s going on with the upcoming TV contract negotiations? Are there too many hoops games? Did the College Football Playoff work? Is the graduate transfer rule flawed? [ MORE: Grad transfer rule comes under scrutiny at AD meetings ] And on it went,
ROSEMONT, Ill. — During the recent meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, many topics were discussed. And one of the more prominent issues was that of graduate transfers. [ MORE: Q&A: Ohio State AD Gene Smith touches on several hot topics ] Is the concept working as intended? It’s a unique rule that has become a major part of the college sports landscape in recent years. A player earns his degree and still has a year of eligibility left. He then has the option to transfer to finish his athletic eligibility at another school. The catch: The athlete must be
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
Illinois claimed the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Ralph Young Track & Field in East Lansing, Mich. The Illini posted three individual crowns and two relay titles en route to their 29th title, and first since 1994. Illinois totaled 145 points to claim the championship, while Nebraska (108 points) and Iowa (81 points) came in second and third, respectively. See the full standings in the tweet below. The Fighting Illini picked up first-place finishes from the 4×400- and 4×100-meter relays made up of Cam Viney, David Kendziera, Joe McAsey, DJ Zahn and Mo Maat,