A Big Ten-record five teams made the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament, it was announced Monday afternoon. Watch the coaches' reactions to their draws inside.
The Big Ten had a league-record five baseball teams selected Monday for the 2015 NCAA baseball tournament, led by overall No. 6 seed Illinois. Big Ten tournament champion Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, and Maryland also landed spots. Here is the full baseball tournament interactive bracket at NCAA.com, and here is the printable version of the bracket, too. And if you like to plan ahead, here’s more info on the College World Series. lllinois was selected as one of 16 teams to host a regional and earned the No. 6 overall seed, the highest in school history. Illinois is the No. 1
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.
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