Some Big Ten baseball player is about to join a prestigious group. The last three players to win MOP of the Big Ten baseball tourney have gone on to big paydays and pro success.
The 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament opens Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Eight teams made the five-day, double-elimination tourney, which can feature as many as 15 games. Find out how to watch every game. Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1 seed Illinois, which has won a program-record 26 consecutive games, and back-to-back tourney champ and No. 6 seed Indiana highlight a loaded field. Before the action starts Wednesday, here’s a look at my favorite uniforms that we could see over the five-day event in
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
The Big Ten released the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday, with Illinois securing the top seed after winning the program’s 30th Big Ten title.
It was quite a busy day of Big Ten baseball, including four conference games and one non-conference matchup. Michigan took on Oklahoma State in a game that aired live on BTN. Watch the replay on BTN2Go. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action below. Michigan 6, Oklahoma State 2 The University of Michigan baseball seniors drove in five of the Wolverines’ six runs on Senior Day, and the U-M pitchers struck out 15 in a 6-2 win over No. 13 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon (May 16) in the regular-season finale at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray
Big Ten baseball fans were treated to an incredible play on Tuesday when Ohio State third baseman Nick Sergakis made an outstanding stop down the line and threw out a runner from one knee. [ MORE: Ohio State’s Nick Sergakis makes phenomenal throw on one knee ] Well, fans got to see another eye-popping play on Wednesday, but this one came against a Big Ten team. Indiana and Evansville were tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning when IU sophomore Craig Dedelow crushed a ball to deep left on the first pitch of the at-bat. As the ball cleared the
Lefties, today is your big day! Aug. 13, 2014 marks the 22nd annual International Left-Handers Day. In honor of the special day, I created a list of some of my favorite left-handed Big Ten athletes. Did I miss one? Let me know in the comment box below, or tweet it to me @BTNSean. Here goes: Morten Andersen, K, Michigan State Jim Abbott, P, Michigan Baseball Calbert Cheaney, G, Indiana Basketball Mike Conley Jr., G, Ohio State Basketball Kirk Gibson, Michigan State Baseball/Football Mark Mulder, P, Michigan State Baseball Glen Perkins, P, Minnesota Baseball Morris Peterson, F, Michigan State Basketball Zach
Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith has accepted the Arizona State job, the school confirmed Tuesday night. Smith led Indiana to back-to-back Big Ten titles – regular season and tourney – and guided it to the 2013 College World Series. “Tracy’s vision for baseball at Indiana came to fruition with the completion of Bart Kaufman Field, standing room only attendance, three Big Ten Championships, three NCAA berths and a trip to the College World Series,” Indiana AD Fred Glass said in a team release. “His leadership and dedication to building a program the right way was obviously not lost on the
Former Iowa pitcher and current BTN analyst Cal Eldred knows what it takes to make it in the MLB. Eldred, the No. 17 pick in the 1989 draft, spent 14 seasons in the bigs. So, with the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft in the books, we asked our analyst for his thoughts on the Big Ten’s 21 draft picks. Hear Eldred’s thoughts in this post. A couple interesting Eldred quotes: On Kyle Schwarber: “He has the type of power that plays in Wrigley Field.” On Sam Travis: “I think Sam Travis is a guy who could possibly be a Jeff
Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber was taken with the fourth pick in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night. The selection marks the highest in Indiana program history, according to @IUBaseballNews. Schwarber’s teammate and Big Ten Player of the Year Sam Travis was also taken Thursday, going in Round 2 (No. 67) to Boston. [ MORE: MLB.com: Follow the MLB First-Year Player Draft ] Kyle Schwarber, Indiana – No. 4, Chicago Cubs Sam Travis, Indiana – No. 67, Boston Red Sox