The Big Ten Network today announced Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber as the grand marshal of the BTN Big 10K. Schwarber will join thousands of Big Ten fans and runners on Aug. 6, 2016, for 10K and 5K runs, as well as a football-themed tailgate party afterwards. “It will be a blast to relive my Big Ten days at one of Chicago’s best summer tailgates,” said Schwarber, who was an All-American baseball player at Indiana University. “I can’t wait to see Big Ten and Cubs fans hit the city streets to represent their schools and support Special Olympics Chicago.” Schwarber
The 2016 MLB draft came to a close Saturday night. [ MORE: Relive every pick of the 2016 draft at MLB.com ] The three-day event started Thursday night, and Illinois starting pitcher Cody Sedlock was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 27 to the Baltimore Orioles. Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt (Tampa Bay) and Ohio State outfielder Ronnie Dawson (Houston) each went in the second round, No. 53 and No. 61, respectively. Twelve of the 13 Big Ten teams had at least one player selected, with Ohio State’s six selections leading the way. Catch up on all
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
Baseball players are quirky. We know this. You know this. Everyone knows this. The quirkiness was on full display throughout the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Wednesday-Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. Among the many highlights, there were the expected dugout antics and videobombing of coach interviews, plus some entertaining outtakes. Watch several of our favorite moments from the five-day event in Omaha above.
No. 4 Ohio State held off No. 8 Iowa, 8-7, in the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park. The Buckeyes avenged their lone loss in the event en route to earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Day 4 of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete, and there will be a pair of games on championship Sunday. No. 4 Ohio State outlasted No. 7 Michigan State, 3-2, on Saturday night to stave off elimination. The two teams will play again at 10 a.m. ET Sunday, with the winner playing No. 8 Iowa in the final at 2 p.m. In other Saturday action, Iowa shut out No. 6 Maryland, 11-0, and Ohio State put away heated rival No. 5 Michigan, 11-4, in its first elimination game of the day. We will be tweeting out highlights and
The Ohio State vs. Michigan Big Ten Baseball Tournament game on Friday night was suspended due to inclement weather. The game will resume at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park and can be seen live on BTN/BTN2Go.
Iowa’s Mason McCoy had his biggest hit of the season on the biggest stage. The Hawkeyes’ junior outfielder hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Iowa to a 5-4 comeback victory over Ohio State in Friday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Iowa trailed OSU 4-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Hawkeyes put four runs on the board in the inning, highlighted by Devin Pickett’s pinch hit single to tie the game. It was Pickett’s first RBI of the season. After holding the Buckeyes scoreless in the top of the 10th, Iowa
Due to the inclement weather, Thursday night's Big Ten Baseball Tournament games between Maryland and Michigan State and Iowa and Ohio State have been postponed until Friday, May 27.
There are good plays. There are great plays. And then there is the kind of play Minnesota centerfielder Dan Motl made in Wednesday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament opener against Iowa. [ MORE: Watch Wednesday’s Big Ten Tourney highlights ] Leading 5-0 in the top of the third inning, Iowa’s Eric Schenck-Joblinske drove a ball to deep center. But Motl ran back, reached out and made an incredible diving catch. Iowa went on to upset No. 1-seeded Minnesota, 8-2, but this was undoubtedly the play of the game, and possibly the play of the year in the Big Ten. Check out