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B1G baseball tournament breaks attendance record

Big Ten baseball fans came from all over to watch Sunday’s conference championship matchup between top-seeded Indiana and second-seeded Nebraska. The stands were packed as 19,965 fans filled up TD Ameritrade Park, which ranks as the largest single-game conference tournament attendance in NCAA history. Sunday’s final attendance numbers brings the five-day total to a Big Ten Tournament record 62,020. Four days of the tournament (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) featured attendance of more than 10,000 people. The previous NCAA record for conference tournament attendance was established by Florida State and North Carolina in 2005 with a crowd of 17,860. Part

Big Ten Tourney: Nebraska, IU to meet in title game

Day 4 of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament is officially in the books. No. 2 Nebraska kicked off the action with a 6-1 win over No. 5 Michigan. No. 1 Indiana followed with an impressive 7-4 victory over No. 6 Michigan State. Nebraska and Indiana will meet in Sunday’s Big Ten championship game at 1 p.m. CT. That game can be seen on BTN/BTN2Go. See the complete tournament schedule and catch up on all the action here: [ MORE: Tourney central | Get our tourney coverage | B1G sets tourney attendance marks ] 2014 BIG TEN TOURNEY (ALL TIMES CT)

Video: Jackson Glines breaks bat on RBI single

Go to an MLB game, and you’re almost guaranteed to see at least one bat break into multiple pieces. A college game? Not so much. It happened, though, in Friday night’s Michigan-Iowa Big Ten tourney game. Making the super-rare event all the more impressive, Jackson Glines got an RBI single to center on the swing. Watch the play and see a picture of the bat in this post. [ MORE: Video: Iowa’s Jake Yacinich makes great slide on steal of home ] Here’s a picture of the bat: About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball

B1G tourney: Day 3 stats, recaps & highlights

We’ve gone from eight to four teams in the Big Ten tourney. Friday’s results: No. 6 Michigan State ousted No. 3 Illinois, 11-2, and No. 5 Michigan eliminated No. 8 Iowa, 7-1. On Saturday, No. 1 Indiana and No. 2 Nebraska can advance to the title game with wins over Michigan State and Michigan, respectively. Both games are on BTN/BTN2Go, starting at 10 a.m. ET. [ MORE: Tourney central | Get our tourney coverage | B1G sets tourney attendance marks ] 2014 BIG TEN TOURNEY (ALL TIMES CT) WATCH LIVE STATS Wednesday, May 21 Game 1: No. 6 Michigan State

B1G tourney: Day 2 scores, recaps & highlights

Day 2 of the Big Ten baseball tourney is in the books, and it was another day full of close games. The results: No. 3 Illinois nipped No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Iowa dropped No. 4 Minnesota, No. 2 Nebraska edged No. 6 Michigan State and No. 1 Indiana took down No. 5 Michigan. [ MORE: Tourney central | Day 1 roundup | BTN announces tourney coverage ] 2014 BIG TEN TOURNEY (ALL TIMES CT) WATCH LIVE STATS Wednesday, May 21 Game 1: No. 6 Michigan State 2, No. 3 Illinois 1 NA RECAP | BOX | VIDEO Game

B1G tourney sets single-game, event attendance records

For the second straight day, the single-day attendance record at the Big Ten tournament was set, with 11,756 fans coming through gates at TD Ameritrade Park on Thursday. The record was set yesterday (10,400), and now in just two days the tournament attendance record has been broke with 22,156 fans coming to the park. The previous record was set in 2010, when 12,219 fans attended the tournament at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium. Total (22,156) Day 1 – 10,400 Day 2 – 11,756 2014 BIG TEN TOURNEY (ALL TIMES CT) WATCH LIVE STATS Wednesday, May 21 Game 1: No. 6

Cody Campbell gets fake 'Mom' tattoo during game

Minnesota freshman Cody Campbell has rightfully earned the reputation of being the “team jokester.” And make no mistake, it’s not just his shaggy black beard or pair of thick black glasses with a gold plate on the top that’s grabbing all the attention. [ MORE: Hoosiers videobomb Tracy Smith’s BTN dugout interview ] With his team leading Michigan 2-0 in the top of the sixth inning in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, Campbell had a fake tattoo drawn on his arm while coach John Anderson conducted his BTN in-game interivew. The image was a large heart with

B1G tourney: Day 1 scores, recaps & highlights

The opening day of the 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete. Day 1 results: No. 6 Michigan State edged out No. 3 Illinois,  No. 2 Nebraska rallied past No. 7 Ohio State, No. 1 Indiana dropped No. 8 Iowa, and No. 5 Michigan notched a come-from-behind victory over No. 4 Minnesota. Catch up on all the action in this post. [ MORE: View the tourney bracket | Tourney central | BTN announces tourney coverage ] 2014 BIG TEN TOURNEY (ALL TIMES CT) WATCH LIVE STATS Wednesday, May 21 Game 1: No. 6 Michigan State 2, No. 3 Illinois 1

Get ready for the 2014 Big Ten baseball tourney

The 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament gets underway Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Before your team opens the double-elmination tourney get out Day 1 preview. Reminder: this year’s field includes eight teams, two more than it has had in each of the last 14 seasons. [ MORE: View the tourney bracket | Tourney central | BTN announces tourney coverage ] Here’s a look at the eight teams: 1. Indiana Record: 21-3 (38-13) Day 1 opponent: No. 8 Iowa Probable Day 1 starter: Joey DeNato – 11-3, 1.83 ERA Tidbit: The Hoosiers put eight players on the

Gallery: First look at B1G tourney at TD Ameritrade Park

The 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament starts Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., home of the College World Series. On Tuesday, the teams took the field for some practice. See a photo gallery from the day in this post. [ MORE: View the tourney bracket | Tourney central | BTN announces tourney coverage ] 2014 BIG TEN BASEBALL TOURNAMENT (ALL TIMES CT) HOW TO WATCH LIVE LIVE STATS Wednesday, May 21 Game 1: No. 3 Illinois vs. No. 6 Michigan State 9 a.m. None Gametracker Game 2: No. 2 Nebraska vs. No. 7 Ohio State 1 p.m.