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.
BTN announcers Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes debated the best catch of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament midway through the Ohio State-Michigan State semifinal Sunday morning. The two catches discussed were Minnesota CF Dan Motl and Michigan State RF Dan Chmielewski’s all-out diving grabs. Both were extremely impressive plays, the first of the over-the-head variety (watch it) and the second of the diving-near-the-foul-line variety (watch it). The debate made its way to Twitter, to the point that we decided to leave it up to the Big Ten fans. We synced the plays in the video above and provided a
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.
After his team was eliminated from the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, Minnesota Gophers baseball coach John Anderson spoke with the media about the passing of Gophers pitching baseball coach Todd Oakes, who died Thursday after battle with leukemia. Anderson gave an eloquent statement about Oakes and followed it with more perspective on Thursday’s baseball game loss. Watch the video above. “He’s made our program better. He’s made me a better person, better coach, better husband, better father,” Anderson said. “He’ll be missed.” Oakes joined Minnesota in 1998 and had 26 of his pitchers drafted into Major League Baseball during his 18
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
The 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament starts Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series.
The Big Ten announced Tuesday the 2016 Baseball All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners, as selected by the conference coaches. [ MORE: Danan Hughes previews Big Ten tourney | Watch every game on BTN2Go ] Minnesota’s Matt Fiedler was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Illinois’ Cody Sedlock earned Pitcher of the Year recognition, Nebraska’s Chad Luensmann claimed Freshman of the Year honors, and Minnesota head coach John Anderson was named the unanimous Big Ten Coach of the Year. View the full team below. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Matt Fiedler, Minnesota PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Cody Sedlock,
The Big Ten released the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday.
The Minnesota Gophers are your 2016 Big Ten baseball regular season champions.