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.
The 2016 NCAA baseball tournament rolled on Saturday afternoon. Big Ten regular season champ Minnesota knocked off Binghamton, 8-5, to stave off elimination and live to play again at 4 p.m. ET Sunday. Nebraska and Big Ten tourney champ Ohio State weren’t as fortunate, though. The Cornhuskers fell to Western Carolina, 4-1, in an elimination game, and the Buckeyes lost to Louisville, 15-3, in the Louisville Regional winner’s bracket. Ohio State plays Wright State, which it beat Friday afternoon in walk-off fashion, in an elimination game at noon ET Sunday. Catch up on all of the Big Ten’s Saturday NCAA
Three Big Ten teams were in action on Friday in the NCAA baseball regionals.
Three Big Ten teams will take the field on Friday in the 2016 NCAA Baseball Regional.
Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska landed spots in the 64-team NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday. All three play their opening regional games on Friday. Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 3, to Monday, June 6 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced Monday, June 6 at approximately 11 p.m. ET. The 70th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. In the Louisville regional, Ohio State scored the automatic qualifier by winning
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.