Austin Darby has made a living out of making highlight-reel grabs during his Nebraska career. Need proof? All it takes is a simple “Austin Darby catch” Google search. Or, there’s the pair of catches the senior outfielder has made vs. No. 12 Texas this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Darby left his feet to rob Texas of a run-scoring extra base hit in the second inning. Watch the highlight above. And, in Friday’s 3-1 win, there is the catch, too. Darby also made some noise with his bat, providing the game-winning hit in extra innings Saturday.
Former Nebraska two-sport star and current Huskers baseball coach Darin Erstad received one vote for the MLB Hall of Fame on Tuesday. His reaction to it was classic.
Don’t tell the Nebraska baseball team that Halloween is still a week-plus away. Decked out in Halloween costumes, the Cornhuskers closed out their annual Red-White Series on Tuesday. Like it matters, the Red Team won the game, 5-4, on a walk-off bases-loaded single to claim the series victory. To more important and interesting matters, what costumes did the players wear? That’s a great question. Let’s consult head coach Darin Erstad’s lineup card for the answers. Or, should I say Coach Chewbacca? No need to check your eyes, either, because, yes, “Bo Pelini” hit third for the Red Team. “White Power
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
Former Nebraska baseball star Alex Gordon smacked a home run Saturday on Nebraska Night at Kaufman Stadium, and to celebrate he led the red-clad Royals fans in a “Go Big Red” chant during his postgame on-field interview. Get our latest Gone Viral moments: The Huskers fans, of course, responded with a loud “Go Big Red!” “I’m sure all the Kansas and Missouri fans loved that,” Gordon said. Gordon, a Nebraska football fan, ended his interview with this: “Well, I usually can’t wait for football season, to go tailgating with the Husker fans, but this is pretty cool, too,” he said
Nebraska’s 2014 baseball season came to a close on Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Cal State Fullerton in a NCAA Regional game. The Huskers finished this season with a final record of 41-21. With the loss, Indiana is the only Big Ten team remaining in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers are currently taking on Stanford with a chance to advance to the Super Regionals. Catch up on today’s NCAA Baseball Tournament action here: [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Cal State Fullerton 4, Nebraska 3 | RECAP | BOX Playing in a NCAA Regional for the
Day 2 of NCAA regional baseball action Saturday saw Indiana down Stanford, 4-2, and Nebraska rally in the ninth inning to beat Binghamton, 8-6, in an elimination game. The Hoosiers will play the winner of the Stanford-Youngstown State game at 6:05 p.m. ET Sunday. Win, and Indiana is off to the Super Regionals. The Huskers will play at 1 p.m. ET Sunday in an elimination game. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] INDIANA 4, STANFORD 2 | RECAP | BOX Big Ten Player of the Year Sam Travis went 3-for-5, including a home run, and Big Ten
NCAA regional baseball action got underway Friday. Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Indiana downed Youngstown State, 10-2, while Nebraska lost a 5-1 decision to Cal State Fullerton. Up next: Indiana takes on Stanford at 6:05 p.m. ET Saturday in the Bloomington Regional winner’s bracket, and Nebraska plays Binghamton in the Stillwater loser’s bracket. Catch up on all the action in this post. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] INDIANA 10, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 2 | RECAP | BOX Indiana (43-13) won its opening game of the NCAA Bloomington Regional with a 10-2 triumph over Youngstown State
Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Indiana and Nebraska open NCAA regional play Friday. The Huskers kick things off for the Big Ten vs. Cal State Fullerton at 1 p.m. ET, while the Hoosiers host Youngstown State at 7 p.m. ET. Before the games begin, BTN.com conducted an email Q&A with a beat writer from each school to preview the action. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] BLOOMINGTON REGION: No. 1 INDIANA, No. 2 Indiana State, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 Youngstown State 5 Questions with Indy Star’s Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) BTN.com: What’s the biggest difference
The NCAA baseball tourney opens Friday, and Big Ten champ Indiana and Nebraska are ready to fight for a Super Regional berth. Before the two teams open regional play, here are five facts to know about the Big Ten and the NCAA tourney. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Here are five fun facts to preview the action: 1. With Indiana, the overall No. 4 seed, and Nebraska in the field, the Big Ten has put multiple teams in the NCAA tourney for the third straight year. 2. The Hoosiers are the first Big Ten team to