It was a busy and exciting day on the Big Ten diamond Sunday. Nebraska beat Ohio State, 2-1, on its second two-out walk-off win over the Buckeyes in as many days. This time, Tanner Lubach sent the Huskers to the win, a decision that wrapped up a series sweep. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action in this post. NEBRASKA 2, OHIO STATE 1 | RECAP It was quite the weekend for Nebraska (19-13, 4-2 Big Ten), which completed its Big Ten-opening homestand on Sunday with another dramatic walk-off victory. For the second straight day the Huskers plated the winning
CHICAGO – BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever, with over 240 events airing on BTN, BTN2Go and the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) for the 2014 season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with the third game of a three-game series between Indiana and Michigan. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday from Bloomington. Last season, Indiana won both the Big Ten Championship and Tournament, and advanced to the College World Series, becoming the first Big Ten squad to reach Omaha since Michigan in 1984. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten softball
It’s no secret, the Big Ten is serious about expanding its brand and footprint eastward. The additions of Maryland and Rutgers, both of which officially join the conference July 1, were proof of that. So, too, was the eight-year bowl agreement with New York Yankees and New Era Pinstripe Bowl – a set-up that includes a significant Big Ten branding presence in Yankee Stadium. We saw the first visual proof of the branding presence during the Yankees’ home exhibition game vs. Boston on Tuesday afternoon. Check it out: Check out the ad on the backstop at @Yankees spring training facility.
For the first time the Big Ten Baseball Tournament will feature eight teams starting this season when the tourney is in Nebraska. The games will be played at May 21 to 25 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the same field that hosts the College World Series. The tournament’s double-elimination format ends with a single championship game on Sunday, with the winner earning the tournament title and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. All eight teams will begin play in one of two brackets, with the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 seeds appearing in
One day after Nebraska used a walk-off blast to force Sunday’s winner-take-all game at the Big Ten tournament, Indiana walked-off to claim the tourney crown and earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tourney. Scott Donley provided the heroics Sunday, driving a liner to left-center with the bases loaded to clinch the 4-3 win. [ IUHoosiers.com: Big Ten Tournament championship goes to Indiana ] Indiana-Nebraska game highlight: Will Coursen-Carr postgame interview: Sam Travis postgame interview: Nebraska error gives Indiana the lead: Sam Travis smacks RBI double off wall: Catch up on the entire Big Ten baseball tourney below: Wednesday,
Entering his 11th-inning at-bat late Saturday night, Tanner Lubach hadn’t gone deep since Nebraska’s season opener Feb. 15. The sophomore catcher put an end to his personal 46-game homer-less drought with a dramatic walk-off bomb that lifted the Huskers to the Big Ten tourney title game Sunday afternoon. Lubach and the Huskers take on Big Ten regular-season champ Indiana for the second consecutive day at 1:05 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. [ VIDEO: Watch all the highlights from Nebraska’s 7-6 extra-inning win ] The home run was even more special because Saturday marked Lubach’s mother’s birthday. Can’t think of a much
And we’ll have more baseball Sunday afternoon. Facing elimination for the third straight game, Nebraska outlasted Indiana, 7-6, thanks to Tanner Lubach’s walk-off homer in the 11th inning. That means the Hoosiers and Huskers will meet again at 1:05 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go in a winner-take-all game at Target Field. The victor earns the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA tourney. Read Huskers.com recap. Darin Erstad postgame interview: Indiana-Nebraska game highlight: Tanner Lubach hits walk-off home run: Ricky Alfonso ties it up in ninth inning: Kash Kalkowki gives Huskers late lead: Will Nolden leaves feet for highlight catch: Sam
Nebraska shut out Ohio State, 5-0, to advance to the 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament championship game vs. Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1-seed Indiana (8:05 p.m. ET tonight). The Huskers must win two straight over the Hoosiers, who haven’t lost in the tournament, to claim the title and the Big Ten’s automatic NCAA berth. Read full Huskers.com recap and catch up on all the tourney action in this post. ** ** ** Wednesday, May 22 Gm 1: 1:05 p.m. ET No. 4 Minnesota 3, No. 5 Illinois 2 BOX SCORE | RECAP | VIDEO Gm 2: 4:35 p.m.
There’s a reason people think baseball players are superstitious and quirky. Guys like Nebraska pitcher Kyle Kubat perpetuate that notion. The Nebraska southpaw put on a show, both inside and outside the lines, in the Huskers’ opening game of the Big Ten tourney Wednesday. [ RELATED: Track all the action on our Big Ten tourney homepage ] Here’s a detailed sampling of the quirks Kubat displayed each time he went to and from the mound: He skipped over the baseline, he stepped in between the “1” and “G” in the “B1G” logo, and he scaled the dugout fence instead of
The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament got underway Wednesday at Target Field. No. 4 Minnesota carded a 3-2 walk-off victory over No. 5 Illinois, and No. 3 Nebraska routed No. 6 Michigan, 11-2. The action continues at 1:05 p.m. ET Thursday live on BTN/BTN2Go. See all the day’s matchups and catch up on Wednesday’s scores, stats and videos on our tourney homepage. NO. 4 MINNESOTA 3, NO. 5 ILLINOIS 2: Andy Henkemeyer had three hits, including the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Ben Meyer improved to 5-4 after pitching four scoreless innings as the Gophers