When Northwestern hired Spencer Allen, he became the first African American Big Ten baseball coach, in addition to the first at a Power 5 conference school since 1983.
Northwestern Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips announced Sunday that Spencer Allen will take the reigns as the 26th head coach of the Wildcats baseball program. “To be named the head baseball coach and join the Northwestern University family is a tremendous honor and opportunity,” said Allen. “The combination of a highly regarded athletic department and a prestigious academic institution was very appealing to me. My family and I are extremely excited for this new opportunity at Northwestern. “Jim Phillips and the Northwestern staff devoted a great deal of his time to this search,” said Allen. “Their passion
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
The 2015 Big Ten baseball season has been filled with plenty of outstanding moments. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Fans have been treated to everything from diving catches to over-the-shoulder grabs. With the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament set to kick off Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, we decided to hit the rewind button and take a look back at our 10 favorite plays from the season. Of course, we weren’t able to capture every play that happened, but these are the 10 plays from this season that really stood out to
The Big Ten on Tuesday announced the 2015 Baseball All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners, as selected by the conference coaches.
The Big Ten has announced the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket, with Illinois earning the No. 1 seed after clinching its 30th conference championship. [ MORE: View the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket ] The tournament is a double-elimination format that will begin on Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn, with the title contest slated for Sunday afternoon. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. First pitch of the tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, when No. 3 Michigan takes on No. 6 Indiana. BTN will provide live
The Big Ten released the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday, with Illinois securing the top seed after winning the program’s 30th Big Ten title.
It was quite a busy day of Big Ten baseball, including four conference games and one non-conference matchup. Michigan took on Oklahoma State in a game that aired live on BTN. Watch the replay on BTN2Go. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action below. Michigan 6, Oklahoma State 2 The University of Michigan baseball seniors drove in five of the Wolverines’ six runs on Senior Day, and the U-M pitchers struck out 15 in a 6-2 win over No. 13 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon (May 16) in the regular-season finale at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray
Big Ten fans have seen several tremendous plays on the diamond this past week. On Tuesday, we saw Ohio State third baseman Nick Sergakis made an outstanding stop down the line and throw out a runner from one knee. Then, on Wednesday, Evansville’s Josh Jyawook made an incredible catch, leaping over the outfield fence and holding onto the ball with his body falling over the wall. Well, we have another top play, and this one came on Friday from Iowa CF Eric Toole. Watch Toole extend his entire body and make an outstanding catch in center field, robbing Northwestern of
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