The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for March 19-25 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. Player and Co-Freshman of the Week: Sam Travis, Indiana, 1B – Fr. – Orland Park, Ill. – Providence Catholic Hit .727 (8-for-11) in Indiana’s series win on the road against Penn State, extending his hitting streak to 11 games Slugged .909 and reached base at a .750 clip to combine for an OPS of 1.659 over the three-game series Recorded three RBI, scored one run
The MLB season opens Wednesday, so it’s time to find out which Big Ten products are on MLB active rosters. See the entire list in this post. Forgetting a name? Send it in as a comment at the bottom. MICHIGAN Chris Getz 2B, Kansas City Royals Rich Hill P, Boston Red Sox J.J. Putz P, Arizona Diamondbacks Clayton Richard P, San Diego Padres MINNESOTA Jack Hannahan 3B, Cleveland Indians Glen Perkins P, Minnesota Twins NEBRASKA Joba Chamberlain P, New York Yankees* Brian Duensing P, Minnesota Twins* Steve Edlefsen P, San Francisco Giants* Alex Gordon OF, Kansas City Royals* Tony Watson
Here’s a really interesting story from the Associated Press about the potential for a change in the way the Big Ten baseball season rolls out. The reasoning behind some of the thinking? The Big Ten wants to give northern teams a better shot at the NCAA tournament where teams from warmer climates tend to dominate. According to the story: “The Big Ten is instead working on a proposal that would allow teams across the nation to play up to 14 non-conference games in the fall. The results of those fall games would carry over to the spring for consideration in
The Big Ten Conference handed out the season’s first Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for Feb. 13-19 action on Monday. There were a handful of winners, so see who they all are what they did to earn the honors in this post. Player of the Week: Josh Dezse, Ohio State, 1B/RHP – So. – Powell, Ohio – Olentangy Liberty Hit .500 (7-for-14), reached base at a .533 clip and slugged .714 as Ohio State went 2-1 in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge with wins over Seton Hall and Connecticut Recorded multiple hits in all three contests, including a
BTN will nationally televise at least 32 Big Ten baseball games, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament. It will also stream at least 51 additional games on the Big Ten Digital Network. Here’s the BTN TV baseball schedule: 2012 Baseball (all times ET) | Find schedule for all Big Ten Digital Wetwork web-streaming events Date Away Home Time Airs Fri., March 23 Illinois at Nebraska 7:30 p.m. LIVE Thurs., April 5 Michigan State at Lansing Lugnuts (exh.) 7 p.m. LIVE Sun., April 8 Minnesota at Ohio State Noon LIVE Sun., April 8 Michigan State at Michigan 3 p.m. LIVE
After winning a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 1979, Michigan State has been selected by the conference coaches as the favorite to win in 2012, the Big Ten office announced Tuesday. Big Ten coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. Following the Spartans on the coaches’ preseason top six list are No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Illinois. Read the full article at BigTen.org. 2012 Preseason Poll (top six
Life is good when you are the defending World Series champion. BTN spent some time with current Yankees skipper Joe Girardi and Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher to find out how competing in the Big Ten helped shape their careers as competitors. Watch now as Girardi talks about his time as a Northwestern Wildcat and Swisher recalls his days in Columbus as a Buckeye.