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Tracy Smith takes Arizona State coaching job

Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith has accepted the Arizona State job, the school confirmed Tuesday night. Smith led Indiana to back-to-back Big Ten titles – regular season and tourney – and guided it to the 2013 College World Series.

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Video: Nick Swisher hits walk-off GS, leads O-H-I-O chant

Nick Swisher did it again. Earlier this year, the former Ohio State star led the home crowd in an O-H-I-O chant after a home run in Cleveland’s win over Minnesota. Thursday, he did it again after drilling a walk-off grand slam to send the Indians past the Angels. Watch Swisher’s grand slam and O-H-I-O in the video above.

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MLB Draft: Eldred talks Schwarber, Travis & more

Former Iowa pitcher and current BTN analyst Cal Eldred knows what it takes to make it in the MLB. Eldred, the No. 17 pick in the 1989 draft, spent 14 seasons in the bigs. So, with the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft in the books, we asked our analyst for his thoughts on the Big Ten’s 21 draft picks. Hear Eldred’s thoughts in this post.

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Twenty-one Big Ten players taken in MLB draft

Twenty-one Big Ten products were selected in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday-Saturday. Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber (No. 4, Chicago Cubs) and Sam Travis (No. 67, Boston) went on the first day to lead the conference. Dustin DeMuth (No. 146, Milwaukee) went early on Day 2 to give the Hoosiers the Big Ten’s first three selections. See all the Big Ten’s draft pick in this post.

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MLB draft roundup: Indiana's Schwarber taken No. 4

Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber was taken with the fourth pick in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Thursday night. The selection marks the highest in Indiana program history, according to @IUBaseballNews. Schwarber’s teammate and Big Ten Player of the Year Sam Travis was also taken Thursday, going in Round 2 (No. 67) to Boston.

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