Fresh off its first regional championship, Illinois eyes its first Super Regional championship and College World Series berth. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Illini are two wins away from Omaha, home of the College World Series, and only Vanderbilt, the reigning national champ, stands in the way. The good news: Illinois hosts the best-of-three series at Illinois Field, where it is a program-best 25-2 and has rattled off 19 consecutive victories, the longest active streak in NCAA. Things get started with Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET. In Super Regional history, the first game has
Despite 7.1 innings of stalwart pitching from sophomore Mike Shawaryn, Maryland fell to Virginia, 5-3, Friday evening in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regionals at Davenport Field.
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft starts at 6 p.m. ET Monday, and several Big Ten players and signees can expect to be selected in the three-day event.
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
Former Maryland football standout Shawne Merriman saw the smiles and heard the “Lights Out” cheers as he walked by the field, on his way to deliver a pregame speech to the Terrapins’ baseball team. [ MORE: Big Ten more than held its own in NCAA regional play ] Merriman had a front row seat to see Maryland capture the Los Angeles Regional title with a 2-1 win over No. 1 overall seed UCLA on Monday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The former Terp was asked by his agent Ryan Hayden, a Maryland grad himself, if he wanted to attend the
If the college baseball world didn't believe before, it has to following NCAA regional action. The Big Ten can play baseball, there's no doubt about it.
[tweet https://twitter.com/NCAACWS/status/605617427762642946] It was a late one, but it was worth it for Maryland baseball fans. At the stroke of 2 a.m. ET back east in College Park, the Terps topped No. 1 overall seed UCLA out west in the Los Angeles Regional final to earn the school’s second consecutive Super Regional berth. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] Maryland will face Virginia in a best-of-three Super Regionals series. The Terps never trailed in the game before winning 2-1 as Maryland reliever Kevin Mooney struck out UCLA’s Darrel Miller with runners on first and third in the top of the
Big Ten regular-season champ Illinois is one win away from advancing to the Super Regionals. The Illini are hosting Wright State live in the Champaign Regional final.
Two Big Ten baseball teams remain following the third day of the NCAA tourney. Big Ten regular-season champ Illinois and Maryland each need one more victory to advance to the Super Regionals.
Welcome to a busy day of Big Ten baseball. All five Big Ten teams remain alive in the NCAA tournament, and all of them will play at least one game Sunday.