Illinois is the hottest team in the nation, and it's finally a top 5 team, according to the latest USA Today Sports Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday.
The Illini erupted for their most runs in a game since 2000 en route a 28-13 come-from-behind win over Rutgers on Sunday. The victory marked Illinois' 24th consecutive win, the nation's longest active streak.
Lincoln, Nebraska, was hit hard by rain Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Up to eight inches fell, according to estimates, leading to flooding and some very soggy conditions at the Nebraska baseball and softball fields. Check out all of the standing water on both fields, in the tweets below. The Nebraska baseball team is supposed to host Purdue in a three-game series, its final home stand of the 2015 season, Saturday-Monday. @Husker_Baseball, the team’s official Twitter account, tweeted that it isn’t sure how the water will impact the series. Follow that handle for all updates. Luckily, the softball team
Iowa baseball fans were treated to an eye-popping, diving catch on Tuesday night. [ MORE: Purdue’s Alec Olund lays out for highlight grab ] Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes, this one came at their expense. Holding onto a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, Iowa senior Nick Day stepped to the plate with no outs. Day hit a shot to deep left-center, which looked like it was going to land in the gap. However, Western Illinois’ Brent Turner laid out for the ball and made an incredible diving catch. Check it out in the video. This certainly get’s
Get to know Illinois closer Tyler Jay, who has become a dominant reliever in college baseball. Lightly recruited out of high school, the lefty and Illinois’ top prospect, talks about how his father helped him become the pitcher he is today. The Illini (40-6-1, 16-1), winners of a program-record 21 straight games, moved up one spot to No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday. Illinois swept Ohio State in Columbus this past weekend, marking its fifth consecutive Big Ten sweep. Its only Big Ten defeat came March 29 at Michigan State.
The Illini (40-6-1, 16-1), winners of a program-record 21 straight games, moved up one spot to No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday.
Winners of a program-record 21 straight games, the Illinois baseball team celebrated its fifth straight Big Ten sweep by singing some Maxine Nightengale on the way back home from Columbus.
This shouldn’t be the last time you see Alec Olund’s diving catch from Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Olund robbed Michigan State of a extra bases and a likely insurance run with a highlight-reel diving grab on the warning track, right before the hill in front of the fence, in right-center field. With the Boilermakers trailing 9-7 in the bottom of sixth, Olund sprinted to his left and laid out to end the inning. Best of all: The dust. Look at the cloud of dust Olund found himself in after making the grab. Good stuff.
This much is known: No team, in any sport, had a better month of April than the Illinois baseball team. [ MORE: View the latest Big Ten baseball standings ] The Illini, who clinched a perfect April by downing Southern Illinois on Tuesday night, finished the month 16-0, including 11-0 in Big Ten action. In all, Dan Hartleb’s team has won a program-record 18 consecutive games, the longest active streak in college baseball and the second-longest this season (24, Texas A&M). The games haven’t been all that close, either. Just check out the tweet above for all of the stats.
Former Michigan State football and baseball star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, FOX Sports Detroit announced Tuesday.