Three Big Ten teams will take the field on Friday in the 2016 NCAA Baseball Regional.
Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska landed spots in the 64-team NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday. All three play their opening regional games on Friday. Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 3, to Monday, June 6 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced Monday, June 6 at approximately 11 p.m. ET. The 70th Men’s College World Series begins play Saturday, June 18, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. In the Louisville regional, Ohio State scored the automatic qualifier by winning
Baseball players are quirky. We know this. You know this. Everyone knows this. The quirkiness was on full display throughout the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Wednesday-Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. Among the many highlights, there were the expected dugout antics and videobombing of coach interviews, plus some entertaining outtakes. Watch several of our favorite moments from the five-day event in Omaha above.
BTN announcers Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes debated the best catch of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament midway through the Ohio State-Michigan State semifinal Sunday morning. The two catches discussed were Minnesota CF Dan Motl and Michigan State RF Dan Chmielewski’s all-out diving grabs. Both were extremely impressive plays, the first of the over-the-head variety (watch it) and the second of the diving-near-the-foul-line variety (watch it). The debate made its way to Twitter, to the point that we decided to leave it up to the Big Ten fans. We synced the plays in the video above and provided a
No. 4 Ohio State held off No. 8 Iowa, 8-7, in the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park. The Buckeyes avenged their lone loss in the event en route to earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
BTN’s Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes conducted a dugout interview with Greg Beals during Ohio State’s elimination game in the Big Ten tournament Saturday night. Thing is, the back-and-forth banter took a backseat to what was going on behind Beals. Loose as ever, hours after dispatching rival Michigan in an earlier elimination game, the Buckeyes choreographed an entertaining videobomb, complete with squirt guns and the team’s battle axe. “Uh, you’ve got squirt guns going pretty strong behind you,” Kugler said. “I’m sure you’re aware of that.” “Our guys have learned to enjoy (it), grinding it out and competing,” Beals said.
Day 4 of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete, and there will be a pair of games on championship Sunday. No. 4 Ohio State outlasted No. 7 Michigan State, 3-2, on Saturday night to stave off elimination. The two teams will play again at 10 a.m. ET Sunday, with the winner playing No. 8 Iowa in the final at 2 p.m. In other Saturday action, Iowa shut out No. 6 Maryland, 11-0, and Ohio State put away heated rival No. 5 Michigan, 11-4, in its first elimination game of the day. We will be tweeting out highlights and
The Ohio State vs. Michigan Big Ten Baseball Tournament game on Friday night was suspended due to inclement weather. The game will resume at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park and can be seen live on BTN/BTN2Go.
Iowa’s Mason McCoy had his biggest hit of the season on the biggest stage. The Hawkeyes’ junior outfielder hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Iowa to a 5-4 comeback victory over Ohio State in Friday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Iowa trailed OSU 4-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Hawkeyes put four runs on the board in the inning, highlighted by Devin Pickett’s pinch hit single to tie the game. It was Pickett’s first RBI of the season. After holding the Buckeyes scoreless in the top of the 10th, Iowa
After his team was eliminated from the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, Minnesota Gophers baseball coach John Anderson spoke with the media about the passing of Gophers pitching baseball coach Todd Oakes, who died Thursday after battle with leukemia. Anderson gave an eloquent statement about Oakes and followed it with more perspective on Thursday’s baseball game loss. Watch the video above. “He’s made our program better. He’s made me a better person, better coach, better husband, better father,” Anderson said. “He’ll be missed.” Oakes joined Minnesota in 1998 and had 26 of his pitchers drafted into Major League Baseball during his 18