Former Indiana and Chicago Cubs baseball star Kyle Schwarber will serve as the Grand Marshal in this year’s BTN Big 10K race on Aug. 6, 2015. [ MORE: Check out the Big Ten Network Facebook page ] Schwarber joined BTN.com’s Sean Merriman today for a Facebook Live Q&A in the ABC TV studios in downtown Chicago. Check out the video at the top of this post. The former Hoosier slugger spoke about his love for his school, his current rehab and going up against Braxton Miller during his high school football days. He also touched on what an honor it
The Big Ten Network today announced Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber as the grand marshal of the BTN Big 10K. Schwarber will join thousands of Big Ten fans and runners on Aug. 6, 2016, for 10K and 5K runs, as well as a football-themed tailgate party afterwards. “It will be a blast to relive my Big Ten days at one of Chicago’s best summer tailgates,” said Schwarber, who was an All-American baseball player at Indiana University. “I can’t wait to see Big Ten and Cubs fans hit the city streets to represent their schools and support Special Olympics Chicago.” Schwarber
“On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin, Fight on for her fame…” The University of Wisconsin has an iconic fight song, one that fits nicely with the state’s single-word motto: Forward. And whether it’s the Badgers’ bulwark offensive line or vast ranks of Peace Corps volunteers, you can be sure that they’re moving things forward in Madison. Here are BTN LiveBIG stories that show how students, faculty and staff, and alumni continue to “fight on for her fame” in a variety of fields: The ‘historic’ life of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Wisconsin leads the way in the art of glass Wisconsin’s Biotron
The 2016 MLB draft came to a close Saturday night. [ MORE: Relive every pick of the 2016 draft at MLB.com ] The three-day event started Thursday night, and Illinois starting pitcher Cody Sedlock was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 27 to the Baltimore Orioles. Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt (Tampa Bay) and Ohio State outfielder Ronnie Dawson (Houston) each went in the second round, No. 53 and No. 61, respectively. Twelve of the 13 Big Ten teams had at least one player selected, with Ohio State’s six selections leading the way. Catch up on all
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
The 2016 NCAA baseball tournament rolled on Saturday afternoon. Big Ten regular season champ Minnesota knocked off Binghamton, 8-5, to stave off elimination and live to play again at 4 p.m. ET Sunday. Nebraska and Big Ten tourney champ Ohio State weren’t as fortunate, though. The Cornhuskers fell to Western Carolina, 4-1, in an elimination game, and the Buckeyes lost to Louisville, 15-3, in the Louisville Regional winner’s bracket. Ohio State plays Wright State, which it beat Friday afternoon in walk-off fashion, in an elimination game at noon ET Sunday. Catch up on all of the Big Ten’s Saturday NCAA
WALK OFF! Jalen Washington delivers the W for Ohio State. #RoadToOmaha https://t.co/FdYXXwgBR6 — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 3, 2016 Ohio State’s magical postseason run continued in its NCAA tournament opener Friday afternoon. [ MORE: View the complete Louisville Regional bracket ] The Big Ten tourney champs scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally and walk-off vs. Wright State in the opening round of the Louisville Regional. Jalen Washington sent a two-out line drive to deep center, just past the centerfielder, to break the tie score and lead the Buckeyes to their fifth consecutive postseason win.
Three Big Ten teams were in action on Friday in the NCAA baseball regionals.
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