When Northwestern hired Spencer Allen, he became the first African American Big Ten baseball coach, in addition to the first at a Power 5 conference school since 1983.
It isn’t as easy as Kyle Schwarber is making it look. The former Indiana catcher went 4-for-5 in his first MLB start Wednesday night, and he followed that up by belting his first home run Thursday night.
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With just under a month until the MLB All-Star Game, it’s time to check in on how former Big Ten players are performing.
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That was fast! Nearly a year after being selected No. 4 in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, former Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber has been promoted to the Chicago Cubs.
Northwestern Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips announced Sunday that Spencer Allen will take the reigns as the 26th head coach of the Wildcats baseball program.
Not only were 53 players selected Monday-Wednesday, but Illinois, Maryland and Michigan State all had a school-record number of student-athletes picked in the three-day event.
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft comes to a close Wednesday. Track every Big Ten selection from the third day of the event inside.