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Gophers' Anderson gives eloquent statement on late assistant coach

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

#BTNStandout: Minnesota's Dan Motl makes incredible catch

There are good plays. There are great plays. And then there is the kind of play Minnesota centerfielder Dan Motl made in Wednesday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament opener against Iowa. [ MORE: Watch Wednesday’s Big Ten Tourney highlights ] Leading 5-0 in the top of the third inning, Iowa’s Eric Schenck-Joblinske drove a ball to deep center. But Motl ran back, reached out and made an incredible diving catch. Iowa went on to upset No. 1-seeded Minnesota, 8-2, but this was undoubtedly the play of the game, and possibly the play of the year in the Big Ten. Check out

Day 1: Watch Wednesday's Big Ten baseball tourney highlights

The 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament got underway on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. [ MORE: BigTen.org: Get scores, stats and recaps for every game ] No. 6 Maryland began the day with a 5-3 win over No. 1 Indiana (watch replay on BTN2Go). In other action: No. 7 Michigan State upset No. 2 Nebraska, 5-1 (watch replay on BTN2Go), No. 8 Iowa got by No. 1 Minnesota, 8-2 (watch replay on BTN2Go), and No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 5 Michigan, 8-3 (watch replay on BTN2Go). This was the first day of the

Check out 2016 All-Big Ten Baseball teams & award winners

The Big Ten announced Tuesday the 2016 Baseball All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners, as selected by the conference coaches. [ MORE: Danan Hughes previews Big Ten tourney | Watch every game on BTN2Go ] Minnesota’s Matt Fiedler was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Illinois’ Cody Sedlock earned Pitcher of the Year recognition, Nebraska’s Chad Luensmann claimed Freshman of the Year honors, and Minnesota head coach John Anderson was named the unanimous Big Ten Coach of the Year. View the full team below. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Matt Fiedler, Minnesota PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Cody Sedlock,