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
The third day of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete. Check out the results from Friday inside.
Due to the inclement weather, Thursday night's Big Ten Baseball Tournament games between Maryland and Michigan State and Iowa and Ohio State have been postponed until Friday, May 27.
Indiana topped Nebraska 6-2 in Thursday's opener and Michigan rallied with two runs in the eighth inning to eliminate Minnesota, 3-2. Watch all of the games on the BTN TV and BTN2Go.
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
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
The 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament starts Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series.
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,
The Big Ten released the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday.
The Minnesota Gophers are your 2016 Big Ten baseball regular season champions.