Minnesota was eliminated from the Big Ten baseball tourney Thursday afternoon, and that’s bad news for fans of entertaining dugout fun. In case you missed it late Wednesday night, Minnesota freshman pitcher Cody Campbell hijacked coach John Anderson’s BTN dugout interview by getting a fake tattoo drawn on his right arm in the background of the shot. In Thursday’s loss to Iowa, Campbell and his wild beard stole the show.
Rain delays are no fun for fans, players and coaches alike. Everyone involved has to find something to help pass the time. It can be anything, really. Just look at Illinois coach Dan Hartleb, who created a personal Twitter account during a rain delay Thursday at the Big Ten tourney.
Minnesota freshman Cody Campbell has rightfully earned the reputation of being the “team jokester.” And make no mistake, it’s not just his shaggy black beard or pair of thick black glasses with a gold plate on the top that’s grabbing all the attention.
The opening day of the 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete. Day 1 results: No. 6 Michigan State edged out No. 3 Illinois, No. 2 Nebraska rallied past No. 7 Ohio State, No. 1 Indiana dropped No. 8 Iowa, and No. 5 Michigan notched a come-from-behind victory over No. 4 Minnesota. Catch up on all the action in this post.
Indiana enjoys videobombing head coach Tracy Smith’s BTN dugout interviews. They did it during the season-ending series vs. Minnesota, and they did it in their Big Ten tourney opener Wednesday vs. Iowa, Smith’s first in-game interview since being named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Watch the Hoosiers look very serious behind Smith in this post.
Austin Darby is no stranger to the highlight-reel grab. After all, the Nebraska right fielder pulled off this ridiculous catch earlier this month. Darby, once again, flashed the leather in the Huskers’ Big Ten tourney opener vs. Ohio State on Wednesday afternoon. Watch Darby’s run-saving catch vs. the Buckeyes in this post.
The 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament gets underway Wednesday morning at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Before your team opens the double-elmination tourney get out Day 1 preview. Reminder: this year’s field includes eight teams, two more than it has had in each of the last 14 seasons.