Jim Harbaugh has yet to coach at game at the University of Michigan, but that doesn't mean he isn't one of biggest names in his home state.
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.
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.
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. “To be named the head baseball coach and join the Northwestern University family is a tremendous honor and opportunity,” said Allen. “The combination of a highly regarded athletic department and a prestigious academic institution was very appealing to me. My family and I are extremely excited for this new opportunity at Northwestern. “Jim Phillips and the Northwestern staff devoted a great deal of his time to this search,” said Allen. “Their passion
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.
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft continues with rounds 3-10 on Tuesday afternoon. Track all of the Big Ten selections inside.
Tyler Jay struck out six in 6.1 innings, but it wasn’t enough as Vanderbilt defeated Illinois, 4-2, in Game 2 of the Champaign Super Regional on Monday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Fighting Illini (50-10-1) finish the 2015 season with a school record 50 wins. Junior Ryan Nagle led Illinois with three hits, while sophomore Pat McInerney added two hits and an RBI for the Fighting Illini. Vanderbilt’s Philip Pfeifer was outstanding on the mound, holding the Illini to just seven hits and two runs in 6.2 innings of work. With the victory, Vanderbilt, the