Head Coach of the Minnesota Gophers John Anderson has signed nine players for the 2008 season. The team signed eight players from Minnesota and one from the great state of Wisconsin. The Gophers hope to compete for the conference title this year in a very tough Big ten.
Full press release on recruits here.
The Minnesota Gophers have released their 2007 baseball schedule. It contains a challenging season in the Big Ten and a great early season tournament in the Dairy Queen Classic. The Classic will contain perennial powers Arkansas and Mississippi with the Citadel rounding out the field. The Gophers also make the long trek to Pepperdine before opening the season against Penn State. It should be an interesting year for the Gophers and good luck to them.
Full schedule available here.
Thanks to Big Ten Hardball for the tip.
Ryan Hastings of Illinois went 2 for 3 on Monday in an intrasquad scrimmage to take a 2 games to 1 lead on the Orange Team. Hastings started the game off with a bunt single then stole second and scored on another base hit to bring him around. Coach Dan Hartleb had the following to say about Hastings “He brought some great energy to the Blue team today. They did a good job of coming out very focused and jumping on the Orange team early.” Hastings will try to lead the Illini in their goal of winning the Big 10 conference in 2007.
Full release on the Intrasquad scrimmage available here.
My good buddy from Big Ten HardBall has posted a link to the University of Illinois schedule for the 2007 season. There is a ton of open game dates during their annual spring break trip. There are zero marquee OOC games they will play at home this year but they have a full Big Ten schedule which is always a challenge to unseat Ohio State as the perennial power in that conference.
Full Schedule available here.
University of Indiana Baseball schedule is out for next season. They have scheduled two tournaments including Troy’s and The AutoZone Classic which will be held in Memphis TN. They also travel to Florida State for a weekend series which is the highlight of their OOC schedule. Thanks to my buddy at the Big Ten Hardball blog for finding this news.
Click here to look at Full Schedule.
The Minnesota Gophers ended up losing 7-3 to hapless North Dakota State to give them there seventh win on the season. As I said before, This game should not have been scheduled by the Gophers for the academic reasons stated in my previous post.
Article can be read here.
Here is a major issue with scheduling mid-week games around finals. Minnesota has a midweek game at North Dakota State. Coach John Anderson has decided to bring only five pitchers, position players, shortstop Dan Lyons, catchers John Arlt and Kevin Carlson, infielder Jeremy Chlan and outfielder Taylor VanderAarde will not make the trip. The main reasons are due to the fact of projects, studying for finals, and other issues that come up in a regular students life around this time. Should Minnesota have scheduled this game?