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USA Baseball Names Twenty-One Golden Spikes Award Semifinalists

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DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced the semifinalists for the 2015 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award on Friday. Twenty-one athletes from around the country were named semifinalists for the 38th Golden Spikes Award, sponsored by Major League Baseball and presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation to the top amateur baseball player in the U.S.
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Tyler’s Thoughts (4/24-4/26)

Florida State wins rivalry series vs Miami

The eleventh ranked Seminoles entered this weekend’s series against the Hurricanes as slight underdogs but quickly made a statement that they were ready to play. There is hardly ever an underdog when the Seminoles and Hurricanes get together, in any sport. The Seminoles made it known that they were not playing around when they took the first game and the eventual series 2-1. Continue reading Tyler’s Thoughts (4/24-4/26)

2015 Big Ten Conference Preview

The Big Ten’s football and basketball status is established in the nation’s consciousness; a national football championship this season and basketball teams, in and out of the Top 25, making multiple trips to the Final Four. Baseball, however, continues fight for national respect; last season the Big Ten was ranked as the 10th best conference nationally. Continue reading 2015 Big Ten Conference Preview

2014 Big Ten Preseason Poll

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BigTenLogoRosemont, Ill. – Indiana was the unanimous choice by the conference coaches as the preseason favorite to claim the Big Ten Championship, it was announced on Wednesday. The conference’s coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. The Hoosiers were followed in the preseason poll by No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan State, with Illinois and Michigan tied for fifth.

The Hoosiers return seven of their nine All-Big Ten honorees from last year’s College World Series squad, including third baseman Dustin DeMuth, catcher Kyle Schwarber and first baseman Sam Travis, who were named Big Ten Players to Watch. The trio each earned Preseason All-America accolades from various outlets, with Schwarber being a unanimous pick from Baseball America, College Baseball Newspaper and the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Continue reading 2014 Big Ten Preseason Poll

Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

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DanHartlebIllinois.jpgCHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the team’s 2014 schedule Monday, including four opponents, Coastal Carolina, Wichita State, Florida and Indiana, that reached the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Illini will look to qualify for an NCAA Regional for the third time in four years when they begin the 2014 campaign with a three-game series at Georgia State in Atlanta, Ga., from Feb. 14-16. Illinois’ home schedule begins on March 18 against Indiana State followed by a tournament featuring Eastern Illinois and Xavier at Illinois Field from March 21-23. Continue reading Illinois releases 2014 Schedule

2013 Nashville (TN) Regional Day 3 Recap

DannyHall.jpgGeorgia Tech 6 Illinois 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Georgia Tech rallied from a run down in the ninth, scoring four times as the Yellow Jackets stayed alive in the Nashville Regional with a 6-3 win over Illinois Sunday afternoon. Junior first-team All-ACC catcher and Golden Spikes Award semifinalist Zane Evans had three hits, two RBI and got the win with three innings of relief. Continue reading 2013 Nashville (TN) Regional Day 3 Recap