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Big Ten Announces Sites for Future Baseball Tournaments


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Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced on Friday the sites for its 2013 and 2014 baseball tournaments. The 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, the home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, marking the first time that the event will be held at a Major League Baseball facility. The 2014 tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the site of the NCAA Division I Men’s College World Series.

The Big Ten Baseball Tournament has been played as a neutral-site event in Columbus, Ohio, since 2009. The event was held at Huntington Park, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, in 2009 and 2011 and will be played at that ballpark May 23-26, 2012. The tournament was held at Ohio State’s Bill Davis Stadium in 2010. Prior to 2009, the Big Ten Baseball Tournament was played at the site of the regular-season champion or the champion from a pre-selected division, with the exception of 1993 and 1994, when it was held in Battle Creek, Mich.
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Big Ten Week in Review

By: Corey Barnes
Indiana Hoosiers (4-10) 
The Hoosiers dropped two of three games at Cal State Northridge over the weekend. Indiana has lost five of its past six games. Freshman Chad Clark leads the team with a .419 average. Three starters have ERAs below 3.00 and sophomore Matt Dearden leads all hurlers with a 1.50 ERA and 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Indiana returns to play with a two-game set at San Diego on Tuesday and Wednesday before playing Loyola Maryland over the weekend. The Hoosiers are in the midst of eight games in California. Continue reading

2012 Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll


PARK RIDGE, Ill. – After winning a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 1979, Michigan State has been selected by the conference coaches as the favorite to win in 2012, the Big Ten office announced on Tuesday. The conference’s baseball coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three players from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. Following the Spartans on the coaches’ preseason top six list are No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Nebraska, No. 5 Ohio State and No. 6 Illinois. Continue reading


Illinois releases 2012 Schedule

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the 2012 schedule for the reigning Big Ten champion Fighting Illini baseball team Wednesday. The Orange and Blue will open the season at the fourth-annual Big Ten/Big East Challenge and will play in the Coastal Carolina Invitational and Nike College Showcase on the third and fourth weekends of the season. Continue reading


Jason Anderson added to Illinois Coaching Staff

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the addition of former Illini pitcher and Major Leaguer Jason Anderson as the volunteer assistant coach for the Orange and Blue on Tuesday. An All-American and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year in 2000, Anderson was a 10th-round selection of the New York Yankees and saw time in the big leagues with the Yankees, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians as part of a 12-year career. He retired from professional baseball on July 19. Continue reading


Illinois names Drew Dickinson Pitching Coach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb announced the hiring of former Illini pitcher and volunteer assistant coach Drew Dickinson as the pitching coach for the Orange and Blue on Wednesday. A two-time All-American and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year as a player, Dickinson was Illinois’ volunteer assistant in 2009 and 2011 after a seven-year professional career. Continue reading


CBD Quick Hits for June 5th

College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here.We have put up recaps from every single Regional. You can check them out at the links below. Continue reading


2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional: Day 3 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA Fullerton Regional Day 3 Recap.

Illinois 7 Cal-State Fullerton 5

FULLERTON, CA – Matt Dittman’s two-out single in the eighth drove home Brandon Hohl with the go-ahead run and Davis Hendrickson followed with a two-run double two batters later as fourth-seeded Illinois scored six times in the final three innings to eliminate host and top-seeded Cal State Fullerton, 7-5, in game five of the 2011 NCAA Baseball Regionals on Sunday evening at Goodwin Field. Continue reading