Heading into the 2010 campaign, everyone was talking about the Ohio State Buckeyes being the class of the Big Ten but they would be talking about the Gophers instead. The Big Ten ended up seeing the first place Minnesota Gophers (15-9) and last place Penn State Nittany Lions (9-15) separated by a measly six games. Michigan ended up finishing second with a 14-10 mark while Iowa and Northwestern finished at 13-11 in a tie for third place. Purdue and Indiana were also tied with a 12-12 mark for fifth place. Michigan State and Ohio State tied for seventh place with a record of 11-13 and Illinois finished in ninth with a 10-14 mark while Penn State rounded out the standings with their 9-15 record. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The schedule has been finalized for the 2011 BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, as announced by the BIG EAST and Big Ten conference offices Tuesday. Triple-headers on Friday and Saturday highlight a slate that features 24 games over three days, Feb. 18-20, 2011, at current and former major league facilities in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., area.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
IOWA CITY, Iowa – - Carver-Hawkeye Arena isn’t the only facility on Hawkins Drive in Iowa City getting a facelift. After years of playing on the same surface, Duane Banks Field and the Iowa baseball program is in the process of getting a new field.
For the first time since the field was laid down three decades ago, the entire playing surface is being refurbished. According to Head Coach Jack Dahm, about 10-12 years ago the infield was re-sodded and a magic mix dirt was installed. But, as far as revamping the entire field, this is the first time the field has undergone a major facelift.
Here is your Cape Cod League Recap for July 4th. The best performance at the plate came from Tyler Bream of Liberty who went 5-6 with a run scored and drove in six runs for the Wareham Gatemen in a 15-4 victory over the Bourne Braves. The pitching wasn’t fantastic tonight at all with Luke Bard and Jarred Hippen having the best nights.
Here is your Cape Cod Baseball League Recap for July 3rd. There was a blowout tonight at the Bourne Braves defeated Falmouth 17-3 as Tennessee’s Steven Gruver gave up 10 runs (five earned) and nine hits in only 2.1 innings. The best night at the plate was by Matt Newman from Arizona State as he went 3-4 with a double for the Orleans Firebirds. Andy Burns from Kentucky also had a solid night for Brewster as he went 2-2 with 3 RBI. There was no real outstanding performances on the mound with Andrew Gagnon from Long Beach State going seven innings, giving up five hits, and one run while striking out 8 as his Brewster Whitecaps defeated Orleans 6-2. You can check out all the top performers below.
The Big Ten Tournament begins Wednesday in a winner takes all double-elimination weekend. The winner goes to the NCAA Tournament, the other 5 teams go home.
This season has been by far the craziest Big Ten regular season in quite some time. Just two weeks ago, all 10 teams were within just 2 games of each other. Things shook out over the last week of the season, seeing preseason Omaha dark horse Ohio State dropping completely out of the Big Ten Tournament picture, and perennial bottom dwellers Iowa and Northwestern led some spectacular last week surges to secure their spots.
I usually post all the press releases from the conference on their respective players of the week. Since, we are entering the start of the Conference Tourneys we have very important information going up on the site so we will not drag the site down. Here is a listing of all the ones that I have gotten today.
FROM BIG TEN CONFERENCE RELEASE
ILLINOIS def. PURDUE, 7-0
Recap and Box Score
Freshman Kevin Johnson tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Illinois to a 7-0 victory over Purdue on Saturday to even the series at 1-1. Johnson allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts en route to his fifth win of the season. Calvin Gunter took the loss for the Boilermakers. Casey McMurray led the Illini offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a pair of walks. Willie Argo went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and a stolen base. Tyler Spillner paced Purdue at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance.