CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network has nearly doubled its coverage plans for the Big Ten’s baseball and softball seasons. The network will produce at least 102 baseball and softball games for the Big Ten Network or www.BigTenNetwork.com this spring.
The network will nationally televise up to 33 Big Ten baseball games, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, and stream an additional 20 games for www.BigTenNetwork.com. Twenty Two Big Ten softball games will be televised this spring, plus an additional 29 games for the internet. A selected number of streamed games will be televised on delay through the network’s Student U initiative.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team released its 2010 schedule on Tuesday which includes five games against `09 NCAA Tournament teams, highlighted by a showdown at perennial power Texas A&M. Robbie Wine, who enters his sixth season as head coach, leads his squad against 12 different conferences and two independents. The Lions will play 22 home games at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park including clashes against conference foes Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa and Michigan.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – After securing two top-six recruiting classes in his first two seasons at the helm of the Kentucky baseball program, UK head coach Gary Henderson announced Monday that nine talented prospects have signed national letters of intent.
“We are really excited about our 2010 class,” Henderson said. “The last two years, we have had top-ranked classes and this group of student-athletes is every bit as good. One of the best things about this class is that we have a solid group of Kentucky kids who come to UK. We are extremely excited that we could keep these Kentucky guys home for their college careers.”
Kendall Rogers continues his conference previews heading into fall practice with the Big Ten today. He states that Minnesota and Ohio State have started to eye making a run to the CWS with strong squads.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The schedule has been finalized and two state‐of‐the‐art major league venues have been added to the 2010 Big Ten/BIG EAST Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, event manager API Sports announced today. Doubleheaders at Dunedin Stadium and Bright House Field highlight a slate that features 30 games over three days, Feb. 26‐28, 2010, at current and former big league facilities in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., area.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Following an inaugural event in which nearly 17,000 spectators attended games in a three-day period, the second Big Ten/BIG EAST Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, has been confirmed for the weekend of Feb. 26-28, 2010. The 2010 edition, to be held in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL, will feature 10 teams from each conference competing in 30 games and be managed by API Sports. Continue reading →
I have been to quite a few games at UFCU Disch Falk Field and I have been fortunate enough to see two other No-Hitters, one was back in 2005 against Oklahoma when Adrian Alaniz picked one up in a 4-0 victory and the other one was last season in a mid-week contest against Texas State where Kenn Kasparek mowed the Bobcats down. Continue reading →
#3 Texas A&M 9 vs #14 UC Irvine 2
Luke Anders homered and drove in four runs and Brooks Raley tossed a strong six innings to lead No. 1 Texas A&M to a 9-2 win over No. 5 UC Irvine Friday afternoon in the first game of the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Continue reading →
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Due to the recent unavailability of Progress Energy Park, the schedule for the inaugural BIG EAST-Big Ten Baseball Challenge has been adjusted to include games at McKechnie Field in Bradenton and Red McEwen Field at the University of South Florida. The BIG EAST-Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission, begins on Friday, Feb. 20. Continue reading →
Q: You open with the first Big Ten-Big East challenge. What are your general thoughts on how that will play out?
A: We’ve talked about it as coaches, talked about it for a couple of years now. You know, when you’re dealing with RPIs and strength of schedules and what were up against being a northern school, why not try and come up with something where you’re facing at least schools that are in the same situation you’re in? It makes sense, and we’re 100 percent for it. The Big East had a couple schools with prior commitments so we are forced to play a couple Big 10 schools down there. I think it’s a great idea. We open with St. John’s, a regional team from last year, and then follow up with Northwestern and then Seton Hall. We’re all going to be in the same boat. From just my experience here, it’s been a couple plays, a couple walks and hit here or there. That’s the difference in the early season going one way or the other. Continue reading →