Mid-October roundup

Predicted by one as the player of the year, Ryan Boldt is expected the lead Nebraska back to a regional.

Junior center fielder Ryan Boldt will look to lead Nebraska back to the NCAA Tournament

Leaves are showing hues of red, orange and yellow, the calendar has crossed October’s mid-point and teams are concluding intra-squad series as the fall practice season is in its final days across the Big Ten.

And yet, there’s no shortage of news and notes around conference programs. Here’s the latest.

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Early October roundup

Conference play begins this weekend with five Big Ten series.

Two more Big Ten programs have announced their 2016 schedule.

The fall practice season is winding down. As teams hold workouts and scrimmages for professional scouts and engage in intra-squad series, days are dwindling for full-team exercises.

While coaches may prepare for a quieter period of instruction, as well as recruiting, there is still news and notes to relay regarding Big Ten baseball programs. Here’s a roundup of ongoings from the early part of October.

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Michigan resonates with recruits near and far


Michigan’s Ray Fisher Stadium is a growing destination for players from both coasts.

For five days in May it wasn’t just the opening line to the chorus of the most famous collegiate fight song.

Hail! to the victors valiant

Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes

Hail! Hail! to Michigan

The leaders and best

No, capping a triumphant week in Minneapolis, the Michigan Wolverines were indeed the leaders and the best, champions of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament. Victors of the conference postseason for a Big Ten-tying-best ninth time, the Wolverines were back in the NCAA Tournament for first time since 2008, their 22nd trip to the national tournament. Seeking to solidify the program’s return to one with national relevance, a coast-to-coast recruiting effort has spurred Michigan’s rise.

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