March 5, 2014 Leave a comment
Combing the Internet to find the latest news and notes on Big Ten baseball, here is what was found.
The best in Big Ten baseball coverage
March 4, 2014 Leave a comment
The first three weeks of the college season have provided a few surprises around the Big Ten. From Iowa’s 9-1 start to Illinois sweeping both Florida and Florida Gulf Coast, unexpected team success has garnered attention for several clubs. Not surprisingly, the teams performing bettering than expect, the Hawkeyes, Illini, along with Ohio State and Minnesota, are spurred by stand out performances. Some of which are players emerging as all-conference possibilities.
Here’s a look at which players have enjoyed the best breakout seasons so far.
March 3, 2014 Leave a comment
It was a quiet afternoon on the diamond for the Big Ten with only nine games. But the conference had a banner day, going 6-3, highlighted by Illinois completing a weekend sweep in Florida, taking down the No. 23 Gators 5-1. Here’s what happened on getaway day for conference clubs.
March 1, 2014 Leave a comment
It was a February to forget.
Personally, not providing any preview content of substance really sucks. In an effort to do too much, dig in beyond what I reasonably could, there ended up being nothing as opening day came and went without the completion of it. Whoops.
Outside of my dismay, the winter of the Polar Vortex is never-ending. Cold front, snowstorm, cold front, snowstorm, snowstorm and repeat, has seemingly locked the region into a perpetual state of despair and misery. It’s hard to believe the third weekend of the season is here when the forecast calls for another dumping of snow.
For the Big Ten, the 2014 season’s first two weekends have produced uninspiring results. Indiana has tumbled out of polls with a 2-5 start, fellow Hoosier State club Purdue has struggled mightily, 0-6, with a team average of .187, team ERA of 11.25. It seems the Wolverines cannot catch a break, Michigan enters March 1-6-1 with four losses by one run. Opening a second consecutive season with shoulder soreness has Nebraska ace Kyle Kubat yet to throw a pitch for the Huskers, Nebraska sitting 4-4 with uneven play.
So for many of us February flat sucked. With the calendar turning to March, here’s with the Big Ten stands after two weeks with an eye on what is to come.