The B1G Baseball beat: Coaches on camera, Media days, CBC highlights Big Ten programs

Penn State provides a look at their first day of practice.

Penn State and head coach Rob Cooper provide an inside look at their first day of practice.

More news, notes, scoops and everything else regarding Big Ten baseball programs, here’s a look at the latest.

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Big Ten baseball in student, local, national dailies

Program success has thrust Indiana into the media spotlight.

Program success has thrust Indiana into the media spotlight.

Hopefully readers of the site are not dying in anticipation of B1G Baseball’s preseason content. First, the site’s goal is to provide year-round content so the reader can be informed of all that pertains to Big Ten baseball, not need a cram-session. Secondly, we’re here to enhance your enjoyment, not send you to an early grave.

But, the preseason content is coming.

In the meanwhile, as the season sits less than three weeks away, other outlets and turning their attention to Big Ten baseball programs. While today’s media environment isn’t what it once was, their significance not as mighty, traditional newspaper outlets still often produce fine quality.

And here we provide a look articles on Big Ten baseball, from student newspapers, a big city scribe and a world-recognized outlet.

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Late January recruiting wrap

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A familiar name to the Big Ten is set to call Ann Arbor home.

 

Unsurprisingly, January has been a slow month in recruiting. With coaches having a weekend dead-period around the American Baseball Coaches Association convention, in addition to the month-long quiet period, as well as teams preparing for the upcoming season, it makes sense recruiting ticks a bit slower.

But the Big Ten has not been shut out of pledges from future student-athletes as Michigan and Rutgers each picked up a commitment. We also are provided a glimpse at Minnesota’s 2015 recruiting class as they announced its members.

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Familiar faces return to Illinois, Minnesota, Rutgers as assistant coaches

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The Illini coaching staff will be joined by former All-American outfielder Kyle Hudson.

 

In the week leading up to the start of preseason practice, three Big Ten programs announced additions to its coaching staff.

All three finding familiar faces returning home, Illinois, Minnesota and Rutgers rounded out their respective coaching staffs for the 2015 season with former players, Kyle Hudson, Lou Clemente and Scott Matyas.

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Sights, sounds and reports from day 1 of practice

Ohio State head coach Greg Beals addresses his team during practice.

Ohio State head coach Greg Beals addresses his team during practice.

Baseball is back.

Friday marked the first day of team practice around college baseball, with pings, the pop of the catcher’s mitt and slams of first base resonating throughout. Warmer than usual weather throughout the Midwest allowed many teams to practice outside, a fortunate start to the season with opening day three weeks away.

Here’s a roundup of news, photos and videos of the first day of practice from College Park to Lincoln.

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The B1G Baseball Beat: Polls, Rutgers facility update

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Patrons of Hawks Field will see a consensus preseason top-40 club in Nebraska.

Another week closer to the season and we find another week full of news regarding Big Ten programs. As teams begin practices today, this week provided insight on where Big Ten teams are relative to those across the country. While polls mean little, and the increasing total of polls to six making it hard to find anything close to a consensus, two noteworthy polls were released this week with several teams in positions expected to compete for regional bids.

Elsewhere, news on recruiting classes and a potential new facility highlight the latest from Big Ten programs.

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