Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, give your significant other a jam-packed update on the latest news and notes around the Big Ten on the eve of the season’s opening day!
Here’s a 10-pack on the latest.
Hawkeyes young, looking to get back to Big Ten Tournament
The Gazette, a newspaper serving eastern Iowa out of Cedar Rapids, featured an Iowa program that head coach Jack Dahm says is seeking to have a chip on its shoulder.
As the Gazette quotes Damh “we’ve got some talent, it’s young talent, and I think it’s time we can do some things here”, the Daily Iowan has a notebook on the program that has a roster of players that were yet born when the Hawkeyes last made the NCAA Tournament, 1990, that includes an update on the health of senior catcher Dan Sheppard.
Corn Nation predicts the Big Ten
The SB Nation blog dedicated to Nebraska, has provided a projection of the Big Ten.
Tabbing their Cornhuskers to share the Big Ten championship with Ohio State, the projected standings feature eight teams that finish .500 or better.
Wolverines visit veterans
AnnArbor.com highlighted the Michigan baseball program’s visit to the Veteran’s Affairs Ann Arbor Medical Center on Monday.
The visit was part of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System National Salute to Veterans Week, which annually is scheduled for the week of Valentine’s Day.
Hartleb and Smith speak on the 2013 season
Tracy Smith’s Skip’s Scoop and video from Illinois Athletics of Coach Dan Hartleb’s press conference provides video of the skippers of the respective 2009 Big Ten Tournament and 2011 tournament champions discussing the road ahead of their clubs as they seek a return to NCAA Regional play.
Indiana Public Media spotlights Kaufman construction
Ashley Spesard of Indiana Public Media has a photo gallery and video tour of Indiana’s new Kaufman Field, as well as video of Smith and Indiana’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass discussing the new facility for the Hoosier program.
State News previews Spartans
Dillon Davis of the Michigan State student newspaper the State News, previews the 2013 Spartans as Jake Boss Jr.’s power-packing club seeks its second Big Ten and NCAA Tournament appearance in the three seasons.
Baseball America, and College Baseball Daily have provided their field of 64 projections. Both have only one team making the NCAA Tournament, with the Hoosiers the recipient of the Big Ten’s automatic according to the publication and Michigan State winning the Big Ten Tournament according the baseball blog.