A trio of high school pitchers have pledged to join a Big Ten program in two years. Recapping commitments of the last week plus, Maryland and Michigan State continue a hot November while Purdue picks up an in-state talent.
NCAA’s Division I early signing period begins today. With a Big Ten footprint now stretching from the shores of the Atlantic to the Great Plains, players from all across the country will sign a National Letter of Intent to attend and play baseball at a Big Ten program. Before recapping who will be joining the Big Ten in the 2015-2016 academic year, here’s a roundup of the latest known commitments to Big Ten programs since the beginning of October, future diamond dwellers from coast to coast.
The Big Ten, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Omaha’s Metropolitan Entertainment Convention Authority have announced the Big Ten Baseball Tournament will return to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha for the 2016 and 2018 seasons.
A press conference will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha where Big Ten commission Jim Delany will be joined by Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst, Nebraska head coach Dairn Erstad and MECA CEO Roger Dixon to discuss the Big Ten’s decision to return the tournament to Omaha.
More than half of the 13 Big Ten programs have unveiled their 2015 schedule. With slates previously announced from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State, the Buckeyes, Hoosiers and Wolverines are joined by the Iowa Hawkeyes, Maryland Terrapins, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats as conference programs one can see who will be on the 2015 docket.
Like the trio before them, the quartet of new schedules show Big Ten programs will take aim at some of college baseball’s biggest names in 2015.