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Wisconsin baseball not an option under Alvarez

Hired prior to the 1982 season, with 1,151 wins in 1,926 games, it’s an understatement to say Minnesota head coach John Anderson has seen a lot of baseball.

While not as voluminousness, the dean of Big Ten baseball coaches has witnessed quite the change within the landscape of Big Ten baseball. In his time while leading the Golden Gophers, the Big Ten’s footprint has seen it’s eastern boundary expand from the Ohio-Pennsylvania border to the Atlantic Ocean, it’s western edge colliding with the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado. A ten-team league has jumped to 11, to 13 in the 2015 season, with four universities joining the conference.

Unless the Big Ten takes on another round of expansion, it appears the 14-team conference will continue to field 13 baseball teams during Anderson’s career, holdout Wisconsin having no interest to reviving its baseball program.

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Early December recruiting wrap

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Bakich (L) looks to add more Freshman All-Americans as Travis Maezes (M) and Evan Hill (R) were.

 

Rounding up the latest commitments to Big Ten programs, Michigan and Ohio State opened December with two commitments while Penn State received a flip from a top in-state pitcher.

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Recruiting wrap

 

Another Michigan 2016 pitcher committed to play his college baseball in East Lansing

Another Michigan 2016 pitcher committed to play his college baseball in East Lansing

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.

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Early fall recruiting roundup

Michigan State has received six commitments since October.

Michigan State has received seven commitments over since October.

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.

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Big Ten Tournament to return to Omaha in 2016 and 2018

The Big Ten Tournament is set to return to Omaha's TD Ameritrade Park.

The Big Ten Tournament is set to return to Omaha’s TD Ameritrade Park.

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.

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