The latest Big Ten baseball news in one convenient place.
Northwestern has been a thorn in the side of the Cornhuskers since Nebraska began Big Ten play in 2012. In three conference meetings the Wildcats own a 2-1 edge in weekend series between the battling NU’s, taking two of three contests in 2012 and 2014. Nebraska did sweep the 2013 series held in Lincoln, but as the Cornhuskers pursued both a Big Ten championship and NCAA Tournament berth, the Wildcats upset the hosting Huskers this past season.
Pleasant sentiments of Hawks Field at Haymarket Park extend beyond the wins for Northwestern head coach Paul Stevens. Speaking to Stevens on a myriad of topics, Northwestern is set to break ground on a new stadium on Sept. 1, the 30-year head coach praised the Nebraska programs, its fans and the Lincoln community for creating an environment unlike any other at Hawks Field.
(Apologies for the audio quality)
It may seem odd for an opposing coach to go out of his way to praise another program, but when it comes to program support and a desire to see Big Ten baseball reach its full potential, Nebraska sets the standard and its best for all of the Big Ten to take note and follow suit.
The summer of 2014 marked the third consecutive offseason with a coaching change in the Big Ten, fourth in the last five. Led by former Indiana head coach Tracy Smith’s departure to Arizona State and IU’s subsequent hiring of Chris Lemonis, here is a recap of all of the comings and goings of Big Ten coaches where nine positions across the conference saw change.
Here’s a look at the news from the last week on the recruiting front, another busy week for the Big Ten. The Big Ten saw nine high school athletes issue a verbal commitment to conference programs over the last week.
This week’s recruiting wrap concludes with a look at Missouri two-sport athlete Marquise Doherty who is drawing heavy interest from several Big Ten programs.