B1G Baseball Recruiting Wrap

Erik Bakich hopes a trio of California preps helps leads Michigan back to a championship.

Erik Bakich hopes a trio of California preps helps leads Michigan back to a championship.

Closing the summer with a bang, Michigan picks up four commitments over the last two weeks, landing a trio of California preps.

Indiana saw the first two members of their class of 2016, a lefty and a right, announce their pledge within a week.

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The B1G Baseball beat: Roper wins honor, Iowa highlights, Hoosiers in Chicagos plans

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Rick Heller led Iowa to 30 wins in his first season leading the Hawkeyes

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The B1G Baseball beat: Duchene delivers, Gophers update, former Hoosiers slugging

Illinois left-hander Kevin Duchene struck out 12 in a dominant outing in the Cape

Illinois left-hander Kevin Duchene struck out 12 in a dominant outing in the Cape

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The B1G Baseball beat: Coaches formally introduced, West Coast openers,

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Michigan State announced the hiring of new pitching coach Skylar Meade on Thursday

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Northwestern’s Paul Stevens on Nebraska

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.

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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.

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The B1G Baseball beat: Three to tangle with Rebels, more on Meade, from Penn to Purdue

Nebraska and Northwestern are set to hit Sin City in 2015

Nebraska and Northwestern are set to hit Sin City in 2015

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