Days until opening day: 40

Less than six weeks until the 2015 season is upon us, slowly but surely the college baseball season is approaching. In an effort to ease the misery of the darkest days of the offseason, through opening day B1G Baseball will count down the days by taking a look back on the conference’s and each programs baseball history.

With 40 days to go, 40 is the number of games won by the 2014 Maryland Terrapins, setting a school record one season before beginning a new era as members of the Big Ten.

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Wisconsin: “Baseball hasn’t been revisited”

Four years is a lot of time. One can graduate from high school or obtain a bachelor’s degree in four years.  America votes on a president every four years. Leap years, the Olympics and World Cups happen every fourth year.

And over the course of four years the Big Ten has added three institutions, Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers, swelling to 14 universities, 13 with baseball programs.

But four years hasn’t prompted changed in the status of the lone university without a varsity baseball program. Nearly four years after the University of Wisconsin stating they have no plans to revival its dormant baseball program, the university’s athletic department reaffirmed its stance, there are no plans on bringing baseball back to the Madison campus.

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Collegiate Baseball’s Big Ten predictions

Holding onto its annual position as the first outlet to release preseason polls, All-America teams and conference predictions, Collegiate Baseball’s preseason edition is now out. A release date of Jan. 2, while the preseason poll and All-America teams have been known since mid-December, here’s a comprehensive look at how the publication views players and programs within the Big Ten.

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Days until opening day: 41

Less than six weeks until the 2015 season is upon us, slowly but surely the college baseball season is approaching. In an effort to ease the misery of the darkest days of the offseason, through opening day B1G Baseball will count down the days by taking a look back on the conference’s and each programs baseball history.

With 41 days to go, 41 is the number of games won by the 1988 Michigan State Spartans, the school’s single-season record.

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Days until opening day: 42

Six weeks to go until the start of the 2015 season, slowly but surely the college baseball season is approaching. In an effort to ease the misery of the darkest days of the offseason, through opening day B1G Baseball will count down the days by taking a look back on the conference’s and each programs baseball history.

With 42 days to go, 42 is the number of career home runs hit by former Rutgers Scarlet Knight Todd Frazier, a school record.

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Michigan State’s Jake Lowery to miss 2015 season

Michigan State sophomore right-handed pitcher Jake Lowery will miss the 2015 season, Spartan head coach Jake Boss informed Thursday afternoon. Lowery will undergo Tommy John surgery within the next couple of weeks.

“(It’s) tough because he is a good player,” Boss said. “But an even better kid.”

A native of Howell, Mich.,  Lowery went 3-1 in 2014, carrying a 2.94 ERA over 33.2 innings.

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