Top 15 series in ’15 II

Expected a packed Hawks Field March 27-29 when former conference rivals Texas returns to Lincoln

Expect a packed Hawks Field March 27-29 when former conference rivals Texas returns to Lincoln

As snow has blanketed much of the Midwest this week, it’s vital we have something to look forward to in order to maintain our sanity.  Thankfully, a review of each Big Ten Conference team’s schedule indicates that there are many bright spots on the horizon.  We’ve highlighted those bright spots here in our look the top 15 series of 2015.  In narrowing down 15 series of focus, we considered the success of the program, both recent and historical, as well as any noteworthy prospects on either team.

Part two takes a look at a quintet of meaningful series throughout March, highlighted by three opponents who advanced at least to the super regional round of last year’s NCAA Tournament.

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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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Top 15 series in ’15 I

Indiana will open the season at Stanford, looking to avenge their season-ending defeat to the Cardinal.

As snow has blanketed much of the Midwest this week, it’s vital we have something to look forward to in order to maintain our sanity.  Thankfully, a review of each Big Ten Conference team’s schedule indicates that there are many bright spots on the horizon.  We’ve highlighted those bright spots here in our look the top 15 series of 2015.  In narrowing down 15 series of focus, we considered the success of the program, both recent and historical, as well as any noteworthy prospects on either team.

In part one we focus on five series in February, a buffet of meaty non-conference clashes where implications may carry all the way to Selection Monday.

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Noteworthy fall performances

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The fall practice season is a way to acclimate freshman and newcomers to the program, allow veterans to fine tune their skills and help coaches figure out what exactly they have for the upcoming season. Most programs conclude their fall season with an intra-squad series, allowing their players to participate in “meaningful” games, determine how various players execute with stakes on the line. The stakes may be no more than a steak dinner to the victor, but, with the exception on an exhibition contest, the intra-squad series are as close as a team will get to a live situation until February.

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Mid-November B1G baseball roundup

The Big Ten Tournament is heading back to TD Ameritrade Park.

The Big Ten Tournament will again be played under the lights of TD Ameritrade Park.

The crisp days of autumn are beginning to turn into the cold days of winter. While little more than a month from the official start of winter, snow blanketing the Midwest lays proof to entering the darkest days of the college baseball offseason.

Nonetheless, there is still news to be found relating to Big Ten baseball programs. After recapping the fall intrasquad series and exhibition games for Big Ten programs, here’s a roundup of the headlines from November thus far, hopefully providing reprieve for the cold with warm thoughts of the upcoming season.

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