Coaches want predetermined tourney site

The Big Ten will return to Omaha in 2018 and stay through 2022, but where in 2017?

The Big Ten will return to Omaha in 2018 and stay through 2022, but nothing is set for 2017.

The home of the College World Series has served to be a great home for the Big Ten Tournament. The 2014 and 2016 conference tournaments produced great games, saw great individual talent shine and enjoyed great turnouts. When able to take the chance to secure TD Ameritrade Park as the home of the conference tournament, the Big Ten did so. The postseason affair will return to Omaha in 2018, and stay through the 2022 season.

However, the Big Ten has yet to name a host city and venue for the upcoming season.

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Wednesday Recruiting wrap, August 23

Middlesex School right-handed pitcher Michael Doherty

Middlesex School right-hander pitcher Michael Doherty is the latest class of 2018 Northwestern commit.

For high school players, the summer showcase and travel season is over. Turning in the travel uniforms as a new school year, the pace of commitments is starting to pick up.

Here’s a look at a half-dozen verbal pledges to Big Ten schools over the last two weeks.

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Summer League standouts

Indiana junior right-hander Brian Hobbie was named Prospect League Pitcher of the Year. IUHoosiers.com)

Indiana junior right-handed pitcher Brian Hobbie was named the Prospect League Pitcher of the Year. (Photo: IUHooisers.com)

The first team meeting of the year was held in Columbus as the Buckeyes look to repeat as NCAA Tournament participants, while over in Bloomington a new team of Hooisers took to the field for the first time.

Before digging into what storylines to follow during the fall practices seasons or who are the newcomers to watch as focus turns to the 2017 season, here’s a look at outstanding summers for a eight Big Ten players.

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