I am interviewed by B1G Baseball’s Chris Webb

In his effort to cover the Big Ten Baseball scene, Chris Webb asked me if I could answer some questions for his blog, B1G Baseball.  No one needs to ask me twice to talk about Illini Baseball so I told him I was happy to do so. You can check out the interview here. For […]

Something new to check out for the new year

Happy New Year everybody!  It’s nice to go into 2012 knowing that our team is the reigning Big Ten co-champions AND the Big Ten Tournament Champions.  That’s gotta carry some weight and I’m sure help in terms of confidence.  With our new, improved schedule (i.e. tougher) for 2012, we’ll be reaching for higher goals, I’m […]

Baseball Cube enhances their college coverage

The Baseball Cube which tracks MLB and Minor League stats, updated their site so that the University of Illinois Fighting Illini have their own page.  In the past, the Cube has done ok as far as posting college stats when they can but this is the first time I’ve seen a page devoted to college […]

CBB interviews the Coach

A quick note:  Brian over at The College Baseball Blog is interviewing college baseball coaches around the nation and recently he got around to quizzing our own Coach Hartleb.  It’s a good read. Tags: blog, coach hartleb, interview Related posts Photos of Game 3 of Illini Baseball Orange and Blue Series (0) Fall semester is […]

Game over for Big Ten Hardball

A quick note with a slight bittersweet tint…  Big Ten Hardball, the blog that incessantly covered Big Ten Baseball news, issues, and analysis, is closing its virtual doors.  Brian DeCaussin who maintained BTH, is calling it quits after five incredible years. Those of you who are parents of players most likely know of Brian and […]

How to get Illinois and Big Ten baseball news in 2010

To start the new year, I thought I’d throw out some helpful links that might be useful in getting news and information on Illinois Baseball and Big Ten Baseball this year.  So bookmark the ones you find interesting or useful.  They may come in handy down the road during the 2010 baseball season. It’s a […]

New Big Ten Baseball blog

There’s a new blog out there covering Big Ten Baseball aptly named Big Ten Baseball Blog.  It’s run by Daniel Pavlue who hails from Minnnesota and attends Gopher games.  He promises he’ll be balanced in his coverage though.  One reason I like it:  a photo of Joe Bonadonna sliding into home is currently his header […]

Q & A with Indiana Baseball blog, Behind the Plate

This week, we’re going to have a special edition of the weekend series preview.  The editor of Behind the Plate, an Indiana Baseball blog, suggested that we both do a Q & A interview for each other’s blogs as an exciting preview for the upcoming Indiana-Illinois series.  I thought it was an excellent idea so […]

BTH reviews Illinois Baseball

Zealot friend Brian D from Big Ten Hardball does his annual review of Big Ten baseball team and predicts Illinois to at least make the tournament in 2009.  Brian’s bottom line?? Illinois will go as far as their pitching lets them. This team, like many of the recent Illini squads, should swing the bats well […]

Big Ten Hardball reviews Illinois

Zealot friend Brian DeCaussin from the excellent site Big Ten Hardball takes a turn at reviewing the University of Illinois squad. He does a quite thorough job.  His take on the Illini? The good thing for Illinois is that outside of Michigan, the remainder of the conference appears to be very close. The hunch here […]