With 6-3 record, Illinois baseball still outplaying preseason forecast

Nick Blackburn leads the Big Ten with four saves Now that three weeks have passed, it’s worth a moment to take a peek at the Big Ten Baseball standings… Overall Conference W-L-T % W-L % Michigan State 8-1-0 .889 0-0 .000 Michigan 7-2-0 .778 0-0 .000 Minnesota 7-3-0 .700 0-0 .000 Illinois 6-3-0 .667 0-0 […]

Perfect Game ranks Illinois, five other Big Ten teams in pre-season poll

Senior infielder Adam Walton will be a key player for Illinois in 2016 With one more month before the college baseball season starts, more and more pundits and pollsters are weighing in on the 2016 campaign.  Previews, pre-season polls and updates are crossing my news feed.  The fact that everyone is talking about college baseball […]

Week 2 Big Ten Baseball recap

  First of all, don’t forget to browse through Dewi Krug’s photos from last weekend’s Baseball at the Beach Tournament in Myrtle Beach.  Great shots!  Friday’s game vs George Mason Saturday’s game vs Coastal Carolina Sunday’s game vs Connecticut Up top, that’s Dewi’s photo of Saturday’s winner, Drasen Johnson getting congrats from fellow pitcher Rob […]

Big Ten recap: Minnesota jumps ahead

After just weekend, here are the baseball standings in the Big Ten:   Team Big Ten Record Pct. Overall Record Pct. Minnesota 0-0 .000 3-0 1.000 Iowa 0-0 .000 2-1 .667 Michigan State 0-0 .000 2-1 .667 Nebraska 0-0 .000 2-2 .500 Ohio State 0-0 .000 2-2 .500 Penn State 0-0 .000 1-1 .500 Michigan […]

Indiana tops Coaches’ poll; Kerian, Duchene and Muck voted as players to watch

Today it was announced that in the Big Ten baseball pre-season coaches’ poll, Indiana was picked as the #1 team in the conference.  Not only that, it was a unanimous choice.  It shouldn’t surprise anyone.  Indiana is returning seven of their All-Big Ten winners from their team that made their run for the College World […]

Changes in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament format

It was announced over the past weekend that for the first time in conference history, the 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament will feature eight teams expanding from its previous format of six entries.  The tournament which will be held this year on May 21-25, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, will remain a double […]

Illinois baseball heading into the homestretch

Justin Parr:  Illinois’ Hit-man With last weekend’s 1-2 loss against Michigan State, things are getting a little more dire for Illinois Baseball.  There are just two more series left in the regular season.  While they are a respectable 9-9 in conference play, that’s still just good enough for 7th place.  They’ll need to step it […]

Week 5: Big Ten wrapup

Jordan Parr: Second in HR and 4th in rbis in Big Ten Tuesday’s game indefinitely postponed… The game originally scheduled for this Tuesday night against the Redbirds of Illinois State has been postponed due the inclement weather.  No date has been set but both teams are looking for a date to make up the game.  […]

Week 4 Big Ten Wrap-up: conference teams are getting national polls’ attention

With their big sweep over Baylor, Illinois has first place to themselves in the Big Ten with a 10-4 record. via Bigten.org Conference Overall Team W L T Pct W L T Pct Illinois………… 0 0 0 .000 10 4 0 .714 Minnesota……….. 0 0 0 .000 10 5 0 .667 Ohio State………. 0 0 […]

Week 3: Around the Big Ten

Don’t look now but Illinois is in first place in the Big Ten Baseball. The current standings: Big Ten Overall Team Record Pct. Record Pct. Illinois 0-0 .000 7-4 .636 Indiana 0-0 .000 6-2 .750 Ohio State 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 Minnesota 0-0 .000 6-5 .545 Michigan 0-0 .000 5-5 .500 Northwestern 0-0 .000 4-2 […]