NCAA Champaign Regional taking shape

On Monday, the regional pairings were announced for the NCAA Baseball Championship and Illinois received a #6 overall seed, their first ever in school history.  Among others, the teams were announced that are going to play in the Champaign Regional on May 29th-June 1st.  The Fighting Illini have brought up 2015 Baseball Tournament Central for […]

Illinois to host NCAA Regional May 29th-June 1

The long wait is over.  After weeks of projections and previews, the NCAA has officially announced that Big Ten Champions Illinois will play host in the Champaign Regional.  On May 29th-June 1, the Illini will host a Regional at Illinois Field. Directly from the Twitter account of NCAA Baseball: Congratulations Illinois! Champaign, Illinois will host […]

Illinois Baseball selected to Nashville Regionals!

Never say die.  There could always be another day.  This season’s Illinois Baseball team is moving forward! The 2013 season will continue for the Illinois Baseball team as they have been selected by the NCAA to move on to the Regional Tournament.  Despite their early exit from the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, the NCAA Selection […]

Illini players make it on SportsCenter

Before we close out the Illini’s venture to California, I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see these videos.  A few of the players made to the big screen (well, ‘big’ if you are a baseball player). In this first one, pay close attention to the very start where you see a […]

The Magical Season is over

The 2011 Illinois baseball team has completed their journey.  With a 14-2 loss to Stanford, they have been eliminated from the NCAA Regionals.  I won’t trivialize the situation with yesterday’s boxscores and stats (though I will say Davis Hendrickson really made a name for himself with the glove).  You can look at them them yourself. […]

Illinois, Anderson defeat Kansas St 5-3 to keep them in Regionals

Through two games, the University of Illinois baseball team is hanging in the first round of the NCAA Regionals.  This comes after defeating Kansas State Saturday night 5-3 behind a formidable effort by starter John Anderson who only gave up one earned run in eight innings. Let’s take a quick look at both games of […]

NCAA Regionals: A CS Fullerton connection and a few quick links

I ran into my ballpark buddy and Dugout Club representative John Santas on campus today. We walked and talked a bit and of course, the conversation was about Illinois Baseball. John and I talked a bit about Cal State Fullerton and how there’s a bit of connection with University of Illinois team.  Former Illinois head […]

NCAA Regionals: A look at the Cal State Fullerton Titans

Cal State Fullerton’s Goodwin Field, home of the Fullerton Regionals Let’s take a look at Illinois’ first opponent in the NCAA Regionals, the Cal State Fullerton Titans. First, some background info.  Cal State Fullerton (40-15) is the host and #1 seed in the Fullerton Regionals.  That means we’ll see Illinois playing at Goodwin Field this […]

Illinois Baseball leaves for the NCAA Regionals

Dugout Club rep John Santas called me this morning and told me that late this afternoon, the boys would be leaving Illinois Field if I wanted to come by and wish them well. I sure appreciated the heads up.  Since I wasn’t going to make the trip to California, the least I could do is […]

Illinois Baseball headed to Fullerton for the NCAA Regionals

Illinois now has a place to play and time to play.  The NCAA Baseball Regionals brackets have been announced. Yesterday morning, ESPN2 took a break from their marathon of Jim Tressel news coverage to announce the NCAA Regionals selections. Here’s the scoop: Illinois will be in the Fullerton Regional in Fullerton, California. They will be […]