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 […]

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 […]

Big Ten posts updated Record Book

Last week, the Big Ten has updated their Record Book.  For those who have not perused the Record Book, it’s a plethora of sports information such as yearly standings, yearly statistical team and individual records, awards, and 2013 Year in Review.  It’s really quite thorough in its treatment in all of Big Ten’s sports.  Of […]

Justin Parr, Kevin Duchene and Co. honored by Big Ten

On the eve of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament opening day, the conference awards were announced and the Fighting Illini were represented quite well.  For starters, Illini players wrapped up two big awards.  First the big news, centerfielder Justin Parr was named Big Ten Player of the Year.  Following that up, starting pitcher Kevin Duchene […]

Kevin Duchene honored by Big Ten

Kevin Duchene brings home the trophies Congrats to Kevin Duchene who is putting more awards on the mantles of Illini players.  He not only garnered the Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Week award but also Freshman of the Week as well.  Duchene pitched a complete game two-hit win on Friday night against Penn State.  Illinois […]

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 1: Around the Big Ten

I thought I’d take a quick look around the Big Ten after the opening weekend.  No conference team went undefeated but two teams were swept.  Michigan went 0-3 against California and surprisingly Nebraska lost all four of their games during their jaunt out West. To their credit, two of the games were against ranked Cal-State […]

Indiana tops Big Ten preseason poll

Kevin Johnson:  A pitcher to watch The Big Ten released its preseason poll of conference baseball coaches today.  There’s good news and bad news.  The good news is that if the coaches are right, Illinois should make the Big Ten Baseball Tournament.  The bad news is that it will be by the skin of their […]

Maryland and Rutgers: What people are saying

When I grew up, it was the Big Ten proper.  At the time, the last team to join the conference was Michigan State back in 1950.  When Penn State joined the conference in 1990 it was a bit of a culture shock accompanied by a bit of snickering.  Sure their football team was great but […]