It's the matchup we've been waiting for: Nebraska vs. Indiana, with the Big Ten baseball championship trophy on the line. On the field, Indiana is the home team. In the stands at TD Ameritrade Park, Husker fans are taking over the entire ballpark. Here's what it looks like, with just under an hour before first pitch.
Outfield bleachers starting to fill up for the Huskers B1G baseball tournament championship game in Omaha. http://t.co/Mi62w4I20O— Husker Mike (@Husker_Mike) May 25, 2014
The third level isn't open... yet. But it looks like we're heading for a crowd of 18,000 to 20,000 at this point. Yep...this is B1G.
2014 Big Ten Baseball Championship Game
Nebraska Cornhuskers (40-18) vs Indiana Hoosiers (41-13)
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 1:05 pm central time
RPIs: Nebraska (25), Indiana (4)
Expected Starters: Huskers: Austin Christensen (3-0, 3.86 ERA)
Hoosiers: Sullivan Stadler (2-1, 2.92 ERA)
This is the first game between Nebraska and Indiana since last year's Big Ten Championship, which Indiana won 4-3 with a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth. Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad noted the circumstances of this game in his postgame comments after Nebraska beat Michigan 6-1 on Saturday.
"Very exciting and weird to be facing an opponent we haven't faced yet."
So here's your Championship Gamethread. If you are out and about and can't watch the game on this holiday weekend, we'll provide complete updates throughout the game. And if you are watching from home, feel free to join in the conversation here!