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Corn Flakes: 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Continues....

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First day complete at the 2014 Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha, with Michigan State, Nebraska, Indiana, and Michigan coming away as winners. 

Your updated bracket (click to embiggen): 

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Big Ten baseball tournament 2014: Ohio State sees Nebraska walk-off with win, again - Land-Grant Holy Land

Ohio State suffered their fourth one-run loss to Nebraska, their third-consecutive walk-off loss to the Huskers putting their season on the brink in the process.

"The ninth inning, again, got away from us against Nebraska," Beals said. "We've played Nebraska for now 36 innings and we've beaten them for 32 of those 36 innings and are now 0-4."

From the Ohio State perspective. Great quote there from Greg Beals, Ohio State's head baseball coach. 

Life of a Skipper - The Crimson Quarry

Tracy Smith, the 2013 NCBWA Coach of the Year and manager for the #TeamOfTheNorth, has taken Hoosier baseball to heights unseen, and has his squad in position to do even more this season.

Excellent piece on Tracy Smith, head coach of Indiana baseball. 

Gophers Drop B1G Tourney Opener - University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site
Travis Maezes' three-run home run gave Michigan a 3-2 win. The Gophers will play Iowa at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Baseball is no longer an afterthought in Big Ten
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Long the Big Ten's forgotten sport, baseball is making a comeback in the conference. The most visible sign of progress: Indiana last year became the first Big Ten member since 1984 to play in the College World Series. Aided by the infusion of cash from the Big Ten Network, five schools have opened new stadiums the past seven years. 

Eighth-Ranked Indiana Victorious in B1G Tournament Opener - Indiana University Official Athletic Site
In its Big Ten Tournament opener, the top-seeded and eight-ranked nationally Indiana baseball team (39-13) dropped eighth-seeded Iowa (29-22), 5-2, on Wednesday evening at TD Ameritrade Park. The Hoosiers will face the winner of tonight's Minnesota-Michigan game at 9 p.m. CT/10 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

Bats Can't Back Up Johnson against Michigan State, 2-1 - University of Illinois University Athletics Official Athletic Site
Illinois' comeback streak against Michigan State came to an end on Wednesday in the Big Ten Tournament opener, falling 2-1 to the Spartans at TD Ameritrade Park.

Omaha World-Herald iGallery
Nice Gallery from the OWH: Nebraska vs Ohio State

Boise State sells stadium name for $12M, president complains about 'commercialism' - SBNation.com
The irony!

And Finally......