Michigan State lost to Maryland last night 2-1, so Nebraska will face Sparty in an elimination game at 1:00 PM today. The game will not be televised on BTN (see below), but on BTN Plus which requires a subscription.
I walked past the dugout yesterday after the Nebraska loss, and the look on Darin Erstad's face could have melted a car. He started the postgame pre-conference with roughly the same look, but with slightly more disappointment than anger. He then lightened up and laughed a little when he talked about his team.... although the subject wasn't that light-hearted.
Nebraska played Illinois about as tough as could be expected without coming away with a win. Plenty of hits, but not together. Then stupid mistakes at crucial times. Erstad commented that this was their seventh one-run loss, and when asked about "the little things" in those losses, he responded:
"We’re pretty good at finding little things to be an issue pretty much all year. We’ve won games where we haven’t run the bases very well. We won some one-run games early in the season and this game can be kind of evil sometimes, but the boys are locked in."
Erstad mentioned the team's confidence, and felt that they were confident going into the game. It was evident they were, at least early on, but that confidence seemed to fade when Illinois took a 3-2 lead late in the game. You could feel it down by the dugout.
Does the 2015 Nebraska baseball season end today?
Maryland baseball: Terps open B1G tourney with 2-1 victory over MSU - Testudo Times
Mike Shawaryn earned his record-setting 12th win, and Kevin Smith had the game-winning RBI.
2015 Big Ten baseball tournament: Ohio State loses walk-off heartbreaker to Iowa - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Buckeyes had the Hawkeyes down to their last out, but a two-run walk-off home run handed Ohio State a devastating loss.
April's Hoosiers show up in #iubase loss to Michigan - The Crimson Quarry
I thought we were done with this. It's not Indiana was expected to win out, but you sure didn't see them losing like this after the last three weeks.
Why isn't every Big Ten Tournament baseball game on TV? - Land-Grant Holy Land
Not every B1G baseball tournament game is on BTN. We called BTN and asked them why
Pretty standard answers... the same we've always gotten from BTN. Pretty silly, too, that they haven't re-negotiated the contract for baseball with the Big Ten.
I seriously doubt that attendance throughout the Big Ten gets a whole lot better even though the conference is improving. The season starts too early, and the weather is shitty for most of the
Football, Rifle Programs Earn Academic Honor - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site
The Nebraska football and rifle programs were honored by the NCAA on Wednesday with public recognition for high achievement in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). Both programs were among the top 10 percent nationally among all squads in their respective sport.
'New information’ might compel Goodell to reduce Brady's suspension | DEFLATEGAT
Roger Goodell on Wednesday confirmed there’s a possibility he’ll reduce, and perhaps even vacate, Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension.
Congratulate Goodell for keeping a complete non-issue that doesn't involve women being beat up in the spotlight. This is why he gets paid massive amounts of $$$ and why we have to continue to hear about it.
Tom Brady wants to be exonerated. A soap opera for men....
Franklin says satellite camp idea planted by other coaches
Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole the idea.
Jim Phillips: "I don't want to be the minor leagues" - Inside NU
Northwestern's athletic director spoke on some key issues facing college athletics.
This article is summed up very well.
Barry Alvarez: Co-champions impacted Big 12 in playoff last year - CBSSports.com
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, a member of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, said Wednesday the Big 12 was impacted last season by not declaring one true champion.
When you hear Art Briles bitching about playoff implications next season just remember that Baylor's non-conference schedule includes - SMU, Rice, and Lamar.
Sports reporters need to shut up and do their jobs - SBNation.com
Sports reporting is one of the most fun jobs a person can have. Despite this, the writers in these positions still find something to complain about it. It's time for them to shut up and enjoy their jobs.
(I find the amount of complaining by sports reporters pretty amazing myself. Twitter is very hard to handle during the football offseason. Maybe I don't follow the right people. Or maybe it's just a shithole. Thoughts?)
Fundraising Event for Fanconi Anemia.
Cale's Caddies & Ahman Green Foundation Dark Knight Classic Bowling Event! May 30th, 2015. Ahman Green, Niles Paul, Jay Foreman and Eric Crouch will be in attendance. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.