College baseball season begins today!
A run down on where the Big Ten teams are going:
Illinois - A three game series at #19 Tulane. Live video will be available on TulaneGreenWave.com
Indiana - Three game series at Middle Tennessee State.
Iowa - Again #31 Dallas Baptist. All three games against Dallas Baptist will be streamed online at www.dbupatriots.com/watch. The series can be watched free of charge.
Maryland - Opens the season at Alabama in a three game series.
Michigan - In Port St. Lucie, Florida for a four game series against Canisius.
Michigan State - Off to Greensville, S.C. to the First Pitch Invitational where they'll take on Presbyterian, Furman and Fordham.
Minnesota - Opens in Surprise, Arizona for four games against Utah, Utah Valley, and Oregon State.
Nebraska - The Huskers open the 2016 season on Friday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. (CT) in Charleston, S.C., with the first game of a three-game series against the College of Charleston. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
Northwestern - To Mesa, Arizona, where they'll play Nevada in a four game series.
Ohio State - In Vero Beach, Florida at the inaugural Historic Dodgertown Treasure Coast DI Classic. They'll take on Toledo, Niagara, Pittsburgh, and then Toledo again.
Penn State - Hosts a tournament at the USA Baseball National Training Center Friday-Sunday, taking on Monmouth, Army West Point and Monmouth. Actually, they take on Bryant, but that's a cut and paste from their web site. The USA Baseball National Training Center must be in Cary, North Carolina, but it's really hard to tell from their release.
Purdue - At the Atlanta Invitational against #21 Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, and Georgia State.
Rutgers - Begins the season at #4 Miami for the seventh time in eight years.
Wisconsin - does not have a baseball team.
FOLLOWING HUSKER BASEBALL
If you're in state, it's not that difficult. Every game will have radio coverage this season. If you're out of state and you really want to listen, I'd recommend you pick up the Huskers phone app. It will require a paid upgrade to listen to live audio, but, I use it every year; it's been nice.
Note that you may or may not find Husker baseball on TuneInRadio because of conflicts with basketball or Sports Nightly.
BUT I will say, I like Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State more than those paid to write on college baseball do, in fact I view Nebraska and Ohio State as regional teams that will finish in the conference's top three.
Chris Webb probably knows more about Big Ten baseball than anyone I know, including all the guys who get paid to cover it. So, follow him on twitter, read his article above, and you'll be in the know!
Before the season begins tomorrow, let's congratulate @UWBadgers on another undefeated season.— Chris Webb (@ChrisMWebb) February 19, 2016
We're sorry if you're a fan of any of these teams....
I'm sorry I actually clipped this as news.
Last summer, the University of Nebraska approached Husker Athletics about collaborating on a unified brand, which became the Nebraska "N" – a standard that now represents the University of Nebraska
I like the script N, or whatever they call it.
Who is directing them? A new addition to the Husker football strength and conditioning staff. Clete McLeod has been leading the workouts, according to Janovich.
According to Nielson’s year-end annual report, 93 percent of last year’s Top 100 live TV programs was some type of sporting event, compared to just 14 percent in 2005.
It might be the saddest ever, actually
Count ACC commissioner John Swofford among those not exactly thrilled that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has decided to hold spring practice in Florida.
These guys posture like politicians, and for the same reason; to get in good with their constituency.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers earned their first conference win of the season, upsetting #6 Maryland 6-863. The Gophers lead for virtually the entire game but impressive defense by Maryland coupled...
The Big Ten is a weird conference. Maryland suspends Diamond Stone for bouncing a Wisconsin player's head off the court, and the Terps lose to 0-13 Minnesota. Next up the Gophers get the Scarlet Knights; the two teams play each other twice in the final games of the season.
When your first win in more than two months comes against a top 10 team, tears are acceptable.
Maryland lost to Minnesota and fans didn't take it very well - Testudo Times
Maryland fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the Terps' defeat.