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David McGee

I need to come up with a much better format than this. I may go back to last year's tables. And get a little more in-depth. That would be good, eh?

Not a very good good opening weekend for the Big Ten overall, but Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State enjoyed some success, coming out of the weekend undefeated. Rutgers was swept by highly ranked Miami, as was Iowa by #31 Dallas Baptist.

I think we'll use the NCBWA poll this year for consistency.

OKAY BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS WITH THE EDITOR, THIS MIGHT BE A FUCKED UP MESS.

Big Ten Baseball Weekend

Illinois:

The Illini lost a series to Tulane last weekend 1-2. Will have a three-game series vs Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Meyers, FL this weekend.

Indiana:

Lost series to Middle Tennessee State 1-2 after winning Friday opener 14-4. Heads to Fullerton, CA this weekend to face #23 Cal State Fullerton.

Iowa:

Swept by #31 Dallas Baptist: 5-1, 7-3, 4-1.

At the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, FL against Indiana State, Dartmouth, and Chicago State.

Maryland:

Lost series 1-2 against Alabama. Against Rhode Island this weekend.

Michigan:

4-0 vs Canisius in convincing fashion (9-0, 6-2, 3-0, 9-3).

In CA for an eight-game swing that includes: St Joseph's, Cal Poly, #11 California, San Jose State and a three-game series against UC Davis next weekend. After that they go to Hawaii. Life must be difficult.

Michigan State:

3-0 versus Presbyterian (11-5), Furman (15-8), Fordham (7-2), plays at Kleberg Bank Tournament in Corpus Christi, TX vs Texas State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and UCF.

Minnesota:

Went 3-1 over past week: Utah (6-1), Utah Valley (8-2), 9-3 vs Utah (9-3), lost to Oregon State (8-7). Plays three-game series against Campbell in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Nebraska:

Lost series 1-2 to College Of Charleston. Heads to San Diego this weekend for the Tony Gwynn Classic, a tournament that features San Diego, San Diego State, Tulane, Kentucky, Arizona, Bryant and UC Santa Barbara. Nebraska will start Friday against San Diego.

Northwestern:

Went 2-2 vs Nevada (4-2, 5-1, L 11-2, L 10-6). Heads to Stockton, CA for a three-game series against Pacific.

Ohio State:

Went 3-0 against Toledo (7-1), Niagara (10-7), Pittsburgh (11-8, 13 Innings), then tied Toledo (5-5). In the Coastal Carolina Tournament this weekend against Duke, Coastal Carolina, Liberty and (again) Coastal Carolina.

Penn State:

Went 2-2 vs Monmouth (L 3-1), Army (W 5-4), Army (W 11-0), and Bryan (L 3-1). Will face #20 South Carolina in three game series this weekend.

Purdue:

Went 1-2 vs Georgia Tech (L 5-2), Kennesaw State (L 5-2) and Georgia State (W 5-3). At California for a three game series this weekend.

Rutgers:

0-3 vs Miami (4-1, 2-0, 8-1). In Fairfax, VA for a three game series vs George Mason this weekend.

Wisconsin:

Does not have a baseball team.

Big Ten Players of the Week

Player of the Week

Jacob Bosiokovic, Ohio State

Jr., OF, Delaware, Ohio – Hayes

  • Helped the Buckeyes to a 3-0-1 record to open the season, posting wins against Niagara, Pitt and Toledo
  • Tallied eight RBI on seven hits and scored seven runs while batting .412 on the week
  • Led the Buckeyes with a .941 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Ohio State Big Ten Player of the Week: Nick Sergakis (April 14, 2014)

Pitcher of the Week

Oliver Jaskie, Michigan

So., LHP, Ada, Mich. – Grandville

  • Pitched six innings on Sunday against Canisius, allowing just three hits and one run, helping Michigan to a 9-3 victory
  • Did not allow a single earned run, striking out a career-high nine batters
  • Held batters to a .130 batting average
  • Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Brett Adcock (March 3, 2015)

Freshman of the Week

Marty Bechina, Michigan State

IF, Chicago, Ill. – St. Rita

  • Collected seven hits on the week, tallying four RBI and a .538 batting average to lead the Spartans to victories over Fordham, Furman and Presbyterian
  • Recorded a pair of three-run games against Furman and Presbyterian
  • Posted a .846 slugging percentage
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

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This could represent an advantage for Nebraska to put players into the pros given Mike Riley's penchant for a pro-style offense, at least over the long term, but my initial reaction to this is that it's typical of the NFL that they're only able to operate in a certain way across the entire board.

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