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What's happening with Big Ten Baseball? What about the basketball tournament?

From 2006 - going to the way back machine.
From 2006 - going to the way back machine.
Jon Johnston

Here's your current Big Ten Baseball Standings:

Big Ten Baseball Standings Through March 3rd

I tried coming up with a table format that would look decent and be relatively easy to do, but that ain't happening so you get this:

Illinois

Last Week: 2-1

Won a series against Florida Gulf Coast. W 4-2, W 4-2, L 2-3

This Week:

At the Stetson Invitational vs Central Michigan (0-7), Stetson (4-5), and Villanova (2-6).

Indiana

Last Week: 0-3

Got swept by Cal State Fullerton: 3-8, 2-3, 1-6

This Week:

In Port Charlotte, FL against Seton Hall, Illinois State and Butler. Has already lost a game to Seton Hall 2-7.

Iowa

Last Week: 2-1

Snowbird Baseball Classic, lost to Indiana State 3-11, beat Dartmouth 4-1, and beat Chicago State 15-3.

This Week:

In Carbondale, ILL against Southern Illinois.

Maryland

Last Week: 2-2

Won a series against Rhode Island: W 1-0, L 2-1, W 13-10

Lost to Delaware 12-7 midweek

This Week:

In Greenville, NC against Tennessee, Southeastern Louisiana, and East Carolina.

Michigan

Last Week: 3-3

5-1 win vs Saint Joseph's, 5-1 L to Cal Poly, 5-3 L to Santa Clara, 5-0 W against #10 California, 6-5 W against San Jose State.

This Week:

Three game series against UC Davis. They've already lost game one 4-3.

Michigan State

Last Week: 3-0

W 3-2 vs Texas State, W 9-3 vs Texas A&M CC, W 6-2 vs UCF

This Week:

In Pensacola, FL for Pensacola Cox Diamond Invitational vs Southern Miss, Aubunr, and Troy

Minnesota

Last Week: 2-1

Won series against Campbell. L 11-7, W 9-3, L 8-7

This Week:

In Atlanta, GA for three game series against Georgia State.

Nebraska

Last Week: 1-2

Mauled by San Diego 17-5, Lost in 10 innings to #23 Arizona 11-10, then beat #20 Tulane 11-5. It was kind of a weird weekend for the Huskers.

This Week:

Three game series against the #20 Long Beach State Dirtbags.

Northwestern

Last Week: 2-2

Split series with Pacific. W 3-1, L 7-3, L 7-3, W 14-5

This Week:

In Port Charlotte, FL vs Saint Leo (?), Boston College, Butler and Illinois State.

Ohio State

Last Week: 2-2

Coastal Carolina Tournament: L 8-1 to Duke, W 6-4 over Coastal Carolina, W 5-4 over Liberty, L 3-2 (10 innings) to Coastal Carolina

This Week:

At the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, FL against Seton Hall, Illinois State, and Boston College.

Penn State

Last Week: 0-3

Swept by South Carolina: 7-1, 16-5, 4-2

This Week:

At UNC-Wilmington for a three-game series.

Purdue

Last Week: 0-3

Swept by #10 California: 10-0, 4-0, 15-5. Ouch.

This Week:

Four-game series against East Tennessee State.

Rutgers

Last Week: 3-1

Won series against George Mason: W 11-5, L 6-5, W 8-6.

Beat Lafayette 11-3 midweek in the earliest home opener (March 2nd) in their school history.

This Week:

Three game series against Old Dominion in Norfolk, VA.

Wisconsin: Does not have a baseball team.

If you are tempted to look at the schedules above and think that the Big Ten isn't playing anyone particularly tough, not only would you be wrong, but you haven't bothered to look anywhere else, like the MURDERER'S ROW that LSU has taken on:

Cincinnati, Lamar (a loss for LSU), Sacramento State, Nicholls with Fordham coming up this weekend. They did actually go to Beaumont, TX to play Lamar.

#1 ranked Florida has taken on #6 Miami already this season and #2 Vandy will go to Palo Alto to take on Stanford this weekend.

NEWS AND STUFF

BTN to provide extensive baseball and softball coverage for the 2016 season " Big Ten Network

BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2016, with over 360 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus for the upcoming season.

19 NU Baseball Games Carried on BTN and BTN Plus - Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The Nebraska baseball team will have 19 games carried on BTN and BTN Plus this season. The Huskers are set to make three national TV appearances on BTN, while 16 other games will be carried on BTN’s online-streaming service, BTN Plus (subscription required). Nebraska’s own NET will also carry five games, which will also be streamed live on BTN Plus for fans outside of the state of Nebraska.

Every other regular-season home game that isn’t picked up by BTN, BTN Plus or NET will be carried live on Huskers.com through HuskersNSide (subscription required).

Basically, between BTN, BTN Plus, NET and HuskersNSide, you can pretty much watch all the Nebraska baseball you want.

I know we bitch (it's now learned behavior) about BTN's lack of coverage on baseball, but I think that bitching is misplaced.

Sorenson: Off The Top Of My Head | D1Baseball.com

Two weeks into the season, Eric Sorenson takes a look at what we've learned so far — who's exceeded expectations, who's underachieved.

Pair of Twins with Gophers ties happy with John Anderson's extension - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities

The Gophers have signed head baseball coach John Anderson to a five-year contract extension.

Jim Harbaugh eviscerates Butch Jones: Worry about your own team - CBSSports.com

They may be college football coaches, but this is just further proof that high school never really ends.

The 25 best college football defenses of then and now - SBNation.com

Suh was a one-man offensive line destroyer, and Pelini almost never had to blitz. Just drop about seven guys into coverage, then pounce on wayward passes when the quarterback still gets hit in about 1.5 seconds.

If you've forgotten what a monster Ndamukong Suh was in college go read this article. What a wrecking machine.

Wisconsin Badgers hoping for spring practice at Lambeau Field

Wisconsin plans to inquire with the Big Ten about practicing this spring at Lambeau Field, athletic director Barry Alvarez told ESPN.com.

Jim Harbaugh wouldn't act permission. He'd just go. Friggin' Badger candy asses.

Minnesota Basketball: Time to Move On From Twitter Video Incident? - The Daily Gopher

With all of that said, I am increasingly coming around to the belief that this entire Twitter Sex Video saga is being dramatically overblown.

2016 Big Ten Tournament Seeding Scenarios: March 4 - Hammer and Rails

Want every Big Ten Tournament seeding scenario going into the final weekend? We have them right here!

You're going to be able to order school-themed potatoes at the Big Ten Tournament - The Crimson Quarry

YOU'RE IN LUCK, BUCKEYE FANS.

There's a Nebraska-themed potato.

Security Experts Warn of Orwellian Future in Apple Case | Re/code

Your Samsung smart TV or Amazon Echo might spy on you next if the government succeeds in forcing Apple to disable security protections on a smartphone to further the FBI’s investigation into the San Bernardino attacks.

I wonder if people realize this - the implications of Apple losing this case. Probably not.

Then There's This:

Odds on who will win the national title in basketball.

School 2/4/16 Odds Current Odds
Kansas Jayhawks 12/1 5/1
Michigan State Spartans 12/1 5/1
North Carolina Tar Heels 6/1 9/1
Kentucky Wildcats 20/1 10/1
Oklahoma Sooners 15/2 12/1
Xavier Musketeers 20/1 12/1
Villanova Wildcats 16/1 14/1
Virginia Cavaliers 25/1 14/1
Duke Blue Devils 14/1 20/1
Maryland Terrapins 11/1 20/1
Iowa Hawkeyes 12/1 25/1
Wisconsin Badgers 200/1 25/1
Miami-Florida Hurricanes 28/1 28/1
Arizona Wildcats 33/1 33/1
California Golden Bears 100/1 33/1
Indiana Hoosiers 33/1 33/1
Iowa State Cyclones 25/1 33/1
Oregon Ducks 40/1 33/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 28/1 33/1
Wichita State Shockers 25/1 33/1
Purdue Boilermakers 25/1 40/1
Texas Longhorns 33/1 40/1
UConn Huskies 40/1 50/1
LSU Tigers 33/1 66/1
Providence Friars 40/1 66/1
Texas A&M Aggies 28/1 66/1
Utah Utes 200/1 66/1
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 150/1 75/1
Baylor Bears 150/1 100/1
Dayton Flyers 200/1 100/1
Pittsburgh Panthers 150/1 100/1
Syracuse Orange 50/1 100/1
Vanderbilt Commodores 100/1 100/1
Gonzaga Bulldogs 100/1 150/1
USC Trojans 100/1 150/1
Butler Bulldogs 100/1 200/1
Florida 100/1 200/1
Michigan 100/1 200/1
St. Mary's 150/1 200/1
VCU 200/1 200/1
Cincinnati 250/1 250/1
South Carolina 150/1 250/1
Valparaiso 150/1 250/1
Ohio State 300/1 300/1
San Diego State 500/1 300/1
BYU 500/1 500/1
Chattanooga Off the Board 500/1
Colorado 200/1 500/1
Florida State 300/1 500/1
Georgetown 250/1 500/1
Marquette 300/1 500/1
St. Joseph's (PA) Off the Board 500/1
UCLA 150/1 500/1
UNLV 300/1 500/1
Washington 200/1 500/1
Boise State 500/1 Off the Board
Memphis 500/1 Off the Board