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Unpopular Opinion: It’s Okay We’re Not Having A Big Ten Baseball Tournament

Maybe we should keep baseball this way? Maybe not.

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Jon Johnston

An unpopular opinion:

It’s okay we’re not having a Big Ten baseball tournament this season.


I give three options as to what you’d like to see for an ongoing baseball format:

#1 - We play a non-conference schedule, a full conference schedule, but don’t have a tournament.

#2 - Traditional. We play 8 of 12 potential opponents, then a conference tournament.

#3 - Combo - We perhaps play fewer non-conference games, play a full conference schedule, then a conference baseball tournament.

The bottom line:

Do you think it’s more important to play everyone in the conference OR have a conference tournament at the end of the season?



What Format Would You Like For Baseball Season

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    #1 - Like this year with non-conference schedule
    (52 votes)
  • 42%
    #2 - Traditional
    (89 votes)
  • 32%
    #3 - Combo
    (69 votes)
210 votes total Vote Now

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