The 2017 Big Ten baseball tournament starts Wednesday, May 24 and ends Sunday, May 28 with the championship game at Indiana’s Bart Kaufman Field.
Big Ten teams still have one weekend left in the regular season, but the standings and seedings for the conference tournament will be set by Sunday. Only the top eight of the league’s 14 teams make the conference tournament, which is a played in a double-elimination format.
Nebraska enters the final weekend in first place in the Big Ten.
2017 Big Ten baseball tournament dates, game times
Wednesday, May 24 – Opening round
10:00 a.m. ET: Game #1
1:30 p.m.: Game #2
5:00 p.m.: Game #3
8:30 p.m.: Game #4
Thursday, May 25 – Loser’s bracket/second round
Friday, May 26 -Loser’s bracket/third round
Saturday, May 27 – Semifinals
10:00 a.m. – Semifinal #1
1:30 p.m. – Semifinal #2
5:00 p.m. – Semifinal #3 (if necessary)
8:30 p.m. – Semifinal #4 (if necessary)
Sunday, May 28 – Championship
2:00 p.m. – Championship
How can I watch the 2017 Big Ten baseball tournament?
All games of the Big Ten baseball tournament will be aired live on the Big Ten Network. They will also be available to stream on the BTN2Go app.
Big Ten baseball standings (05/16/2017)
This is how the Big Ten baseball standings look with one more weekend of games to go. The top eight teams qualify for the conference tournament.
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2017 Big Ten baseball tournament preview
The 2016 Big Ten baseball tournament was all about the upset. The No. 1 seed, Minnesota, was bounced in two games. The No. 8 seed, Iowa, made it all the way to the title game. And the No. 4 seed, Ohio State, won the tournament and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Are we in for more May madness this year in Bloomington?
Darin Erstad’s Nebraska Cornhuskers certainly don’t hope so. Nebraska figures to either be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tournament and the team is hoping to get to its third NCAA Tournament in the last four seasons. The Huskers were joined by Minnesota and Ohio State to carry the conference banner in last year’s field of 64. No Big Ten team got out of the first regional weekend last year, but Erstad — who is in his sixth season with Nebraska — thinks the league is heading in the right direction.
“We’ve had eight (Big Ten) teams the last eight years go to regionals,” Erstad recently told Land of 10. “We’re seeing greater numbers in our conference than have ever been seen before.
“So it’s exciting, the direction it’s been going. That’s why I hesitate to sit here and analyze it. Historically, it hasn’t been as powerful as a conference (as the Big 12). But you’re seeing money put into facilities, you’re adding teams, and it’s been fun to be a part of that.”