Two way threat Spencer Schwellenbach leads conference champ Nebraska
Without a non-conference body of work due to pandemic caution, it was known Big Ten baseball would not get a lot of respect come selection Monday. No team found out more than regular season champion Nebraska. The Huskers have been sent to the Fayetteville Regional where the top-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks eventually await. Nebraska opens Friday against Northeastern - basically No. 32. v. No. 33. Just two other Big Ten schools made the field. The University of Maryland will go to a regional hosted by No. 11 East Carolina. The Michigan Wolverines were named as one of the last four in with a No. 88 strength of schedule; they will play in the South Bend regional hosted by No. 10 seeded Notre Dame. Amongst those left out include the Indiana Hoosiers and Iowa Hawkeyes; neither school was even listed among the first four out. Blame goes out to Big Ten administrators way too cautious with the COVID situation as they were in other sports. At least Maryland and Michigan get a fighting chance; as far as the Arkansas/Nebraska regional goes, fans must either dig deep into their pockets or have VERY good connections. Baum Stadium will be up for grabs.