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2012 B1G Baseball Tournament

Glendale Husker

Red Shirt
10 Year Member
Would love to face OSU tomorrow at noon if they have to play until after midnight tonight. Go Buckeyes! Tie it up.
Yep, that would be nice! Hopping for a 13-10 type game that lasts about 4 1/2 hours and they use all their pitchers! I'm not greedy!
 

Vinny

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Would love to face OSU tomorrow at noon if they have to play until after midnight tonight. Go Buckeyes! Tie it up.
I'd like Purdue more tomorrow with a chance to knock them out. Knowing they're down the road somewhere is worse than knowing Ohio State is down the road.
 

ThotDoc

Tom Osborne
5 Year Member
Purdue defeats Ohio St 5-4, so we meet the Buckeyes tomorrow at noon EDT. It will be each teams third game. Win that one and we have a rematch with Michigan St. at 3:25 EDT.
 

ThotDoc

Tom Osborne
5 Year Member
#1 Purdue and #2 Indiana have the big advantage and will meet for the right to play in the championship game.
 

ThotDoc

Tom Osborne
5 Year Member
For those that like to dream big (think delusions of grandeur), five more wins and the Huskers are B1G tournament champs, earn an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs, and will get to 40 wins on the season.
 

Bearkat Husker

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
For those that like to dream big (think delusions of grandeur), five more wins and the Huskers are B1G tournament champs, earn an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs, and will get to 40 wins on the season.
Delusion is the right word. This format in the B1G is stupid
 

ThotDoc

Tom Osborne
5 Year Member
Delusion is the right word. This format in the B1G is stupid
What do you mean? Lose once and then all you have to do is survive six straight elimination games and knock out all five other teams in the tourney.Meanwhile, the winners bracket team has to play 3 or 4 games total.
 

gutterputt

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
What do you mean? Lose once and then all you have to do is survive six straight elimination games and knock out all five other teams in the tourney.Meanwhile, the winners bracket team has to play 3 or 4 games total.
Sounds simple enough. I wonder who dreamed up this format.
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
In defense of the tourney format, at least the Big 10 "knows its place" and doesn't take 8 teams, probably half of those don't deserve to play in a conference tourney.

This format protects the top two teams from being upset, and thus maximizing the chances for at-large bids (note the MVC, the sixth best conference, has had the 1, 2, & 3 seeds knocked out).

With the strength of the current teams in the B1G, you could probably go one futher and make this a four team tourney and no one would notice.
 

Husker Mort

Heisman
5 Year Member
In defense of the tourney format, at least the Big 10 "knows its place" and doesn't take 8 teams, probably half of those don't deserve to play in a conference tourney.

This format protects the top two teams from being upset, and thus maximizing the chances for at-large bids (note the MVC, the sixth best conference, has had the 1, 2, & 3 seeds knocked out).

With the strength of the current teams in the B1G, you could probably go one futher and make this a four team tourney and no one would notice.
Interesting take, but you couldn't have credibly selected four teams this year. An eight team bracket is the best solution and still shields the top two seeds by pitting them against the lowest available seeds. Eight-team tourney this year:

(1) Purdue vs. (8) Minnesota
(4) Nebraska vs. (5) MichSt

(2) Indiana vs. (7) Illinois
(3) PennSt vs. (6) OhioSt
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
Interesting take, but you couldn't have credibly selected four teams this year. An eight team bracket is the best solution and still shields the top two seeds by pitting them against the lowest available seeds. Eight-team tourney this year:

(1) Purdue vs. (8) Minnesota
(4) Nebraska vs. (5) MichSt

(2) Indiana vs. (7) Illinois
(3) PennSt vs. (6) OhioSt
Agree. This conference absolutely has to get better in baseball if any team wants to be national recognized on a consistant basis.
 

ThotDoc

Tom Osborne
5 Year Member
In the current elimination game, OSU and Mich St are tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th.
 
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