Monday, July 16, 2007

Letting Others Do My Work

Let's take a moment and see what the programs around the Big Ten are saying about themselves. Commentary on my part is probable.

* Minnesota 3B Nate Hanson was named the MVP of the Northwoods League All-Star Game.

* The "U" also provided some final notes on the 2007 season.

* The Gophers also inked another recruit. A question to those running the Gophers website: "Do you have any other picture of Coach Anderson?" It's not a bad photo, it's just that I've been looking at it for months. The guy is an icon up there (or should be), you've got to have another pic lying around somewhere.

* It's time to talk recruiting class in East Lansing. A review of Michigan State's newcomers is now posted. Coach Grewe gets points for landing kids from out-of-state.

* Danny Lopaze is a new assistant coach for the Spartans. Lopaze was formerly a volunteer assistant. It's always nice to see a volunteer land a regular paying job in coaching.

* Where in the wide world of sports did Ohio State's website go? My link, the one I've used all season, is clearly dead. After this post, I'm going to search for the Buckeyes new URL.

* Michigan's Rich Maloney was named a regional coach of the year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

* Here's a breakdown of where the Wolverines are playing summer ball. I probably missed one or two in my overviews.

* For those wondering about the progress of Ray Fisher Stadium, here is the link to the webcam. I hadn't checked on the progress in weeks, but the place is starting to take shape.

* Iowa catcher Ben Geelan made the Northwoods League All-Star Game.

* Indiana has added three new recruits. The young Hoosiers get even younger.

* I can't recall if I mentioned this before, but IU also broke ground on their numerous facility upgrades. The baseball complex is scheduled to be completed by November 2008. How about a webcam?

* Dominic Altobelli, Ben Reeser and Aaron Martin of Illinois were all named as Coastal Plains League All-Stars.

Update: What once was lost, now is found. The Ohio State University apparently dumped their CSTV association and went solo. Their new site is simply ohiostatebuckeyes.com. The baseball link, which I've changed in the sidebar is here. The new place gets an initial thumbs up. We will see how I feel about it once the season is underway.

Keeping with my theme in this post, the Buckeys review their summer league participants.