Big Ten Tournament: How to watch No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 8 Penn State

How to watch No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 8 Penn State (first round of Big Ten Tournament)

Playing time: Tuesday, 6 p.m

TV channel: Big Ten Network

Online streaming: FOX Sports Go

Location: Charles Schwab Field (Omaha, Nebraska)

Radio: All Illinois baseball games are broadcast live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcast on other stations across the state; Check that one Fighting Illini Radio Network for more informations.

Quick hits

No. 1 Illinois Fighting Illini (33-17, 18-6 Big Ten)

Head Coach: Dan Hartleb (Season 19)

Best batting average: Camden Janik (.370 BA, 7 HR, 47 RBI)

Ace Pitcher: Jack Crowder (6-1, 77.1 IP, 5.40 ERA, 70 K)

Last game: 18-10 win over Purdue

Matchday reading:

Penn State Nittany Lions (26-23, 12-12 Big Ten)

Head Coach: Mike Gambino (Season 1)

Last game: 19-7 win in Maryland

What happened the last time these two played?

29-30 March 2024: Illinois wins three-game series (14–10, 17–6, 12–8)

The Big Ten Tournament is a double-elimination tournament. No matter what happens Tuesday night, Illinois will play again in the winner's or loser's bracket on Thursday. The Big Ten Championship will take place on Sunday, May 26th. Selection Monday is the following day for the NCAA Tournament.

Illinois last qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2019.

Heading into the weekend (and before Illinois beat Purdue), Baseball America had Illinois as one of the top four of its projected field. Indiana and Nebraska represented the Big Ten.

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