The Drive: June 27th, 3pm

  • Pretty close to what I wanted out of any CWS
  • Pat Forde says Nebraska is a conference realignment LOSER!
  • Chris Heady (Omaha world Herald)
  • What’s Poppin’ (brought to you by Barney Insurance)

Mike Schaefer (247 Sports/Huskers Illustrated): Part 2 / Shut Up Sipple

-Is Michigan’s run to the CWS championship series a fluke or something the B1G can build off for more success in college baseball consistently?

-Thoughts on the NCAA getting back to stricter ways on transfer policies…

CWS Game 2 recap….is there a B1G champion, or did Vandy force a winner-take-all Game 3?

Sean Callahan (Husker Online)

-What would you do with Nebraska with an O/U of 8.5 wins in 2019?

-Huskers add 2 new commits this week…how many do you expect to be in this class when all is said and done?

-Is Michigan baseball’s run to the CWS Championship a fluke or a sign that B1G baseball can expect to have teams in the CWS more often than they have been?

The Drive: June 25th, 4pm

  • SB Nation article on why the Big Ten West will be interesting…is interesting
  • Dave Revsine asked Twitter – what is the CFB equivalent of Michigan winning the baseball National Championship?
  • Fake News Tweet of the Day: The real reason Kawhi left the Spurs

Michigan is only one win away from giving the Big Ten a baseball national championship

-The Wolverines had another hot start, leading 4-0 early on, and holding on for a 7-4 win to take control of the CWS Championship series. Do they close it out tonight? And what does this do for the B1G’s image in baseball going forward?

Michigan vs. Vanderbilt starting tonight in the College World Series Championship…is this a fluke for Big Ten Baseball or a sign the conference is truly on the way up?

-Michigan was not a favorite to win the CWS by any means going into the postseason, yet here they are, fresh off of a 15-3 romp of Texas Tech to remain undefeated so far in CWS play…can they keep it going against powerhouse Vanderbilt? Do you care, and if so, who do you root for?

-2 minute drill: Cam Newton offered a man $1500 to change spots with him for more leg room on an airplane, and the man said NO! Serious swag or dumb move by the guy?

 

Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

-Isaiah Roby goes #_____ in the NBA Draft….good fit for him? Guaranteed first year in the G-League for him?

-Is it harder to believe that Nebraska hasn’t had an NCAA Tournament win ever or that they hadn’t had a player drafted at all in the last 20 years?

-Will Bolt introduced as Nebraska baseball head coach yesterday….thoughts on the hire and staff and what he’ll do here?

Michigan baseball coach Erik Bakich provides an answer that makes it easy to root for

-Bakich told ESPN during their game against Florida State that they recruit to Michigan players that look like the whole United States of America, and he cited how expensive it is for club baseball and travel teams. Rooting for Michigan going forward in the series or still not able to?

College World Series talk—Should/do Nebraska fans cheer for Michigan?

-What teams in the Big Ten do you cheer for?

-Obviously, Nebraska fans don’t usually cheer for Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio State

College World Series starts tomorrow….will you go/watch at all?

-Jake and Parker both agree that it’s a great place to go and drink at—with both having some experience with that. But Jake has been to some games and thinks they drag on a bit. What’s the general consensus?

-Update on U.S. Open….

Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple

-Sounds like Rob Childress is out of the running for Nebraska’s next baseball coach…do you believe he was the top candidate? Where does this go from here?

-Nebrasketball’s marquee non-conference home game is….South Dakota State. OK with the schedule or do season ticket holders have the right to grumble with a price increase and lesser schedule than past years?

-How invested do you get in the CWS?