May 30, 2012
Big Ten Baseball Release - NCAA Regionals
Michigan State and Purdue begin NCAA Regional play on Friday, as the Spartans head to Palo Alto, Calif., and the Boilermakers host competition at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
This year marks the first time since 2009 that the Big Ten has had multiple teams in the NCAA Championship bracket. Purdue is the No. 1 seed in its Regional, while Michigan State is a No. 3 seed.
Purdue earned the right to host NCAA action after it won its first Big Ten Championship since 1909 and its first Big Ten Tournament title. The Boilermakers enter the NCAA Championship with a 44-12 overall record. Purdue is making its second over all NCAA appearance and first since 1987.
Michigan State earned an at-large bid into the bracket and begins NCAA play with a 37-21 overall mark. The Spartans are in the NCAA Championship for the fifth time and the first since 1979.
All games of the Gary Regional will be broadcast by BTN, while ESPN3 will carry all games of the Palo Alto Regional.
For more information on Big Ten teams in the NCAA Championship, including complete schedule information, click the link at the top of the page.