Sunday, May 17, 2009

Buckeyes Big Ten Champs, Tournament #1 Seed

With winning the Big Ten's regular season championship, the Bucks going into the Big Ten Tournament as the #1 seed. In other years this would ensure Columbus hosting the Big Ten Tournament at Bill Davis Stadium. This year the Big Ten decided to go to a pre-determined site, and lo and behold the site picked before the season was Huntington Park downtown. So our guys get to still sleep in their beds and have all th accommodations that would go with the traditional hosting rights, but they get to play in beautiful Huntington Park.

The Buckeye Nine has spawned a new branch or addition to the site, hoping to provide more coverage than normal as the Bucks continue their special season. If you haven't noticed to the right, there is a new link under Ohio State Baseball Links, in The Buckeye Nine Tournament Central. By going here to the B9 Tourney Central, you can get up to the minute and more coverage of the Big Ten tournament.

Once the Buckeyes win the tournament title, hopefully, the content will flip over the the NCAA tournament and follow the Buckeyes in Regionals and beyond. The Buckeye Nine will still have Ohio State content throughout both tournaments, but this allows for other issues outside of Ohio State to be address. In some cases content might be duplicated but hey the more the merrier. Also with the help of a friend or two, original stories and content will be provided relating to game articles, previews, interviews, and other media.

Already posted is a short interview the Buckeye Nine had with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, asking a few questions in how the Big Ten Tournament came to Columbus, their role in it, what to expect, and their goals and events. Also the Big Ten Tournament bracket is available with a link to the printable version. The first of the 6 Big Ten teams that made the Tournament previews are available in 6-seed Purdue.

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