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Coaches want predetermined tourney site

The Big Ten will return to Omaha in 2018 and stay through 2022, but where in 2017?

The Big Ten will return to Omaha in 2018 and stay through 2022, but nothing is set for 2017.

The home of the College World Series has served to be a great home for the Big Ten Tournament. The 2014 and 2016 conference tournaments produced great games, saw great individual talent shine and enjoyed great turnouts. When able to take the chance to secure TD Ameritrade Park as the home of the conference tournament, the Big Ten did so. The postseason affair will return to Omaha in 2018, and stay through the 2022 season.

However, the Big Ten has yet to name a host city and venue for the upcoming season.

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Tournament reset

Iowa Hawkeyes outfielder Joel Booker (23) catches a fly ball against the Minnesota Golden Gophers Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Outfielder Joel Booker led Iowa to a 8-2 upset of top-seeded Minnesota (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com)

Seven Big Ten Tournament games are in the books, bringing the the conference’s postseason to its mid-point. The top two seeds, Minnesota and Nebraska, bowed out of the tournament on Thursday, the first time the top two teams were the first two eliminated since the tournament became seeded in 1988.

The tournament of the underdog, only once has the higher seed won, here’s a notebook to catch up on the action thus far.

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Bracket 2 team capsules

Will Rick Heller leader Iowa to a Cinderalla run in Omaha?

                           Will Rick Heller lead eighth-seeded Iowa to a Cinderalla run in Omaha?

The facts and figures you need to know about the four teams in the bottom-half of the tournament.

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