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October B1G Baseball roundup

The final day of October saw Penn State announce its 2017 schedule. (GOPSUSports.com)

The final day of October saw Penn State announce its 2017 schedule. (GOPSUSports.com)

October has come and gone. While Major League Baseball will see at least one game played in November, for all intents and purposes, the baseball season ends once the book is closed on October.

This holds true for Big Ten baseball programs.

The college baseball season has been over since the end of June and does not begin until mid-February. But October is a very important month, one of welcoming newcomers and team practice, usually capped by intra-squad series, as teams begin to turn their focus on the upcoming season.

As the Autumn season has concluded around the Midwest, here’s a look back on the major news of the month.

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What we learned…Part 4

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A Big Ten Tournament title propelled Ohio State to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years.

After producing a conference-record five NCAA Tournament teams in 2015, the Big Ten saw three teams participate in the 64-team tournament, a slight step back but still a respectable showing. In a year where the three NCAA participants finished 1-2-3 in the standings after all outside of the coaches’ preseason top six poll, it was quite a year in the Big Ten.

To start taking a look back at the season that was, here is the first part of a series providing reflection on what we learned about each program, ending with Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers.

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Early October roundup

Conference play begins this weekend with five Big Ten series.

Two more Big Ten programs have announced their 2016 schedule.

The fall practice season is winding down. As teams hold workouts and scrimmages for professional scouts and engage in intra-squad series, days are dwindling for full-team exercises.

While coaches may prepare for a quieter period of instruction, as well as recruiting, there is still news and notes to relay regarding Big Ten baseball programs. Here’s a roundup of ongoings from the early part of October.

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