Golden Gopher baseball coach John Anderson is not happy with the Big Ten Conference after it rescheduled a previously-cancelled three-game series between Minnesota and Rutgers. The series was originally slated for April 7-9, but was canceled last month after Rutgers could not make the trip to Minnesota because of travel issues related to the airlines. Anderson wanted the series to be made up in the days immediately following the missed games, but the conference didn’t act. Then, last week, a full three weeks after the missed series, the league put a doubleheader back on the docket, scheduling it for this coming Tuesday on the University of Minnesota. Problem for Anderson and the Gophers is they already have three games scheduled this weekend at home against top ten-ranked Long Beach State and three more games next weekend at home against Purdue. So, now the added twinbill means Minnesota will play eight games in a nine-day span. The Gophers are the defending Big Ten title team and are in the hunt again this year, sitting in second-place. Minnesota is 29-15 overall and 12-6 in the Big Ten Conference.
Listen here to Anderson’s dismay: