Thurs, May 15: Will eight be great?

Thurs, May 15: Will eight be great?

The University of Illinois baseball team will make its eighth appearance in the Big Ten Conference tournament. The four-team, double-elimination event begins Thursday at Ray Fisher Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Here's how the Illini fared in their first seven trips:

YearLocationUI recordComment

1981Ann Arbor, Mich.0-2Hitting failed UI in 4-3 and 2-0 losses

1982Champaign0-2Bitter end to 48-win (14-2 Big Ten) season

1985Ann Arbor, Mich.0-2The agony continues; two one-run defeats

1989Ann Arbor, Mich.3-0A 26-year league title drought ends

1990Iowa City, Iowa3-0Augie Garrido''s final UI team repeats

1992Columbus, Ohio1-212-inning 4-3 loss to Minnesota was a classic

1996State College, Pa.3-2Almost won it all after losing opener

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