Joe Christensen covered Major League Baseball for 15 years, including three seasons at the Baltimore Sun and eight at the Star Tribune, before switching to the college football beat. He’s a Faribault, Minn., native who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He covered Jim Wacker’s Gophers for the Minnesota Daily and also wrote about USC, UCLA and the Rose Bowl for the Riverside Press-Enterprise before getting this chance to cover football again.

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Donley's walk-off single gives Indiana the Big Ten Tournament title

Posted by: Joe Christensen under The Big 10 Updated: May 26, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Scott Donley hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning Sunday at Target Field, giving Indiana a 4-3 victory over Nebraska and the Big Ten Tournament title.

Freshman Will Coursen-Carr tossed a complete game for the Hoosiers.

Indiana (43-14) survived another feisty comeback by Nebraska (29-30), which had climbed its way through the loser’s bracket, going 4-2 in the tournament. The Cornhuskers forced Sunday's rematch after defeating Indiana 7-6 in 11 innings on Saturday night.

On Sunday, Indiana took a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning, but the Cornhuskers tied it with single runs in the seventh and eighth.

The NCAA selections will be announced Monday, and the Hoosiers have a chance to secure a top-eight seed. The Hoosiers also won the Big Ten regular season title this year, something they hadn’t done since 1949. Indiana’s last Big Ten Tournament championship came in 2009.

Nebraska needed to win the conference tournament to secure an NCAA bid, since it finished with a sub-.500 record.

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