Created: Wed, 28 May 2014 10:49:00 CST
Updated: Thu, 29 May 2014 09:29:22 CST
No matter which team won the Big 10 baseball tournament, college baseball fans certainly celebrated the five days of mostly close, down to the wire contests at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Those that showed up in huge numbers are worthy of being this week's News 5's Aurora Cooperative Five Star Performers..
It's amazing the support you have and its not like hey, you're winning, lets show up you know, it's 9 in the morning and we had 12,000 people, I mean it's just that part of it. Yeah it's one of the big reasons why I moved my family back hom before I was even coaching.
I mean first of all before I even talk the baseball piece of it I want to thank certainly the Big 10 fro hosting another good tournament but really the city of Omaha and the, I know it sounds crazy, the Nebraska fans because I just found out in the hallway that that was the attendance record for a championship game, the most ever to attend a conference championship game all time.
And there you have it, the coaches of the top 2 teams in the Big 10 praising the over 60,000 fans that showed up at TD Ameritrade for last week's 5 day Big 10 tournament.
Almost 20,000 alone were at Sunday's title game between Nebraska and Indiana.
There is no one more impressed than Big 10 Commissioner Jim Delaney.
We couldn't be more pleased with the experience here in Omaha. This is the #1 college baseball venue in the country and for the Nebraska Omaha fans to turn out it's been exciting and it's been good.
Could be the Big 10 baseball tournament be at TD Ameritrade every year just like the College World Series is? According to commissioner Delaney, it's too early to tell.
Have we found a home? We have a commitment to Minneapolis which we'll keep and we'll evaluate that and certainly gives us everyone else a chance to shoot at this, I mean this set a bar her and in every way so we're very excited about it, every excited about the experience.
The guess is this tournament will soon return to TD Ameritrade and the attendance numbers will be impossible to ignore so you fans that watch this broadcast that were at the Big 10 Tournament, you are our News 5 Five Star Performers.