The 2011 Big Ten women's indoor track and field schedule beings this weekend with six teams competing.
On Friday, Ohio State leads off the first leg of the weekend competition, playing host to the Buckeye Classic for the second consecutive year. The invitational events are set to begin at 6 p.m. ET.
The following day, Michigan makes its 2011 debut when it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich., for the Eastern Michigan University Invitational at Bob Parks Track, while Indiana hosts the Indiana Open at Gladstein Fieldhouse.Three other Big Ten teams will open their 2011 action at home as Minnesota, Penn State and Purdue prepare to host competition on Saturday. The Golden Gophers play host to the Northwestern Open, while the 2010 Big Ten Indoor Champion Nittany Lions compete in the Penn State Relays. The Boilermakers begin their indoor slate hosting the Purdue Invitational with competition to start at 11 a.m. ET.
Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin are set to open their indoor campaigns the following weekend. On Friday, Wisconsin begins action it hosts the two-day Badger Track Classic, while Michigan State travels to Lexington, Ky., for the Kentucky Invitational. The following day, the Illini start their season hosting the Illini Open, while the Hawkeyes begin their indoor season by welcoming competitors to the Iowa Open at the Iowa Recreation Building.
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