Nine Big Ten schools wrapped up spring practice on Saturday, with Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin holding spring games or final practice sessions. See below for short recaps for each school, along with links to full stories.
ILLINOIS: The Blue team turned two turnovers by the Orange into 14 points and held the Orange to less than 200 yards of offense on the way to a 38-7 win in the 2014 Spring Game on a sun-drenched day. Reilly O'Toole threw for two first-quarter touchdowns and Peter Bonahoom caught a game-high seven passes for 95 yards, but the story of the day was defense for the Blue as they racked up 16 tackles for loss, five sacks and an 89-yard interception return for a touchdown. For the full recap, click this link.
INDIANA: In front of 9,231 fans on a picturesque Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the Cream earned a 24-14 victory over the Crimson in Indiana's annual Spring Game. Shane Wynn, Flo Hardin, Collin Rahrig and Bobby Richardson captained the victorious team. For the full recap, click this link.
MINNESOTA: Football was on display again at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, as Minnesota held its annual spring game in front of a crowd of about 5,000 fans. The game, which featured the offense against the defense, wrapped up the Gophers' spring practice schedule when began on March 4. The offense, adorned in gold jerseys, scored 19 points, while the white-clad defense recorded four sacks, two pass breakups and one interception. For the full recap, click this link.
NEBRASKA: I-back Imani Cross rushed for 100 yards and two scores, while Nebraska's four quarterbacks combined for 356 yards and three touchdowns, as the Red team won the annual Red/White Spring Game with a 55-46 victory Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The game featured a modified scoring system with points for both offensive and defensive plays, as the top units faced off against each other during the contest played in front of 61,772 fans. For the full recap, click this link.
NORTHWESTERN: It's been an eventful spring season for Northwestern, both on the field and off, so it's only fitting to cap the spring with a catch-all post from NUsports.com Skip Myslenski to set the record as straight as possible in both realms. For the full recap, click this link.
OHIO STATE: Bri'onte Dunn and Warren Ball ran for touchdowns to lead the Gray past the Scarlet 17-7 Saturday in Ohio State's annual spring game before a crowd of 61,058 at sunny Ohio Stadium. For the full recap, click this link.
PENN STATE: Spring arrived in Happy Valley in full force for the annual Penn State Blue-White Game presented by AAA, as an estimated 72,000 fans watched the Blue squad defeat the White squad, 37-0, inside a sun-drenched Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The crowd of 72,000 was third-largest in Blue-White Game history, trailing only 76,500 in 2009 and 73,000 in 2008. The temperature hit 70 degrees as the huge crowd took in Coach James Franklin's first Blue-White Game. For the full recap, click this link.
PURDUE: Keyante Green scored on a 4-yard run with 2:41 remaining Saturday afternoon, leading the Gold to a 12-7 victory against the Black in the Purdue football team's annual spring game in Ross-Ade Stadium. Returning starter Danny Etling engineered the 59-yard, game-winning drive, mixing several short passes with some running plays. For the full recap, click this link.
WISCONSIN: Austin Ramesh rushed for 71 yards in two quarters, and Jack Russell kicked two field goals to give the Cardinal a 6-0 victory over the White squad in the 2014 Wisconsin Football Spring Game. After a three-month break following the Capital One Bowl, the Badgers returned to action at Camp Randall Stadium for their annual spring game. For the full recap, click this link.