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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 19

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At least twenty-one Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won gold medals in the Olympics, including Illinois' Robert E. Richards (1947, track & field), Indiana's Steve Alford (1987, basketball), Jim Montgomery (1977, swimming), Ken Sitzberger (1967, diving) and Michelle Venturella (1995, softball), Iowa's Ed Banach (1983, wrestling) and Charles Darling (1952, basketball), Michigan's Mike Barrowman (1991, swimming), Brent Lang (1990, swimming) and Davis Tarwater (2006, swimming), Minnesota's Bill Baker (1979, hockey) and Jack McCartan (1958, hockey), Northwestern's Ralph Breyer (1925, swimming) and Harold Osborn (1915, track & field), Ohio State's Bruce Ira Harlan (1950, diving), Bill Hosket (1968, basketball), Jerry Lucas (1963, basketball), Sarah Josephson (1985, synchronized swimming), Katie Smith (1996, basketball) and Harry Dwight Steel (1924, wrestling) and Wisconsin's Carla MacLeod (2005, ice hockey). 

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Eight games are on Saturday's Big Ten softball schedule, with Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin hosting doubleheaders.

Saturday, March 29
Ohio State at Indiana, 1 p.m.
Iowa at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. [4]
Iowa at Wisconsin, 3 p.m. [4]
Illinois at #15/15 Minnesota, Noon
Illinois at #15/15 Minnesota, 2 p.m.
#6/6 Michigan at Penn State, Noon
#18/19 Nebraska at rv/#23 Northwestern, 5 p.m. [1]
#18/19 Nebraska at rv/#23 Northwestern, 7 p.m. [1]

[1] Ballpark at Rosemont, Rosemont, Ill.
[4] Robert and Irwin Goodman Softball Complex (Madison, Wis.)

All times Eastern

Friday's Softball Results

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Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue all picked up wins on Friday's Big Ten softball slate, with the Boilermakers remaining unbeaten in Big Ten play after defeating Michigan State.

Friday, March 28
rv/#23 Northwestern 10, #18/19 Nebraska 2 (5 innings) [1]
#15/15 Minnesota 8, Illinois 3
Purdue 10, Michigan State 1 [3]      
Indiana 11, Ohio State 7
#6/6 Michigan 6 Penn State 0
#6/6 Michigan 22, Penn State 0 (5 innings)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Softball Schedule

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The second weekend of the Big Ten softball conference season gets underway on Friday with 10 teams in action. The second match-up between ranked foes during Big Ten play will feature Northwestern hosting Nebraska in the first of a three-game series.

Friday, March 28
#18/19 Nebraska at rv/#23 Northwestern, 12:30 p.m. [1]
Illinois at #15/15 Minnesota, 4 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Purdue, 4 p.m. [3]      
Ohio State at Indiana, 5 p.m.
#6/6 Michigan at Penn State, 6 p.m.

[1] Ballpark at Rosemont (Rosemont, Ill.)
[3] West Lafayette, Ind. (Home team: Michigan State)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches
All times Eastern


Wednesday's Softball Results

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Illinois, Nebraska and Northwestern all posted non-conference wins on Wednesday's Big Ten softball slate.

Wednesday, March 26    
rv/#23 Northwestern 13, Northern Illinois 2 (5 innings) [1]
Illinois 3, Missouri 0 [2]
Missouri 9, Illinois 6 [2]
#18/19 Nebraska 10, Nebraska-Omaha 0 (5 innings)

[1] Ballpark at Rosemont, Rosemont, Ill.
[2] St. Charles, Mo. 

Wednesday's Softball Schedule

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Four non-conference games are on Wednesday's Big Ten softball schedule, with Northwestern taking on Northern Illinois, Missouri facing Illinois in a doubleheader and Nebraska-Omaha hosting Nebraska.

Wednesday, March 26    
rv/#23 Northwestern vs. Northern Illinois [1], 3 p.m.
Illinois vs. Missouri [2], 4 p.m.
Illinois vs. Missouri [2], 6 p.m.
#18/19 Nebraska at Nebraska-Omaha, 6 p.m.

All times Eastern

Sunday's Softball Results

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Minnesota and Nebraska split a twinbill on Sunday, officially securing a series win for the Gophers on the opening weekend of the Big Ten softball conference slate.

Sunday, March 23

#19/16 Minnesota 13, #15/17 Nebraska 4 (Game #1)
#15/17 Nebraska 3, #19/16 Minnesota 2 (Game #2)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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The opening weekend of Big Ten softball will wrap up on Sunday, when ranked foes Minnesota and Nebraska collide in a doubleheader in Lincoln.

Sunday, March 23
#19/16 Minnesota at #15/17 Nebraska (DH), 1 p.m./3 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Softball Results

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Ohio State and Purdue both completed series sweeps on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, March 22
Iowa 10, Illinois 7
Illinois 4, Iowa 3 (8 innings)
#5/6 Michigan 12, Indiana 3 (6 innings)
Ohio State 11, Michigan State 7 (Game 1)
Ohio State 4, Michigan State 3 (Game 2)
Wisconsin 7, rv/#23 Northwestern 5 [1]
Purdue 9, Penn State 2 (Game 1)
Purdue 13, Penn State 4 (5 innings) (Game 2)

All times Eastern
[1] Ballpark at Rosemont, Rosemont, Ill.

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Eight games are on Saturday's Big Ten softball schedule, including three doubleheaders. The Nebraska-Minnesota contest was pushed back to Sunday, when the Huskers and Gophers will wrap up the series with a doubleheader in Lincoln.

Saturday, March 22
Michigan State at Ohio State (DH), 1 p.m.
Iowa at Illinois, 2 p.m. (DH)
Indiana at #5/6 Michigan, 2 p.m.
Purdue at Penn State (DH), 3 p.m.
Wisconsin at rv/#23 Northwestern, 5 p.m. [1]

All times Eastern
[1] Ballpark at Rosemont, Rosemont, Ill.
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