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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.

Friday's Softball Results

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Michigan and Northwestern both picked up a pair of victories on the opening day of the Big Ten softball conference season, while #19/16 Minnesota defeated #15/17 Nebraska in Lincoln.

Friday, March 21
Iowa 4, Illinois 3 (9 innings)
#5/6 Michigan 8, Indiana 0 (6 innings)
#5/6 Michigan 9, Indiana 1 (5 innings)
#19/16 Minnesota 7, #15/17 Nebraska 2
rv/#23 Northwestern 8, Wisconsin 6 [1]
rv/#23 Northwestern 4, Wisconsin 2 [1]
Ohio State 13, Michigan State 6
Purdue 10, Penn State 3

Friday's Softball Schedule

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The Big Ten softball conference season gets underway on Friday with all 12 teams in action, including #15/17 Nebraska hosting #19/16 Minnesota.

Friday, March 21
Indiana at #5/6 Michigan, 4 p.m.
Michigan State at Ohio State, 4 p.m.
Wisconsin at rv/#23 Northwestern, 5 p.m. [1]
Purdue at Penn State, 6 p.m.
Iowa at Illinois, 7 p.m.
#19/16 Minnesota at #15/17 Nebraska, 7 p.m.

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches
All times Eastern 

Wednesday's Softball Results

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Big Ten teams posted a 2-1 record on Wednesday, including #15/17 Nebraska defeating Iowa State in its home opener.

Wednesday, March 19
Minnesota 1, South Carolina 0
#15/17 Nebraska 10, Iowa State 3
Texas State 4, Iowa 0

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Wednesday's Softball Schedule

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Four non-conference games are on Wednesday's Big Ten softball slate, with Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue in action. The Cornhuskers will play their home opener against Iowa State.

Wednesday, March 19
Purdue vs. Netherlands (St. Leo, Fla.), 11 a.m.
Minnesota at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Iowa State at #15/17 Nebraska, 6 p.m.
Iowa at Texas State, 7 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Tuesday's Softball Results

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Purdue stayed on the winning track with a 2-1 victory at UCF, while Indiana came up short versus nationally ranked Kentucky, 5-0.

Tuesday, March 18
#10/8 Kentucky 5, INDIANA 0
PURDUE 2, UCF 1

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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The ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Coaches top 25 polls were released on Tuesday, and Big Ten softball was well-represented with four teams among the top 25 of the coaches' ballot.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 5, followed by No. 15 Nebraska and No. 19 Minnesota. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 6, followed by No. 16 Minnesota, No. 17 Nebraska and No. 23 Northwestern.

Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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Two games are on Tuesday's Big Ten softball schedule, with Purdue playing at UCF and Indiana hosting Kentucky.

Tuesday, March 18
Purdue at UCF, 1 p.m. ET
Bowling Green at Michigan, 4 p.m. ET (POSTPONED)
Kentucky at Indiana, 5 p.m. ET
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