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Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Saturday's Big Ten softball slate includes 16 contests in various tournaments across the country.

Saturday, March 8
Michigan State vs. Hofstra (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 9 a.m.
Purdue vs. Tennessee Tech (Georgia Softball Classic), 10 a.m.
Michigan State vs. Virginia Tech (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 11:15 a.m.
Michigan at Texas, 1 p.m.
Northwestern vs. LIU Brooklyn (USF Under Armour Showcase), 1:45 p.m.
Indiana vs. Weber State (Spring Hill Suites Invitational), 2 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Illinois State (Red and Black Classic), 2:30 p.m.
Purdue at Georgia, 3 p.m.
Nebraska at Cal-State Fullerton, 3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Arizona State (Judi Garman Classic), 3:30 p.m.
Illinois vs. South Alabama (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 3:45 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Western Michigan (USF Under Armour Showcase), 4 p.m.
Indiana at Boise State (Spring Hill Suites Invitational), 6 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Long Beach State (Judi Garman Classic), 6 p.m.
Illinois at Florida Atlantic, 8:15 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Washington (Judi Garman Classic), 8:30 p.m.

All times Eastern

Friday's Softball Results

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Michigan and Wisconsin defeated a pair of top 10 foes in Arizona and Arizona State, highlighting the Big Ten softball slate on Friday.

Friday, March 7

Indiana 5, Weber State 3 (SpringHill Suites Invitational I)
Boise State 3, Indiana 2 (SpringHill Suites Invitational I)
Houston 5, #4/5 Michigan 2 (Judi Garman Classic)
#4/5 Michigan 3, #7/10 Arizona 0 (Judi Garman Classic)
Marshall 2, Michigan State 1 (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
Florida Atlantic 4, Michigan State 2 [8 INNINGS] (Florida Atlantic Tournament)
#20/17 Minnesota 11, Missouri State 4 (Mizuno Classic)
Oklahoma State 5, #20/17 Minnesota 4 (Mizuno Classic)
#7/10 Arizona State 1, #14/16 Nebraska 0 (Judi Garman Classic)
#14/16 Nebraska 4, San Jose State 1 (Judi Garman Classic)
Northwestern 4, Kansas 3 (USF Showcase)
Northwestern 7, South Florida 2 (USF Showcase)
Ohio 7, Ohio State 3 (Red and Black Classic)
Purdue 4, Tennessee Tech 2 (Georgia Softball Classic)
Kent State 1, Purdue 0 (Georgia Softball Classic)
Wisconsin 7, #8/7 Arizona 5 (Judi Garman Classic)
#6/6 Washington 4, Wisconsin 2 (Judi Garman Classic) - In progress

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Softball Schedule

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Friday, March 7
Northwestern vs. Kansas (USF Showcase) - 11:45 a.m. ET
Michigan State vs. Marshall (Florida Atlantic Tournament) - Noon ET
Purdue vs. Tennessee Tech (Georgia Softball Classic) - Noon ET
Northwestern at South Florida (USF Showcase) - 2:15 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Ohio (Red and Black Classic) - 12:30 p.m. ET
#20/17 Minnesota vs. Missouri State (Mizuno Classic) - 2:30 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Kent State (Georgia Softball Classic) - 2:30 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Weber State (SpringHill Suites Invitational I) - 3:15 p.m. ET
#4/5 Michigan vs. Houston (Judi Garman Classic) - 3:30 p.m. ET
#14/16 Nebraska vs. #7/10 Arizona State (Judi Garman Classic) - 3:30 p.m. ET
Michigan State at Florida Atlantic (Florida Atlantic Tournament) - 5 p.m. ET
Indiana at Boise State (SpringHill Suites Invitational I) - 6 p.m. ET
#4/5 Michigan vs. #8/7 Arizona (Judi Garman Classic) - 6 p.m. ET
#14/16 Nebraska vs. San Jose State (Judi Garman Classic) - 6 p.m. ET
#20/17 Minnesota at Oklahoma State (Mizuno Classic) - 8 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. #8/7 Arizona (Judi Garman Classic) - 8:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. #6/6 Washington (Judi Garman Classic) - 11 p.m. ET

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Thursday's Softball Schedule

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Thursday, March 6
Michigan State at Florida International - 5 p.m.
#4/5 Michigan vs. #7/10 Arizona State (Judi Garman Classic) -6 p.m.
#4/5 Michigan vs. #6/6 Washington (Judi Garman Classic) - 8:30 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Michigan Tops UCLA, 9-4

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In a top -five showdown in Los Angeles, Michigan topped previously unbeaten UCLA, 9-4.

Wednesday, March 5
#4/5 Michigan at #3/4 UCLA, 4 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Michigan Faces UCLA Wednesday Night

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In the lone game on Wednesday's Big Ten softball slate, Michigan faces host UCLA for the second straight day.

#4/5 Michigan at #3/4 UCLA, 4 p.m. ET

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 three teams among the top 20 of both national polls.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 4, followed by No. 14 Nebraska and No. 20 Minnesota. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 5, followed by No. 16 Nebraska and No. 17 Minnesota. Northwestern also received votes in both national polls for the second consecutive week.

Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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On Tuesday's Big Ten softball slate, Michigan State will travel to Florida Atlantic, while #4/6 Michigan will take on #5/5 UCLA.

Tuesday, March 4 
Michigan State at Florida Atlantic - 6 p.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan at #5/5 UCLA - 10 p.m. ET

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Softball Results

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Three Big Ten softball teams picked up wins on Sunday, including the #20/19 Minnesota defeating #4/3 Arizona State, 3-2.

Missouri 7, Ohio State 0 (Diamond 9 Citrus Classic)
Wisconsin 7, Connecticut 2 [5 INNINGS] (Texas A&M Invitational)
Longwood 4, Iowa 1 (Wildcat Invitational)
Florida International 3, #20/19 Minnesota 1 (Louisville Slugger Classic)
Purdue 5, Houston 2 (Easton Crimson Classic)
Hofstra 8, Michigan State 0 (FGCU Tournament)
Indiana vs. Valparaiso (Wildcat Invitational): POSTPONED (Indiana leads 5-0 in 5th inning)
#20/19 Minnesota 3, #4/3 Arizona State 2 (Louisville Slugger Classic)
Florida Gulf Coast 8, Michigan State 0 [5 INNINGS] (FGCU Tournament)
#9/10 Arizona 9, Indiana 1 [5 INNINGS] (Wildcat Invitational)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches


Illinois vs. Long Beach State (Long Beach Louisville Slugger Invitational): CANCELLED
Illinois vs. #/95 UCLA (Long Beach Louisville Slugger Invitational): CANCELLED
Michigan vs. #9/5 UCLA (Louisville Slugger Invitational): CANCELLED
Northwestern (rv/rv) vs. Louisville (Louisville Slugger Classic): CANCELLED
Penn State vs. Fairfield (JMU Tournament): CANCELLED
Penn State at James Madison (JMU Tournament): CANCELLED

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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At least 14 games are on Sunday's Big Ten softball schedule, with 11 conference teams in action.

Sunday, March 2
Ohio State vs. Missouri (Diamond 9 Citrus Classic), 10 a.m.
Wisconsin vs. Connecticut (Texas A&M Invitational), 10 a.m.
Iowa vs. Longwood (Wildcat Invitational), 11 a.m.
#20/19 Minnesota vs. Florida International (Louisville Slugger Classic), Noon
Purdue vs. Houston (Easton Crimson Classic), Noon
Michigan State vs. Hofstra (FGCU Tournament), 12:15 p.m.
Illinois vs. Long Beach State (Long Beach Louisville Slugger Invitational), 2 p.m.
Indiana vs. Valparaiso (Wildcat Invitational): RESUMED (Indiana leads 5-0 in 5th inning)
Penn State at James Madison (JMU Tournament), 2 p.m.
#20/19 Minnesota at #4/3 Arizona State (Louisville Slugger Classic), 2:15 p.m.
Michigan State at Florida Gulf Coast (FGCU Tournament), 2:30 p.m.
Indiana at #9/10 Arizona (Wildcat Invitational), 3 p.m.
Northwestern (rv/rv) vs. Louisville (Louisville Slugger Classic), 4:15 p.m.
Michigan vs. #9/5 UCLA (Louisville Slugger Invitational), 8:45 p.m.

All times Eastern, and subject to change
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches


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