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Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Sunday's Big Ten softball slate features 14 games, including Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State taking on ranked foes.

Sunday, Feb. 23
Indiana vs. Troy (Lipton Invitational), 8:30 a.m. ET
Penn State vs. #6/5 Kentucky (FAU Invitational), 9 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Creighton (UTA Hilton Invitational), 10 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. Mississippi Valley (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 10:30 a.m. ET
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina (Lipton Invitational), 10:45 a.m. ET
Iowa at Mississippi State, 11 a.m. ET
Michigan at Florida Atlantic (FAU Invitational), 11 a.m. ET
Minnesota at UNC Greensboro (UNCG Spartan Classic), 11:30 a.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #9/8 UCLA (Mary Nutter Classic), 11:30 a.m. ET
Illinois at UT Arlington (UTA Hilton Invitational), Noon ET
Northwestern vs. #15/15 Baylor (Mary Nutter Classic), Noon ET
Michigan State vs. Georgetown (Gamecock Invitational), 12:30 p.m. ET
Purdue at Auburn (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 12:30 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. Boise State (Mary Nutter Classic), 2 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan and Minnesota both collected a pair of wins on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate, including the #5/7 Wolverines defeating #6/5 Kentucky, 3-0.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Texas Tech 4, Illinois 3 (UTA Hilton Invitational)
Illinois 7, UMKC 0 (UTA Hilton Invitational)
#1/1 Florida 8, Indiana 0 [5 INNINGS] (Lipton Invitational)
Georgia Southern 6, Indiana 2 (Lipton Invitational)
Mississippi State 5, Iowa 0
#5/7 Michigan 3, #6/5 Kentucky 0 (FAU Kickoff Classic)
#5/7 Michigan 1, Kent State 0 [9 INNINGS] (FAU Kickoff Classic)
Boston University 11, Michigan State 4 (Gamecock Invitational)
South Carolina 9, Michigan State 0 [9 INNINGS] (Gamecock Invitational)
Minnesota 12, Army 2 (UNCG Spartan Classic)
Minnesota 8, Hampton 0 [5 INNINGS] (UNCG Spartan Classic)
#3/2 Tennessee 5, #12/11 Nebraska 3 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Northwestern 4, San Diego State 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Northwestern 14, LIU Brooklyn 1 [5 INNINGS] (Mary Nutter Classic)
Pittsburgh 3, Penn State 1 (FAU Kickoff Classic)
Florida Atlantic 3, Penn State 2 [delayed in 7th inning due to weather] (FAU Kickoff Classic)
Samford 6, Purdue 3 (Wilson/DeMarini Classic)
Jacksonville State 2, Purdue 1 (Wilson/DeMarini Classic)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Saturday's Big Ten softball schedule features 18 games, including Indiana, Michigan and Nebraska challenging top-five foes.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Minnesota vs. Army (UNCG Spartan Classic), 9:30 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Texas Tech (UTA Hilton Invitational), 10 a.m. ET
#5/7 Michigan State vs. #6/5 Kentucky (FAU Kickoff Classic), 11 a.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Hampton (UNCG Spartan Classic), Noon ET
Michigan State vs. Boston University (Gamecock Invitational), 12:30 p.m.
#5/7 Michigan vs. Kent State (FAU Kickoff Classic), 1 p.m. ET
Indiana at #1/1 Florida (Lipton Invitational), 2:15 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Samford (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 2:15 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. UMKC (UTA Hilton Invitational), 3 p.m. ET
Michigan State at South Carolina (Gamecock Invitational), 3 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. San Diego State (Mary Nutter Classic), 3:30 p.m. ET
Iowa at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Georgia Southern (Lipton Invitational), 4:30 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh (FAU Kickoff Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Penn State at Florida Atlantic (FAU Kickoff Classic), 6 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Jacksonville State (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 7 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #3/2 Tennessee (Mary Nutter Classic), 8 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. LIU Brooklyn (Mary Nutter Classic), 8:30 p.m. ET

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches


Friday's Softball Results

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Nebraska and Northwestern both defeated ranked foes to highlight Friday's Big Ten softball slate.

Friday, Feb. 21
#1/1 Florida 3, Indiana 1 (Lipton Invitational)
Mississippi State 2, Iowa 0
#5/7 Michigan 7, Kent State 1 (FAU Invitational)
#5/7 Michigan 9, Pittsburgh 0 (FAU Invitational)
Michigan State 5, UNC-Wilmington 2 (South Carolina Tournament)
Minnesota 3, George Washington 0 (UNCG Spartan Classic)
#12/11 Nebraska 3, #16/12 Texas A&M 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
#14/14 Arizona 7, #12/11 Nebraska 0 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Northwestern 4, #2/3 Washington 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
#13/18 Oklahoma 11, Northwestern 9 (Mary Nutter Classic)
#6/5 Kentucky 5, Penn State 0 (FAU Invitational)
Florida Atlantic 3, Penn State 2 [8 INNINGS] (FAU Invitational)
Illinois vs. UMKC (UTA Hilton Invitational): CANCELED
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina (Lipton Invitational): CANCELED

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Softball Schedule

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Eight Big Ten softball teams are in action on Friday, with Michigan and Penn State both competing in the FAU Invitational, and Nebraska and Northwestern both playing in the Mary Nutter Classic.

#5/7 Michigan vs. Kent State (FAU Invitational), 11 a.m. ET
Michigan State vs. UNC-Wilmington (South Carolina Tournament), 12:30 p.m. ET
#5/7 Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (FAU Invitational), 1 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. George Washington (UNCG Spartan Classic), 1 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina (Lipton Invitational), 1:30 p.m. ET
Iowa at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs.  #2/3 Washington (Mary Nutter Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. #6/5 Kentucky (FAU Invitational), 4 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #16/12 Texas A&M (Mary Nutter Classic), 6 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. #13/18 Oklahoma (Mary Nutter Classic), 6:30 p.m. ET
Penn State at Florida Atlantic (FAU Invitational), 8 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. #1/1 Florida (Lipton Invitational), 8:45 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #14/14 Arizona (Mary Nutter Classic), 11 p.m. ET

Rankings: USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Five Big Ten softball players were named candidates for the Senior CLASS Award on Thursday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

Representing the Big Ten were Michigan's Nicole Sappingfield, Minnesota's Sara Moulton, Nebraska's Tatum Edwards, Northwestern's Mari Majam and Purdue's Andie Varsho.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City May 29 through June 4.

Three Teams Ranked Among Top 25 Polls

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

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 5, followed by No. 12 Nebraska and No. 20 Minnesota, which moved up four spots. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 7, followed by No. 11 Nebraska and No. 21 Minnesota. Northwestern also received votes in the coaches' poll.

The Big Ten softball season resumes this Friday (Feb. 21), with Michigan heading to the FAU Kickoff Classic in Boca Raton, Fla., Nebraska traveling to the H Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., Minnesota playing in the UNCG Spartan Classic in Greensboro, N.C., and Northwestern competing in the Mary Nutter Classic, also in Cathedral City.

Sunday's Softball Results

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Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin all picked up wins on Sunday's Big Ten softball slate.

Georgia State 4, Indiana 3 (Panther Invitational)
Iowa 9, Drake 0 [6 INNINGS] (Getterman Classic)
#4/6 Michigan 6, Boston College 5 (Ragin' Cajun Invite)
#8/9 Nebraska 7, Sam Houston State 1 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
Penn State 9, George Washington 1 [5 INNINGS] (Tiger Invite)
Purdue 11, Towson 7 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Wisconsin 9, Florida Gulf Coast 1 [6 INNINGS] (FIU Tournament)
#1/2 Florida 15, #24/22 Minnesota 2 [6 INNINGS] (Sportco Kick-Off Classic)
Ohio State 9, Utah Valley 0 [6 INNINGS] (Easton Desert Classic)
East Tennessee State 6, Indiana 0 (Panther Invitational)
Northwestern 11, Penn State 1 [5 INNINGS] (Tiger Invite)
USF 2, Illinois 1 (USF Tournament)
#7/11 Oklahoma 7, Michigan State 6 (Littlewood Classic)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Sunday, Feb. 16
Indiana vs. Georgia State (Panther Invitational), 10 a.m. ET
Iowa vs. Drake (Getterman Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Michigan vs. Boston College (Ragin' Cajun Invite), 10 a.m. ET
Nebraska vs. Sam Houston State (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Penn State vs. George Washington (Tiger Invite), 10 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. Towson (Kickin' Chicken Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Florida Gulf Coast (FIU Tournament), 10 a.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Florida (Sportco Kick-Off Classic), Noon ET
Ohio State vs. Utah Valley (Easton Desert Classic), Noon ET
Indiana vs. East Tennessee State (Panther Invitational), 12:15 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. Penn State (Tiger Invite), 12:30 p.m. ET
Illinois at USF (USF Tournament), 1:30 p.m. ET
Michigan State vs. Oklahoma (Littlewood Classic), 3:30 p.m. ET

All times Eastern

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan and Northwestern both defeated ranked foes, while Minnesota remained undefeated on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, Feb. 15
Illinois 15, Binghamton 2 [5 INNINGS] (USF Tournament)
#2/1 Tennessee 10, Illinois (USF Tournament)
Georgia Tech 5, Indiana 1 (Panther Invitational)
Tennessee-Martin 7, Indiana 1 (Panther Invitational)
UAB 6, Iowa 1 [9 INNINGS] (Getterman Classic)
#T14/16 Baylor 2, Iowa 0 (Getterman Classic)
#4/6 Michigan 7, Central Arkansas 0 (Ragin' Cajun Invite)
#4/6 Michigan 15, #20/20 Louisiana-Lafayette 1 [5 INNINGS] (Ragin' Cajun Invite)
#3/3 Washington 8, MIchigan State 0 [5 INNINGS] (Littlewood Classic)
Minnesota 13, BYU 6 (Sportco Kick-Off Classic)
Minnesota 11, Boise State 2 [5 INNINGS] (Sportco Kick-Off Classic)
Stephen F. Austin 1, #8/9 Nebraska 0 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
#8/9 Nebraska 2, Sam Houston State 0 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
Northwestern 2, #19/18 South Alabama 1 (Tiger Invite)
Northwestern 10, George Washington 3 (Tiger Invite)
#1/2 Florida 19, Ohio State 2 [5 INNINGS] (Easton Desert Classic)
#10/10 Oregon 9, Ohio State 0 [6 INNINGS] (Easton Desert Classic)
Purdue 13, Virginia 3 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Towson 8, Purdue 0 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Wisconsin 8, FIU 0 [5 INNINGS] (FIU Tournament) (Game One)
FIU 5, Wisconsin 2 (FIU Tournament)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches
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