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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

Monday's Softball Results

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Wisconsin defeated Louisville, while Iowa dropped a series-ending 3-0 decision at Texas on Monday's Big Ten softball slate.

Monday, March 17
Wisconsin 4, Louisville 1
Texas 3, Iowa 0

Monday's Softball Schedule

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Iowa and Wisconsin will both be in action on Monday, with the Hawkeyes looking to capture a series win at Texas and the Badgers taking on host Louisville in an afternoon doubleheader.

Monday, March 17
Wisconsin at Louisville (DH), Noon
Iowa at Texas, 8 p.m.

All times Eastern

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State each posted a pair of wins on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, March 15
North Dakota State 7, Illinois 4 (Fighting Illini Classic)
Illinois 6, Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Fighting Illini Classic)
Indiana 6, Wright State 1 (Hoosier Classic)
UIC 10, Indiana 9 (Hoosier Classic)
Texas 9, Iowa 1 (5 innings)
Michigan 12, Kent State 4 [6 innings] (Class Act Federal Credit Union Classic)
Michigan 9, Louisville 1 (Class Act Federal Credit Union Classic)
UIC 4, Michigan State 3 (Hoosier Classic)
Michigan State 6, Toledo 5 (10 innings)
Minnesota 2, Troy 0 (Chanticleer Showdown)
Minnesota 2, Coastal Carolina (Chanticleer Showdown)
Nebraska 10, Northern Illinois 2 (6 innings) (Jayhawk Invitational)
Nebraska 1, Kansas 0 (Jayhawk Invitational)
Ohio State 4, Pacific 1 (Fresno State Classic)
Ohio State 5, St. Mary's 0 (Fresno State Classic)
Wagner 4, Penn State 2 (Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament)
Penn State 5, Yale 0 (Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament)
Purdue 10, Quinnipiac 2 (USF Invitational)
Baylor 5, Purdue 4 (USF Invitational)
Kent State 5, Wisconsin 2 (Louisville Classic)
Wisconsin 6, Iowa State 3 (Louisville Classic)



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