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Weekend Schedule

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Saturday, March 22
Dayton & Duquesne at INDIANA - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA, Duke & Kansas at Clemson - Clemson, S.C.

Sunday, March 23
MINNESOTA at Tennessee - Knoxville, Tenn.

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Thirty-one Big Ten student-athletes in 12 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of March 17. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Tanner Lubach, NEB
Pitcher of the Week - Kyle Hart, IND
Freshman of the Week - Travis Lakins, OSU

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Robert Jacobsen, WIS

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Grave Choi, MICH

Men's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Matt McGrath, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Sean Melton, OSU

Women's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Emily Wong, NEB
Event Specialist of the Week - Amber See, ILL
Freshman of the Week - Nicole Artz, MICH

Hockey
First Star - Matt Berry, MSU
Second Star - Andrew Copp, MICH
Third Star - Brady Skjei, MINN

Women's Rowing
Boat of the Week - Wisconsin First Varsity Eight (Marie Hebert, Gillian Cooper, Nicole Hettmann, Anne Rauschert, Steph Malchine, Brianna Dahm, Pamela Schommer, Kristine Kammers, Margo Grover, Monica Whitehouse)

Softball
Player of the Week - Taylor Hassenbach, MICH
Pitcher of the Week - Sara Moulton, MINN
Freshman of the Week - CaraMia Tsirigos, IND

Men's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Peter Kobelt, OSU

Women's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Ruth Seaborne, IOWA

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Track Athlete of the Week - Andrew Kendrick, PUR
Field Athlete of the Week - Coy Blair, PUR

Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Aarin Jones, PUR
Field Athlete of the Week - Nikki Nunn, PUR

Women's Golf Schedule

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March 21-23  
PURDUE at LSU Tiger Classic (Baton Rouge, La.)

March 24-25  
ILLINOIS at Briars Creek Invitational (Johns Island, S.C.)
INDIANA at Briars Creek Invitational (Johns Island, S.C.)
PENN STATE at Briars Creek Invitational (Johns Island, S.C.)
WISCONSIN at Briars Creek Invitational (Johns Island, S.C.)

Men's Golf Schedule

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March 20-22  
NEBRASKA at Desert Shootout (Goodyear, Ariz.)

March 21-23  
IOWA at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Tempe, Ariz.)

March 22-23  
MICHIGAN STATE at Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.)

March 23-25  
PENN STATE at C&F Intercollegiate (Williamsburg, V.A.)
WISCONSIN at Hootie at Bulls Bay (Awendaw, S.C.)

March 24-25  
ILLINOIS at Floridian Collegiate Invitational (Palm City, Fla.)
MINNESOTA at Duck Classic (Eugene, Ore.)
PURDUE at Lone Star Invitational (San Antonio, Texas)

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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