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Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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Four games are on Tuesday's Big Ten softball schedule, including Iowa hosting Minnesota in a doubleheader on BTN.

Tuesday, April 8    
#14/14 Minnesota at Iowa, 4 p.m. (BTN)
Western Michigan at #4/5 Michigan, 6 p.m.
#14/14 Minnesota at Iowa, 6 p.m. (BTN)
Nebraska-Omaha at #19/22 Nebraska, 6 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches
 

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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In the latest national polls, four Big Ten softball teams appeared among the top 25 of the NFCA Coaches poll, while four conference squads received top 25 nods in the USA Softball ballot. In the coaches' poll, Michigan and Minnesota remained at No. 5 and No. 14, respectively, followed by No. 22 Nebraska and No. 23 Northwestern. In the USA Softball ballot, Michigan improved to No. 4, followed by 14th-ranked Minnesota, No. 19 Nebraska and No. 25 Northwestern.

Michigan is riding a 15-game winning streak, and will host Western Michigan on Tuesday before opening a three-game series against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich., this weekend. Minnesota will visit Iowa for a doubleheader tonight before welcoming Northwestern to Minneapolis for a weekend series. Nebraska will take on Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday and challenge Northern Iowa on Wednesday. The Huskers will host Iowa in Big Ten action this weekend.  

Penn State Appears in USTFCCCA Poll

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The Penn State women's outdoor track & field team is ranked No. 14 in the latest USTFCCCA poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions moved up three spots from the preseason rankings.

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Three Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference squads, coming in at No. 6. Nebraska checks in at No. 14 and Penn State is ranked No. 20.

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Sunday's Softball Results

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On Sunday's Big Ten softball slate, Iowa topped Northwestern, Michigan swept a doubleheader versus Ohio State and Wisconsin salvaged a doubleheader split versus Minnesota.

Sunday, April 6
#20/20 Nebraska 12, Illinois 3 (5 innings)
Iowa 4, rv/#23 Northwestern 3
#5/5 Michigan 10, Ohio State 0 (5 innings)
#5/5 Michigan 9, Ohio State 1 (6 innings)
Penn State 6, Michigan State 0
Wisconsin 2, #14/14 Minnesota 1
#14/14 Minnesota 3, Wisconsin 0
Indiana 5, Purdue 2

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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All 12 Big Ten softball teams will be in action on Sunday, with Michigan and Minnesota hosting doubleheaders.

Sunday, April 6
Indiana at Purdue, Noon
#20/20 Nebraska at Illinois, 1 p.m.
Ohio State at #5/5 Michigan (DH), 1 p.m.
Penn State at Michigan State, 1 p.m.
rv/#23 Northwestern at Iowa, 2 p.m.
Wisconsin at #14/14 Minnesota (DH), 3 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Softball Results

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Purdue and Northwestern both recorded doubleheader sweeps on Saturday to highlight the Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, April 5
Illinois 11, #20/20 Nebraska 4 (Game 1)
#20/20 Nebraska 9, Illinois 5 (Game 2)
Purdue 4, Indiana 1 (Game 1)
Purdue 4, Indiana 1 (Game 2)
Penn State 7, Michigan State 3
rv/#23 Northwestern 6, Iowa 4
rv/#23 Northwestern 4, Iowa 1
#5/5 Michigan 1, Ohio State 0

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches 

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Nine Big Ten softball games are scheduled for Saturday, with Illinois, Iowa and Purdue hosting doubleheaders.

Saturday, April 5

Penn State at Michigan State, 1 p.m.
Indiana at Purdue (DH), 1 p.m.
#20/20 Nebraska at Illinois (DH), 2 p.m.
rv/#23 Northwestern at Iowa (DH), 3 p.m.
Ohio State at #5/5 Michigan, 2 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches 

Penn State Tops Michigan State

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In the only completed game on Friday's Big Ten softball slate, Penn State posted a 9-3 win over Michigan State in East Lansing. The Michigan vs. Ohio State and Purdue-Indiana contests were postponed due to inclement weather.

Friday, April 4
Penn State 9, Michigan State 3

Weekend Schedule

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April 4
Minnesota at Ohio State - 3 p.m. ET
Wisconsin at Penn State - 4 p.m. ET

April 5
Illinois at Michigan State - 12 p.m. ET
Nebraska at Indiana - 11 a.m. ET
Iowa at Purdue - 12 p.m. ET
Northwestern at Michigan - 12 p.m. ET

April 6
Illinois at Michigan - 12 p.m. ET
Iowa at Indiana - 11 a.m. ET
Northwestern at Michigan State - 11 a.m. ET
Minnesota at Penn State - 11 a.m. ET
Nebraska at Purdue - 12 p.m. ET
Wisconsin at Ohio State - 12 p.m. ET

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