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Wednesday's Softball Results

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On Wednesday's Big Ten softball slate, Michigan and Purdue split their doubleheader in West Lafayette, while Ohio State swept visiting Penn State. Indiana pulled away from Louisville in a non-conference affair. 

Wednesday, April 23
Purdue 3, #3/4 Michigan 2 (Game 1)
#3/4 Michigan 11, Purdue 0 (6 innings) (Game 2)
Ohio State 3, Penn State 1 (Game 1)
Ohio State 3, Penn State 1 (Game 2)

Indiana 8, Louisville 3
Iowa 6, Iowa State 6 (ended in tie due to darkness)
Central Michigan 6, Michigan State 4

North Dakota at #13/12 Minnesota (Game 1) - CANCELED
North Dakota at #13/12 Minnesota (Game 2) - CANCELED
#19/19 Nebraska at Creighton - CANCELED

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State, which clinched the outright Big Ten Championship last Friday, claimed the No. 2 spot this week. Illinois (No. 12) and Penn State (No. 24) joined Ohio State in the top 25, followed by Northwestern (No. 32), Purdue (No. 34) and Michigan (No. 43) in the top 50. Minnesota checks in at No. 55, with Michigan State (No. 61), Indiana (No. 67) and Nebraska (No. 69) also within the top 70.

Individually, 15 Big Ten men's tennis players and 10 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
7. Peter Kobelt, OSU
8. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
17. Farris Gosea, ILL
37. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
42. Leandro Toledo, MINN
46. Raleigh Smith, NU
56. Tim Kopinski, ILL
97. Herkko Pollanen, OSU
110. Dusty Boyer, NEB
111. Alex Petrone, MICH
113. Sam Monette, IND
117. Oskar Wikberg, WIS
120. Sam Shropshire, NU
123. Hunter Callahan, OSU
124. Jonas Dierckx, IOWA

Doubles
4. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
5. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
27. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
28. Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith, NU
32. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
33. Russell Bader/Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
53. Sam Monette/Daniel Bednarczyk, IND
57. Peter Kobelt/Ralf Steinbach, OSU
73. Ricky Medinilla/Szymon Tatarczyk, PUR
90. Farris Gosea/Alex Jesse, ILL

For the complete polls, click here.

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 16. Michigan joins Northwestern in the top 20, checking in at No. 17, followed by Ohio State (No. 36), Illinois (No. 37), Purdue (No. 41) and Indiana (No. 48) in the top 50. Minnesota (No. 65) and Michigan State (No. 75) round out the Big Ten contingent.

Individually, eight Big Ten women's tennis players and nine doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below. 

Singles
10. Emina Bektas, MICH
22. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
37. Veronica Corning, NU
41. Belinda Niu, NU
81. Gabriella De Santis, OSU
89. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
124. Sarah Lee, MICH
125. Amy Zhu, MICH

Doubles

17. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
28. Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett, NU
33. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
58. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
64. Grainne O'Neill/Noelle Malley, OSU
75. Erin Faulkner/Marina Bohrer, MSU
80. Ronit Yurovsky/Laura Ucros, MICH
83. Ferny Angeles Paz/Miho Kowase, OSU
85. Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton, NU

For the complete polls, click here.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten women's rowing teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches poll, released on Wednesday. Ohio State leads conference squads, checking in at No. 3, while Michigan joins the Buckeyes in the top 10, as the Wolverines are tied for seventh place. Indiana jumped seven spots to No. 13, while Wisconsin follows at No. 15. Iowa, Michigan State and Minnesota were all receiving votes.

For the complete ranking, click here.


Wednesday's Softball Schedule

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Wednesday's Big Ten softball slate features 10 games, including Purdue hosting Michigan in a doubleheader, and Ohio State entertaining Penn State in a twinbill.

Wednesday, April 23
#3/4 Michigan at Purdue, 1 p.m.
#3/4 Michigan at Purdue, 3 p.m.
Penn State at Ohio State, 4 p.m.
Iowa at Iowa State, 5 p.m.
Central Michigan at Michigan State, 5 p.m.
North Dakota at #13/12 Minnesota, 5 p.m. (BTDN)
Louisville at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Penn State at Ohio State, 6 p.m.
North Dakota at #13/12 Minnesota, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
#19/19 Nebraska at Creighton, 7 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Northwestern Sweeps Illinois

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Northwestern extended its winning streak to six games with a pair of wins at Illinois on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, April 22
rv/#25 Northwestern 6, Illinois 3 (Game 1)
rv/#25 Northwestern 9, Illinois 0 (6 innings) (Game 2)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

In The Polls

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The Penn State women's outdoor track & field team is ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions check in at No. 16.

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In The Polls

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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, checking in at No. 6. Nebraska is ranked No. 12 and Penn State follows at No. 19.

For the complete poll, click here.

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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The latest college softball top 25 polls were released on Tuesday, with Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin representing the Big Ten.

In the NFCA coaches' poll, Michigan checks in at No. 4, followed by No. 12 Minnesota, No. 19 Nebraska and No. 25 Northwestern. Wisconsin is also receiving votes. In the USA Softball ballot, Michigan remains at No. 3, followed by No. 13 Minnesota and No. 19 Nebraska. Northwestern and Wisconsin also received votes in the USA Softball ballot.

This week's Big Ten schedule gets underway on Tuesday, with Illinois hosting Northwestern in a doubleheader on BTN. Two more twinbills will be held on Wednesday, with Purdue hosting first-place Michigan and Ohio State entertaining Penn State. All 12 teams will be in action in conference series this weekend, beginning with a full slate on Friday.

Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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The Big Ten softball week kicks off on Tuesday, with Illinois hosting Northwestern in a doubleheader that can be seen on BTN.

Tuesday, April 22
rv/#25 Northwestern at Illinois, 5 p.m. (BTN)
rv/#25 Northwestern at Illinois, 7 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches