Big Ten Spring Football Schedule

Ohio State and quarterback Braxton Miller begin spring practice on March 28.

Ohio State and quarterback Braxton Miller begin spring practice on March 28.

Feb. 22, 2012

Big Ten football teams return to action in March with the start of spring football practice, culminating with spring games or controlled scrimmages in April. Indiana and Northwestern will be the first two teams to take the field on Saturday, March 3, while Ohio State will be the last program to begin spring practice on Wednesday, March 28. Seven schools will conclude practice with spring games or controlled scrimmages on Saturday, April 14, including the Illini, Hoosiers, Hawkeyes, Wolverines, Cornhuskers, Wildcats and Boilermakers. Minnesota and Penn State will play their spring games on Saturday, April 21. The Big Ten spring football season will conclude with the two teams that played in the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game, Michigan State and Wisconsin, hosting their spring games on Saturday, April 28. The complete Big Ten spring football schedule appears below.

2012 BIG TEN FOOTBALL SPRING PRACTICE AND GAME DATES

LEGENDS DIVISION
Iowa - practice begins March 21, controlled scrimmage on April 14
Michigan - practice begins March 17, spring game on April 14
Michigan State - practice begins March 27, spring game on April 28
Minnesota - practice begins March 22, spring game on April 21
Nebraska - practice begins March 10, spring game on April 14
Northwestern - practice begins March 3, spring game on April 14

LEADERS DIVISION
Illinois - practice begins March 7, spring game on April 14
Indiana - practice begins March 3, spring game on April 14
Ohio State - practice begins March 28, spring game on April 21
Penn State - practice begins March 26, spring game on April 21
Purdue - practice begins March 7, spring game on April 14
Wisconsin - practice begins March 22, spring game on April 28