Softball Weekly Central
March 7, 2018


With conference play looming in two weeks, Big Ten softball programs continue to make preparations for the rugged conference slate with challenging non-league action around the country this week. Many of the games featuring Big Ten schools can be seen on the BTN2Go platform and BTN2Go app, as well as the WatchESPN platform or FloSoftball.

Fans are reminded that with constantly shifting weather and other factors, game times, locations and TV coverage are subject to change. The best place to get updated information on Big Ten softball program schedules is through their official school web sites or their official social media channels.

DATE GAME LOCATION RECAP
March 7, 2018 (Wed.) Illinois 4, at Bradley 3 Peoria, IL RECAP
at Lamar 8, Penn State 3 Beaumont, TX RECAP
March 8, 2018 (Thurs.) at #21/RV Long Beach State 4, Michigan State 2 Long Beach, CA RECAP
#NR/RV Utah 7, at Maryland 1 College Park, MD RECAP
March 9, 2018 (Fri.) #RV Nebraska 7, Green Bay 0 Lawrence, KS RECAP
Northwestern 1, Iowa State 0 Houston, TX RECAP
#3/3 UCLA 10, Michigan State 0 (5 inn.) Long Beach, CA RECAP
Wisconsin 2, #24/25 USC Upstate 0 Tucson, AZ RECAP
#RV Nebraska 6, Northern Iowa 3 Lawrence, KS RECAP
Indiana 5, Illinois State 2 Norman, OK RECAP
Purdue 4, Saint Francis (Pa.) 3 Oklahoma City, OK RECAP
at #9/9 Arizona 1, Wisconsin 0 Tucson, AZ RECAP
Miami (Ohio) 2, at Maryland 0 College Park, MD RECAP
at #22/21 Michigan 7, Stony Brook 0 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
Northwestern 13, Penn State 0 (6 inn.)
(non-conference game)
Houston, TX RECAP
#16/19 Ohio State 7, San Diego State 0 Long Beach, CA RECAP
at #RV/23 Mississippi State 9, Illinois 5 Starkville, MS RECAP
#RV/24 Oklahoma State 7, Purdue 0 Oklahoma City, OK RECAP
Jacksonville 2, at Maryland 0 College Park, MD RECAP
#22/21 Michigan 7, at Florida Atlantic 1 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
at #5/6 Oklahoma 9, Indiana 3 Norman, OK RECAP
at #RV/23 Mississippi State 12, Illinois 1 (5 inn.) Starkville, MS RECAP
Stony Brook 5, Rutgers 2 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
at #14/14 Arizona State 6, #RV/RV Minnesota 0 Tempe, AZ RECAP
March 10, 2018 (Sat.) #22/21 Michigan 3, Ball State 2 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
Lipscomb 9, Penn State 1 Houston, TX RECAP
#22/21 Michigan 3, Pittsburgh 2 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
UMass Lowell vs. Illinois Starkville, MS CANCELLED
Michigan State 6, San Diego State 5 Long Beach, CA RECAP
Purdue 2, Pacific 1 Oklahoma City, OK RECAP
#NR/RV Utah 6, at Maryland 2 College Park, MD RECAP
Nebraska 3, Tulsa 2 Lawrence, KS RECAP
Northwestern 6, Penn State 4
(non-conference game)
Houston, TX RECAP
at #9/9 Arizona 9, Wisconsin 3 Tucson, AZ RECAP
Illinois State 6, Indiana 1 Norman, OK RECAP
Iowa 5, Georgetown 0 Phoenix, AZ RECAP
#16/19 Ohio State 6, San Jose State 3 (8 inn.) Long Beach, CA RECAP
Rutgers 7, Pittsburgh 5 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
Nebraska 5, at Kansas 1 Lawrence, KS RECAP
at Maryland 4, Yale 2 College Park, MD RECAP
Iowa 12, at Grand Canyon 1 (5 inn.) Phoenix, AZ RECAP
#16/19 Ohio State 3, Cal State Fullerton 1 Long Beach, CA RECAP
Florida A&M 4, Rutgers 1 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
UConn 7, Purdue 1 Oklahoma City, OK RECAP
Wisconsin 6, South Dakota 3 Tucson, AZ RECAP
Northwestern 5, at #RV Houston 4 Houston, TX RECAP
#RV/RV Minnesota 8, Georgetown 0 (6 inn.) Phoenix, AZ RECAP
#RV/RV Minnesota 10, at Grand Canyon 2 Phoenix, AZ RECAP
March 11, 2018 (Sun.) Northwestern 11, Lipscomb 3 Houston, TX RECAP
Iowa 2, Georgetown 0 Phoenix, AZ RECAP
#22/21 Michigan 6, Florida A&M 2 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
Illinois 4, UMass Lowell 3 Starkville, MS RECAP
#18/17 South Carolina 7, Indiana 3 Norman, OK RECAP
San Diego 7, Wisconsin 4 Tucson, AZ RECAP
Iowa State 3, Penn State 0 Houston, TX RECAP
#3/3 UCLA 11, #16/19 Ohio State 0 (5 inn.) Long Beach, CA RECAP
Drake 1, Purdue 0 Oklahoma City, OK RECAP
at #RV Houston 3, Penn State 0 Houston, TX RECAP
Rutgers 7, UTEP 2 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
at Grand Canyon 1, Iowa 0 Phoenix, AZ RECAP
at #14/14 Arizona State 9, #RV/RV Minnesota 1 (5 inn.) Tempe, AZ RECAP
UMKC vs. Nebraska Lawrence, KS CANCELLED
Rutgers 4, LIU Brooklyn 1 Boca Raton, FL RECAP
at #14/14 Arizona State 4, #RV/RV Minnesota 0 Tempe, AZ RECAP

NOTES: All games and times subject to change (check team web sites and social media channels for latest updates) … rankings are from the March 5 NFCA/USA Softball polls (RV - receiving votes/NR - not ranked; when only one ranking is listed, it is from the NFCA poll)