Softball Weekly Central
March 13, 2018


With the first day of spring and the start of Big Ten regular-season play a week away, many conference softball programs are heading out on one final pre-conference road swing this week. Many Big Ten schools are also in the midst of their spring break trips to such locations as Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia and even Hawai'i, while others are opening their home schedules this week.

Fans can watch several home games featuring Big Ten programs streaming through BTN Plus, BTN2Go and the BTN2Go app. In addition, some of this week's games with Big Ten schools will be broadcast on the WatchESPN platform and FloSoftball.

As a reminder, the following schedule of games is tentative, with dates, times, locations and television coverage subject to change due to weather or other factors. Please consult each Big Ten school's official athletics web site and/or its official softball social media accounts for the latest schedule information.

DATE GAME LOCATION RECAP
Mar. 13, 2018
(Tues.)
#17/18 Ohio State 2, at Loyola Marymount 1 (8 inn.) Los Angeles, CA RECAP
#17/18 Ohio State 7, at Loyola Marymount 0 Los Angeles, CA RECAP
#RV Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE POSTPONED to 4/3
Mar. 14, 2018
(Wed.)
#17/18 Ohio State 5, at Cal State Northridge 1 Northridge, CA RECAP
Illinois 5, Missouri 2 St. Charles, MO RECAP
at #RV Nebraska 8, South Dakota State 2 Lincoln, NE RECAP
Illinois 9, Missouri 6 St. Charles, MO RECAP
Iowa 3, at #13/10 Arizona State 1 Tempe, AZ RECAP
Rutgers 5, at Florida Atlantic 4 (15 inn.) Boca Raton, FL RECAP
at #RV Nebraska 12, South Dakota State 3 (5 inn.) Lincoln, NE RECAP
at #24/23 Kentucky 15, Indiana 2 (5 inn.) Lexington, KY RECAP
at #13/10 Arizona State 9, Iowa 0 (5 inn.) Tempe, AZ RECAP
#RV/RV Minnesota 1, at #9/9 Arizona 0 (8 inn.) Tucson, AZ RECAP
Mar. 16, 2018
(Fri.)
Bucknell 5, Rutgers 1 Macon, GA RECAP
#RV Wichita State 12, Iowa 5 Omaha, NE RECAP
Purdue 4, #RV Texas Tech 3 Riverside, CA RECAP
at Indiana 5, Illinois-Chicago 3 Bloomington, IN RECAP
#RV Nebraska 4, Grand Canyon 1 Fullerton, CA RECAP
Purdue 4, at UC Riverside 3 Riverside, CA RECAP
at Indiana 4, Green Bay 3 Bloomington, IN RECAP
at Mercer 6, Rutgers 3 Macon, GA RECAP
Cal State Northridge 10, #RV Nebraska 5 Fullerton, CA RECAP
#4/4 Tennessee 7, Maryland 1 Honolulu, HI RECAP
at #NR/RV New Mexico State 3, #RV/RV Minnesota 0 Las Cruces, NM RECAP
Grand Canyon 7, #17/18 Ohio State 6 Fullerton, CA RECAP
Kent State 6, at Penn State 5 University Park, PA RECAP
Illinois 10, at Fresno State 9 Fresno, CA RECAP
Maryland 5, Cleveland State 4 (8 inn.) Honolulu, HI RECAP
Illinois 8, at Fresno State 5 (9 inn.) Fresno, CA RECAP
#17/18 Ohio State 6, at Cal State Fullerton 2 Fullerton, CA RECAP
Mar. 17, 2018
(Sat.)
#NR/RV Northwestern 5, Illinois-Chicago 3 Bloomington, IN RECAP
#19/19 Michigan 7, Dayton 0 Oxford, OH RECAP
Iowa 3, #RV Wichita State 2 Omaha, NE RECAP
Idaho State 6, Purdue 1 Riverside, CA RECAP
Rutgers 8, at Mercer 5 Macon, GA RECAP
Iowa 4, at Creighton 3 Omaha, NE RECAP
#NR/RV Northwestern 9, at Indiana 2
(non-conference game)
Bloomington, IN RECAP
at Penn State 6, Kent State 5 University Park, PA RECAP
#5/5 Oklahoma 8, #RV Nebraska 0 (6 inn.) Fullerton, CA RECAP
Cal Poly 4, Illinois 3 (8 inn.) Fresno, CA RECAP
#19/19 Michigan 7, at Miami (Ohio) 0 Oxford, OH RECAP
#RV/RV Minnesota 7, at #NR/RV New Mexico State 0 Las Cruces, NM RECAP
Austin Peay 7, Rutgers 0 Macon, GA RECAP
Maryland 2, North Dakota 1 Honolulu, HI RECAP
#RV Texas Tech 4, Purdue 3 Riverside, CA RECAP
Illinois 5, Cal Poly 3 Fresno, CA RECAP
#RV/RV Minnesota 15, at #NR/RV New Mexico State 5 Las Cruces, NM RECAP
#RV Nebraska 7, at Cal State Fullerton 1 Fullerton, CA RECAP
#4/4 Tennessee 10, Maryland 0 Honolulu, HI RECAP
#17/18 Ohio State 4, Cal State Northridge 2 Fullerton, CA RECAP
Mar. 18, 2018
(Sun.)
#19/19 Michigan 14, Robert Morris 0 (5 inn.) Oxford, OH RECAP
Green Bay 5, at Indiana 2 Bloomington, IN RECAP
Rutgers 10, Bucknell 9 Macon, GA RECAP
Purdue 3, Idaho State 0 Riverside, CA RECAP
#19/19 Michigan 7, Fort Wayne 0 Oxford, OH RECAP
#RV Nebraska 1, DePaul 0 Fullerton, CA RECAP
at Indiana 8, Illinois-Chicago 4 Bloomington, IN RECAP
#5/5 Oklahoma 5, #17/18 Ohio State 0 Fullerton, CA RECAP
at Penn State 11, Kent State 10 (9 inn.) University Park, PA RECAP
Maryland 7, at Hawaii 6 Honolulu, HI 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 12 NFCA/USA Softball polls (RV - receiving votes/NR - not ranked; when only one ranking is listed, it is from the NFCA poll)