Softball Weekly Central
April 10, 2018


With eight Big Ten schools in the top 60 of this week's NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), every game is important as the majority of conference programs reach the midpoint of the 2018 Big Ten season this week. The conference standings remain tight as the top 12 schools battle for a spot in this year's Big Ten Tournament that will take place May 10-12 at Goodman Diamond in Madison, Wisconsin.

Several of this week's games featuring Big Ten schools will be televised on BTN, BTN Plus, BTN2Go and the BTN2Go app, with other airing on ESPNU, WatchESPN and the ESPN app. As a reminder, outside factors (including weather and travel delays) can affect game dates, times and television coverage. Fans should follow each school's official athletics web site and/or its official softball social media accounts for Dates, start times and television coverage can change due to several factors, such as weather or travel delays for the latest information on Big Ten softball schedules.

DATE GAME (TV) LOCATION RECAP
Apr. 10, 2018
(Tues.)
at Indiana 7, Butler 2 (BTN Plus) Bloomington, IN RECAP
• Iowa 2, at #NR/RV Nebraska 1 (BTN/BTN2Go) Lincoln, NE RECAP
at #17/16 Michigan 4, Eastern Michigan 0 Ann Arbor, MI RECAP
Butler 4, at Indiana 1 (BTN Plus) Bloomington, IN RECAP
• at #NR/RV Nebraska 3, Iowa 0 (BTN/BTN2Go) Lincoln, NE RECAP
Apr. 11, 2018
(Wed.)
Saint Francis (Pa.) 3, at Maryland 0 (BTN Plus) College Park, MD RECAP
at Purdue 8, Indiana State 6 (BTN Plus) West Lafayette, IN RECAP
at Wisconsin 8, Green Bay 0 (6 inn.) (BTN Plus) Madison, WI RECAP
• at #22/22 Ohio State 9, Penn State 1 (6 inn.) (BTN/BTN2Go) Columbus, OH RECAP
at Maryland 7, Saint Francis (Pa.) 4 (BTN Plus) College Park, MD RECAP
• at #17/16 Michigan 1, Michigan State 0 (ESPNU/WatchESPN) Ann Arbor, MI RECAP
Indiana State 3, at Purdue 2 (BTN Plus) West Lafayette, IN RECAP
at Wisconsin 10, Green Bay 2 (5 inn.) (BTN Plus) Madison, WI RECAP
• at #22/22 Ohio State 7, Penn State 4 (BTN/BTN2Go) Columbus, OH RECAP
Apr. 13, 2018
(Fri.)
• at Northwestern 10, #22/22 Ohio State 2 (6 inn.) (BTN/BTN2Go) Evanston, IL RECAP
• Minnesota 6, at Iowa 2 (9 inn.) (BTN Plus) Iowa City, IA RECAP
• Indiana 10, at Maryland 1 (5 inn.) (BTN Plus) College Park, MD RECAP
• at #17/16 Michigan 11, Rutgers 1 (5 inn.) (BTN Plus) Ann Arbor, MI RECAP
• at Penn State 8, Michigan State 6 University Park, PA RECAP
• Illinois at Wisconsin (BTN Plus) Madison, WI CANCELLED
• at #NR/RV Nebraska 8, Purdue 7 (8 inn.) (BTN Plus) Lincoln, NE RECAP
Apr. 14, 2018
(Sat.)
• at Wisconsin 4, Illinois 2 (BTN Plus) Madison, WI RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/12 as DH)
• Indiana 9, at Maryland 3 (BTN Plus) College Park, MD RECAP
• at #17/16 Michigan 9, Rutgers 2 (BTN Plus) Ann Arbor, MI RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/13 as DH)
• at #NR/RV Nebraska 10, Purdue 1 (5 inn.) (BTN Plus) Lincoln, NE RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/13 as DH)
• at Northwestern 14, #22/22 Ohio State 6 (6 inn.) (BTN Plus) Evanston, IL RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/15)
• Minnesota 11, at Iowa 1 (5 inn.) (BTN Plus) Iowa City, IA RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/13 as DH)
• Michigan State 7, at Penn State 1 University Park, PA RECAP
Apr. 15, 2018
(Sun.)
• Indiana 9, at Maryland 1 (BTN Plus) College Park, MD RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/14 as DH)
• Rutgers at #17/16 Michigan (ESPNU/WatchESPN) Ann Arbor, MI CANCELLED
• Purdue at #NR/RV Nebraska (BTN Plus) Lincoln, NE CANCELLED
• #22/22 Ohio State at Northwestern (BTN Plus) Evanston, IL CANCELLED
• Michigan State 6, at Penn State 2 (BTN Plus) University Park, PA RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/14 as DH)
• at Wisconsin 6, Illinois 2 (BTN Plus) Madison, WI RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/12 as DH)
• Minnesota 8, at Iowa 0 (6 inn.) (BTN Plus) Iowa City, IA RECAP
(Rescheduled to 4/12)

NOTES: Conference games are listed with a bullet point (•) … all games and times subject to change (check team web sites and social media channels for latest updates) ... rankings are from the April 10 NFCA/USA Softball polls (RV - receiving votes/NR - not ranked; when only one ranking is listed, it is from the NFCA poll)