2005 Big Ten Softball Tournament Previews




For the eighth time in 11 years, the Big Ten Softball Tournament will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The host Michigan Wolverines edged out the Northwestern Wildcats with a two-game series sweep to close out the regular season. The second seeded Northwestern Wildcats will open the tournament with No. 7 Purdue. Northwestern swept the season series between the two. The No. 1 Michigan Wolverines will play the tournament's first day's nightcap by facing instate rival Michigan State, the eighth seed.

Click on the game below for a preview of the action.
Thursday, May 12

  • 5:00 p.m. -- Game 1 -- #2 Northwestern vs. #7 Purdue
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Game 2 -- #1 Michigan vs. #8 Michigan State

  • Friday, May 13
  • 12:00 p.m. -- Game 3 -- #3 Iowa vs. #6 Penn State
  • 2:30 p.m. -- Game 4 -- #4 Ohio State vs. #5 Wisconsin
  • 5:00 p.m. -- Game 5 --#2 Northwestern vs. #3 Iowa
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Game 6 -- #1 Michigan vs. #5 Wisconsin
    • Saturday, May 14
    • 2:30 p.m. -- Championship -- #1 Michigan vs. #3 Iowa


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