Day 1: Big Ten Softball Tournament recaps and video

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Day 1: Big Ten Softball Tournament recaps and video

The 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament got underway Thursday with four outstanding games.

In the first game, Ohio State topped Rutgers 5-0 to advance to a Friday game against Northwestern.

Illinois followed that with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Michigan State. The Illini will play No. 2 Minnesota in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday.

No. 5 Nebraska cruised to an impressive 8-0 victory over No. 12 Purdue. The Huskers will advance to play No. 4 Penn State.

No. 9 Indiana closed out the action with a 4-0 win over No. 8 Wisconsin. Indiana will play No. 1-seeded Michigan in the Friday nightcap.

All 11 games of the tournament at Penn State air live on BTN/BTN2Go. BTN.com will tweet selected in-game highlights and post them to Twitter throughout the tournament (follow @SoftballonBTN). Find your school account here. We also list the Big Ten school softball accounts on this list.

[ MORE: View Penn State’s tournament central page | BTN softball schedule ]

THURSDAY (all times ET)

No. 6 Ohio State 5, No. 11 Rutgers 0 – Watch replay on BTN2Go | VIDEO

No. 7 Illinois 3,  No. 10 Michigan State 2 –  Watch replay on BTN2Go | VIDEO

No. 5 Nebraska 8, No. 12 Purdue 0 – Watch replay on BTN2Go | VIDEO

No. 9 Indiana 4, No. 8 Wisconsin 0 – Watch replay on BTN2Go | VIDEO

FRIDAY

  • G5, noon: No. 3 Northwestern vs. No. 6 Ohio State – BTN2Go | VIDEO
  • G6, 2:30: No. 2 Minnesota vs. Game 2 winner – BTN2Go | VIDEO
  • G7, 5:30: No. 4 Penn State vs. Game 3 winner – BTN2Go | VIDEO
  • G8, 8: No. 1 Michigan vs. Game 4 winner – BTN2Go | VIDEO

SATURDAY

  • G9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner – BTN2Go | VIDEO
  • G10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner – BTN2Go | VIDEO
  • G11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner – BTN2Go | VIDEO

Use the links below to click to the official school team pages.

Illinois Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Indiana Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Michigan Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Michigan State Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Minnesota Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Nebraska Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Northwestern Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Ohio State Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Penn State Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Purdue Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Rutgers Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
Wisconsin Homepage | Roster | Schedule | Statistics
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Tomorrow
7:00 PMMinnesota at Michigan St.Watch
7:00 PMWisconsin at IndianaWatch
8:00 PMSan Jose St. at NebraskaWatch
8:00 PMRobert Morris at IowaWatch
Saturday Dec 10
2:00 PMPittsburgh at Penn St.Watch
3:00 PMC. Michigan at IllinoisWatch
7:30 PMWisconsin at MichiganWatch
8:00 PMIowa St. at IowaWatch

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