Day 1: Big Ten Softball Tournament recaps and video

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Day 1: Big Ten Softball Tournament recaps and video

B1G HIGHLIGHT - Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska, and Indiana advance to Friday's tournament action.

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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