Big Ten spring football games weren’t the only events affected by the inclement weather across Big Ten country Saturday. A fair share of baseball and softball games were postponed, as well. See Saturday’s softball roundup, courtesy of BigTen.org in this post.
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mailbag. Plenty of questions about football with some spring drills about to conclude this weekend. But I start off this week with a hoop questions. Why? Because I can. Thank you.
The top-ranked Northwestern women’s lacrosse team stayed perfect on the season by rallying past No. 3 North Carolina, 8-7, at Lakeside Field on Friday night on BTN.
Spring games offer fans that first opportunity to sneak a peek at their team. What are the key areas of concern? And are they being filled? Or will a lot of work remain in the fall? Don’t expect any big resolutions, as coaches typically play things very pedestrian and vanilla so as not to show opponents anything new they are working on that could be compromising down the road.
As with my Daily Big Ten Links, here are some of the bigger items buzzing in Big Ten territory with spring exhibitions looming this Saturday at Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois.
At Indiana, former Hoosier players will hold a kids clinic on the field before the current Hoosiers scrimmage. At Northwestern, current players will pose for photos and sign autographs after their game. Former Michigan players will be playing flag football in Ann Arbor while Illinois will honor the 1951 undefeated Rose Bowl team. It’s official: Spring football has become a festival for Big Ten fans.