Two Teams Prep for NCAA Tourney

Big Ten softball’s regular-season champion Michigan and Northwestern play their NCAA Tournament openers on Friday. The Wolverines open at 4:30 p.m. ET in the Louisville regional against Kentucky, and yopu can find lot of good softball stuff on the team’s page at Meanwhile, has you covered as the Wildcats face Texas in Austin regional Friday at 5 p.m. ET. The first-round regionals are double elimination and a great way to track all games is on the interactive bracket. The B1G Diamond Report show will cover both of these teams on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

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Wildcats Tourney Game On BTN/BTN2Go Live

In the NCAA Womena’s Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals Saturday night No. 2 seed Northwestern hosts No. 7 seed Duke at 8 p.m. ET on BTN and BTN2Go with Mike Wolf and Rob Coons calling the action. Also for the Big Ten, Penn State visits No. 1 seed Florida on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA semifinals on the line. Click here for a full NCAA Tournament interactive bracket. And yes, they’re both on twitter – @NUlax and @GoPSUwlax

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Michigan sweeps All-Big Ten softball individual honors


Big Ten Softball Awards

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012 All-Big Ten Softball Teams on Wednesday afternoon, and five-time reigning champ Michigan dominated the honors. The Wolverines swept all of the individual laurels, with first baseman Amanda Chidester taking home Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. See all the teams and the superlative winners in this post.

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