For the third time in the last four years, Minnesota is the Big Ten softball tournament champion. The Golden Gophers, who rallied past Illinois, 6-5, in the semifinals, shut out Ohio State, 6-0, in the tournament final Saturday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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The first day of the Big Ten Softball Tournament featured four games Thursday, and Friday's quarterfinals are now set. Watch the quarterfinals live on BTN and BTN2Go.
On Wednesday, the 12 Big Ten coaches in the Big Ten softball tournament joined a teleconference to preview the event that runs Thursday-Saturday.
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2017 All-Big Ten Softball Teams and individual awards Wednesday, with Big Ten Champion Minnesota earning all four individual accolades through a vote of the conference’s 14 head coaches.
The Minnesota softball team earned the outright Big Ten Conference Championship, its first title since 1991 and the fourth in program history, following a 14-1 win in five innings at Penn State on Saturday afternoon.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2017, with over 400 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus during the upcoming season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a conference showdown between No. 21 Michigan and Maryland on Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Last season, Minnesota won the outright Big Ten title, but Ohio State won the Big Ten Tournament Championship for the first time since 2007 en route to the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten coaches voted the Maryland Terrapins as the 2017 conference favorite; however, they figure to
In what will go down as one of the biggest upsets in college softball this season, Maryland defeated No. 1 Florida, 4-2, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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