BTN.com staff, February 8, 2013
Are you ready for some spring football? Hey, it?s not the real thing with packed stadiums, marching bands, tailgaters and cheerleaders all pouring their hearts into a regular season game. But, it?s the next best thing to cure your football fix. Northwestern is the first to start, opening spring drills on Feb. 27. Minnesota is the last to open, starting on March 26.
Following is the spring start date for each school and the date for the spring game. Mark your calendars accordingly. And stayed tuned to BTN.com for coming updates on how to watch these events.
|SCHOOL||PRACTICE STARTS||SPRING GAME||GET MORE INFO ON YOUR TEAM|
|Illinois||March 5||April 12||FightingIllini.com|
|Indiana||March 2||April 13||IUHoosiers.com|
|Iowa||March 27||April 27 (final practice)||Hawkeyesports.com|
|Michigan||March 16||April 13||MGoBlue.com|
|Michigan State||March 19||April 20||MSUSpartans.com|
|Minnesota||March 26||April 27||Gophersports.com|
|Nebraska||March 2||April 6||Huskers.com|
|Northwestern||February 27||April 13||NUsports.com|
|Ohio State||March 5||April 13||OhioStateBuckeyes.com|
|Penn State||March 18||April 20||GoPSUsports.com|
|Purdue||March 19||April 13||Purduesports.com|
|Wisconsin||March 9||April 20||UWBadgers.com|
You'll want to get caught up on your Big Ten football team's recent Signing Day, too. Lots of new faces joining all 12 Big Ten teams. And I'm always ready to talk Big Ten football, so use the form below to send me your thoughts, comments and questions. I'll respond to the best ones in my mailbag.
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