The 12th-seeded University of Iowa softball team is set to face No. 5 Ohio State on Thursday at 7 p.m. (CT) at the Goodman Diamond in the 2018 Big Ten Tournament in Madison, Wisconsin. The winner will face fourth-seeded Northwestern in the quarterfinals on Friday at 7 p.m.
The single-elimination tournament begins Thursday at 11 a.m. (CT). All games of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament will be carried live on Big Ten Network and will be available live via BTN2Go to fans with a BTN subscription through their cable provider. A direct link is on the softball schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
2018 B1G TWITTER
Wisconsin hosts the 2018 Big Ten Softball tournament on May 10-13 at the Goodman Softball Complex in Madison, Wisconsin.
The 2018 tournament will be single-elimination.
During Iowa’s last appearance in 2017, the Hawkeyes were defeated, 3-0, in the first round by the Badgers
Big Ten Tournament tickets are on sale through the Wisconsin Ticket Office.
Spectators must purchase a ticket for each day of play. A ticket purchased for one of the three days will be good for all of the games played on that day. All guests must have a ticket to enter.
B1G TOURNEY HISTORY
This is the 21st Big Ten Tournament appearance for the Hawkeyes, tying Michigan for the conference lead. The Hawkeyes have 23 Big Ten Tournament wins, which is the third most in the Big Ten Tournament history (Michigan has 39, Northwestern has 24).
Iowa has won two Big Ten Tournament championships in program history:
2001 – The Hawkeyes won their first Big Ten Tournament championship in 2001 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Iowa opened the tournament with an 8-0, six-inning victory over Wisconsin. After dropping a 6-1 decision to Michigan, Iowa clinched the title with a 7-1 win over Illinois and a 2-1 win over Michigan.
2003 – Two years later Iowa hosted the tournament. The Hawkeyes defeated Illinois (3-2) and then topped Northwestern twice (2-1, 2-0) to earn their second conference title in three years.