Husker softball releases conference-only schedule for 2021

The Nebraska softball team is scheduled to play a 44-game, conference-only schedule this spring, the Big Ten announced on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Huskers will play multiple games against all of the other 13 Big Ten teams.
Tristen Edwards

LINCOLN, Neb. (Husker Athletics) — The Nebraska softball team is scheduled to play a 44-game, conference-only schedule this spring, the Big Ten announced on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Huskers will play multiple games against all of the other 13 Big Ten teams.

The 44-game schedule breakdown includes 12 games played over two weekends in Florida to begin the season (six games each weekend) and 32 games played over an eight-week schedule on campus sites, with each school hosting four weekends and traveling four weekends.

Nebraska will play Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State twice, Michigan and Purdue three times and Penn State, Rutgers, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa and Northwestern four times.

The schedule begins Feb. 26-28, when all 14 Big Ten teams travel to Leesburg, Fla., for three days of competition at the Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex. Each team will play a doubleheader on Friday, Saturday and Sunday against a different opponent each day. Nebraska will open the season with a doubleheader against Indiana on Friday, Feb. 26, then take on Michigan State in a Saturday doubleheader and Ohio State in a Sunday doubleheader.

The conference will take the next weekend off before returning to Florida. From Thursday, March 11 to Sunday, March 14, Nebraska will face Michigan and Purdue in a pair of three-game series. The Huskers are scheduled to play a doubleheader with the Wolverines on Thursday before concluding the series with a single game on Friday. On Saturday, Nebraska opens its series against Purdue with a doubleheader, then completes the series with the third game on Sunday.

The entire conference will take another week off before beginning Big Ten series at campus sites. Each team will play eight weekends of four-game series against conference foes. Nebraska will host Penn State for a four-game series beginning on Friday, March 26. The Huskers then travel to Rutgers for a four-game series with the Scarlet Knights beginning on April 2.

Nebraska returns to Bowlin Stadium for four games against Illinois starting on April 9. The Huskers then travel to Minnesota for a four-game series beginning on April 16. Nebraska will be home for the final two weekends in April, hosting Wisconsin in a four-game series starting on April 23 and Maryland in a four-game slate beginning on April 30.

The Huskers close the season with a four-game series at Iowa beginning on May 7 and a four game-series at Northwestern starting on May 14. With each Big Ten team playing at least two games against every other team, there will be no Big Ten Tournament in 2021.

 

2021 Schedule: https://huskers.com/sports/softball/schedule

2021 Nebraska Softball Schedule

Friday, Feb. 26

vs. Indiana (DH)

Leesburg, Fla.

Saturday, Feb. 27

vs. Michigan St. (DH)

Leesburg, Fla.

Sunday, Feb. 28

vs. Ohio St. (DH)

Leesburg, Fla.

OFF WEEK

 

 

Thursday, March 11

vs. Michigan (DH)

Leesburg, Fla.

Friday, March 12

vs. Michigan

Leesburg, Fla.

Saturday, March 13

vs. Purdue (DH)

Leesburg, Fla.

Sunday, March 14

vs. Purdue

Leesburg, Fla.

OFF WEEK

 

 

Friday, March 26

Penn St.

Bowlin Stadium

Saturday, March 27

Penn St. (DH)

Bowlin Stadium

Sunday, March 28

Penn St.

Bowlin Stadium

 

 

 

Friday, April 2

at Rutgers

Piscataway, N.J.

Saturday, April 3

at Rutgers (DH)

Piscataway, N.J.

Sunday, April 4

at Rutgers

Piscataway, N.J.

Friday, April 9

Illinois

Bowlin Stadium

Saturday, April 10

Illinois (DH)

Bowlin Stadium

Sunday, April 11

Illinois

Bowlin Stadium

 

 

 

Friday, April 16

at Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn.

Saturday, April 17

at Minnesota (DH)

Minneapolis, Minn.

Sunday, April 18

at Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn.

Friday, April 23

Wisconsin

Bowlin Stadium

Saturday, April 24

Wisconsin (DH)

Bowlin Stadium

Sunday, April 25

Wisconsin

Bowlin Stadium

 

 

 

Friday, April 30

Maryland

Bowlin Stadium

Saturday, May 1

Maryland (DH)

Bowlin Stadium

Sunday, May 2

Maryland

Bowlin Stadium

 

 

 

Friday, May 7

at Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Saturday, May 8

at Iowa (DH)

Iowa City, Iowa

Sunday, May 9

at Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Friday, May 14

at Northwestern

Evanston, Ill.

Saturday, May 15

at Northwestern (DH)

Evanston, Ill.

Sunday, May 16

at Northwestern

Evanston, Ill.

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