Weather wiped away Penn State’s weekend, forcing the Nittany Lions to stay home, practice indoors.
The calendar may have turned over to March but winter’s grip is still firmly on most of the nation.
For a third consecutive weekend to start the season several Big Ten programs were forced into scramble mode, trying to find games, change game locations and opponents. Most were able to amend their schedule, Iowa and Maryland found the artificial surfaces in Emerson, Georgia, home of Perfect Game’s Lake Point playing fields, favorable, leaving the weekend with neutral-site series victory. Unfortunately Penn State saw its weekend completely wiped from the books, unable to find a location and opponent after the Cary, N.C. hosted USA Baseball-Irish Classic, which the Hawkeyes were also set to participate in, was cancelled.
For the games that were played, it was an even split weekend for the Big Ten. Five teams enter the work week with winning weekends, five with losing showings and two with weekend splits.
Here’s a look at what occurred over the weekend for the Big Ten.