Speedway Ohio State Athletes of the Week
Junior Brad Wright of the men’s golf team won the 40th Annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Ohio State’s own Scarlet Course Sunday. The Cambridge, Ohio, native led each round with scores of 71-71-76 for a total of 5-over 218, edging out Northwestern’s Josh Duport by two strokes. Wright’s two rounds of 71 were among just five rounds of even-par carded throughout the two-day event. He is the first Buckeye to win the Kepler Intercollegiate since Matt Minister in 1996.
Rachel Hawes, a senior on the women’s lacrosse team, made the most of senior day, posting a career-best five goals in the Buckeyes’ upset of No. 10/11 and American Lacrosse Conference foe Vanderbilt. For her efforts, Hawes was named ALC Offensive Player of the Week and Womenslax.com’s Player of the Week April 13. The Eldersburg, Md., native added two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control to lead No. 15/16 Ohio State to a 15-13 victory over the Commodores. The win was Ohio State’s first victory over Vanderbilt in 10 years and only the second win in program history.
Athletics Good Stuff
Angie Beisner, an athletic trainer in her 10th season at Ohio State, has been named 2009 Athletic Trainer of the Year for the Ohio Athletic Trainer Association. Beisner will be honored at the OATA Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Kings Island Resort. Three Ohio State athletic trainers have previously received the Athletic Trainer of the Year award: Vince O’Brien (2002), Bill Davis (1990) and Billy Hill (1987).
The Ohio State University will soon join the ranks of Ohio’s other 12 four-year universities when it switches to a semester-based academic year in Autumn 2012. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously April 3 to adopt a resolution approving the conversion from an academic quarter system, in place since 1922, to a semester calendar.
No. 28 Baseball (26-7; 6-3 Big Ten)
Head coach: Bob Todd
The Buckeyes posted a 3-0 series sweep over Michigan State with a 6-1 win April 12 at Bill Davis Stadium. Ohio State recorded a 5-3 victory April 11 and a 6-1 win April 10 over the Spartans and has won four-consecutive games after downing Morehead State, 12-0, April 8.
For the series, Ohio State’s pitching limited the Spartans to just five runs and17 hits.
In game three vs. Michigan State, Ryan Dew, Cory Rupert, Zach Hurley (twice), Michael Stephens and Dan Burkhart each had an RBI hit or sacrifice fly with men in scoring position. A trio of Ohio State pitchers gave up just four hits, one walk and no earned runs in shutting the Spartans down for the third-consecutive day. Starter Eric Best pitched 5.0 innings to improve to 6-1 on the season. Drew Rucinski and Jake Hale pitched flawlessly in relief once again. Rucinski pitch 3.0 innings and Hale pitched the ninth and closed out a game for the 19th time this season.
In game two (April 11), Ohio State managed its five runs off just seven hits, but eight walks, a balk, two wild pitches and two crucial passed balls in the sixth inning were enough on this day to make a winner of Ohio State starter Dean Wolosiansky, who pitched into the seventh inning and improved to 7-1 on the season and 14-5 for his career.
Alex Wimmers carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Hurley and Burkhart each hit home runs, and Ohio State took the first game of this three-game set over Michigan State April 10. Wimmers ended up throwing his third complete game of the season while striking out 10 or more batters for the fourth time to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week April 14 for his effort.
Best posted a one-hit effort on the mound through four innings as Ohio State cruised to a 12-0 win over Morehead State April 8. Cory Kovanda had three hits, including a double, and four RBI, Justin Miller had a pair of hits and the first RBI of the game and Rupert had two doubles to power the Buckeye offense. Tyler Engle scored three runs and Hurley and Burkhart scored two runs apiece. Burkhart also hit a home run in the fourth inning, his fifth of the year.
Up Next: vs. Kent State, 6:35 p.m. April 15 in Bill Davis Stadium
at Purdue, 4 p.m. April 17 in West Lafayette, Ind.
at Purdue, noon April 18 in West Lafayette, Ind. (Television: Big Ten Network)
at Purdue, noon April 19 in West Lafayette, Ind. (Television: Big Ten Network)
vs. Bowling Green, 6:35 p.m. April 21 at Bill Davis Stadium
vs. Ball State, 6:35 p.m. April 22 at Bill Davis Stadium
vs. Northwestern, 6:35 p.m. April 24 in Bill Davis Stadium
vs. Northwestern, 1:05 p.m. April 25 in Bill Davis Stadium
vs. Northwestern, 1:05 p.m. April 26 in Bill Davis Stadium
Head coach: Jim Brown
Ohio State finished fifth April 12 in its own 40th annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, while junior Brad Wright, competing as an individual, became the first Buckeye to win the event since 1996. The Buckeyes shot a team score of 301 in the final round at the par 71, 7,455-yard Scarlet Course for a three-round total of 55-over 907. Northwestern won the event by two strokes over East Tennessee State. The Wildcats finished the tournament at 892 (+40).
Wright finished at 5-over 218 for the tournament after shooting two rounds of even par 71 Saturday. He is the first OSU golfer to win the Kepler since Matt Minister in 1996, who also won it as an individual.
Sophomore Bo Hoag finished tied for 14th after shooting 74-78-73 for a total of 12-over 225. The only blemish on his weekend was a second round, which kept the Upper Arlington native from securing a fourth-consecutive Top 10 finish. Patrick Simard had a tough day, only carding one birdie and shooting a 6-over 77. The native of Marbella, Spain, finished in 17th position at 13-over 226. Simard shot 73-76 in his opening two rounds.
Vaughn Snyder and Brad Smith finished tied for 26th and 29th, respectively, Snyder, a senior from Massillon, Ohio, was 17-over for the tournament, opening with rounds of 75 and closing with an 80. Smith, a sophomore from Peru, Ind., shot 75-76-80 to finish at 18-over 231. Rounding out the Buckeyes was sophomore Michael Cress. The Dublin, Ohio, native finished tied for 43rd after rounds of 78-82-75 for a total of 22-over 235.
David Becher, competing as an individual, shot a final round 74, his lowest as a collegian. The Dublin, Ohio, native’s round was highlighted by an eagle-birdie stretch on hole Nos. 6 and 7.
Up Next: at Texas A&M Tournament, TBA April 18-19 in College Station, Texas
at Big Ten Championships, TBA May 1-3 in State College, Pa.
No. 6 Men’s Gymnastics
Head coach: Miles Avery
The NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Committee announced the field of teams and individuals that will be headed to the Twin Cities to compete in the 2009 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion, April 16-18. The No. 6 Buckeyes, who placed third at the Big Ten Championships last weekend, will compete in the evening pre-qualification session along with defending champion Oklahoma, Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Iowa and host Minnesota. Top-ranked Stanford headlines the afternoon pre-qualification session that also includes Michigan, California, Penn State, Nebraska and Navy.
Up Next: at 2009 NCAA Championships, 8 p.m. April 16 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Head coach: Carey Fagan
Ohio State head coach, Carey Fagan, was named the 2009 NCAA Central Region Coach of the Year. Fagan led the Ohio State women’s gymnastics squad to a third-place finish at the championships and advanced sophomore Rebecca Best to the NCAA National Championships in the all-around. For the third-consecutive year a Buckeye gymnast has advanced the national championships. Kaylan Clevinger made two national appearances on bars (2007 and 2008) and earned All-America honors in 2008 on bars. She was the first Ohio State gymnast to earn the accolade since 1999. Fagan has also mentored six Buckeyes to All-Big Ten honors the last five years.
Men’s Lacrosse (6-5; 2-0 GWLL)
Head coach: Nick Myers
Buckeye senior Joel Dalgarno had five goals and seven points but Ohio State was clipped by No. 10-ranked North Carolina, 12-11, April 11 at Calvert Hall College High School’s Kelly Field in Baltimore, Md.
The teams were tied 3-all at the end of the first quarter before UNC outscored the Buckeyes, 4-2, in the second to take a 7-5 lead into halftime. The Tar Heels were able to extend the lead to three twice in the third quarter and led 10-7 heading into the final stanza. Ohio State outscored UNC, 4-2, in the fourth, including three goals in the final 3:11, and was backstopped by goalie Brandon Freeman who made six saves in the quarter, but could not get the tying goal and suffered the one-goal loss.
Up Next: at Air Force, 4 p.m. April 17 at USAFA, Colo.
at Denver, 1:30 p.m. April 19 in Denver, Colo.
vs. Notre Dame (Showdown in The Shoe), 11 a.m. April 25 in Ohio Stadium
No. 15/16 Women’s Lacrosse (10-3; 2-0 ALC)
Head coach: Sue Stimmel
Ohio State closed its home season with a dramatic 15-13 conference victory over No. 10 Vanderbilt April 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
A career-best five goals from senior Rachel Hawes were the difference on Senior Day in the back-and-forth contest. Leading 6-5 at the half, the Buckeyes never trailed during the second stanza, but the Commodores tied the game at 7-all and 9-all and got as close as, 14-13, with 2:53 remaining in the contest. But Buckeye goalie Kristen Gilwee stopped an Alex Priddy shot with 43 seconds remaining, and OSU’s Alayna Markwordt punched in a goal as time expired for the 15-13 decision.
Hawes and junior Kelly Haggerty (three goals, two assists) led Ohio State with five points each. Markwordt and Maghan Beaudrault had three points each, while Jayme Beard, Olivia Annalora and Gabby Capuzzi scored single goals. Gilwee finished with 12 saves, including nine second-half stops.
Seniors Gilwee, Libby Graf, Kendall Gysin, Hawes, Mallory Mayhew and Margaret Prunte were honored in ceremonies before the match.
Up Next: at Detroit Mercy, 4 p.m. April 14 in Detroit, Mich.
at Penn State, 1 p.m. April 19 in State College, Pa.
at Northwestern, 5 p.m. April 22 in Evanston, Ill.
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
Ohio State kicked off their home season April 11 at Griggs Reservoir, facing Notre Dame and Brown in the morning session and Big Ten foe Indiana. The First Varsity Eight won both if its races.
The first win on the day for the Buckeye First Varsity Eight came in the final event of the morning session against Notre Dame and Brown. The 1250 meter mark saw the Buckeyes put open water between themselves and the other two boats, opening up a lead that Brown and Notre Dame could not close. The Buckeye First Varsity Eight crossed the line with a season-best time of 6:22.60, while Brown crossed in 6:28.67 and Notre Dame was third with a time of 6:31.54. Against Indiana, Ohio State crossed the line at 6:22.90 while the Hoosiers came across at 6:40.63.
The Second Varsity Eight boat dropped to Brown who finished in first with a time of 6:25.80, while Ohio State was second (6:27.26) and Notre Dame third (6:41.14). The 2V8 boat rebounded and crossed the line at 6:26.30 while Indiana came over 15 seconds later at 6:41.09.
Brown was also the winner of the First Varsity Four followed by Ohio State at 7:21.94 and Notre Dame at 7:24.10. Two Ohio State boats faced off in the afternoon session against Indiana. The Ohio State “A” boat finished at 7:18.80 and the Ohio State “B” boat crossed at 7:25.38 while Indiana came in at 8:13.29.
The Second Varsity Four boat race saw Brown win in a time of 7:40.90. The Buckeyes were second at 7:45.49 while Notre Dame finished at 7:59.19.
Ohio State and Notre Dame were the only competitors in the First Novice Eight race, where the Buckeyes delivered a winning time of 6:50.20, nearly nine seconds better than the Irish boat, which finished at 6:59.13. Ohio State kept it going in the afternoon. The Buckeyes crossed at 6:49.40, about a second faster than the morning, while Indiana came over at 7:03.66.
Up Next: vs. Oregon State/Washington State, 9 a.m. April 18 at Griggs Reservoir
vs. Bucknell, 9 a.m. April 19 at Griggs Reservoir
hosting Big Ten Championships, 8 a.m. May 2 at Griggs Reservoir
Head coach: Lori Walker
Head coach Lori Walker announced the addition of two more student-athletes who will attend Ohio State University and compete for the Buckeyes this fall: Lauren Amyx, from Saint Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, and Karin Sendel, from Kiryat Tivon, Israel.
Ashley Bowyer, a junior midfielder who has started every game over the last three years, was selected by her teammates as the 2008 Most Valuable Player. Bowyer and five other 2008 award winners were honored at the team’s annual awards brunch, held April 4 at Ohio Stadium. Freshman Paige Maxwell was named the team’s MVP on offense, Lauren Steuer was chosen as the team’s MVP on defense for the second-consecutive year, Lauren Beachy received the Elisa S. Hamilton award which goes to the player who consistently displays relentless intensity, passion and fury in her play, Liz Sullivan was named the winner of Walker’s Fiery Buckeye Award and Taylor Moront was named the team’s Most Improved Player.
No. 16 Softball (32-6; 9-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
The Buckeyes made it a series sweep of Illinois with a 17-15 win April 12 at New Buckeye Field after winning the opener, 5-0, April 11. In the second contest vs. Illinois, Sam Marder posted a grand slam while Whitney Cooper notched a two-run homerun to break the 15-all tie and give Ohio State the win.
Alicia Herron hit her sixth homerun of the season, a three-run blast in the fourth, to lead Ohio State to a 5-0 win over Big Ten foe Illinois April 11 at New Buckeye Field in front of an all-time program record 1,277 fans. Senior pitcher Kim Reeder earned the win in the circle and moved into second all-time in both wins and innings pitched. The captain from Salinas, Calif., now holds 67 career victories to her credit (16-3 this season), tying Katie Chain (2000-03) for second, in 678.0 innings pitched. Reeder struck out three, while giving up three hits.
Marder, a junior All-America catcher for Ohio State, has accepted an invitation to the 2009 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp in Chula Vista, Calif., June 8-12. Marder is one of 27 athletes included in the initial round of invitations with additional attendees being announced at a later date.
Earlier in the week, Herron belted a grand slam and a three-run homerun for a program record-tying seven RBI to lead Ohio State in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Indiana April 8 at the IU Softball Field. The Buckeyes came away with a 14-4 win in five innings and followed up with a 1-0 victory in the second contest.
Up Next: vs. Evansville, 5 p.m. April 15 in New Buckeye Field
at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. April 18 in Madison, Wis.
at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. April 19 in Madison, Wis.
vs. Purdue, 5 p.m. April 22 at New Buckeye Field
vs. Purdue, 7:30 p.m. April 22 at New Buckeye Field
No. 3 Men’s Tennis (25-1; 8-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
Ohio State improved its winning streak to 17-consecutive matches after defeating No. 53 Indiana, 7-0, April 10 in Bloomington, Ind., and downing No. 11 Illinois, 6-1, April 12 in Champaign, Ill.
Against Indiana, senior tri-captain Steven Moneke claimed both the singles and doubles matches against the Hoosiers. Moneke paired as the 39th-ranked doubles duo in the country with junior Justin Kronauge and defeated Santiago Gruter and Jeremy Langer, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles, putting the Buckeyes ahead 1-0 against Indiana. At No. 2 singles, No. 8 Moneke downed Gruter in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Highlighting the competition vs. Illinois was Moneke who tied for the No. 1 spot in the program’s all-time wins list with former Buckeye Vince Ng (1993-03) with 132-career victories. Moneke defeated No. 42 Kalmanovich in a third-set super tiebreaker 7-6 (7-3), 0-6, 1-0 (12-10), at No. 2 singles. Moneke improves to 31-4 overall and 9-1 at No. 2 singles.
In doubles, Ohio State claimed its ninth-consecutive doubles point this season. Bryan Koniecko and Shuhei Uzawa defeated Waylon Chin and Roy Kalmanovich, 8-0, at No. 3 doubles, improving to 13-1 overall in the first match win of the day. At the top of the lineup, Moneke and Kronauge gave the Buckeyes a 1-0 advantage against Illinois after defeating No. 49 Marek Czerwinski and Marc Spicijaric, 8-5. The Buckeye duo improves to 9-2 at No. 1 doubles.
Freshman Chase Buchanan clinched the victory for the Buckeyes with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Roelofse, at No. 5 singles.
Up Next: vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m. April 17 in Columbus, Ohio
vs. Wisconsin, noon April 19 in Columbus, Ohio
vs. Wright State, 3 p.m. April 19 in Columbus, Ohio
at Big Ten Championships, TBA April 23-26 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
No. 43 Women’s Tennis (13-8; 6-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
On Senior Day at the Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center, the Buckeyes shut out No. 38 Indiana, 7-0, April 12. The match was the last regular-season home match in Columbus for the senior trio of Julie Blackmore, Angela DiPastina and Julie Voss.
Ohio State won the doubles point vs. the Hoosiers, with easy wins at No. 1 and No. 2. The No. 1 duo of Christina Keesey and DiPastina never trailed Maria Guerreiro and Katya Zapadalova, taking a 2-0 lead en route to an 8-3 win. At No. 2 Blackmore and Cami Hubbs were tied with Hoosiers Sigrid Fischer and Charlotte Martin at 1-all and 2-all before winning the last six games in an 8-2 victory to clinch the doubles point for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes won all six singles matches, with four two-set sweeps. Kirsten Flower dispatched Zapadalova in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 1. Blackmore followed with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lindsey Stuckey at No. 5. After winning the first set in a tiebreaker at No. 3 vs. Berdala, Keesey ran off a 6-1 victory in set two to post the match winning point for the Buckeyes.
On April 10, Ohio State fell to No. 36 Illinois, 5-2, at the Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center. The match, which lasted nearly four and a half hours, saw the Fighting Illini claim four singles matches in the third set.
The first Buckeye doubles win came at No. 3, where Paloma Escobedo and Flower downed the Fighting Illini pair of Amy Allin and Annie McCarthy, 8-5, while Keesey and DiPastina scored an 8-6 win over Chelcie Abajian and Leigh Finnegan at No. 1 to win the doubles point. Keesey posted Ohio State’s only win in singles, winning, 6-2, 6-0, over Lambropoulos at No. 4.
Up Next: at Northwestern, noon April 18 in Evanston, Ill.
at Wisconsin, noon April 19 in Madison, Wis.
at Big Ten Championships, TBA April 23-26 in Madison, Wis.
Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
Ohio State fell, 105-98, to Michigan in “The Dual” April 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the victory, the Wolverines tied the series at 2-2, capturing the traveling Dual pennant in the process.
The 4x400m relay team of Thomas Murdaugh, Matt Comer, Curtis Leuenberger and Stephen Robinson continued its season long dominance of the Wolverines, claiming the title with a run of 3:14.39.
Murdaugh and Comer began their solid afternoons with impressive performances in the 400m dash. Murdaugh was first in a regional qualifying time of 47.01, while Comer finished second in 47.88.
Daniel White surprised the field with his victory in the 800m run. The sophomore held a comfortable lead throughout the final lap, finishing with a time of 1:54.46 while Jared Hall placed third for the Buckeyes in 1:55.96.
Ohio State went one-two in the javelin. Sophomore Bryan Bunnell’s throw of 57.55m gave him the victory, while Patrick Filipi set a career best with his second-place mark of 56.02m.
Ryan Blake and Patrick Woods gave Ohio State a first-place tie in the high jump at 1.95m.
Ohio State took eight points and the top two spots in the pole vault. Senior Bryan Chard was first with a vault of 4.80m, while the 2008 Dual outdoor champion Kyle Burns was second at 4.65m.
Patrick Whalen’s throw of 49.35m gave him the victory in the discus. Aaron Crabtree took second for the Buckeyes with a mark of 46.60m. Whalen also set a regional qualifying mark in the shot put at 17.36m to finish second.
Leuenberger finished second in the 200m dash in 21.54, with James Manley taking fourth in 22.09.
The 3000m steeplechase saw sophomore Christopher Olinger cross the finished line in 9:16.24 to take second.
Junior Jonathan Francois set a personal record in the 110m hurdles (14.50), but was unable to hold off Michigan sophomore Carl Buchanon, who finished first with at time of 14.35. John Ealy finished second in the 3000m run in 8:49.34.
At the 2009 Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., Woods finished in second place in the decathlon with an NCAA provisional and personal record score of 6909 April 9. The senior took first in the discus throw with a toss of 42.06m and second in both the 110m hurdles and javelin. Sophomore Rob Wade finished in seventh-place, improving three spots from his position at the beginning of the day. His best finish on the day was in the javelin, where he finished third behind Woods at 49.71m.
Up Next: at Louisville Invitational, TBA April 17-18 in Louisville, Ky.
at Drake Relays, TBA April 23-25 in Des Moines, Iowa
at Gina Relays, TBA April 24-25 in Hillsdale, Mich.
No. 11 Men’s Volleyball (13-9; 9-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
Ohio State, with a 3-0 (30-20, 30-19, 30-25) sweep of IPFW, won the outright MIVA Championship April 11 in St. John Arena. It marks the Buckeyes third-consecutive title and 21st overall for the program. Ted Schoenfeldt posted a team-high 17 points with 14 kills (.360) two ace serve and two assist blocks. John Klanac added 13 points with nine kills (.350), two ace serve and four assist blocks.
Ohio State hit .392 for the match to .148 for IPFW. The Buckeyes had a 51-40 advantage in kills and a 44-34 margin in assists. Buckeye setter Steven Kehoe had a match-high 38 assists. OSU’s Klanac and Schoenfeldt shared match-high honors with two aces each while Mik Berzins recorded a match-high 10 digs in the contest.
The win over IPFW gives Ohio State the No. 1 seed and a quarterfinal bye in the MIVA Tournament. The Buckeyes will host the tournament semifinals, April 30 and the championship, May 2 in St. John Arena.
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association named nine Ohio State student-athletes to the MIVA Academic All-Conference Team in John Albertson, Dale Freier, Kevin Heine, Kehoe, Brian Kues, Schoenfeldt, John Tholen, Jason Tobkin and Ryan Versen.
Up Next: vs. St. Francis, 7 p.m. April 17 in St. John Arena
vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. April 18 in St. John Arena
at MIVA Tournament, TBA April 24-May 2 campus sites
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
WLAX at Detroit Mercy, 4 p.m. in Detroit, Mich.
WTRK at Mt. Sac Invite, TBA in Mt. San Antonio College
SB vs. Evansville, 5 p.m. at New Buckeye Field
BSB vs. Kent State, 6:35 p.m. in Bill Davis Stadium
MGYM at NCAA Championships, All Day in Minneapolis, Minn.
WGYM at NCAA Championships, All Day in Lincoln, Neb.
MTRK at Louisville Invitational, TBA in Louisville, Ky.
WTRK at Volunteer Classic, TBA in Knoxville, Tenn.
MTEN vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
MLAX at Air Force, 4 p.m. in USAFA, Colo.
BSB at Purdue, 4 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind.
MVB vs. St. Francis, 7 p.m. in St. John Arena
WGLF hosting Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, TBA at Scarlet Course
MGLF at Texas A&M Tournament, TBA in College Station, Texas
ROW vs. Oregon State/Washington State, 9 a.m. at Griggs Reservoir
WTEN at Northwestern, noon in Evanston, Ill.
BSB at Purdue, noon in West Lafayette, Ind. (Television: Big Ten Network)
SB at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. in Madison, Wis.
MVB vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. in St. John Arena
ROW vs. Bucknell, 9 a.m. at Griggs Reservoir
WTEN at Wisconsin, noon in Madison, Wis.
MTEN vs. Wisconsin, noon in Columbus, Ohio
BSB at Purdue, noon in West Lafayette, Ind. (Television: Big Ten Network)
WLAX at Penn State, 1 p.m. in State College, Pa.
MLAX at Denver, 1:30 p.m. in Denver, Colo.
SB at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. in Madison, Wis.
MTEN vs. Wright State, 3 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio