Thursday, April 27, 2006

Back To Conference Play

After a less than stellar midweek (I know, I know. You wonder just how long am I going to lament that?), Big Ten sides return to conference action this weekend. Here's is what is on tap.

Indiana is heading to face a Penn State club close to conference tournament eligible. First place Northwestern travels to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes. Ohio State is hosting Purdue in a critical match-up of teams still hoping to claim first place in the regular season. Illinois looks to get back into the conference tournament race at Minnesota. Michigan and Michigan State split hosting their important four game series. Friday and Sunday are in Ann Arbor. Saturday's doubleheader is at Oldsmobile Park in East Lansing.

For those in Michigan and, perhaps, elsewhere, that get Comcast Local, the Michigan/MSU games on Saturday and Sunday will be televised. Antoine Pitts of The Ann Arbor News previews the Blue vs. Green baseball clash. Did I note that Michigan State beat the you-know-what out of Toledo, 23-4?

Sunday's Illinois at Minnesota game gets TV time, too. Fox Sports North is picking up the contest.