The Daily Illini

Illinois softball to open Big Ten play this weekend against Iowa

Illinois' Katie Repole (10) watches over third base during the match against Omaha at Eichelberger Field, on Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014. The Illni won 6-1.

By Charlotte Carroll

March 20, 2014

For the Illinois softball team, Big Ten play is the difference between facing one opponent and three to five opponents per weekend. It’s an opportunity for rivalries to flourish and competition to thrive.  And now, 21 games into the season, it is finally time for the team to open Big Ten conferen...