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Spring practice dates for every Big Ten team

Spring has sprung.

Sure, it's only Feb. 23, and we're probably not out of the woods with the cold weather yet. But spring practice has officially begun in the Big Ten, as Northwestern hit the field this morning for its first spring workout in 2016. Michigan will follow this weekend, as it heads to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, to open practice (and enrage SEC and ACC partisans).

As has been the case the past few years, Northwestern won't hold a true spring game. The Wildcats will have an open practice at Ryan Field on April 2 and a televised workout on April 9. Here's the schedule for every other Big Ten team, including when they start and when their spring game will be:

Illinois

Start date: March 11

Spring game: April 16

Indiana

Start date: March 5

Spring game: April 15

Iowa

Start date: March 23

Spring game: April 23

Maryland

Start date: March 7

Spring game: April 16

Michigan

Start date: Saturday (Feb. 27)

Spring game: April 1

Michigan State

Start date: March 22

Spring game: April 23

Minnesota

Start date: March 1

Spring game: April 9

Nebraska

Start date: March 5

Spring game: April 16

Ohio State

Start date: March 8

Spring game: April 16

Penn State

Start date: March 18

Spring game: April 16

Purdue

Start date: March 8

Spring game: April 16

Rutgers

Start date: March 24

Spring game: April 23

Wisconsin

Start date: March 12

Spring game: April 23