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Big Ten spring football dates

Spring practice in the Big Ten starts this Saturday, when Indiana and Northwestern get under way. Scott Boehm/Getty Images

Believe it or not, spring football is nearly upon us. Indiana and Northwestern will get things started among Big Ten teams, taking the field for their first practices this Saturday.

The Wolverines' first spring practice won't be until Saturday, March 17.

Here's a look at the rest of the conference teams' starting dates and spring game dates.

ILLINOIS

Start date: March 7

Spring game/end date: April 14

INDIANA

Start date: March 3

Spring game/end date: April 14

IOWA

Start date: March 24

Spring game/end date: April 14

MICHIGAN

Start date: March 17

Spring game/end date: April 14

MICHIGAN STATE

Start date: March 27

Spring game/end date: April 28

MINNESOTA

Start date: March 24

Spring game/end date: April 21

NEBRASKA

Start date: March 10

Spring game/end date: April 14

NORTHWESTERN

Start date: March 3

Spring game/end date: April 14

OHIO STATE

Start date: March 28

Spring game/end date: April 21

PENN STATE

Start date: March 26

Spring game/end date: April 21

PURDUE

Start date: March 7

Spring game/end date: April 14

WISCONSIN

Start date: March 17

Spring game/end date: April 28