Nebraska and Illinois begin their weekend series with a Saturday doubleheader at 1 p.m.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskersí Weekend Series Altered

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln – This weekend’s softball series between No. 19 Nebraska and Illinois in Urbana, Ill., has been changed due to field conditions at Eichelberger Field. The teams will now play a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s regularly-scheduled finale at 11:30 a.m.

The change was made to give Eichelberger Field an extra day to dry out, after the area was hit with around a foot of snow on Sunday. Weather is not expected to be a factor this weekend, as temperatures are forecast to be in the mid- to upper-50s with a limited chance of precipitation. Sunday’s game will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by the Big Ten Network, with coverage airing at 2 p.m.

Nebraska, which hosts UNO Wednesday at 5 p.m., is 22-6 this season, including a 2-0 mark in Big Ten Conference play. Illinois is 10-15 on the year, and the Illini were swept at home by Wisconsin in their three-game, conference-opening series with Wisconsin last weekend.

Friday, March 29
No Game

Saturday, March 30
Nebraska at Illinois, 1 p.m. (Game 1)
Nebraska at Illinois, 3 p.m. (Game 2)

Sunday, March 31
Nebraska at Illinois, 11:30 a.m. (airs on BTN at 2 p.m.)


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