Season-Opening Series Cancelled
Feb. 18, 2010
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois' season-opening series against Bradley that was scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled because of the forecasted below-average temperatures and current snow cover. Because of the lack of common open dates throughout the rest of the season, the games will not be made up, but the Illini will travel to Bradley on April 6 and the Braves will return the game in Champaign on April 27.
The Illini now will open the season next Friday, Feb. 26, at the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. Illinois will start the event by playing Notre Dame at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Fla., at 3:30 p.m. CT. The Orange and Blue will play South Florida at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and St. John's at the Raymond A. Naimoli Complex in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Feb. 28 at noon.