ISU-Illinois Game Date/Time Changed
Dec. 10, 2007
NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State softball team's 2008 home game against in-state rival Illinois has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Redbird Softball Complex, ISU head softball coach Melinda Fischer announced Monday. The game was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008.
The Redbirds' March 18 game against the Fighting Illini will be the 10th meeting all-time between the two teams. Illinois State holds a slim 5-4 edge in the all-time series against Illinois. The Redbirds are also scheduled to take on the Fighting Illini at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in Champaign, Ill.
ISU is set to open its 2008 season against Central Arkansas Feb. 8 at the Central Florida Tournament in Orlando. The Redbirds will face 10 teams in 2008 that competed in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. ISU returns 11 players from a 2007 squad that set school records in slugging percentage (.509), runs scored (329), hits (489), home runs (83), runs batted in (308) and total bases (839).