Minnesota and Illinois Move Softball Series to Champaign
Tyler Walker and the Gophers will play at Illinois this weekend.

April 11, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Heavy, wet snow that has fallen across the Twin Cities in the past day has forced the cancelation of this weekend’s Big Ten softball home series between Minnesota and Illinois.

In order to retain the games on their schedules, the Gophers and Illini have agreed to play three games in Champaign, Ill., this weekend.

The Gophers (23-13, 6-3 Big Ten) and Illini (11-22, 1-8 Big Ten) will play a Saturday doubleheader at Illinois’ Eichelberger Field, with the first game slated to start at 1:00 p.m. CT. The teams will wrap up the series with a single game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The decision was made because it was deemed unlikely for Minnesota’s grounds crew to prepare the playing surface at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in time to be able to play. The local forecast calls for the possibility of more snow accumulation Thursday night before tapering off on Friday morning.

Fans with tickets to any of this weekend’s games will be able to redeem those tickets for any of Minnesota’s remaining home games this season. This weekend had also been scheduled to be Social Media Weekend, and that promotion will now take place during the three-game series against Indiana, May 3-5.


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Summer Update: Danielle Parlich

8/24/2016

Junior infielder Danielle Parlich stayed busy back home in Arizona. We caught up with some of her adventures in this summer update!

A True Softball Family: The Wagners

8/17/2016

Dani Wagner was good enough to play high school softball as just a seventh grader but the program almost died off when the team could not find a coach. Luckily hero stepped up and saved...

Alumni Update: Gophers in the Pros

8/11/2016

This week we checked in with our professional players, Sara Moulton and KatieRichardson.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics