Athletics department announces schedule changes

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor

The Eastern Illinois athletics department announced Thursday morning that it changed several home sporting events due to inclement weather in the area this weekend.


The Eastern Illinois baseball team was scheduled to have a three-game series starting tomorrow at 1 p.m. against OVC opponent UT-Martin.

Instead, the Panthers will now be opening OVC play in Martin, Tennessee and will be the home team all three games. The games have been shifted to a doubleheader starting on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then another game on Sunday at 1 p.m.


The Eastern softball team was scheduled to begin its OVC play against SIUE on Saturday with a doubleheader. Now, the Panthers will play one game on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. and then Sunday will be a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

EIU Big Blue Classic

The Eastern men’s and women’s outdoor track teams will still host its EIU Big Blue Classic meet with field events starting on Friday at 2 p.m. The 5k under the lights event will then start at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, field events will begin at 11 a.m. and the track events will start at 12:15 p.m. According to athletics, field events may be moved inside the Lantz Fieldhouse if weather issues arise.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

The Eastern men’s and women’s tennis teams will now play its matches against Lindenwood at the Danville Tennis Center. The women will play at 12 p.m. Saturday and the men will play once the women matches are over. According to athletics, a projected start time is 4:30 p.m. for the men.

Men’s Soccer

The Eastern men’s soccer team will still have its spring match against Bradley on Sunday at 4 p.m. but the time and location may change.


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