March 27, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 23 Northwestern welcomes No. 19 Nebraska to Chicago this weekend for a matchup of B1G and national powers. In addition to their rankings, Nebraska is No. 9 and NU is No. 22 in the first NCAA RPI data of the 2014 season.
This series, as with most for teams across the country during this wacky weather spring, has been adjusted from its original schedule and location. Game one will start at 11:30 a.m. CT Friday, March 28, at the Ballpark at Rosemont, home of the NPF Chicago Bandits. Game two will be at 4 p.m. CT Saturday, March 29, in Rosemont. Game three will be at 1 p.m. CT Sunday, March 30, at Sharon J. Drysdale Field in Evanston.
Nebraska brings a 21-10 overall record into this weekend and is 1-2 in the Big Ten after facing No. 15 Minnesota last week. NU took a series against Wisconsin to open B1G play and is 18-6 overall, 2-1 in the league.
Northwestern's offense has continued to shine all season long; the Wildcats currently rank fourth in the country with a .344 batting average and sixth with 7.21 runs per game. Nebraska's pitching has been strong this year, limiting foes to a .210 average. These numbers are impressive on both sides because each program takes a similar approach to scheduling, facing the toughest possible nonconference slate.
Because of the game time adjustments, Northwestern will not have home live audio available for Friday's game. Instead, we will link you to Nebraska's broadcast featuring true pro Nate Rohr on the call. Games two and three in the series will feature home live audio with a combination of WNUR alumni Greg Bobak, Frank Tormey and Dan Platt making their second-straight weekend of guest audio appearances.
Tickets for 2014 Northwestern softball are ON SALE NOW and can be purchased online at NUsports.com or by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775). Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors, and $3 for groups of 15 or more. For softball ticketing questions or for group sales, contact Joe Thuente at 847-467-6862 or email@example.com. Tickets for this weekend will be available at the gate in Rosemont.
Northwestern is the host of the 2014 Big Ten Tournament May 8-10 at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. All-session and group tickets for this premier, 12-team softball event ARE ON SALE NOW. The tourney will feature not only some of the nation's best softball, but also the first-ever night game in the history of Sharon J. Drysdale Field. Again, contact Joe Thuente at 847-467-6862 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For the complete Northwestern game notes package for this weekend's Northwestern series, download the .pdf at the top of this page.
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