Huskers chase Big Ten Championship, host Illinois this weekend

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The Nebraska baseball team (22-14, 11-4 Big Ten) returns home to continue Big Ten play when the Huskers host Illinois (26-13, 6-6 Big Ten) for a three-game series at Hawks Field this weekend. NU is ranked 37th in the latest RPI, while Illinois comes in at the No. 23 spot.The Huskers and Fighting Illini square off Friday at 7:32 p.m. (CT) on the Big Ten Network. The first 1,000 fans into the game will get a “LNK” City Edition baseball cap. The series continues on Saturday at 2:02 p.m., on NET before Sunday’s finale, set for 11:05 a.m. Sunday marks “Love 4 Laney & Katie Day,” which will include a T-shirt giveaway for the first 1,000 fans. It is also Sunday Family Fun Day at Haymarket Park, which includes a pregame face painter and balloon twister.

Fans can purchase tickets for this weekend by visiting Huskers.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-8-BIGRED.