CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illinois baseball team Tuesday released its 2017 schedule, featuring 22 games at Illinois Field. The Fighting Illini will look for their second Big Ten title in the last three years with 21 players returning to the roster from 2016.
» Three-game series against defending national champion Coastal Carolina
» Games in at least nine states (Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey)
» Four home Big Ten series (Michigan State, Northwestern, Maryland, Iowa)
» Four away Big Ten series (Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota, Rutgers)
» Home opener March 14 vs. Northern Illinois
» Big Ten home opener March 24 vs. Michigan State