Feb. 3, 2004
The Notre Dame baseball schedule has undergone several recent revisions, with the primary changes involving one-day shifts in lateseason BIG EAST series vs. Connecticut and Rutgers. All of the changes (as of Feb. 3) are listed below (fans are advised to regularly consult und.com for other changes, makeup dates, etc. that may be added throughout the season):
* Due to a change in the University of Connecticut finals schedule, ND’s series at UConn in early May has been pushed back one day. The teams now will play a noon doubleheader on Sunday, May 9, and the third game of the series will be played at noon on Monday, May 10.
* The above ND-UConn series will have Tuesday, May 11, available as a makeup day – thus removing the previously scheduled ND-Bowling Green game (May 11) … Bowling Green now is not on the official 56-game schedule, although the Irish and Falcons could play in makeup-game scenario at some point in the 2004 season.
* The shift in the ND-UConn series also has resulted in a one-day shift the following weekend when Rutgers will visit Eck Stadium to face the Irish … the teams now will play a doubleheader on Saturday, May 15 (12:05 p.m.) and then will wrap up the series several hours after graduation ceremonies, in the first Sunday-night game in Eck Stadium history (May 16, 7:05).
* The 56-game schedule has been filled out with a game vs. Central Michigan on Tuesday, March 23 (5:05) … this game now will serve as the home opener and fills the void on the schedule after dropping the Bowling Green game.
* Three early-season games have undergone minor time changes: Feb. 21 at USC (now 6:30 p.m. pacific time), Feb. 27 vs. Winthrop (1:00 p.m. eastern) and Feb. 29 vs. Minnesota (11:00 a.m. eastern) … finally, the doubleheader at Pittsburgh on Sunday, April 25, now will begin at 11:00 a.m.
All of these changes are reflected on the schedule that is linked on the baseball page at und.com. The Irish still are slated to end the 2004 regular season with a unique three-day series vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 21-23), starting with a Friday-night game between the Irish and Hokies.