In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shootings at Northern Illinois that left six students dead and more than 20 others wounded, NIU has canceled all athletic and university events until Monday, Feb. 25. Northern Illinois and Texas Tech were scheduled to play a four-game series this weekend in Lubbock, Texas, but the two schools could not find suitable dates to reschedule, so the series has been canceled.
“We are disappointed that we won’t be able to open our season at home like we had planned,” Texas Tech Head coach Larry Hays said. “This is just something that can’t be helped and like I said last week, we want Coach (Ed) Mathey and his staff at Northern Illinois to know that we support them in every way. Their school is going through a terrible time right now and we want them to know that the Red Raiders are behind them.”
Texas Tech was able to sneak into the UTSA Baseball Classic in San Antonio, where the Red Raiders will face Louisiana-Lafayette, Army, Oral Roberts and host Texas-San Antonio. Next week they’ll go to the Astros College Classic in Houston, and they’ll play their home opener on March 4. The Huskies will open next weekend at Southern Illinois.
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