NIU baseball club’s trip gets fouled up by funds

By Eric Burt

NIU’s baseball club will visit North Central College on Thursday for their first game of the spring.

The team was originally scheduled to play games in Florida over spring break but funds could not be raised in time.

“I don’t know if we’ll play with the weather like this,” club co-president Mark Suhanek said about the upcoming games. “It seems like whenever game time comes around, so does the rain.”

On Saturday, Lake Forest College will be in town to face the Huskies at noon. Sunday, NIU will be at Loyola for a doubleheader.

“We really need to play these spring games,” Suhanek said. “With only a few weeks to play, it’s hard to reschedule them.”

Four representatives of NIU’s Ji-Do-Kwan Tae-Kwon Do club will participate in a national tournament in Columbus, Ohio.

Mike Park, Jim Shipley, Mike Ward and Sam Visconti will take part in the tournament April 13-15.

“The competition will be really tough,” club president Mike Park said. “There will be at least 150 people in each weight class.”

NIU’s men’s volleyball club will be part of a triangular match this weekend with Quincy College and host Illinois.

Club president Rob Uhwat hopes to have the Wisconsin Badgers down in DeKalb for a match next weekend (April 8), to be held at the Student Recreation Center.

The Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association divisional tournament will be held April 15-16 at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, according to Uhwat.

Valparaiso University will host the NIU rugby club Saturday.

“Depending on how well we do, we could go to the Midwest Open on April 15,” Jones said.