CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – WDWS 1400-AM will once again cover the Illinois baseball team during the 2018 season through an agreement with Learfield. All regular season games plus the postseason will be available online and most will be available live on WDWS, pending conflicts with the Fighting Illini men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Dave Loane returns for his 30th season as the primary play-by-play voice of the Illini baseball team. Scott Beatty will cover at least the first four road trips, which includes the season’s first 13 games Feb. 16-March 11, before Loane finishes his duties as play-by-play talent for the Illini women’s basketball team.

The Illini baseball home opener is March 14 against Milwaukee. The Big Ten opener is scheduled for March 23 at Northwestern.

In addition to radio coverage, all Illinois home games will be covered by Big Ten Network or a free online video stream. The Big Ten’s television schedule will be announced at a later date.