Purdue has released its 2008 baseball schedule. The Boilermakers open the year with a three game tilt at Baylor beginning February 22. On February 29th, it's off for another three-gamer against Western Kentucky. Staying the in Bluegrass State, Head Coach Doug Schreiber's side have a four game series with Kentucky. That's a pretty impressive and darn challenging way to begin a new year.
The Boilers will then take on Ohio (three games), Western Illinois (the first home stand which is three games) and Valparaiso (one game) before opening the conference portion of their slate.
Purdue starts the '08 Big Ten season at home versus Northwestern. Before traveling to Iowa City for their second week of Big Ten play, the Boilers will play one game against College World Series participant, Louisville. The remainder of the conference action contains home series versus Penn State, Minnesota and Michigan State. In addition to Iowa, the Boilermakers will visit Ohio State, Indiana and Illinois.
Purdue generally plays one of the toughest schedules in the Big Ten and the 2008 edition looks to uphold that tradition.