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NORMAL - Tim Jankovich is warming up for an appearance on the Wrigley Field mound in August.

The new Illinois State men's basketball coach will throw out the first pitch Aug. 1 prior the Chicago Cubs game with the Philadelphia Phillies in Chicago. Game time is 7 p.m.

"I'm very excited about throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, but my only concern is that if the Cubs were to offer me a 10-day contract after seeing me pitch, it could create a bit of a dilemma!"

An alumni-sponsored party is schedule to begin at 5 p.m. at the Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St. Cost for the alumni event is $40, which includes a terrace reserved infield seat ticket to the game and entrance into the pre-game party. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Cubby Bear from 5 to 7 p.m. on the day of the game.

Those tickets not claimed during that time slot can be picked up at the Wrigley Field will call window.

Deadline to RSVP for the event is July 24, which can be done by calling (800) 366-4478 or online at www.illinoisstatealumni.org.

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