The Arkansas baseball program on Tuesday released its 2020 schedule, which includes 32 home games and a late February trip to the Minute Maid Classic at the home of the Houston Astros.
The season kicks off with a three-game series against Eastern Illinois beginning Friday, Feb. 14, and wraps with three games against Tennessee in Knoxville.
The schedule features games against 16 teams with 30 or more wins last year, including 10 NCAA Tournament teams, four NCAA Super Regional teams (Mississippi State, Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn), and two College World Series appearance teams (Mississippi State, Auburn).
It will be head coach Dave Van Horn’s 18th season in Arkansas, who is coming off a second straight College World Series appearance. Van Horn, with his eight trips to the CWS in his career, has more appearances than any active coach in the nation.
Despite departures of a number of players that were key in the team’s run to the CWA last year, Arkansas still returns several experienced players, including two-thirds of its rotation in sophomores Connor Noland and Patrick Wicklander.
2020 Arkansas Baseball Schedule
Feb. 14-16 – Eastern Illinois
Feb. 20-23 – Gonzaga
Feb. 28 – Oklahoma (in Houston, TX)
Feb. 29 – Texas (in Houston, TX)
March 1 – Baylor (in Houston, TX)
March 3 – Illinois State
March 6-8 – South Alabama
March 10-11 Grand Canyon
March 13-15 – at Mississippi State
March 17 – at Oklahoma
March 20-22 – Alabama
March 24-25 – at Troy
March 27-29 – at Ole Miss
March 31 – Oral Roberts
April 2-4 – Florida
April 7 – Little Rock
April 9-11 – Texas A&M
April 14 – Missouri State
April 17-19 – at LSU
April 21-22 – at Michigan State
April 24-26 – Auburn
April 28 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff
April 29 – Arkansas-Pine Bluff (in North Little Rock, AR)
May 1-3 – at South Carolina
May 8-10 – Georgia
May 14-16 – at Tennessee