Nov. 11, 2010
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic University baseball team released its 2011 schedule this week, with 55 games to be played in total and 34 at home at the FAU Baseball Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
"We are excited about this year's schedule," said John McCormack, FAU baseball head coach. "We are playing a number of opponents we have never faced before. We are looking forward to the challenge."
FAU will begin the season on Friday, February 18, 2011 with a three-game series against Hofstra University.
The Owls will then play a neutral site game on Tuesday, February 22 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter against the University of Florida with FAU as the home team. The Owls non-conference schedule continues on Wednesday, February 23 with another tough in-state opponent, the University of Miami, at home.
The game against the Hurricanes begins a 13-game home stand which concludes with a three-game series against Seton Hall University beginning on Thursday, March 10 through Saturday, March 12.
After a road game in Coral Gables against Miami on Tuesday, March 15, FAU begins the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) schedule with a three-game series at home against rival FIU.
The Owls took two-of-three games against the Panthers on the final weekend of the regular season last year to clinch the 2010 Sun Belt Conference crown.
"The Sun Belt wanted to keep a balanced schedule so we are playing our closest opponent, FIU, six times," McCormack said. "We had some great games against them last year and it should be a fun six-game series."
The SBC schedule continues throughout late March and into April and May and will feature home series against Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Lousiana-Monroe, Troy University and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.
Road series in conference play include three-game sets against the University of Louisiana, the University of South Alabama, Arkansas State University and Western Kentucky University.
FAU went 4-0 in conference series on the road last season. The schedule concludes Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21 when FAU will take on FIU again on the road in Miami.
Due to the departure of the University of New Orleans from the SBC, each team will play their natural rivals twice in conference play to begin and end the conference schedule.