BOCA RATON, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2017) – The Florida Atlantic University athletic department has released the softball team’s 2018 schedule. The Owls will play 16 games against teams that made the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
The Owls open the spring with the FAU First Pitch Classic from Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11 with games against Duke, Michigan State, Bethune Cookman, and Ohio State.
FAU then heads to the west coast of Florida for the Michelle Smith Pediatric Cancer Invitational in Clearwater. From Friday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 18, the Owls will take on Oakland, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UMass-Lowell, and Missouri.
The Owls come home for the Strike Out Cancer Tournament from Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 25 to host Texas State, Columbia, Dartmouth, Illinois-Chicago, and Tulsa.
FAU heads to Baton Rouge, LA for the LSU Invitational from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4 to face Illinois State, Purdue, McNeese State, and the Tigers two times.
The Owls then head home for the Parents’ Weekend Tournament to face Ball State, Pittsburgh, Michigan, and Long Island from Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11.
The Owls open conference play on Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13 at home against UTEP. FAU plays Rutgers on Wednesday, March 14 against Rutgers before resuming conference play Saturday, March 17 at Charlotte.
FAU will play in-state foes Florida Gulf Coast and UCF on Wednesday, April 11 at home and Tuesday, April 17 in Orlando. The Owls wrap up the regular season in Texas at UTSA on Sunday, May 6. The C-USA Softball Championship will take place in Charlotte from Wednesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 12.
The full schedule can be found here.