Kansas Baseball to Face Tough Schedule
Feb. 11, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas baseball will face one of the strongest schedules in the country, according to the 2010 Intended Strength of Schedule index released by Boyd’s World earlier this week. According to the index, the Jayhawks will face the 19th toughest schedule in the country based on wins and losses from a year ago.
“After what happened last year when our RPI numbers weren’t where we wanted them to be, we worked extremely hard at improving the strength of our schedule this season,” Kansas Head Coach Ritch Price said.
“Our goal this year is to be able to host a regional here at Hoglund Ballpark. With the quality of this schedule, we need to go out and get enough wins to make this happen. I have confidence that we can get it done.”
Kansas will play 28 of its 56 scheduled regular season games against teams that ranked in the top 50 in total RPI last season (Texas, LSU, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Missouri and Gonzaga), as well as 14 contests against clubs that finished in the top 25 in RPI.
Last season, the Jayhawks finished with a 39-24 record and advanced to the finals of the Chapel Hill Region at the NCAA Tournament. KU will open the 2010 season with a three-game non-conference series against Eastern Michigan starting Friday, Feb. 19 at Hoglund Ballpark. First pitch will be at 3 p.m.
For the complete Intended Strength of Schedule index, click here.