Kansas Softball Announces 2010 Schedule
Oct. 30, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Twenty contests versus NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago highlight Kansas softball’s 2010 schedule, revealed Thursday by first-year head coach Megan Smith.
The Jayhawks’ 55-game slate includes 16 contests at Arrocha Ballpark, home of the Kansas Jayhawks.
KU opens its season, Feb. 12-14, with five contests at the Marriot Hobby Invite hosted by the University of Houston. Kansas will face Houston and Sam Houston State, as well as 2009 NCAA Tournament participants Louisville and Ohio State.
Another challenging weekend awaits the Jayhawks Feb. 19-21 during the Lipton Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. KU is scheduled to play Marshall, East Carolina and 2009 NCAA Tournament team Campbell and Florida, the national runner-up last season.
Kansas begins a busy month in March playing 18 games in 24 days. The team will participate in Southern Illinois-Carbondale’s Coach B Classic, March 6-7, before returning to Lawrence for its home opener, March 11-13. During the KU Invitational, KU will play host to Valparaiso and Missouri State.
In one final tournament before Big 12 Conference play, KU will head to the west coast, March 18-21, for the San Diego Classic II. That weekend, the Jayhawks will face two NCAA Tournament teams from last season including Massachusetts and host San Diego State.
Conference action gets underway March 27-28 as KU travels to Texas A&M for a pair of games. The Jayhawks open the month of April with seven-straight games versus 2009 postseason teams, including two games at Women’s College World Series participant Missouri, April 7. After a non-conference break to play at Creighton, April 15, Kansas plays three more games versus NCAA teams Oklahoma State (April 17-18) and Nebraska (April 22).
The Jayhawks wrap up their home season with two-game series versus Texas Tech (April 24-25), Wichita State (April 28) and Iowa State (May 8-9).
The Big 12 Softball Championship will take place May 14-16 in Oklahoma City at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.