Kansas Baseball Releases 2008 Schedule

Nov. 19, 2007

2008 Schedule


The University of Kansas baseball team announced its 2008 regular season schedule Monday. Head coach Ritch Price is looking to lead the Jayhawks to their fifth 30-plus win season in the last six years and a return to the NCAA Tournament with a schedule that includes games against 12 teams that qualified for the postseason last year.

Highlights of the schedule include a sixth-straight trip to Hawaii to open the season against Hawaii-Hilo, a non-conference game with Border Showdown rival Missouri at Kauffman Stadium on April 29. Home series against Big 12 opponents Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Missouri as well as non-conference home games versus NCAA Tournament participants Oral Roberts and Wichita State.

For the sixth year in a row, Kansas will open the season in Hawaii with a five-game set against the University of Hawaii-Hilo. All five games will be played in Kona, Hawaii. KU returns to the mainland to take on SEC powers Arkansas and Vanderbilt on the road the following week.

After a pair of games in Nashville, Tenn., against non-conference foes Xavier and Iowa, KU will play its home opener on March 5 against LeMoyne College and then host North Dakota State in a four-game series, beginning on March 7.

The Jayhawks’ road to a Big 12 Tournament appearance begins on March 14, when it travels to defending conference champion Texas for a three-game series in Austin. KU will then participate in the Florida Spring Classic in Bradenton, Fla. During the in-season tournament, the Jayhawks will play six different opponents in a five-day span.

KU’s first Big 12 series at Hoglund Ballpark will be March 28-30 against defending Big 12 Tournament champion Texas A&M. On the following Tuesday, the Jayhawks will welcome in-state rival Wichita State for the first of a home-and-home non-conference series against the Shockers.

The Jayhawks travel to Baylor for a Big 12 series on the first weekend of April and then opens a seven-game homestand which includes games against Northern Colorado, Texas Tech.

KU will then play seven straight on the road, facing Nebraska and Oklahoma State in back-to-back weekends with a trip to Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kan. sandwiched in the middle.

The Jayhawks and Missouri Tigers are again scheduled to play a non-conference game at Kauffman Stadium. This year’s tilt is set for Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.

During the month of May, KU will play eight home games, including a three-game series against Missouri and the regular season finale at Hoglund Ballpark against Kansas State on May 16. The Jayhawks’ final two regular season games will be May 17-18 in Manhattan, Kan.