IU baseball schedule released

From IU sports information:


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana baseball team will play at least nine games
against teams that played in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, beginning with three
high-level tournaments in the season’s first three weeks, head coach Tracy
Smith announced today. The Hoosiers, who finished over .500 and made the Big
Ten Tournament for the third straight season in 2010, will open the 2011
slate with tournaments at Coastal Carolina, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and

“This schedule may be the toughest yet in our tenure at Indiana,” head coach
Tracy Smith said. “Maybe the best thing about it is that we will play nine
different high-level teams in the first three weekends. It will give us a
chance to see where we are right out of the chute. It should be a fun start
to the season for our fans and will prepare us for the always-rigorous Big
Ten schedule.”

IU opens with the Caravelle Resort Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,
hosted by perennial top-10 foe Coastal Carolina. Also in attendance will be
Big XII opponent Kansas State and ACC challenger Boston College at the event
from Feb. 18-20.

In the second weekend of the season, the Hoosiers have no easier a task when
they head to Corpus Christi, Texas, for the annual Whataburger Classic,
hosted at Whataburger Field, the home of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
In addition to host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, IU will be joined by two-time
national champion Oregon State and Connecticut, which hosted an NCAA
Regional last year and boasts two likely 2011 first round picks in
outfielder George Springer and righty pitcher Matt Barnes.

After its first midweek contest at Xavier on March 2, Indiana takes to
Knoxville, Tenn., for contests against the host Volunteers as well as
Morehead State and Bradley – a pair of teams that the Hoosiers played
exciting contests with a season ago. IU makes its debut in the Hoosier state
with a road contest at Indiana State on Wednesday, March 9. The Hoosiers
follow that up with their annual Spring Trip to the Winter Haven, Fla., area
for the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Opponents, dates and
locations of those games are yet to be determined.

After Spring Break, the Hoosiers take on a pair of in-state foes in Ball
State and Evansville. The Hoosiers and Cardinals will square off on
Wednesday, March 23, while IU and UE will play three games combined in
Bloomington and Evansville. The teams will play a doubleheader at UE on
Saturday, March 26, and then the squads will square off in the home opener
for the Hoosiers on Sunday, March 27.

The Big Ten slate opens on Friday, April 1, with a trip to Michigan. The
Hoosiers will also play on the road against Iowa, Purdue and Illinois. IU’s
conference home opening weekend will be against Ohio State on April 8, and
IU will play additional home series with Minnesota, Northwestern and
Michigan State. Indiana also plays home and away series with Miami
University, Indiana State and Louisville in addition to a home midweek
contest against Morehead State and a road battle against Kentucky.

The Big Ten Tournament returns to Columbus’ Huntington Park after a one-year
stint at Bill Davis Field last year. The home of the Triple-A Columbus
Clippers, Huntington Park was the site of Indiana’s romp through the 2009
Big Ten Tournament en route to the second NCAA Tournament appearance in
school history. NCAA Regionals will take place on campus sites from June 3-6
with Super Regionals slated for June 10-13. The 2011 College World Series
will run from June 18-29 in the new TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

The Hoosiers are currently wrapping up their fall campaign with the Cream
and Crimson Series at Sembower Field. The series is tied 1-1, with game
three set for a 3:05 p.m. first pitch on Thursday, Oct. 14. The teams will
then wrap up the series over the weekend, with games slated for Saturday at
4:30 and Sunday at 1:30.


  1. Let me say I am so, so happy that Remora has finally fallen out of favor with the Scoop supervisors and that his silly keyboard art is disappearing.

    Korman let the guy, an ex-IDS pal, run wild. The new regime has rightfully taken a tougher stance.

  2. Let it go, man. You’re so out of your element on this one. I’ve told you 1,000 times that Chris Engel is in law school, studying 75 hours a week. Also, his idea of fun involves something other than being a goofball on a basketball blog. Honestly.

  3. Any updates from fall ball and cream and crimson series to report? Who looks good? I can’t make it to the games, but it would be nice to have some coverage here.

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