TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona baseball program, in conjunction with the Pac-12 Conference, has announced the schedule and television information for the upcoming 2014 season.
The 55-game regular season slate includes 38 home games at Hi Corbett Field and 17 away contests. The Wildcats will have an unprecedented 19 television appearances, with 17 airing on the Pac-12 Networks and two broadcasts on ESPNU.
"We have a great home schedule this season," head coach Andy Lopez said. "Our fans have done a marvelous job supporting us at Hi Corbett these last couple of years, and I think they are going to see some of the best baseball in the nation this season. There are some tremendous coaches, players and championship-caliber programs coming to Tucson."
Arizona's home schedule is highlighted by some of the premier collegiate programs. The season kicks off against 2012 College World Series participant Kent State for a three-game series Feb. 14-16. Other non-conference home series are scheduled against Utah Valley (Feb. 18-19), Alcorn State (Feb. 21-23), Seton Hall (Feb. 28-March 2), Long Beach State (March 4-5) and Air Force (March 11-12).
The Wildcats will host a three-day tournament against 2013 College World Series runner-up Mississippi State and 2013 NCAA Tournament participant UC Santa Barbara March 7-9. Hi Corbett Field will host a double-header each day with the schools each playing four games over the weekend.
The non-conference home schedule also includes a tilt with in-state foe Grand Canyon (March 18), which will compete at the Division I level this season in the Western Athletic Conference. The Wildcats will travel to Arizona State twice (March 26 and April 9) for non-conference games.
Pac-12 Conference action begins in earnest against Washington State in Tucson March 14-16. Other home conference series include 2013 College World Series participant Oregon State (March 28-30), defending national champion UCLA (April 11-13), rival Arizona State (April 25-27) and two-time national champ Stanford (May 9-11).
Arizona will travel to Washington (March 21-23), Utah (April 4-6), USC (April 17-19), Oregon (May 2-4) and California (May 16-18) for its five conference road trips.