FROM PRESS RELEASE
Albany, N.Y. — University at Albany Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced on Wednesday, Dec. 12 the school’s baseball schedule for the 2008 season. The Great Danes, who reached the NCAA Regionals for the first time in school history and captured their first-ever America East Conference championship last year, will play a four-game series against six conference opponents. The non-league schedule features Notre Dame along with perennial powers Coastal Carolina, Wofford and St. John’s.
UAlbany begins its ninth season at the NCAA Division I level on Friday, Feb. 22 in Clearwater, Fla. against Iowa, Liberty and Notre Dame, which reached the Big East Tournament for the sixth consecutive season in 2007. The Great Danes will end February and begin March with a four-game series at Wofford, the defending Southern Conference Champion. UAlbany will also visit Coastal Carolina of the Big South Conference. The Chanticleers were the Big South regular-season and tournament champions last season.
The Great Danes open up America East play at home with Hartford on April 4-6. Conference opponents Vermont and Stony Brook will also visit Varsity Field. UAlbany will hit the road to face Maine, Binghamton and UMBC this spring. The Great Danes will also host non-conference foes Manhattan, Marist, Le Moyne and New York Tech.
UAlbany posted a 29-29 record last season en route to winning its first-ever America East title. The Great Danes traveled to Fayetteville, Ark. to face the host Razorbacks and Creighton in NCAA play.