FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
HOUSTON – Seven home series highlight the University of Houston 2010 baseball schedule that was announced by head coach Rayner Noble on Tuesday. The Cougars kickoff the 2010 campaign on Feb. 19-21 with a series against Texas State at Cougar Field.
The Cougars, no stranger to competition, will face off against 10 teams that reached an NCAA Regional, including two that played in the College World Series.
After opening the season against the Bobcats, the Cougars welcome Santa Clara to Cougar Field on Feb. 26-27.
The Silver Glove Series begins on March 2 at Reckling Field, when Houston plays its first of five games against the Owls.
Houston will once again participate in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. This season included games against Missouri (March 5), Texas (March 6) and Texas Tech (March 7). Following the College Classic, Houston makes a trip west for spring break. The trip opens at Cal Poly (March 12-14), UH will then play two mid-week games at San Francisco (March 16) and UC Berkeley (March 17) before closing out the trip at Arizona State (March 18-20).
The Cougars will then return to Texas and play back-to-back games against Stephen F. Austin on March 23 and 24, in Nacogdoches and Houston, respectively.
Conference USA play opens on March 26-28, when the Cougars host UCF. Other home league series include, Memphis (April 16-18), Tulane (May 7-9) and Marshall (May 11-16). UH will then travel to Rice (April 2-4), Southern Miss (April 23-25), UAB (April 3-May 2) and East Carolina (May 20-22).
During the league bye-week, Houston will host TCU on April 9-11. The remainder of the Houston’s mid-week games include contests at home against UTSA (March 30), Sam Houston State (April 6), Lamar (April 28), and Texas A&M (May 11) and the Silver Glove Series concludes at Cougar Field on May 18. Road non-conference games include UTSA (April 13) and Lamar (April 21).
UH will then close out the season by hosting the Conference USA Championship on May 26-30 for just the second time in league history. Houston has not hosted the annual tournament since 2004 when the Cougar finished with a 2-2 record.
The team is currently preparing for the season by participating in individual workouts. They will hold their fall practice from Sept. 28-Oct. 29 with an Oct. 23 afternoon scrimmage against Blinn College.