Oklahoma State releases 2010 Schedule

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TomBelzaOkState Twelve NCAA Tournament teams from 2009 highlight Oklahoma State’s 2010 baseball schedule, which was released today.

"It’s a challenging schedule, and we’re going to face some great competition that will really test us," said OSU head coach Frank Anderson, who is entering his seventh season with the Cowboys. "We continue to upgrade our schedule, and this schedule will be one of the toughest we’ve had and one that should allow us to do well in the RPI."

OSU opens the 2010 season against Oklahoma Christian on Feb. 20 in Stillwater at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium, and the Cowboys follow that with a pair of tournament appearances. On Feb. 26, OSU faces USC in Los Angeles at the Jackie Robinson Classic, where the Cowboys will also take on tourney-host UCLA and Vanderbilt. The following weekend, OSU will compete in the Dairy Queen Classic, which is held in the Metrodome in Minneapolis, and will battle host Minnesota, Northwestern and Loyola Marymount.

Following the back-to-back road trips, OSU will open a 12-game home stand at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium on March 12 against Massachusetts. The home stand includes a pair of games against Wright State, which was an NCAA Regional team last season. That stretch will take the Cowboys into Big 12 Conference play, where they open on the road at Kansas State on March 26.

In Big 12 Conference action, Anderson’s club will play host to Nebraska, Texas Tech, Kansas and Texas A&M. The conference home opener is against the Cornhuskers on April 2.

Among the Cowboys’ other non-conference opponents are Missouri State and Wichita State, both of which OSU will face at home and on the road this season. Anderson’s club will host a showdown against Rice on May 11.

OSU also has a non-conference game against Bedlam-rival Oklahoma in Stillwater on April 13. The two teams will alternate hosting a non-conference game each season, with the Cowboys making the trip to Norman in 2011. The games will not count towards either team’s Big 12 record.

"It’s been in the works for a while to get a game back on our campuses every year, and we’re excited to get this first one back in Stillwater," said Anderson of the non-conference game agreement with OU. "It will be something the fans will enjoy, and it will only enhance the rivalry."

The Cowboys and Sooners will continue their conference rivalry with the usual Bedlam Series, with the opener May 7 at the new Oneok Field in Tulsa, Okla., and the final two games at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

The Big 12 Baseball Championship will be held at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark May 26-30, while NCAA Regionals get underway on June 4. The College World Series begins play on June 19 in Omaha, Neb.

FULL 2010 SCHEDULE (PDF)