The challenging 54-game slate features 18 contests against seven opponents who reached the NCAA tournament last season. Of those 18 contests, nine will be played against teams that appeared in the College World Series (Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech).
Of the 54 games, the Longhorns will play 34 home contests at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas opens up the season with a four-game home series against Rice, where Longhorns head coach David Pierce spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach (1991, 2003-11) and 12 under current Owls head coach Wayne Graham.
Following the Rice opening series, Texas will head to Sam Houston State for a Wednesday night midweek game before returning home to play three against last year’s tournament participant UCONN. Another midweek contest rounds out the month, with Texas welcoming Lamar for a Tuesday night matchup.
The Longhorns open their March schedule with four games on the road at Stanford before playing nine straight at home from March 7-19. During that nine-game stretch, the Longhorns will host Texas A&M on Tuesday, March 14, followed by a three-game set against Texas Tech to mark the start of Big 12 play.
Other notable midweek games include a March 28 contest against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to be held at Whataburger Field, home of the Houston Astros’ Double-A affiliate, the Corpus Christi Hooks. Texas will also head to Sugar Land on April 25 for a Tuesday night matchup against Louisiana Lafayette at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters.
In addition to the three-game series against Texas Tech, the Longhorns will host three other Big 12 Conference teams—Kansas State (March 24-26), Oklahoma (April 7-9) and West Virginia (May 19-21). The set against WVU closes out the regular season slate.