The 39-game schedule features 17 home games at the program’s new facility, a full Ivy League slate and eight games against opponents that played in the 2016 NCAA postseason.
“Our schedule balances a challenging non-conference slate with the rigor of the continuously improving Ivy League,” said Achilles. “The updates to our facility should increase our on-field preparations for the season, while affording us the opportunity to host opponents before the conference schedule commences.”
Brown will open the 2016 season with a three-game series at Nichols State (March 3-5), followed by a weekend series at Texas A&M (March 10-12), for three contests against an Aggies program that reached the NCAA Super Regionals last season.
After hosting Holy Cross on March 15 in the home opener, the Bears will play three games at Seton Hall (March 17-19), before heading back to Providence for a three-game set against Georgetown (March 25-26). Brown will round out the month with a midweek home-and-home series against intrastate rival Bryant (March 28-29).
The Bears will open Ivy League play with a pair of doubleheaders at Cornell (April 9) and Princeton (April 10). From there, the Bears return home for a midweek tilt against UMass Lowell (April 5) and then host Penn and Columbia in a pair of league doubleheaders over the weekend.
Brown will visit URI on April 11 to start a six-game road swing, including a four-game set at Dartmouth (April 15-16) and a return trip to UMass Lowell (April 18). After hosting Harvard in a four-game series (April 22-23), the Bears will welcome Siena to Providence for a midweek game on April 25 before wrapping up the Ivy regular season schedule with a four-game home-and-home series against Yale (April 29-30).