Updated: Jan 20
The college baseball season is officially set to start on February 19, 2021. While schedule modifications have become the norm in collegiate athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some schools have begun to release schedules for the upcoming season.
Even as some schools are releasing their 2021 schedules, many conferences are dialing back their plans for the 2021 season. The Big Ten's cancelling of non-conference games is the most dramatic change that has been reported. Some reports suggest that the Big Ten might backtrack and allow some non-conference games, but nothing has been finalized either direction.
Other conferences, like the SEC and Sun Belt, are pushing full-steam ahead with normal schedules. Many conferences are expected to make final decisions in the next week, and as conferences make their decisions, we are slowly getting clarity around what Opening Day will look like.
So far, Opening Day includes these officially scheduled series, with more to come:
College Baseball Showdown at Globe Life Field: #3 Texas Tech, #5 Ole Miss, #6 Arkansas, #8 Mississippi State, #9 TCU, #12 Texas
#22 Miami at #1 Florida
#45 UConn at #10 Virginia
LSU Tournament: #13 LSU, Air Force, Notre Dame, Louisiana Tech
North Florida at #14 Florida State
Eastern Kentucky at #15 Georgia Tech
Cincinnati at #31 Clemson
#32 Tennessee at Georgia Southern
Xavier at #35 Texas A&M
BYU at #44 Texas State
Florida A&M at #47 Stetson
Nevada at Cal Poly
Abilene Christian at Tarleton State
Youngstown State at Troy
VCU at UNCW
Little Rock at Houston Baptist
(CANCELLED) Illinois at Louisiana Tech