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NU Baseball Practice, 9/13/18

Nebraska coach Darin Erstad (facing) talks with the team during the opening day of fall practice in September at Haymarket Park.

The RPI doesn't look like it will be a problem for the Nebraska baseball team this season.

The Huskers' 2019 schedule was released Wednesday, and features six games against teams that played in the 2017 College World Series, including four games against defending national champion Oregon State.

Also on the schedule are three-game homestands against Baylor and Arizona State.

Nebraska opens the season with a three-game set beginning Feb. 15 on the road at UC Riverside. The next weekend, NU will take on Oregon State in a four-game series in Surprise, Arizona, as part of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge.

Then comes the Frisco College Baseball Classic (March 1-3), which was previously announced and includes College World Series participants Texas Tech and Mississippi State, as well as Sam Houston State.

The 2019 home opener comes March 5 against Omaha, followed by a weekend series against Baylor as part of a 13-game homestand.

The Arizona State series will be May 10-12, the penultimate series of the season before the Huskers host Michigan to wrap up regular-season play.

Nebraska will again play three games against Creighton, with two of the contests at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

NU has home Big Ten series against Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois and Michigan, and will go on the road to face Minnesota, Penn State, Iowa and Northwestern. Minnesota lost to Oregon State in super regional play last season.

One team not on the schedule? Old friend Northern Colorado. It will mark the first time since 2003 the teams haven't met on the diamond to usher in spring on what were usually chilly March days.

2019 schedule

FEBRUARY: 15—at UC Riverside, 8 p.m.; 16—at UC Riverside (DH), 2 p.m.; 17—at UC Riverside, 3 p.m.; 21—vs. Oregon State*, 2 p.m.; 22—vs. Oregon State*, 2 p.m.; 23—vs. Oregon State*, 6 p.m.; 24—vs. Oregon State*, 11 a.m.

MARCH: 1—vs. Texas Tech^, 7 p.m.; 2—vs. Sam Houston State^, 2 p.m.; 3—vs. Mississippi State^, 11 a.m.; 5—Omaha, 1:30 p.m.; 8—Baylor, 1:30 p.m.; 9—Baylor, 2 p.m.; 10—Baylor, 1 p.m.; 13—North Dakota State, 1:30 p.m; 15—New Mexico State, 6:30 p.m.; 16—New Mexico State, 2 p.m.; 17—New Mexico State, noon; 19—Air Force, 4 p.m.; 20—Air Force, 1:30 p.m.; 22—Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.; 23—Michigan State, 2 p.m.; 24—Michigan State, 1 p.m.; 26—at Creighton, 6:30 p.m.; 29—at Minnesota, 3 p.m.; 30—at Minnesota, 1 p.m.; 31—at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

APRIL: 2—at Kansas State, 6 p.m.; 5—Purdue, 6:30 p.m.; 6—Purdue, 2 p.m.; 7—Purdue, noon; 9—Creighton, 6:30 p.m.; 12—at Penn State, 5:30 p.m.; 13—at Penn State, 1 p.m.; 14—at Penn State, noon; 16—Kansas State, 6:30 p.m.; 17—at Omaha, 6:30 p.m.; 19—at Iowa, 6 p.m.; 20—at Iowa, 2 p.m.; 21—at Iowa, 1 p.m.; 23—at Creighton, 6:30 p.m.; 26—Illinois, 6:30 p.m.; 27—Illinois, 2 p.m.; 28—Illinois, 11 a.m.

MAY: 4—at Northwestern, 2 p.m.; 5—at Northwestern, 1 p.m.; 6—at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m.; 10—Arizona State, 6:30 p.m.; 11—Arizona State, 2 p.m.; 12—Arizona State, 1 p.m.; 16—Michigan, 6:30 p.m.; 17—Michigan, 6:30 p.m.; 18—Michigan, 2 p.m.

* Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge in Surprise, Arizona; ^ Frisco (Texas) Baseball Classic

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