WKU Baseball announces 2015 schedule


WKU baseball head coach Matt Myers announced the upcoming schedule for the 2015 season, his fourth at the helm and ninth total with the program, and once again, he pulled no punches in the process and scheduled, what Myers called himself “one of the best [home schedules] we’ve had in the nine seasons I’ve been here.” You can see the full schedule here.

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And he isn’t kidding. Coming to Nick Denes field this year will be Ohio State (March 6-8), the annual game at Bowling Green Ballpark, this time with Kentucky, and C-USA home matchups with Old Dominion (who is coached by former WKU head man Chris Finwood), UAB, FAU, Southern Miss and Rice. Coach Myers had this to say about the overall home schedule:

"Our home schedule is one of the best we’ve had in the nine seasons I’ve been here. When you think about Conference USA Baseball you think Rice and Southern Miss – both of those teams come to us. Chris Finwood (former WKU coach) comes back with Old Dominion for our first-ever C-USA series, UAB finished second in the league last year and then we bring in Florida Atlantic, one of our biggest rivals from our time in the Sun Belt. I’m excited because not only do we get all of those great teams at our place, but we also host Kentucky, Ohio State and an Evansville team that won the MVC last year. Our guys will be ready for the challenge.”"

As if that wasn’t already a brutal home schedule, the Tops will open the season at the Baseball at the Beach tournament, hosted by Coastal Carolina, and will play Maryland (Feb. 13), Richmond (Feb. 14) and Canisius (Feb. 15). The Tops will also travel to defending College World Series champion Vanderbilt (who they defeated last year), a mid-week two game series with Mississippi State, a late non-conference matchup with Louisville and C-USA road affairs with UTSA, Louisiana Tech, FIU, Marshall and the MTBRs. The season will conclude with the Conference USAtournament, which begins on May 20th and runs to the 24th.

It wont be easy travel for WKU. They have two stretches of five in a row on the road (Feb 24-March 1 & April 14-21) and a season long stretch of eight in a row away from the Nick (April 29-May 10, encompassing the MTBR and Marshall series, along with games at Austin Peay and Lipscomb). The longest home stretch WKU has is five games, from March 3-8, which sees Belmont and the Governors come in midweek games, as well as the series with Ohio St. WKU does close the season at home with FAU.

Who are you looking forward to in playing next year? Will WKU compete in their first year of C-USA play? Let us know below in a comment or on twitter @WaveTheRedTowel.