UCLA will begin its national championship defense on February 14 when they host Portland. That will kick off a 56-game season that includes 30 Pac-12 contests and 26 non-conference clashes as they try to win a third Pac-12 title n four years and another College World Series championship.
The highlights of the Bruins' non-conference schedule is the Notre Dame Classic. The tournament, held in Cary, North Carolina, will pit UCLA against North Carolina, North Carolina St. and Michigan. Toss in a weekend series against Long Beach St. as well as one against Cal Poly, midweek contests against Cal St. Fullerton and UC Irvine and the Dodgertown Classic with Pepperdine, Houston and USC and the Bruins have a solid non-conference slate.
Of course, the Bruins' fate will be determined by their Pac-12 play. The schedule was rather kind to them, with Oregon St. and Arizona the only top tier teams from the conference that they play on the road. That means home series against Oregon, Stanford and Arizona St.. UCLA will also host USC, giving them a stacked home schedule.
Where UCLA plays their home games remains to be seen. The legal situation surrounding the VA and their lease with UCLA for Jackie Robinson Stadium is still up in the air, but at least the Bruins have set out their schedule for next season. Now onto defending that national title.