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UCLA Baseball Releases 2016 Schedule

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The Bruin baseball team's strength of schedule has ranked in the top-five each of the last 10 seasons and this year's schedule looks to continue that.

It's hard to believe but Opening Day is almost here.
It's hard to believe but Opening Day is almost here.

Today, UCLA announced its 2016 baseball schedule, which includes 10 conference and 12 non-conference opponents.

The Bruins will again play one of the nation’s toughest schedules in the country, including Cal State Fullerton who advanced to the College World Series last season as well as eight other teams who qualified for postseason play in 2015.

"We feel this schedule will be the toughest in the country," said UCLA Head Coach John Savage. "It will provide necessary challenges for us to become the team that we want to be."

The Bruins will open the season with a three-game home series against the North Carolina Tar Heels, beginning on Friday, February 19. In addition to the non-conference series with North Carolina, the Bruins will also host the Texas Longhorns for a three-game series from March 11-13. UCLA’s other non-conference opponents include Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara.

UCLA will once again face crosstown rival Southern Cal in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic. The Bruins will play the Trojans on Sunday, March 6 at Dodger Stadium. Mississippi State and Oklahoma will be the other two schools playing in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic, with the Bruins hosting the Bulldogs on March 4 and the Sooners on March 5, both at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

The Bruins will open Pac-12 conference play on Friday, March 18 with a three-game home series versus the Washington State Cougars. UCLA will also host conference series match-ups against Stanford, Oregon, USC and Arizona State.

Overall, the 2016 schedule features 31 home games, 24 road games and one game to be held at a neutral site.

Note: All dates and times are subject to change pending television selections.

Day Date Opponent Site Time
Saturday Jan. 30 Alumni (exhibition) Jackie Robinson Stadium 12:00p.m.
Friday Feb. 19 North Carolina Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 20 North Carolina Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 21 North Carolina Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday Feb. 23 Long Beach State Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Friday Feb. 26 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 27 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 28 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 1 at UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 2 NC Dinos (exhibition) Jackie Robinson Stadium 4:00 p.m.
Friday March 4 Mississippi State ^ Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday March 5 Oklahoma ^ Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Sunday March 6 USC ^ Dodger Stadium 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 8 at CSUN Northridge, Calif. 2:00 p.m.
Friday March 11 Texas Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday March 12 Texas Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday March 13 Texas Jackie Robinson Stadium 12:00 p.m.
Friday March 18 * Washington State Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday March 19 * Washington State Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday March 20 * Washington State Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Thursday March 24 * at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. 6:00 p.m.
Friday March 25 * at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday March 26 * at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 29 Cal State Fullerton Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Friday April 1 * at California Berkeley, Calif. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 2 * at California Berkeley, Calif. 6:00 p.m.
Sunday April 3 * at California Berkeley, Calif. 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 5 CSUN Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Friday April 8 * Stanford Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday April 9 * Stanford Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday April 10 * Stanford Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 12 Loyola Marymount Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Friday April 15 * at Washington Seattle, Wash. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday April 16 * at Washington Seattle, Wash. 2:00 p.m.
Sunday April 17 * at Washington Seattle, Wash. 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 19 at Pepperdine Malibu, Calif. 3:00 p.m.
Friday April 22 * Oregon Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday April 23 * Oregon Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday April 24 * Oregon Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 26 at Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, Calif. 6:00 p.m.
Friday April 29 * at Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 12:00 p.m.
Saturday April 30 * at Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 12:00 p.m.
Sunday May 1 * at Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 3 at Long Beach State Long Beach, Calif. 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 6 UC Irvine Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday May 7 at UC Irvine Irvine, Calif. 2:00 p.m.
Sunday May 8 UC Irvine Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 10 Pepperdine Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 13 * USC Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday May 14 * USC Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday May 15 * USC Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 17 UC Santa Barbara Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 20 * Arizona State Jackie Robinson Stadium 6:00 p.m.
Saturday May 21 * Arizona State Jackie Robinson Stadium 2:00 p.m.
Sunday May 22 * Arizona State Jackie Robinson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Friday May 27 * at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 5:35 p.m.
Saturday May 28 * at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 1:35 p.m.
Sunday May 29 * at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 1:05 p.m.
Fri. - Mon. June 3-6 NCAA Regionals TBD TBD
Fri. - Mon. June 10-13 NCAA Super Regionals TBD TBD
Sat.-Wed. June 18-29 College World Series Omaha, Neb. TBD

* indicates Pac-12 Conference game
^ Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic teams to include Mississippi State, Oklahoma and USC

Go Bruins!!!