Kansas baseball reveals 2019 schedule

Kansas head coach Ritch Price paces the dugout during the second inning on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

The University of Kansas baseball team is set to compete in 24 games against 2018 NCAA tournament participants this upcoming spring, as the program revealed its 2019 schedule Wednesday afternoon.

In addition, 58 percent (14) of the Jayhawks' opponents finished with a record above .500 with nine games against teams finishing in the top three of their respective conference standings.

"You always want to play quality opponents, especially early, to get ready for the conference slate," KU head coach Ritch Price said in a team release. "You look at our schedule and we are playing teams that finished in the top half of their conferences and teams that made it to the NCAA tournament a year ago."

The Jayhawks will open up the 2019 campaign with a four-game road trip to South Carolina Upstate Feb. 15-18, before returning to Hoglund Ballpark to begin an eight-game homestand against Omaha (Feb. 20), Texas Southern (Feb. 22-24) and Northern Illinois (March 1-3). Kansas will then travel to Port Charlotte, Fla., for the Snowbird Classic (March 8-13) for a game each against: St. Joseph's Georgetown, Ball State, Central Connecticut State and Seton Hall.

The first true road test will come for KU on a trip to Queens, N.Y., where the squad will take on perennial Big East power St. John's in a three-game set (March 15-17).

"The highlight of the nonconference schedule is the trip to St. John's, a team that has won 40 games three seasons in a row," Price said. "St. John's was ranked in the top-25 when it came here a year ago and we swept them — That was one of the best sweeps in my tenure at the University of Kansas."

The Jayhawks, who went 27-30 (8-15 Big 12) last spring, will then begin conference play on March 22 with a three-game road set against Oklahoma. Kansas will face Baylor, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State during the first month of its league slate.

"The first four weekends of the conference season we will face NCAA Tournament teams," Price said. "That is about as tough of a conference schedule as you can open up."

2019 KU schedule

Feb. 15 — at South Carolina Upstate, 3 p.m.

Feb. 16 — at South Carolina Upstate, 1 p.m.

Feb. 17 — at South Carolina Upstate, 12 p.m.

Feb. 18 — at South Carolina Upstate, 11 a.m.

Feb. 20 — vs. Omaha, 3 p.m.

Feb. 22 — vs. Texas Southern, 3 p.m.

Feb. 23 — vs. Texas Southern, 12 p.m.

Feb. 23 — vs. Texas Southern, 3 p.m.

Feb. 24 — vs. Texas Southern, 1 p.m.

March 1 — vs. Northern Illinois, 3 p.m.

March 2 — vs. Northern Illinois, 12 p.m.

March 3 — vs. Northern Illinois, 1 p.m.

March 8 — vs. St. Joseph’s in Snowbird Classic, 10 a.m.

March 9 — vs. Georgetown in Snowbird Classic, 4 p.m.

March 10 — vs. Ball State in Snowbird Classic, 8:30 a.m.

March 12 — vs. Central Connecticut State in Snowbird Classic, 9 a.m.

March 13 — vs. Seton Hall in Snowbird Classic, 10 a.m.

March 15 — at St. John’s, 2 p.m.

March 16 — at St. John’s, 12 p.m.

March 17 — at St. John’s, 11 a.m.

March 20 — at Wichita State, 6 p.m.

March 22 — at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m.

March 23 — at Oklahoma, 2 p.m.

March 24 — at Oklahoma, 1 p.m.

March 27 — at Missouri State, 6 p.m.

March 29 — vs. Baylor, 6 p.m.

March 30 — vs. Baylor, 2 p.m.

March 31 — vs. Baylor, 1 p.m.

April 2 — vs. Wichita State, 6 p.m.

April 5 — at Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m.

April 6 — at Texas Tech, 2 p.m.

April 7 — at Texas Tech, 1 p.m.

April 9 — vs. Missouri State, 6 p.m.

April 12 — vs. Oklahoma State, 6 p.m.

April 13 — vs. Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.

April 14 — vs. Oklahoma State, 1 p.m.

April 19 — at West Virginia, 5:30 p.m.

April 20 — at West Virginia, 3 p.m.

April 21 — at West Virginia, 12 p.m.

April 24 — vs. Creighton, 6 p.m.

April 26 — at Furman, 5 p.m.

April 27 — at Furman, 3 p.m.

April 28 — at Furman, 11 a.m.

April 30 — at Air Force, 4 p.m.

May 1 — at Air Force, 2 p.m.

May 3 — vs. Texas, 6 p.m.

May 4 — vs. Texas, 2 pm.

May 5 — vs. Texas 1 p.m.

May 7 — vs. Jackson State, 6 p.m.

May 8 — vs. Jackson State, 3 p.m.

May 10 — at TCU, 6:30 p.m.

May 11 — at TCU, 4 p.m.

May 12 — at TCU, 1 p.m.

May 17 — vs. Kansas State, 6 p.m.

May 18 — vs. Kansas State, 2 p.m.

May 19 — vs. Kansas State, 1 p.m.

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Steven Haag

Does Iowa State not have a baseball team?

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Waylon Cook

No when it was the original Big 12, neither did CU.

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