July 6, 2006
Los Angeles - The UCLA baseball team's 2007 schedule features 25 games against teams which competed in the 2006 NCAA Regional Championships, the UCLA Athletic Department announced on Thursday. The Bruins' schedule is highlighted by non-conference road trips to Miami and Mississippi and includes 24 Pac-10 Conference games.
The Bruins' 56-game slate features 30 games to be played at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium and 26 road contests. UCLA will take on nine teams which advanced to the NCAA Regional Championships in 2006 (Winthrop, Miami, Cal State Fullerton, Mississippi, Stanford, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, Arizona State and Oregon State). The 2007 schedule features 15 games against opponents which advanced to the 2006 NCAA Super Regionals (Miami, Cal State Fullerton, Mississippi, Stanford and Oregon State).
"We'll be facing another outstanding schedule that will be very competitive and challenging," head coach John Savage said. "Our schedule is deep and strong, and we look forward to facing one of the toughest schedules in the country."
The Bruins officially open their 2007 regular season with a three-game series against Winthrop at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday, Feb. 2. The following weekend, UCLA will make their first and longest road trip of the season, traveling to Coral Gables, Fla., to face Miami (Feb. 9-11). The Bruins' schedule features one other trip to the Eastern United States - at Oxford, Miss., to face Mississippi (March 9-11).
From April 5 through May 6, the Bruins will host 14 of their 20 games at Jackie Robinson Field. Among the 2007 Pac-10 opponents to play at UCLA include Washington (April 5-7), Arizona (April 27-29), California (May 4-6) and Oregon State (25-27).
UCLA will face teams from eight conferences, including the Pac-10. The schedule features six Big West squads (Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Irvine, Pacific, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside). The Bruins will also play one team from each of the following five conferences - Atlantic Coast (Miami), Big South (Winthrop), Conference USA (East Carolina), Mountain West (San Diego State), Southeastern (Mississippi) and West Coast (Pepperdine).
To view the complete UCLA baseball schedule, click here. All game times are to be determined.