BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University head baseball coach John McCormack announced the 2023 season schedule on Tuesday. The Owls will play 55 regular season games, including 33 at home at FAU Baseball Stadium.
QUOTABLEHead baseball coach John McCormack
“We are very excited about the 2023 schedule. It will be challenging. One-third of the games will be against teams that played in the NCAA tournament last year. We’ll need to be ready as soon as the first pitch is thrown. There’s also a bittersweet note to it as this is our last season in Conference USA. I have enjoyed the competition and the friends I have made in the league. Come on out to the ballpark. It will be a good season of baseball.”
OPENING WITH MONMOUTH The 2023 season begins at home on February 17 with a three-game series against Monmouth (24-27 in 2022). The Owls will also welcome future American Athletic Conference foe USF (28-29) to Boca Raton on Feb. 24-26. Other early season home non-conference matchups include UCONN (50-16) (March 3-5) and a four-game series with Harvard (19-22) (March 10-13).
The Owls will play the first of two with UCF (35-25) on Feb. 21 in Orlando. FAU will host the Knights on March 28. The Owls will meet Florida Gulf Coast (35-23) four times – at home on April 4 and May 16 and in Fort Myers on April 11 and May 9.
FOUR WITH THE HURRICANES The Owls will also go to battle against Miami (40-20) four times this season. The Canes will make the trip north on February 28 and April 19 while the Owls travel to Coral Gables on March 22 and April 25.
A TRIP TO GAINESVILLE After a year apart, the Owls will resume their yearly visit to the swamp on March 7. The last time FAU met the Gators (42-24) in 2021, they came away with a 3-2 win over then-No. 6 ranked UF.
C-USA SWAN SONG FAU will begin its final season in Conference USA with a trip to UTSA on March 17-19. This year, the league will feature 10 teams after the addition of Dallas Baptist (34-24-1). The Patriots will visit Boca Raton April 14-16. The Owls will welcome Middle Tennessee (29-26) for the C-USA home opener on March 24. Rice (17-39) makes a visit to close out the month (March 31-April 2) and FIU (16-34) (April 28-30) and LA Tech (43-21) (May 12-14) round out the home conference schedule. The Owls will also meet FIU in Miami on Easter weekend (April 6-8). In addition to UTSA and FIU, road trips include WKU (18-36) (April 21-23), Charlotte (36-22) (May 5-7) and UAB (31-25) (May 19-21). The Conference USA tournament begins May 23 and will be hosted by Rice in Houston, Texas.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE FAU will face five teams that earned NCAA Regional bids in 2022. Florida advanced to the regional final where they fell to eventual CWS runner-up Oklahoma. Miami rose to as high as No. 2 in the country a season ago and saw their campaign end against eventual National Champion Ole Miss. UCONN last visited Boca Raton in 2015. The Huskies reached the Super Regional in 2022 and came up one win short of advancing to Omaha.
Defending C-USA tournament champion LA Tech and conference newcomer Dallas Baptist were placed next to each other in the Austin Regional. The Bulldogs earned the win over DBU before falling to Texas and Air Force.
A full promotional schedule will be released in February. To place your deposit for season tickets, visit https://am.ticketmaster.com/fau/quickbuy?p1=QkJERVAyM19BX0RTXzFfMA==.