OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton baseball team announced its 2014 schedule, featuring 29 home games and a stretch of 21 consecutive games in the state of Nebraska, on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Creighton opens the season with 14 games away from home, beginning with a three-game set at Arkansas-Little Rock from Feb. 14-16. The following weekend sees the Bluejays battle Minnesota in a neutral site series in Fort Myers, Florida from Feb. 21-23.
Next up is a three-game series at UNC-Charlotte (Feb. 28 - March 2), followed by a single game at Kansas on March 4. The road journey hits the final turn with three games against Arkansas State (March 7-9) in Jonesboro, Ark., then concludes with a single game against Central Arkansas on March 11.
The 2014 home schedule kicks off at TD Ameritrade Park as the Bluejays host South Dakota State in three-game set from March 14-16. Creighton doesn't leave the state until April 17, a 21-game stretch.
The Bluejays continue the I-80 rivalry with the first game between Nebraska and the Bluejays on March 18 at 6:30 pm at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. Weather shortened the matchup to two games last year, which were split. The two teams will also meet up on April 8 & 29 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Creighton will also play three against Fresno State (March 21-23), a single game with Kansas (March 26), then close out March against Kansas State (March 28-30) and UNLV (March 31).
April begins with a road contest against Omaha (April 2) at Werner Park, then Creighton returns to TD Ameritrade a four-game series with North Dakota (April 4-6), featuring a double-header on April 5, followed by the second matchup with the Huskers (April 8).
The Jays kick off their first season as members of the BIG EAST Conference against Georgetown (April 11-13), then leave Nebraska for the first time since mid-March to play on the road at Villanova (April 17-19).
Creighton battles Omaha (April 22) and Iowa (April 23) in back-to-back games, before hosting Butler on April 25-27. The Bluejays close April against Nebraska on April 29.
The Bluejays battle Seton Hall (May 2-4) at home and close out the home portion of their regular season with Stephen F. Austin on May 13. Creighton's final two road series are at St. John's (May 9-11) and at Xavier on May 15-17.
Creighton will face off with its new BIG EAST brethren in the conference tournament from May 21-24. The tournament will be played in Brooklyn, N.Y. at MCO Park.