Fresh off another College World Series appearance, Texas Tech Baseball will host 30 games in 2020. And, for the second straight year, the Red Raiders will face an opponent from all five Power-5 conferences.
Tech will play 21 games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last year.
Opening Day is Valentines Day, a Friday, in Lubbock against Houston Baptist. Northern Colorado will also be in town, with Tech playing each team twice that weekend.
Below is more information provided in a news release from Texas Tech Athletics:
Texas Tech will once again take part in one of the nation's premier neutral-site tournaments, this time traveling to the Houston area for the Round Rock Classic at Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express. The event takes place Feb. 21-23 and will see Texas Tech matched up against Tennessee, Stanford and Houston.
Texas Tech and fellow Omaha regular Mississippi State will cross paths for the third time in four years, this time in Biloxi, Miss, at MGM Park. Tech split a pair of road games in Starkville to open 2017 and fell to the Bulldogs at the Frisco College Classic last season. Both squads have advanced to the CWS the last two seasons.
The Red Raiders will make what has become an annual trip to Midland on April 7 to take on Abilene Christian at 7 p.m., inside Security Bank Ballpark. Tech has traveled to Midland every year since 2014 to face a regional opponent and will battle ACU there for the first time since 2016.
It will be a busy month of March for Red Raider fans as Tech is set to host over half of its home games within a 26-day span. The month's schedule features weekend home series with Rice, West Virginia, Minnesota and Kansas State and also includes midweek opponents UNLV and Oregon.
The Big 12 Conference schedule opens with three of the first four series at home, starting with the West Virginia matchup March 13-16. Big 12 home series also include Kansas State (March 27-29), Oklahoma (April 9-11) and Texas (May 1-3).
The Red Raiders will look to defend their Big 12 title in a challenging back-half of the conference slate that features three of the last four series on the road in Baylor (April 17-19), Kansas (24-26) and TCU (May 14-16).
Other notable midweek matchups include a neutral-site game in San Antonio against UTSA at Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium, home of the San Antonio Missions, and a May road bout at Dallas Baptist, a member of the 2019 NCAA Lubbock Regional.
The top eight teams in the conference standings will advance to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on May 20-24. The five-day tournament is held at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
NCAA postseason play begins May 29 with the NCAA Regionals. Super Regionals are scheduled for June 5-8 and the 2020 College World Series will be held June 13-23.