Jan. 23, 2007
CSTV: College Sports Television has announced its schedule of Conference USA baseball games that will be televised during the 2007 season. The schedule features five conference matchups and a pair of high-profile non-league contests over the final seven weeks of the season, along with the title game of the 2007 C-USA Baseball Championship in New Orleans.
The schedule gets underway on Sunday, April 8 when longtime rivals Memphis and Tulane meet in New Orleans. Five days later, cross-town foes Rice and Houston renew their rivalry at Cougar Field. On April 17, Texas and Rice, two of most successful programs in college baseball over the past decade, meet at Reckling Park in Houston.
Houston and Tulane, who have won more C-USA Championships than any other schools, will be featured in a Friday, April 20 contest in New Orleans. After a week off, C-USA Baseball returns to CSTV's airwaves on Friday, May 4 when Houston welcomes East Carolina to town.
On May 11, Rice and Tulane, picked to finish first and second, respectively, in the C-USA Coaches preseason poll, square off to open a key three-game series. Four days later, Rice will host regional-rival Baylor in an important non-conference contest. On May 17, the regular season schedule concludes with Southern Miss and Houston meeting in an important final weekend contest.
"Conference USA is one of the top baseball leagues in the nation," said Commissioner Britton Banowsky. "CSTV's exciting television schedule will allow for more exposure of this fine product to fans around the country."
2007 CSTV C-USA BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Sun., Apr. 8 Memphis at Tulane 2 pm EDT/1 pm CDT
Fri., Apr. 13 Rice at Houston 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Tue., Apr. 17 Texas at Rice 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Fri., Apr. 20 Houston at Tulane 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Fri., May 4 East Carolina at Houston 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Fri., May 11 Tulane at Rice 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Tue., May 15 Baylor at Rice 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Thu., May 17 Southern Miss at Houston 8 pm EDT/7 pm CDT
Sun., May 27 C-USA Championship Game 9 pm EDT/8 pm CDT
Conference USA's 12th baseball season gets underway on February 3. The league tournament is scheduled for May 23-27 in New Orleans, with Tulane University serving as the host. C-USA's nine baseball schools have produced 50 NCAA appearances and seven College World Series teams over the past 11 seasons.