Omaha, Neb. — Coming off a 41-win season in 2019, that saw the Bluejays reach the NCAA Regional Final and eliminate the 2018 CWS champion Oregon State Beavers, Creighton Baseball head coach Ed Servais unveiled the Bluejays’ 2020 schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 29th.
Creighton will play 28 games in the Bluejays’ home field TD Ameritrade Park Omaha (TDAPO) and have seven games against 2019 NCAA Tournament teams (Nebraska-Omaha, Nebraska and Central Connecticut State).
Creighton opens the 2020 season with 10 consecutive road contests, beginning with a series at Seattle University (Feb. 14-16), at San Jose State (Feb. 21-23) and at UNLV (Feb. 28-March 1). The tenth road game is closer to home, as Creighton battles Kansas on March 4 in Lawrence, Kan.
The Bluejays open the 2020 home season on March 7 with a split doubleheader against Portland (1:00 pm) and Nebraska-Omaha (4:30 pm). The following day Creighton takes on the Pilots once more, before heading to Minneapolis for a brief two-game road trip against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (March 10-11). The Bluejays returns home to host Central Connecticut State (March 13-15), followed by a single-game home contest with North Dakota State on March 17.
Following a three-game series at Houston Baptist (March 20-22), the Bluejays play 14 consecutive games in their home city, including 13 at TDAPO. Midweek contests with Kansas State (March 24) and Kansas (March 25) kick start the extended homestand, then Creighton hosts Boise State (March 27-29). A single road game against UNO comes on March 31, then the Bluejays host South Dakota State (April 1) and open BIG EAST play against Seton Hall (April 3-5). The following week can certainly be considered rivalry week as Nebraska (April 7) and Wichita State (April 9-11) come to TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Creighton’s long streak of home games comes to an end with a balancing set of road games as the Bluejays play eight straight away from home, The road trip begins in Manhattan, Kansas with Creighton facing Kansas State on April 14, then returns to BIG EAST action at Xavier (April 17-19). The following week sends Creighton to Lincoln to face the Huskers on April 21, then out to Philadelphia to face Villanova (April 24-26).
The month of April ends with the third meeting with the Huskers at TDAPO, the annual Nebraska classic, on April 28. Creighton’s final two BIG EAST series followed as the Bluejays host Georgetown (May 1-3) and Butler (May 8-10). Creighton’s final home game of the season brings Penn State to Omaha on May 12, then the Bluejays close the regular season in New York against St. John’s on May 14-16.
Once the regular season comes to a close, the Bluejays plan to defend its BIG EAST Tournament Title back in Mason, Ohio in Prasco Park from May 21-24.