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2016 South Carolina Baseball Schedule Released

The Gamecocks will play 35 home games

The 2016 baseball schedule has been released and the Gamecocks will open the season on February 19th as they host Albany. The Gamecocks will play at Founders Park for the remainder of February before going to The Citadel on March 1st for the first game of a home-and-home series. The Gamecocks will also play USC Upstate and Furman both at home and on the road.

The annual series with Clemson will take place March 4-6, with the Gamecocks hosting the opening game of the series. The second game will be played at Fluor Field in Greenville and the series finale will be in Clemson.

The Gamecocks will open their conference schedule with Arkansas at home on March 18th. The SEC schedule sets up reasonably well for the Gamecocks, though it's far from easy. The Gamecocks get three of last year's strongest SEC teams at home and they only go on the road two weekends in a row once. But three of Carolina's opponents (Florida, Arkansas and Vandy) made it to Omaha last year and a fourth (Texas A&M) fell just short of the CWS.

A more detailed look at each team the Gamecocks face can be found here and the full schedule is below. The TV schedule will be released at a later date, but thanks to the SEC Network the Gamecocks should once again have nearly all of their games available at least online.

Update: The Gamecocks will have nine games televised this season and all home games that aren't televised will be available online. The televised games will be:

Saturday, March 26 at Ole Miss (SEC Network)
Thursday, March 31 at Vanderbilt (ESPNU)
Saturday, April 2  at Vanderbilt (SEC Network)
Tuesday, April 5  vs. Coastal Carolina (SEC Network)
Tuesday, April 12  vs. North Carolina  (SEC Network)
Wednesday, May 4 vs. USC Upstate (SEC Network)
Sunday, May 8  at Kentucky  (ESPNU)
Saturday, May 14 vs.Texas A&M (SEC Network)
Sunday, May 15 vs. Texas A&M (SEC Network)

Date Opponent
February 19-21 Albany
February 23 Appalachian State
February 24 Winthrop
February 26-28 Penn State
March 1 at The Citadel
March 4-6 Clemson (Columbia, Greenville, Clemson)
March 8 Wofford
March 9 Furman
March 11-13 Charleston Southern
March 15 at USC Upstate
March 16 Davidson
March 18-20 Arkansas
March 24-26 at Ole Miss
March 29 College of Charleston
March 31-April 2 at Vanderbilt
April 5 Coastal Carolina
April 8-10 Tennessee
April 12 vs. North Carolina (Charlotte)
April 15-17 at Georgia
April 20 at Furman
April 22-24 Missouri
April 29-May 1 Florida
May 4 USC Upstate
May 6-7 at Kentucky
May 10 Presbyterian
May 13-15 Texas A&M
May 17 The Citadel
May 19-21 at Alabama
May 24-29 SEC Tournament
June 3-6 NCAA Regionals
June 10-13 NCAA Super Regionals
June 18-29 College World Series