The 2021 college baseball season is set to begin in just over a month, and the schedule for the SEC is slowly crystallizing.
The head coaches of the 14 SEC schools voted on January 7 to maintain the same schedule format as last season: 10 conference series with three games per weekend, and to play up to 26 non-conference games. The athletic directors approved the proposal on Wednesday, as first reported by Baseball America.
Not only will the SEC keep the same format for conference play, it will keep the 2020 plan for the 2021 season. Each team will host and travel to the same opponents they were scheduled to host in 2020, since last season ended before the conference game began. The order of play has not yet been decided.
The SEC considered all sorts of schedules before finally deciding on the traditional format. Paul Mainieri said 104.5 in December that the league was considering a four-game SEC weekend, with Saturday as a 7-inning double-header, and no midweek games at all.
These will be the opponents and placements for LSU’s conference games this season
Home: Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, South Carolina and Alabama
Gone: Ole Miss, Tennessee, Kentucky, Auburn and Texas A&M
LSU is scheduled to start the 2021 season on the weekend of February 19, with the Tigers hosting Notre Dame, the Army and the Air Force. The rest of LSU’s timetable has not yet been announced.