38 Home Games On Tap For Tigers…
LSU is has released its 2012 college baseball schedule. The Tigers open their season when they host Air Force on Friday, February 17. They play the Falcons again on Sunday the 19th after playing Alcorn State on the 18th.
The Tigers play 20 of their first 22 games at home. Other non-conference opponents during that season opening stretch are McNeese State, Appalachian State, Grambling, Dartmouth (3), Michigan (2), and Notre Dame (2).
The games against Michigan and Notre Dame are March 9-10 and 11-12, respectively. Head coach Paul Mainieri is now entering his sixth season at LSU. He was the head coach at Notre Dame prior to that. This will be his first meeting against his former team since arriving in Baton Rouge. Mainier led the Irish to the College World Series in 2002. He guided the Tigers to Omaha in 2008 and 2009, capturing the ’09 national championship.
LSU opens SEC play when it hosts Mississippi State March 16-18. Other conference home opponents are Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Vanderbilt.
The Bayou Bengals go on the road in SEC play to face Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, and defending national champion South Carolina.
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