Oregon released its 2012 baseball schedule on Wednesday. If Oregon is to return to the NCAA Tournament, it won't be without a challenge. Oregon opens up with two challenging road trips--the annual opener at Hawaii, and a trip to Nashville to face Belmont and Vanderbilt. They also co-host the inaugural Nike College Showcase, which will give home games against Illinois, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Connecticut all in one weekend. The other highlight of the non-conference schedule, at least if you live in the Salem area like me, is a non-conference game against Portland at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.
Home Pac-12 series are against Utah, Arizona State, WSU, Cal, and USC, while road series consist of Washington, UCLA, Stanford, Arizona, and Oregon State (Colorado does not sponsor baseball).